Explore 5 legendary places in the world that exists outside of ancient myths

Articles Jul 03, 2020 23:04

Legendary places such as the Italian town of Odyssey Riviera or the Greek city of Troy are so attractive not just because they're associated with myths.

In the world, there are many famous landmarks associated with folk literature or mythical stories. People still see these places as a magical intersection between myths and reality because these are completely real places. And here are 5 mythological places coming out of legends for those who love to read and explore.

5 best mythological places to travel in the world 

1. Odyssey Riviera town, Italy

According to Greek myth, the hero Odysseus had to go through an arduous journey and return home after the victory of Troy. During the journey, Odysseus had to fight the monocular giants Cyclops and Vulcan - the god of fire. Later, Scilla - Scylla sea monster in the fishing village of Calabria swallowed his companion.

Explore 5 legendary places in the world that exists outside of ancient  myths

Today, Italian tourists can still visit the legendary location where this battle supposedly took place, named Cyclop Riviera, on the east coast of the beautiful island of Sicily. In addition, you can also visit the valley of the temples - remnants of Zeus, Hercules and many other gods.

Explore 5 legendary places in the world that exists outside of ancient  myths


And yet, when coming to the Odyssey Riviera, you also have the opportunity to admire the beautiful coastal town with lush green orchards year round. Then take the cable car to the top of the mountain and travel by special terrain vehicle to visit the volcano Etna.

Address: Town of Odyssey Riviera, Sicily, Italy

2. Troy, Turkey

The Iliad epic tells us that the fierce battle lasted 10 years in Troy because the prince of Troy kidnapped Helen - the daughter of Zeus. Because of their intelligence, Odysseus and Achaeans used a giant wooden horse to break into Troy and besiege the city.

Explore 5 legendary places in the world that exists outside of ancient  myths

Over the centuries, scholars have believed that the Trojan War was a complete Greek myth. But by the end of 1800, archaeologist Heinrich Schliemman discovered the ruins of Troy on the northern coast of Turkey. Today, this 4,000-year-old legendary site has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

Explore 5 legendary places in the world that exists outside of ancient  myths

If you want to explore this mysterious place, you can wander in the ancient temple and witness the ruins left behind after the ancient fire. In particular, there is also a Trojan horse model that has been faithfully reconstructed. If you want to see the real life version of the horse in this legend, then watch the movie "Troy" produced in 2004 by actor Brad Pitt starred.

Address: Troy, Canakkale, Turkey

3. El Dorado, Colombia

According to legend, hidden somewhere in the Amazon jungle of South America exists a treasure city called El Dorado. All the legends, rumors, findings, and the accounts of the witnesses have inspired many explorers to set out to discover this legendary site.

Explore 5 legendary places in the world that exists outside of ancient  myths

In fact, El Dorado is a beautiful city surrounding the green Guatavita lake. Come here, you can walk on the trails around the lake and imagine interesting stories about treasure like in legends or visit the Oro gold museum to see the real gold Muisca raft. Created from 1200-1500 BC.

Address: El Dorado, Bogota, Colombia

4. Shangri-La, Tibet

Another legendary place that attracts many tourists is Shangri-La. This place first appeared in the novel "Lost Horizon" was born in 1933 by James Hilton.

Explore 5 legendary places in the world that exists outside of ancient  myths

Located on the lofty Himalayan peak, Shangri-La is a peaceful plateau and home to beautiful fairies. Therefore, this place attracts tourists to visit with the majestic natural landscape and the beauty like a real-world scene.

Explore 5 legendary places in the world that exists outside of ancient  myths

In addition, when coming to Shangri-La, do not forget to visit Zhondian’s Songzanlin monastery in the early morning to feel the purity and freshness here. After that, you can visit the nearby villages, visit the small teahouse and watch the Buddhist flags flutter in the wind.

Address: Shangri-La, Himalayas, Tibet

5. Sherwood Forest, England

Legend has it that more than 600 years ago, in the hunting forest of the royal Sherwood Forest, there was a sublime archer named Robin Hood. He led a band of bandits of the rich to divide the poor and resist the imperial injustice at that time.

Explore 5 legendary places in the world that exists outside of ancient  myths

The real-life Sherwood Forest, spread over 450 acres with the oldest trees in England. Visitors to this legendary site will have the opportunity to admire the old huts under the 800-year-old oak canopy, which is considered the annual base of Robin Hood.

Explore 5 legendary places in the world that exists outside of ancient  myths

Especially, if you come here on the occasion of the Robinhood festival in July, you will witness the cheerleaders wearing medieval costumes, pretending to be Robin Hood and the characters in the legend.

Address: Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire County, England

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