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21 MOST BEAUTIFUL SMALL TOWNS IN THE WORLD



#6 in syria, still use christ language, aramaic

Published On: June 1, 2014, by Neat Buzz, Christopher Harris, Texas
Tag: Jesus, Christ, Syria, Towns , Rating: 4.5

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Somewhere between the city and the wilds of nature you willl find picturesque little towns that seem to fade right into the landscape. These are my favorite small towns--the ones where people and places seem to get along just perfectly.



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GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, BAVARIA, GERMANY

 
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen is an enchanting town in the heights of the Zugspitze mountain, the tallest in Germany at a height of nearly 3,000 meters. The town was originally two separate settlements, one Roman and the other Teutonic. In anticipation of the 1936 Winter Olympics, the two towns were forced to combine.

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VILLAGE IN THE HIMALAYAS, TIBET

 
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This one of many towns built to support monasteries hidden in the Himalaya mountains that are only accessible by foot or horse.

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REINE, NORWAY

 
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Reine is a quaint fishing village that can be found on the beautiful arctic island of Moskenesřya. The port has a population of only 329, but was rightfully voted the most beautiful village in all of Norway.

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GASADALUR VILLAGE, FAROE ISLANDS, DENMARK

 
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The Faroes are an easily missed but mystifying chain of islands north of Scotland. The islands are extremely difficult to access, with sheer cliffs rising from the beaches and a single staircase built during the British occupation of the islands in World War II. The undeniably lucky 18 people that live in the village are nestled between two 700 foot tall mountains.

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COLMAR, FRANCE

 
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Colmar is considered the capital of wine from the Alsatian district, known for its exquisite aromas. The town was first founded in the 1200s, during the height of the Holy Roman Empire, which ruled much of Europe. Since then, the town has earned the nickname “Little Venice” because of the waterways that twist through the Medieval streets.

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MAALOULA, SYRIA

 
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Maaloula is a Syrian town located 50Km North of Damascus. It is situated at an altitude of more than 1500 meters and is considered the most important Christian site in Syria and one of the very few remaining villages in the world that still speak Aramaic. Maaloula is a town where the language of Jesus Christ lives on, and is of utter importance to the Christians in the whole world and an important souce for anthropological linguistic studies regarding first century Aramaic. It is also listed as an Unesco World Heritage Site.

Syrian Civil War

Maaloula became the scene of battle between Al-Qaeda linked jihadist Al-Nusra Front and the Syrian Army in September 2013.

Syrian rebels took over the town on October 21. Around 13 people were killed, with many more wounded as a result of Islamist forces shelling the historic town.[8]

On October 28, government forces recaptured the town.
Maaloula was taken over by Al-Nusra Front opposing the Syrian government again on December 3, 2013.

The Front, took 12 nuns as hostages, the nuns were moved between different locations and ended up in Yabroud and stayed for three months, officials from Qatar and Lebanon negotiated a deal for their release, the negotiations produced an agreement on a prisoner exchange under which around 150 Syrian women detained by the government were also freed, the nuns were freed on the 9th of March 2014.

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MARSAXLOKK, MALTA

 
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It was in 900 BC that the Phoenicians landed on Malta and set up the vibrant trading port of Marsaxlokk. Now, the town is the main supplier of fish to the island nation and is well known for its enormous markets stocked with a vast array of magnificent fish.

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BLED, SLOVENIA

 
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Sheltered by picturesque mountains, Bled was founded in 1004 and considered so beautiful by the Holy Roman Emperor that it was gifted to the Bishop of Brixen. The castle at Bled sits in the center of the enchanting Lake Bled which borders the town. The town of 5,000 is now notable for having some of the most beautiful health spas in the area.

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HALLSTATT, AUSTRIA

 
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Hallstatt, one of Austria s oldest settlements, was originally founded in 5000 BC to exploit the vast salt reserves in the breathtaking mountains that surround the town. So much salt was produced by the town that in the 1300s, miners made the first industrial pipeline from 13,000 hollowed out trees. To this day, the day still mines salt, but is also considered a treasure trove of human history and one of the most beautiful towns in Austria.

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MANAROLA, ITALY

 
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Manarola is a charming rainbow of brightly colored houses carved into an impenetrable wall of stone. The church dates back to 1338, making this town one of the oldest in the region, most likely being built for its strong natural defenses. Now, the town is more famous for its delightful wine and the paintings of Antonio Discovolos, who adored the town.

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BIBURY, ENGLAND

 
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Bibury is often referred to as the most beautiful town in England, and for good reason. The town was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and has thankfully been trapped in the past ever since. Most of the town is still as it was hundreds of years ago and the River Coin still dominates the main street.

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ANNECY, FRANCE

 
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Annecy is arguably even more picturesque than the French Alps that surround the town. Built around a 14th century chateau, the town is dissected by small canals and streams which run out the beautifully blue Lac Annecy.

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GOREME, TURKEY

 
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Göreme was first built during the Roman era, amongst the exquisite rock formations that dominate the area. The hard natural rock served as foundations and fortifications for those that built the town, and to this day, much of the ancient architecture still stands. Many churches were carved directly into the rocks themselves.

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TENBY, WALES

 
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In Welsh, Tenby translates roughly to “little fortress of the fish.” The town, a naturally defended and bountiful harbor with access to the Irish Sea and Atlantic Ocean was settled as far back as 900 AD. After the Norman Conquest of England, the town was fortified with a massive wall to hold Welsh rebellions at bay. From the 1800s onwards, the town became more renowned for its beauty than defenses.

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LEAVENWORTH, WASHINGTON, USA

 
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Yes, Leavenworth is in the United States and not Central Europe. But, you wouldn t be shamed for thinking so, as the town is actually modeled on a Bavarian village. The town was originally a small lumber community built in 1906, but struggled economically. In 1962, a local committee had the idea to completely transform the town into what it is today, saving the community from certain doom through tourism.

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VESTMANNAEYJAR, ICELAND

 
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Vestmannaeyjar is on a large island of the same name off the South Coast of Iceland. The geographical treasure trove of an island that the town calls home is incredibly volcanically active and in 1973, the entire population was evacuated when an eruption destroyed some areas of the town. The island is also notable for the immense biodiversity that can be found in the area, including 150 plant species not yet classified and millions of birds that nest in cliffs.

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QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

 
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Queenstown is built around the beautiful Lake Wakatipu, which has spectacular views of surrounding mountains including Walter Peak and The Remarkables. European explorers William Gilbert Rees and Nicholas von Tunzelmann were the first to inhabit the wild habitat that they found in 1860 and after the discovery of gold, the town boomed.

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HIDDEN MOUNTAIN VILLAGE - JIUZHAIGOU, CHINA

 
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Not much is known about these reclusive villages scattered around China other that they once served as strongholds for the military. They are now are only reachable by horseback and offer a unique look at the culture of classical China.

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SHIRAKAWA-GO VILLAGE, JAPAN

 
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Shirakawa-go is a small, traditional village known for its incredibly steep roofs that were made to withstand some of the heaviest snowfall in the world. The dense, mystifying forests and looming hills that surround and hide the village make the area incredibly hard to occupy, other than the small piece of flatland the village was founded on.

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PUCóN, CHILE

 
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This exotic town which hugs an awe inspiring lake and sits in the shadow of an active volcano is known as Chile s adventure capital because its location is perfect for many recreational activities like snow skiing and kayaking.

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CAMDEN, MAINE

 
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Previously inhabited Penobscot Abenaki Native Americans, Camden was first colonised by the British in the 1770s. During the revolution, the town served as a rendezvous point for the Americans. Now, with a population of only 5,000, the beautiful setting of the town means that tourists outnumber locals 2 to 1 during the summer.

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