These Tree Tunnels are a Must Visit

We have seen quite a few articles on our site in which we have seen certain places that we must visit in our world. Out of the lot, tree tunnels have been the eye grabbers for many. Hence, this article mentions about some of the best tree tunnels in the world that you must pay a visit.

#1 – Jacarandas Walk, Pretoria, South Africa

Pretoria is often called “Jacaranda City”; thanks to the miles upon miles of jacaranda trees that line its roads, parks and avenues. The brilliant purple flowers of the tree are a sight to behold; especially in early November (peak summer in the southern hemisphere) when the flowers are in full bloom.

There are jacaranda lined avenues all over the city; though the prettiest is arguably along Old Church Street on the corner of Eastwood and Stanza Bopape. Here, the trees are so close together that the create a tunnel-like canopy of purple flowers.

#2 – The Tunnel of Love, Klevan, Ukraine

Giant trees surround this old train tunnel located in Kleven, Ukraine. The magical-looking place is nicknamed “The Tunnel Of Love” by locals because it is a popular spot for couples to visit. The actual name of the place is Tunelʹ Kokhannya so you should not confuse tunnel of love name.

It is a 1.8-mile long tunnel of luscious green leaves that looks like something straight out of a dream or a movie. This tunnel is actually a passageway for a private train that delivers wood to a local factory three times a day; so be careful when taking your Instagram photos!. The tunnel was made many years ago; and the regular passage of the train has shaped and molded the tree lines at the edges.

#3 – Cypress Tunnel, Point Reyes, California

The Point Reyes seashore is the site of the historic Marconi wireless station; one of the earliest radio stations in the world and the only commercial Morse code stations still operational in the US.

The rugged coast of Point Reyes is also home to a remarkable tunnel of cypress trees that date back to hundreds of years.

#4 – Sagano Bamboo Forest, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

The tree covered Arashiyama district of Kyoto has parks, lakes and dozens of restaurants serving great Japanese food. Little wonder it’s such a hit with the tourists.

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One of the region’s most loved tourist attractions is the Bamboo Path; that cuts through the Bamboo groves that grow in the region. Also, the narrow walking path is surrounded by towering bamboo plants that gently sway back and forth, making for a memorable experience.


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#5 – Sakura Tunnel, Ogawara, Miyagi, Japan

Sakura is Japanese for ‘cherry blossom’. Sakura viewing is a tradition in Japan. Besides being extremely pretty, the pink-white flowers of the cherry blossom trees often used as a symbol of the transient nature of life in Japanese poetry and philosophy.

 

There are many, many places for sakura viewing in Japan, from major cities like Osaka to the countryside. One great place for sakura-viewing is the town of Ogawara in Miyagi prefecture. The sakura flowers fold over a small half-mile long path, creating a tunnel-like effect. Unlike Osaka or Tokyo, there is very little thoroughfare through this tunnel; making it the perfect place for sakura-viewing and reflecting on the beauty and transience of life.

#6 – Yew Tree Tunnel, Aberglasney, Carmarthenshire, Wales

The yew tree tunnel isn’t entirely natural – after the trees were planted (as per most records, sometime in the 18th century), they trunks were bent over to create extended archs.

The end result is a tunnel of sorts made up of yew tree trunks and branches that makes for pretty surreal experience.

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The tunnel itself can be found in the Aberglasney House and Gardens – a medieval-era house situation in Carmarthenshire, western Wales. Also, after you’re through with your tree tunnel walk, you can explore the rest of the house and gardens, most parts of which were built in the 15th century.

For good measure, the house is also said to be haunted by the ghost of Thomas Phillips, the house’s 19th century owner.

#7 – Laburnum Tunnel, Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn, Conwy, Wales

Bodnant Garden is a historic garden spread over 80 acres surrounding Bodnant House near the town of Tal-y-Cafn in Wales. Originally built in the late 19th century; the house and the attached gardens are now a National Trust property known for its verdant, formal gardens, ponds, and rose gardens.

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It’s most popular feature, however, remains the artificial tunnel of stunning yellow-gold laburnum flowers. When in bloom, the flowers completely cover the arch, making for a breathtaking sight.

#8 – Cherry Blossom Tunnel, Bonn, Germany

Bonn is a large city of 310,000 people on the banks of the Rhine river in western Germany. The city is covered in cherry blossom trees that come into full bloom for around 20 days in summer.

Also, the best place to experience the beauty of the cherry blossoms is the Nordstadt area of Bonn; specifically, Heerstraße, where the streets are narrow and the trees create a tunnel-like canopy of flowers.

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Navaneetha Suresh

Navaneetha Suresh

Navaneetha, commonly known as "nav", loves to read, play badminton, play the keyboard and sing but when she's not doing any of those, she loves to write. What started as a high school hobby to write is now her ongoing passion.

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