Flower and tree tunnels are probably one of the best gifts we can ever receive from Mother Nature. At times, these eye candies are so gorgeous, it seems almost impossible for a photo to capture all of its beauty in one shot. Here, KKday has sniffed out some of the world’s most alluring flower and tree tunnels that are practically heaven on earth.
1. The Wisteria Flower Tunnel
Located in Fukuoka, Japan, the famous Kawachi Fuji Garden is actually a private garden — permitting visitors only a short stay in autumn and spring. Filled with a myriad of pink, lavender and ivory wisterias, the Wisteria Flower Tunnel is, indeed, quite a sight to take in. Cascading wisterias are planted over a couple of tunnels, domes and trellises that visitors can stroll under. The results of the hanging flowers in glorious full bloom, usually from late April to mid May, are astounding.
2. Gyeonghwa Station and Yeojwacheon Stream
Both located in Jinhae, South Korea, Gyeonghwa Station and Yeojwacheon Stream are world-renowned for its arresting tunnels. Sitting just west of Busan, the town celebrates the arrival of cherry blossoms each spring with Jinhae Gunhangje Festival. The festival hosts a range of entertaining activities and events that draw millions of visitors each year.
Featuring two tunnels, of which one is over Yeojwacheon stream, and the other at Gyeonghwa Railway, these places make one of the best spots for an awesome #OOTD shot. Walk over the bridge at Yeojwacheon stream and peer down to the petals floating gracefully along the water. Alternatively, enjoy a Hollywood-esque stroll down the 800-metre railway track at Gyeonghwa Railway, which is flanked with gorgeous cherry blossoms, and is not a sight to be missed.
3. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
Kyoto may be famous for it’s remarkable shrines, but it’d be a mistake to leave the city without first heading to Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. Situated at west Kyoto, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is a boundless forest filled with towering stalks of bamboo. Step into this amazing bamboo grove and you’d find yourself in a new universe of otherworldly beauty.
>> Revel in the beauty of Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto.
3. Tunnel of Love
This dreamy, foliage tunnel is said to grant the wishes of couples whose love is true. Belonging to the forests of Ukraine, the Tunnel of Love is actually used by a private train service transporting wood from the forest to a nearby factory. That very train has sculpted the tunnel to be what it is today, an incredible example of how nature can adapt to a man-made infrastructure so beautifully.
4. The Dark Hedges
An avenue of intertwined beech trees planted in the 18th century, The Dark Hedges is probably one of the most photographed place in Northern Ireland. Sitting on Bregagh Road, The Dark Hedges flits between brilliantly beautiful to bewitchingly eerie throughout the day, attracting photographers from far and wide, regardless of weather or season. Legend has that the trees are haunted by the ‘Grey Lady’ who wanders the avenue at dusk. Whoever that is, she sure is one lucky woman to be “living” in a place of such awe-inspiring beauty.
5. Path Up To Halnaker Windmill
The small, quiet village of Halnaker homes an iconic 16th-century windmill which serves as a landmark for the dozy English countryside. On a pathway leading towards Halnaker Windmill is a tree tunnel that appears as if it was taken straight out of a children’s fantasy tale. Care for a little Red Riding Hood re-enactment, anyone?
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