40 Real Places Ripped Right Out of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Stories

40 Real Places Ripped Right Out of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Stories

Think of the most amazing places you've seen come to life in science fiction / fantasy movies and television shows: The dunes of Tatooine where Luke Skywalker longing looks up at two suns, the lush and gentle hills of the Shire in The Lord of the Rings films, or the expansive but claustrophobic cyberpunk cityscape of the Blade Runner films. While you'll never be able to truly see those places for real with your own eyes, don't despair! There are numerous places on Earth that feel like they'd be right at home in any single one of those films. Neuschwanstein Castle looks like it's something straight out of a Disney film, the Tsingy de Bemaraha looks like a Tim Burton-esque horrorscape, and The Garden of Cosmic Speculation could easily be from some underappreciated sci-fi TV shows that nerds will mourn the cancellation of for the next two decades. That said, if you don't feel like travelling, movies are a pretty good option too. 

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