If you're sick of the hustle and bustle of city life, why not consider a quiet and relaxing trip to one of these beautifully remote towns? If you're someone who likes to venture off the beaten path to a small secluded area, then check out this collection below of picturesque towns that have very small populations.
Hidden Mountain Village – Jiuzhaigou, China
There are many of these villages scattered across China. They were once used by the military as a stronghold. Now you can only access them by foot or horseback.
Queenstown, New Zealand
This beautiful location has stunning views of nearly mountains. It's built around lake Wakatipu.
This is a traditional fishing village with a population of around 3,500.
Gasadalur Village, Faroe Islands
This town enjoys the panoramic view over Mykines island. In 2012, the population stood at just 18 people.
This is a fishing village on the island of Moskenesøya. There are around 300 people living here.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
This mountain resort in Bavaria were originally two separate towns for many centuries. Today, the towns are combined but still mainly fairly separate identities.
Village in the Himalayas, Tibet
This is one of many villages built to help support monasteries which are hidden in the Himalayan mountains that are only accessible on foot.
Goreme, Turkey (The Underground City)
This ancient underground city is on multiple levels and extends to a depth of approximately 60 meters. It is the largest excavated underground city in Turkey and half of it is open to tourists.
Leavenworth, Washington, USA
In 2012 the population was estimated at 1,970 residents.
Here you will find some of the highest quality stone in Europe. It is present throughout all of the stunning buildings that make up this little town.
This place is famous for its stunning views of the sea from the top of the hills.
Morro de São Paulo, Brazil
No cars are allowed on this beautiful island, so the only way to get there is by boat or charter flight.
This picturesque town is surrounded by stony hills and dates back to the medieval times. In 2007 the population was recorded at 1,075 residents.
This town is known for its production of salt. This has made the region of Hallstatt very wealthy. Here you can find the world's first salt mine which is open to visitors.
Most of this town's buildings have been painted blue, so from a distance you can really admire the soothing hues.
The beautiful houses you see here have been carved into the stone wall. It is renowned for its local wine, Sciacchetrà.
Bibury town dates way back to 1086 and astonishingly most of the town is still the same as it was back then.
Bled is populated with roughly 5000 residents and is known to have some of the most luxurious health spas in the area.
Shirakawa-go Village, Japan
Shirakawa-go is a small town known for its incredibly steep roofs which were made to fend off the heavy snowfalls the town gets. It's been known to have some of the heaviest snowfalls in the world.
This town is located nearly 4,000ft above sea level. The locals have resisted building modern hotels for tourists but you are welcome to stay at there local inns.
To get to Ittoqqortoomiit you must take a plane from the Capital of Iceland (which only leaves once a week) to Greenland where you will then need to get in a helicopter that flies you to the town.
"Tenby" in Welsh roughly translates to ''little fortress of the fish''
Ericeira has a population of around 7000. People first started populating the area back in the 1200's when they found vast amounts of sea urchins in the ocean which meant it would bring more people and money in the future.
Byron Bay, Australia
Byron Bay is known for its rough seas and was named after Royal Navy officer Byron due to his ability to sail through the rough waters.
This small villages is populated with around 200 resisdents.
Camden has a population of around 5000 and is a huge tourist attraction due to its stunning beauty. In the summer there are that many tourists that they outnumber the residents 2 to 1.
This little town had to be evacuated in 1973 due to the volcano erupting which destroyed some areas of the town. The town is also well know for the amount of birds that nest in the cliffs and the different plant species on the island.