When you look at urban city skylines and heavy traffic on the roads, you often wonder how great it would be to live in an era where life was not so fast. You wish to be transported to a place which is unaffected by the hustle-bustle of urbanization and the madness of modern city life. Mercifully, there are some places in the world which continue to preserve the calmness and history of the bygone era, where life doesn’t seem to run away so fast that we find it difficult to catch up, where hurry is not the air. Belgium is one such place. Also Read - Weather Update: After Cyclone Amphan, Another Cyclonic Storm Likely to Reach Maharashtra, Gujarat on June 3, Warns IMD

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A walk on the streets of Belgium makes you feel like you are in a dream. The historic cathedrals and churches remind you of a time and century long gone. Be it the canal in Brugges which is called ‘the Venice of the North’ or Ghent and its historic buildings, Belgium is like an artistic painting on a very large canvas. There is so much beauty in every nook and corner that you are left speechless in admiration of its magnificence. There is as much romance in its landscapes as there is drama in its monuments. Belgium is a country that deserves a mention in the top 5 tourist destinations in the world.

These 18 stupendous pictures of Belgium show why it is worthy of more than just one visit.

1. Old houses along the canal in Brugges

Belgium6-old houses Bruges

2. Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels in the evening

Belgium2-cathedral of st michael and st gudula

3. Brussels city center

Belgium3-Brussels city center

4. Historical center of Ghent


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5. De Viron castle in Dilbeek

De Viron castle in Dilbeek

6. The 12th century Orval Abbey or Abbaye d’Orval

Belgium5-Orval Abbey

7. The Triumphal arch or Arc de Triomphe in the Cinquantenaire park in Brussels

Belgium8-The Triumphal arch (Arc de Triomphe) in the Cinquantenaire park in Brussels

8. Brugge or Bruges in the evening

Belgium1-Houses along the canals of Brugge or Bruges

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9. A street in Lueven in Belgium

Lueven in Belgium

10. Dinant at the river Meuse

Dinant at the river Meuse

11. Old St Johns Hospital and the Church of Our Lady in Bruges

Old St Johns Hospital and the Church of Our Lady in Bruges

12. The 12th-century medieval castle Gravensteen (Castle of the Counts) in Gent


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13. The Groot-Bijgaarden with its famous gardens

Groot-Bijgaarden with famous gardens

14. The Royal Palace of Brussels

The Royal Palace of Brussels

15. Saint Lamberts in front of the former palace of the prince bishops in Liege


16. Beautiful spring forest with bluebells or wild hyacinths in Halle


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17. Rozenhoedkaai in Brugge

Rozenhoedkaai in Brugge

18. Front view of Cathedral of St. Michael and St Gudula

front view Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula