The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

Sunday - 13/12/2015 21:30

Hoi An is listed as one of 22 best small cities to visit in your life time by Business Insider.

"While visiting bustling cities is one way to travel, small towns can offer a more relaxed feel and a charm that can't be paralleled. 

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers. 

We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose setting resembles something out of a fairy tale.
We defined a small town as one that has a population of roughly 65,000 or fewer".

Here are top 10  of 22 cities:

The Hoi An Ancient Town is located in the central Qang Nam Province of Vietnam, near the mouth of the Thu Bồn River. Its exceptionally preserved Japanese merchant houses, Chinese temples, and ancient tea warehouses have contributed to its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sidi Bou Said is located near Tunis, Tunisia, and sits atop a steep cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Besides its stunning views, the town that is said to have inspired the famous artist Paul Klee boasts cobblestone streets lined with shops, cafes, and art markets.

Alberobello, located in Puglia, Italy, is famous for its trulli, or limestone dwellings, that have been preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The popular tourist town has stunning scenery and an array of quality dining establishments.

In the old town of Annecy, France, travelers are greeted by pastel-painted houses and cafes lining a lovely lakeshore. Hang out at one of its many outdoor eateries, cycle along the water, or admire its historical sites, like the Château d’Annecy.

Sedona, Arizona, is often named to lists of the best small towns in America thanks to its easily explored range of red-tinted rock formations. In its Uptown area, travelers are treated to an array of restaurants, hotels, shops, and art galleries.

A favorite destination for celebrities, the coastal town of Positano, Italy, stuns travelers with its beautiful mix of colors, as white, pink, and yellow homes combine with the blue waters of the Mediterranean below. Walk through its many steps and explore its chic boutiques, trendy restaurants, and colorful streets.

Dinan is a picturesque walled town in Brittany, France, that overlooks the Rance River. Grab a crepe and admire the town's ramparts, half-timbered houses, and quaint streets filled with art galleries and craft shops.

Albarracín sits perched high on a mountaintop above the Río Guadalaviar in the Spanish province of Teruel. Travelers will feel like they're stepping back in time as they explore the town's famed half-timbered houses, ragged fortress walls, and maze-like streets.

The Slovenian resort town of Bled is known for its breathtaking scenery. Surrounded by an emerald green lake, Bled's highlights include a church located on an islet, a medieval castle perched on a rocky cliff, and the peaks of the Julian Alps. Bled is beloved by those seeking a romantic destination and active folks looking for the opportunity to go hiking, biking, and canoeing.

In the seaside town of Tenby in southern Wales, visitors can enjoy pristine beaches and cobblestone streets filled with restaurants, shops, cafes, and pubs. The historic walls of the medieval town still stand today.

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