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16 Beautiful Hidden Villages from Around the World

Some people say they just want to get away from it all, but these villages made it their lifestyle.

Living in a busy city does have its perks – there are always shops nearby, you’ll never run out of people to talk to, and you can choose from a multitude of jobs. But the thing is, living in a big city can be exhausting. So if you want to just get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, these tiny hidden villages might just be the place for you.

#1. Aogashima, Philippine Sea

Aogashima, Philippine Sea

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The settlement of Aogashima live in the middle of a volcanic crater. But don’t worry, the last time the Class-C volcano erupted was in the 1780s.

#2. Monemvasia, Greece

Monemvasia, Greece

Back in 375 AD, the island was separated from the mainland because of an earthquake. The inhabitants chose to live there anyway. However, for easier access to the mainland, they had a small walkway built.

#3. Phugtal Monastery, India

Phugtal Monastery, India

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The Phugtal Monastery is one of the most isolated monasteries in northern India.

#4. Isortoq, Greenland

Isortoq, Greenland

Only 64 people live in this village set in the middle of snow and ice. The Inuit inhabitants eat only meat since the landscape doesn’t allow for plants to grow.

#5. Gásadalur Village, Denmark

Gásadalur Village, Denmark

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This peaceful settlement only has 16 residents, and they have the beautiful view all to themselves. There’s a tunnel that passes throught the mountain to allow villagers to visit the neighboring town.

#6. Huacachina, Peru

Huacachina, Peru

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Despite being in one of the driest places on earth, the 96 residents of Huacachina thrive on small businesses using their greatest resource – sand!

#7. The Cliff of Bandiagara, Mali

The Cliff of Bandiagara, Mali

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This village in West Africa is the settlement of the Dogon people who have made homes, sanctuaries, and communal areas built with clay.

#8. Undredal, Norway

Undredal, Norway

Underal has more goats in it than people (a ratio of about 100:500). But that’s all good since the town is famous for their brown goat cheese and goat sausages.

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This Is The Underwater City for The Dead – And It’s Absolutely Beautiful!

This has got to be the most peaceful resting place ever.

For some people, where they will end up after they die is a big thing. While some are perfectly content with the idea of having the conventional cemetery as their final resting place, there are people who prefer other ways of spending their eternal rest. Those who love the water can consider getting buried at the Neptune Memorial Reef, an underwater columbarium in the world's largest man-made reef.

Inspired by the underwater city of Atlantis, the Neptune Memorial Reef is located 40 feet under the sea and covers 600,000 square feet of the ocean floor off the coast of Key Biscayne near Miami, Florida. At present, it accommodates around a thousand remains. Originally, there are expansion plans that can house more than 100,000.

The Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater city for the dead.

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Top 10 Must-Try Luxury Experiences in India

Have you ever been to India? Here are recommended activities and spots to check out.

India is incredible with its spellbinding natural beauty, majestic monuments and rich flora and fauna. Millions of tourists visit India every year to witness the glory of the country and if you're planning to go, you can make your vacation special here with the following luxurious recommendations:

1. Balloon Rides at the Pink City

Hot Air Balloon Rides Jaipur

Hot balloon rides are one of the most romantic and thrilling activities that you can enjoy in Jaipur. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Pink City from the top with these rides. It is really a magical sight when numerous colorful balloons start flying over the sky. The beauty is enhanced by the backdrop of the rising or the setting sun since balloon rides generally take place during dawn or dusk....

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China’s Wealthiest Village is a Mysterious Communist Utopia

You might be surprised at the many amenities residents can enjoy in this communist utopia in China!

Located to the east of Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province is a communist village that claims to be the richest in all of China. It's called the Huaxi village and it's a 24-acre "communist utopia." It was founded by Wu Renabo, who was the former secretary of the Huaxi village communist party committee.

Huaxi used to be a poor farming community but it has since been transformed into a multi-billion dollar conglomerate in the steel and shipping markets. The village's steel, silk and travel industries have flourished, and this contributed to its $9.6 billion profit in 2012. Part of this profit is divided among its stock-holding residents.

Some of the village's factories.

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