There’s a mystical forest in Belgium, not far from Brussels, that will take your breath away if you visit it in April or May. Every spring, Hallebros, or Bois de Hal (Halle Forest in Dutch), a beautiful 552 ha forest, is carpeted with a thick layer of bluebell flowers. Being in this forest during the bluebell season is a spectacular experience. Visiting would be best during weekdays, as it is packed with tourists and local visitors on weekends. Naturally, picking the flowers in this wood is strictly forbidden in order to preserve its extraordinary natural heritage.

The ethereal fog that forms quite often in this forest accentuates its mystical and surreal atmosphere even more. To experience this forest with all of your senses, visit early in the morning or at night – when the wonderful smell of the bluebells is at its strongest.

(h/t: mymodernmet)

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