#TravelSaturday: Fenghuang County, China

Fenghuang County (phoenix county translated) is a town located in the province of Hunan, China. Known by many as the most beautiful town in China, it was first built in the year of 1704(Qing Dynasty) and added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on March 28, 2008 in the Cultural category.

After 300 years’ of existence, it has an exceptionally well-preserved original appearance, with many distinctive architectural remains of Ming and Qing styles.

This town is placed in a mountain setting, incorporating the natural flow of water into city layout, creating a harmonious relationship between human and nature. This privileged location has helped with its preservation, since it has protected the town from wars and natural disasters over the centuries.

The majority of its population belong to the Miao or Tujia minorities, while most of their rites and traditions are still intact.

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#TravelSaturday: Reine, Norway

Hi there! I’ve been doing some online travel, and I’ve found some very interesting places I wanted to share here, so I came up with the idea of #TravelSaturday, every saturday I will try to post about a unique destination I found appealing.

Today I choose Reine, a fishing village in Nordland county, Norway. It’s located in the Moskenesøya in the Lofoten archipelago, above the Arctic Circle, about 300 kilometres  southwest of the town of Tromsø. Yes, I totally googled it, and I have no idea how to pronounce those names neither. Ups.

The current population is around 307 according to a 2013 census.

Reine has been a commercial centre since 1743.

In spite of its remote location, thousands of people visit the town annually. Maybe because it was named the most beautiful village in Norway.

Without further do, I’m going to share a few incredible images I’ve found. Click on them to visit the source.

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Hope you like this place as much as I do!

Thanks for reading.