25 Incredible Colourful Places on Earth

  • RESHMA DEWDA
  • Oct 30, 2015
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We live in a multi-hued world that is constantly giving us reasons to smile and cheer up. Right here on earth, we have our own little pockets of heaven that are vibrant and beautiful.
Nowhere is this as visible as in our top 25 picks for the most colorful places on earth:

1. Hornocal Mountains Argentina: One of the Most Colorful Natural Places on Earth

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Part of a limestone formation called Yacoraite, the inverted V format and varied colors on these mountains are simply a bewildering geological wonder.  

2. Bonn, Germany: Bouquet of colorful flowers

The city of Bonn blooms like a gorgeous bouquet during spring. The normally mundane roads are transformed into a surreal sight every spring.

3. Cano Cristales, Colombia: Natures colorful Art work

Striking colors make this river a marvelous sight and probably the most beautiful river in the world. The red color is courtesy of a weed called Macarenia clavigera on the bed of the river.

 

4. Chefchaouen, Morocco

  

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This blue washed town is a favorite amongst backpackers for the easy availability of kif (marijuana) and also its unmatched location and warm hospitality

5. Burano Islands, Italy: Place with Colorful houses

 

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Perhaps the most joyful place in Europe, Burano islands brightens up your mood and welcomes you with signature warmth. The colorful houses are all done up according to the government prescribed code.

6. Wisteria Tunnel, Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Japan

 

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A plant native to Japan, the wisteria is a glorious sight that transforms the Kawachi Fuji Gardens into a fantastical paradise. Visit during May to see it in full bloom.

7. Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, Gansu, China

 

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Voted as one of the most beautiful landforms in China, the colorful mountains of Zhangye Danxia Geological park are truly a sight to behold.

8. Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Teeming with undersea life and multicolored corals, the Great Barrier Reef is an unparalleled attraction that has to be seen to be fathomed.

9. The Fly Gyser, Nevada: Natural, Wonderful and Colorful  

 

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This man made geyser was accidentally created by well drilling in 1964. The geyser contains several terraces discharging water into 30 to 40 pools over an area of 74 acres.

10. Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park

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The largest hot spring in US and the third largest in the world, this spring stands out because of its extreme coloration. The vivid colors in the spring are the result of pigmented archaea in the microbial mats that grow around the edges of the mineral-rich water.

11. Provence, France

  

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The sight and smell of lavender never leaves your eyes when you are in Provence. Full of a rich history and splendid scenery, Provence is a town right out of a dream.

12. Canola Flower Fields, China

The quiet area of Luoping County transforms into a beautiful sea of yellow flowers. Drenched in sunny colors, the flower fields are a big tourist attraction each year.

13. Lake Retba, Senegal: River of Five Colors

The charming pink color of the lake is caused by Dunaliella salina bacteria which is attracted to the lake’s high salt content. This color is especially visible during the dry season of November to June.

 

14. Valley of Flowers, India: Colorful Wonder of Nature

Carpets of alpine flowers and a variety of colorful flora welcome you at the unique valley of flowers national park in India.

15. Shibazakura Hill, Japan

The moss pink flower which blooms in April-May comes in bright hues of magenta, pink and white. About 400,000 Shibazakura plants of various varieties bloom on the slope of the Hitsujiyama Hill at the foot of Chichibu’s Mt. Buko.

16. Bo Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa

Formerly known as Malay quarter, Bo Kaap is an area of Cape Town. Romantic cobble stoned streets and colorful houses are the main drawing points of this historic township.

17. The Wave, Coyote Buttes, Arizona: Amazing Place with natural rock formation 

  

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This sandstone formation located on the slopes of Coyote Buttes is famous for its exciting hike and undulating wave like structure that makes it a rare sight.

18. Cartagena, Colombia

The Old Town of Cartagena is a 16th century splendor that is home to eclectic plazas and antique buildings that have still retained their charm. A photographer’s delight!

19. Cinque Terre, Italy: Amazing place with Colorful Houses 

Cinque Terre is a conglomerate of five cute fishing villages that boast of a rugged coast mocked by colorful buildings. This place seems to have paused in yesteryear.

20. Gruner See, Austria

 

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This emerald green lake is known for its crystal clear water. The surrounding trees and hills give an outstanding juxtaposition to the green hued water of the lake.

21. Jodhpur, India

  

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Jodhpur is a whimsical desert city that envelopes the surrounding hills with blue colored roofs that are but a small part of its charisma.

22. Tulip Fields, Amsterdam

  

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The tulip fields in Amsterdam are testimony of the country’s love and dependence on the flower. They are an absolutely ethereal sight.

23. Santorini, Greece

  

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Santorini is straight out of a fairytale. White and blue themed, this coastal town deserves every bit of praise it receives.

24. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Alaska

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Bering Reserve is a wondrous sight in autumn. Spread over 2.7 million hectares, this land preserve is preserved beautifully and protected by the locals just as it was during the times of their ancestors.

 

25. Glen Brittle Scotland

Located south of the mighty Isle of Skye, Glen Brittle is teeming with wildlife and is popular for its fairy pools.

It's an incredible world, isn't it?

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RESHMA DEWDA RESHMA DEWDA

A hippie hiding in civilized clothes, a borderline feminist and a dreamer stuck in a practical avatar, Reshma is an incorrigible idealist who lives in a black and white world. A robin hood in her own right, she loves to come to the rescue and most times , she ends up rescuing herself in the bargain.

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