“Strange Sweden”: Wild West park and megalithic boulders
In a list of Sweden’s oddest tourist attractions put together by the English-language website The Local, High Chaparral is a Wild West amusement park in the city of Hillerstorp where visitors can ride on a paddle steamer, go horse-riding or pan for gold. At the James Bond Museum in Nybro, meanwhile, you can discover everything there is to know about the British secret agent.
There are plenty of oddly located buildings in Sweden too, such as Dragon Gate – a strangely located Chinese cultural centre, museum, restaurant and future hotel on the way to Uppsala out of Stockholm – and the Thai Pavilion situated in a small town in the north of the country. The best place to conjure primeval atmosphere is the Ales Stenar megalithic boulders, which were placed in the shape of a ship around 1400 years ago.
Other odd tourist attractions in the list include a UFO memorial, a former silver mine, an eco-lodge of wooden huts, a medieval island and a Santa Claus theme park.
[pictured: entrance to High Chaparral]