Top 10 Picturesque Streets and Roads

Top 10 Picturesque Streets and Roads

Usually streets and roads are just bland links between the towns. But since we spent so much time moving around, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to see something of worth while traveling from one place to another? See these impressive streets and roads around the world, that are popular attractions in their own right!

10. Bamboo Forest, Kyoto, Japan

Located in Arashiyama, which is packed with tourist attractions, bamboo forest is one of the most favorite and popular recreation area. The hiking trails in the forest, surrounded with steep bamboos provide a quiet and relaxing stroll like nowhere else.

How to get there?

Get there by train using a Sagano Line. Get around by bike – rent one in the train station.

Top 10 Streets-Bamboo-Photo by peter stewart

Photo by peter stewart

Top 10 Streets-Bamboo-Photo by Structuresxx

Photo by Structuresxx

Top 10 Streets-Bamboo-Photo by Haruka Suzuki

Photo by Haruka Suzuki

9. The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

The road of trees, planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family, looks like from a fairy tale. Today the winding branches create an eerie, but very impressive tunnel. Locals say that the Dark Hedges are haunted – a wraith of the Grey Lady appears at dusk.

How to get there?

Drive about 50 miles northwest from Belfast. The Dark Hedges stretch along Bregagh Road.

8. Heerstrasse, Bonn, Germany

Every spring, usually in April, the street in Bonn is booming in bloom. Also known as the Cherry Blossom Avenue, Heerstrasse became a worldwide sensation after these stunning pictures went viral online.

How to get there?

Easy access to Bonn by train or bus. The city is situated close to Düsseldorf and Cologne.

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Top 10 Streets-Bonn-Photo by Kapil Juvale

Photo by Kapil Juvale

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Photo by Unknown

7. Yvoire, Rhône-Alpes, France

Sprawled on the shores of Lake Geneva, Yvoire is often referred to as the most beautiful village in France. Established in the 14th century the village features historic architecture and those narrow streets offer a very nice stroll.

How to get there?

Take the D25 road by car. Get there by boat from Evian and Thonon-les-Bains.

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Photo by Juan Pablo de Miguel

Top 10 Streets-Yvoire-Photo by Juan Pablo de Miguel2

Photo by Juan Pablo de Miguel

Top 10 Streets-Yvoire-Photo by Rustman Bikbov

Photo by Rustman Bikbov

6. The Nakasendo Highway, Japan

The historic road, which links Kyoto and Edo (modern Tokyo), was built in the 17th century and stretched for 534 km (332 mi). Some parts remain in their original form, with stone paving, others are rebuild and stretch through the picturesque sites, providing a very nice hike.

How to get there?

Visitors can choose to hike seven routes, that are sprawled between Kyoto and Tokyo.

Read more: The Nakasendo Highway

Top 10 Streets-Nakasendo-Photo by Hiro Aoki

Photo by Hiro Aoki

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Photo by Unknown

Top 10 Streets-Nakasendo-Photo by Michael S. Yamashita

Photo by Michael S. Yamashita

5. Rua Goncalo de Carvalho, Porto Alegre, Brazil

A 500 meters long street is covered in trees. From above all you can see is a green foliage of a more than a hundred Rosewood trees planted in the 1930s. It is the first urban site in Latin America to be declared as Heritage Environment site, after some businessmen were planning to cut off some of the trees.

When to go there?

The foliage is lush during the Brazilian summer – from December to March.

4. Shanghai Highways, Shanghai, China

These intertwining elevated highways might be the most impressive in the world. Especially at night when they get illuminated, overlooking the skyscrapers in the Pudong district. A ride on these highways definitely feels like a futuristic trip.

How to get there?

Pudong has its own airport. Use public transport, taxi or rent a car to get around.

Read more: A Futuristic Ride Through Shanghai’s Highways

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Photo by Paul Reiffer

Top 10 Streets-Shanghai-Photo by Paul Reiffer

Photo by Paul Reiffer

Top 10 Streets-Shanghai-Photo by Mathijs van den Bosch

Photo by Mathijs van den Bosch

3. Spello, Umbria, Italy

The picturesque Medieval village has a web of narrow streets. Tourists love to get lost in them, while having a romantic stroll and admiring historic architecture. In spring and summer these streets get inundated with colorful and fragrant flowers, thus making it even more so enticing.

How to get there?

Get a train from Rome, Florence or Perugia. Get a taxi from Perugia’s airport, which is 30 km (18 mi) away.

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Top 10 Streets-Spello-Photo by Pieter Arnolli

Photo by Pieter Arnolli

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Photo by Unknown

2. Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Founded in the 16th century, Old San Juan is the oldest settlement in Puerto Rico. It features various sites that are protected by UNESCO. The vibrant houses and unique streets, made of the blue bricks, create a spectacular cityscape.

How to get there?

Get in San Juan by Caribbean ferry or plane.

Read more: Colorful Streets and Houses in Old San Juan

Top 10 Streets-San Juan-Photo by Mark Millan

Photo by Mark Millan

Top 10 Streets-San Juan-Photo by George Oze

Photo by George Oze

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Photo by Carlos Gotay

1. Avenue of the Baobabs, Menabe, Madagascar

It is no deluxe Parisian-style avenue, but something even better. The dirt road, that connects Morondava and Belon’i Tsiribihina, is surrounded with the giant trees. Although the road is bumpy, it still is the best place to see and admire Baobabs in Madagascar.

How to get there?

Travel there by plane or bus from Antananarivo.

Read more: Avenue of the Baobabs – the Most Beautiful Road

Top 10 Streets-Baobab-Photo by Radek Borovka

Photo by Radek Borovka

Top 10 Streets-Baobab-Photo by Todd Gustafson

Photo by Todd Gustafson

Top 10 Streets-Baobab-Photo by Marcel Staron

Photo by Marcel Staron