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10 beautiful surreal forests fit for a fairy tale

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2. Yili Apricot Valley, China

Now we're approaching the happy Disney type of fairy-tale forest; all the wicked stepmother stuff behind us and the princess and her prince finally get to settle down. Because this is a giant forest of blushing apricot-blossom festooned trees. Apricot Valley is breathtaking, and is the largest apricot forest in the province of Xinjiang, China, located in Xinyuan County close to the border of Kazakhstan. Every year from June to September the valley is flooded with blooms, making it one of the straight-out prettiest forests on the planet. Meanwhile, the countries that produce the most apricots are Turkey, Iran, Uzbekistan, and Algeria – are their apricot valleys as lovely?

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