The supposed Castle Island in Dublin, Ireland is an image that is often pinned and repinned on Pinterest. It is making the rounds again.
I find it disappointing that so many people pin and repin fake images on Pinterest with statements that they hope to visit there someday. The truth is that they will never be able to visit it because it does not really exist. Someone created this image for a contest on www.worth1000.com. So perhaps if they see the two images that were combined to create the one that is misrepresented as a castle in Ireland, then they might at least realize that they cannot visit this location and see a castle atop a rock pillar in Ireland.
Lichtenstein castle in Baden-Württemberg, Germany was originally built in 1200 but has been destroyed twice. Today it stands atop a rocky crag overlooking the Echaz Valley. The current castle was built in 1840-1842. The castle and the grounds are available to the public.
Ko Tapu island in Phang Nga Bay, Thailand
This beautiful photo is of the real location called Khao Phing Kan (Thai: เขาพิงกัน) or Ko Khao Phing Kan (เกาะเขาพิงกัน) which is a pair of islands off the west coast of Thailand in Phang Nga Bay (Andaman Sea).
Before 1974, the island was a little known paradise. The 1974 James Bond movie "The Man with the Golden Gun" featured the island as the hideout for the villain. Unfortunately, the sudden popularity of this indigenous area resulted in pollution and litter spoiling the scenic area. The government established the Ao Phang Nga Marine National Park in 1981. The park has many limestone and karst features alone the Andaman Sea. It is feared that Ko Tapu may collapse due to the weight of the island is supported by a 13 foot diameter (4 meters) at the water's edge. In an effort to protect Ko Tapu from erosion or damage due to tourist boats, the Thai government has outlawed access to the island.