Lonely Planet Writer

Find the world's most famous mythical creatures with these travel posters

If fantastical creatures from myth and legend existed, which one would you go looking for? This new retro-inspired series of travel posters imagines what advertising would be like if travellers could take a tour to see some of the world’s most unusual – and imaginary – beings.

The series is created by GoCompare where you can find out more about the folklore of these destinations.

A giant was said to have created the Giant's Causeway, while a leprechaun will grant you two wishes if you can catch one.
A giant was said to have created the Giant's Causeway, while a leprechaun will grant you two wishes if you can catch one.
Bigfoot rumours continue to circulate around the northern forests and mountains.
Bigfoot rumours continue to circulate around the northern forests and mountains.
The red dragon of Wales defends the country against invaders and lives under Dinas Emrys mountain.
The red dragon of Wales defends the country against invaders and lives under Dinas Emrys mountain.
The trolls of Sweden tend to shy away from humans, preferring hidden mountains and caves.
The trolls of Sweden tend to shy away from humans, preferring hidden mountains and caves.
The impundulu and Inkanyamba are both said to be responsible for storms and thunder.
The impundulu and Inkanyamba are both said to be responsible for storms and thunder.
The chupacabra has been blamed for drinking the blood of other animals, especially goats.
The chupacabra has been blamed for drinking the blood of other animals, especially goats.
The orang-bati carries children away to its home in Mount Kairatu.
The orang-bati carries children away to its home in Mount Kairatu.
The qilin appears before the birth of death of a significant person in China and is said to be the original unicorn.
The qilin appears before the birth of death of a significant person in China and is said to be the original unicorn.
The kappa is a water imp and, if you placate it, it will help you instead of causing mischief.
The kappa is a water imp and, if you placate it, it will help you instead of causing mischief.