You’d be amazed at just how many tree tunnels you can find all around the world. While some trees are flower filled, others boast of leafy greens and twisted branches, while others hardly have anything left on them at all. But what they all have in common is that they create a beautiful underpass that leaves anyone who gets a chance to pass below in awe.
See 30 of the most breathtaking tree tunnels that can be found all around the world.
Tree Tunnel, Azerbaijan, Portugal
This incredibly gorgeous road covered in deep magentas and vibrant purples sits in Azerbaijan, Portugal. Apparently the area of Azerbaijan is filled with an immense amount of foliage and fauna that appears in a variety of trees and growth. This particular tunnel alone makes us want to book a ticket just so we can see it with our own eyes.
Tunnel Of Love, Ukraine
This awesome tube of green growth is found in Klevan, Ukraine, and it was named the Tunnel of Love because lovers believe that if you visit it and make a wish, it has to come true. The old railway, which stretches a bit over 3 miles, has partners and singles alike, visiting not only to cast wishes, but to stroll along the greenery and take lovely photos along the way.
Cherry Blossom Avenue, Bonn, Germany
This beautiful cobblestone street in Bonn, Germany is lined with an unbelievable number of cherry blossoms that sets the sky alight in all shades of pink. This neighborhood, known as Nordstadt, receives most of its visitors when the trees bloom in spring, lasting only 2 to 3 weeks. So if you ever find yourself planning a trip to Germany, be sure to visit in spring when the blossoms promise to make their appearance.
Street In Porto Alegre, Brazil
Located on the Rua Goncalo de Carvalho Street in Porto Alegre, Brazil, these Tupuana Trees, otherwise known as Rosewood, tower so high that they reach the 7th level of the buildings that surround them. This green leafy channel flows for only a third of a mile, but the experience of walking under it will definitely last a lifetime.
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Japan
Bamboo is considered as a symbol of prosperity in Japan, and this extraordinary bamboo walkway can be found in Sagano. Locals and tourists alike come here to walk alongside its strong and thick shoots, taking photos and praying for good fortune and blessing.
Jacarandas Walk, South Africa
South Africa has been hailed as one of the most beautiful countries on the planet, and after seeing these fabulous trees, it’s easy to see why. This particular area is known as Jacarandas Walk, and these towering timbers are over 100 years old. If you plan to visit, go in October as that’s when the blooms are at their fullest.
Street In Jerez, Spain
Along one of the city streets in Jerez, Andalusia, is a picturesque lane with vines that have grown upwards and across, creating an underpass of leaves and shade. While this small town in Spain is known for its rich history with the cathedrals and palaces found all over, tourists love to visit this lane of trees because it’s just incredibly splendid.
The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
These hauntingly beautiful beech trees in Northern Ireland have been in place since the 18th century. Planted by the Stuart family, the ‘Dark Hedges,’ as they are known, have been photographed and shown all over the world for their almost creepy yet unforgettable stature. Even the immensely popular show, “Game Of Thrones” has used this road for one of their episodes.
Parque Francisco Alvarado, Costa Rica
These manmade structural landscape designs are found in the Parque Francisco Alvarado in Costa Rica, which was built in the 1960s by artist Evangelisto Blanco. The park itself sits higher than much of the surrounding areas, but this allows visitors to take a look at the many coffee plantations below. And although these tunnels are impressive, there’s added beauty with the other shrubbery that’s been shaped into fun shapes like dinosaurs and oddly shaped humans.
Ashdown Forest, West Sussex, England
We take one look at this incredible swirl of leaves and branches and it feels like it leads into the magical world of Narnia. If you get a chance to go to Ashdown Forest in West Sussex, England, don’t forget to search for this amazing tunnel of forestry, while it may not always look exactly like this, it will always be bewitching.
Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont, USA
It’s been said that this part of Vermont in North America was once a shelter for smugglers, hence getting named ‘Smugglers Notch.’ But while its past may seem sordid, its beauty is unrivaled in so many ways. While this area is marvelous all year round, they say fall is the most mesmerizing since that’s when the leaves begin to change colors.
Gyeonghwa Station, Jinhae, South Korea
There’s just something about cherry blossoms that make them such a popular tourist attraction that people will go just about anywhere to get a glimpse of them. Maybe it’s due to their incredibly short lifespan, or just how stunning they are in bloom, or the idea that they bring about a sense of hope, but people flock to anywhere you can find them, like these ones in Gyeonghwa Station, Jinhae, South Korea. There’s no denying though, they are completely enchanting when in full bloom, and this tunnel of Sakura proves this point to a tee.
Tree Tunnel, Drenthe, Netherlands
We’re almost certain that any married couple whom chances upon this photo may just wish they could go back in time and decide to get married in this exquisite tunnel of foliage in the Netherlands. Known only as the Tree Tunnel, the trees, which stand at each side, tower over those walking through them at incredible heights. If you ever get a chance to make it over, make sure to take a day trip to see them, they’re worth the two-hour car drive from Amsterdam.
Sena De Luna, Spain
Found in the outskirts of Spain’s Castile and Leon region, the Sena De Luna tunnel is a sight for sore eyes. Almost every romantic’s idea of the perfect lovers afternoon location, this pathway of branches and flowers will make you feel like you’ve stepped into some sort of whimsical land.
Avenue of Oaks, Dixie Plantation, South Carolina
In South Carolina, there’s an astonishing lane of oaks that date all the way back to 1790. The plantation that it sits on had been owned by a number of families, but the actual row of trees were planted by the Fickling family, with their home built at the end of it. And while the trees are romantic with their twisted and gnarly branches, they also look like they belong in a horror movie.
The Tree Tunnel, Kauai, Hawaii
Hawaii is known for its extraordinary nature like its surf spots and scenic roads. One of them is known as the Tree Tunnel, with its impressive row of Eucalyptus trees along Maliuhi Road. There were 500 trees that were planted back in 1911 and they continue to stand proud for all those who pass them to see.
Yew Tree Tunnel, Carmarthenshire, UK
Although these trees were originally thought to be over 1000 years old, it was later on found out that they were only around 200 years old, but it doesn’t make them any less impressive. This tunnel of trunks and twigs, known as Yew Tree Tunnel, swirl so low that the passage seems like you have to crawl through to get to the other side.
Momiji Tunnel, Lake Kawaguchiko, Japan
There’s an almost never-ending row of maple trees by Lake Kawaguchiko, Japan where if you situate yourself properly, you can actually see Mt. Fuji perfectly. Not only does this make for the most picturesque visits, but it also provides a setting for the most amazing photographs. Once again, autumn would probably be the best time to visit to see the leaves in changing color.
Tree Tunnel, Central Park, New York
Central Park is one of the most iconic locations in New York City. With its endless pathways and open spaces, it only makes people want to spend even more time around its impressive expanse. But some of the most beautiful areas are the ones with the tree tunnel in the area known as The Mall. These American Elms tower over anyone who strides beneath them, making that walk one of the prettiest they’ve ever been on.
Battersea Blossom Park, London
Once again, Cherry Blossoms take center stage at the Battersea Blossom Park. On one of the walkways, the trees line both sides in what almost feels like they don’t end. They aren’t too dense that you can’t feel the sun’s rays below, but they are enough to shade whoever may be resting on the park benches that sit on the sidelines. And they form the perfect tunnel of exquisite cherry blossoms during the short period that they are actually in bloom.
Oak Alley, Louisiana, New Orleans
Located on an imposing plantation on the outskirts of New Orleans, Oak Alley is a double lined lane of flawless oaks that frame the lane headed straight to the mansion. The lane itself is around 800-feet long, and 28 trees along it are still very much alive and growing, making them precious and truly magnificent to see.
El Paseo Del Espolón, Burgos, Spain
While this tree tunnel may not be conventional in any meaning of the word, it is definitely fascinating. These trees, which are located at El Paseo Del Espolón in Burgos, actually lead the way to the Teatro Principal and the square of the Cid. Although they aren’t always so bare, they are always a little eerie looking, but that just adds to their allure.
Cypress Tree Tunnel, California
The Cypress Tree Tunnel is a photographer’s dream, and most of the time, when visiting California, this is exactly where they go. Located near Point Reyes National Seashore, this channel of trees is as tall as it is a bit terrifying, but it’s still beautiful nonetheless. That’s why people still drive all the way there to see them.
Tree Tunnel, Brandenburg, Germany
In Brandenburg Germany, along a lovely straight asphalt road, manicured trees stand proud as they hold a colossal number of maple leaves. These trees, while lovely all year round, are the most beautiful in autumn. And although all these marvelous hardwoods lose their lives as winter rolls around, they all come back, turning them all a gorgeous shade of green once its springtime again.
Rubber Tree Garden, Phuket, Thailand
What some people may not know is that rubber actually comes from a tree. Rubber trees, which are rampant in some portions of Thailand as they export it, can grow as tall as 30-feet. This particular tunnel shows just how large they can get, but their willowy stature can also make them look a bit haunting.
Laburnum Tunnel, Bodnant Gardens, UK
These awe-inspiring 180-foot long tunnel of laburnums are found in the Bodnant Gardens in the United Kingdom. They were given the nickname ‘Golden Rain,’ and there’s no need to ask why. A metal frame was built so that the flowers could grow up and over them so that they could blossom and rain down in the majestic way they do so that anyone walking underneath them can stare at their notable beauty.
Sakura Tunnel, Japan
It seems like no one beats Japan when it comes to Cherry Blossoms, otherwise known as Sakura. People from all over the world flock to the land of the rising sun just to see this fleeting flower during its less than one month bloom. This particular Sakura tunnel is definitely one of the most impressive you’ll find anywhere in the world.
Avenue Of Boababs, Madagascar
In Madagascar, an entire row of Baobab trees stands along the sides of a dirt road. And while it may not look like there’s much around, visitors come and visit to see just how magnificent they are, with their wide girth and incredible height. They may not provide complete shade, but they do make a major impact on anyone who sees them in person.
Gingko Tree Tunnel, Meiji Jingu Gaien, Tokyo, Japan
Apparently, Japan has a number of different areas that you can see Gingko Tree tunnels. But one of them is in the Meiji Jingu Gaien area of Tokyo. There are almost 150 Gingko trees on this street alone, and they are at their most dazzling in the fall.
Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Japan
Once again Japan takes the gold for having another of the most phenomenal tunnels ever. In the Kawachi Fuji Garden, over 150 Wisteria flowers that bloom in an array of colors, which then creates a remarkable blanket that people from far and wide come to walk under, making it feel quite magical. All of these impressive tunnels would be marvelous to see, but we’re almost certain that this one would be our favorite.
Credits: True Activist