Have You Seen a 30-Color Rainbow on the World-map Yet? Allow Us to Point at It!
Hello Aluxers, up for some colorful fun? Welcome to another article – 30 most colorful places in the world – presented by Alux.com.
Do you love colors – bursts of pink, red, orange, and blue filling your eyesight? If you do, this article is for you. We’ve tracked down 30 of the most colorful places around the world, each one so beautifully vibrant that you won’t be able to take your eyes off them. From brilliantly colored homes and streets to technicolored mountains and lakes, they’ll surely bring a kaleidoscope of color to your monochrome world.
So, buckle up and enjoy this colorful ride! Let’s get started.
30. Dallol, Ethiopia
29. Lake Natron, Tanzania
28. Neal’s Yard, London
27. Sighisoara, Romania
26. Juzcar, Spain
25. Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
24. Little India, Singapore
23. Grand Central Terminal, New York
22. Tokyo, Japan
21. Zalipie, Poland
20. Oia, Santorini Island, Greece
19. Willemstad, Curacao
18. Bo Kaap, Cape Town
17. Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
16. Izamal, Mexico
15. Luosi Field, Luoping, China
14. Chiang Mai, Thailand
13. Provence, France
12. Chefchaouen, Morocco
11. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
10. Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming
9. Neon Boneyard, Las Vegas
8. Caño Cristales River, Colombia
7. Lake Hillier, Australia
6. Kliluk Spotted Lake, British Columbia, Canada
5. Five Flower Lake, Jiuzhaigou Valley, China
4. Rainbow Village, Taiwan
3. Northern Lights, Norway
2. Lake Retba, Senegal
1. Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, China
Some of us like our ABC but some are better off with YT. So here’s a YouTube video from us, if you’re not planning on reading the 30 descriptions of the places:
With that out of our way, let’s race into the article!
It may be one of the hottest places on earth, but it still boasts of striking colors, which include its yellow acidic pools, pink-colored rock formations, and fresh green grass. Just a fair warning though, because of the extreme temperature, it’s better to stick with a guide so that you can enjoy the bright colors while remaining on the safe side.
Lake Natron, Tanzania
Up for an adventure, or rather a very red and extremely alkaline adventure? Lake Natron will give you just that! It’s a deep-red lake with a temperature over 120 degrees and a high salt content. But the best thing to see here is the pink flamingos on the lake’s shores. It is a wonderful sight for all adventure seekers.
Neal’s Yard, London
Think alleyways are always boring? Neal’s Yard in London will make you rethink that. This small alley is home to colorful bricked buildings with vibrant shutters and murals as decoration. Here, you can enjoy great food while taking instagramable photos with family and friends. No wonder it is called the most beautiful street in London.
An explosion of color – that is what you’ll see when you visit Sighisoara, Romania. It has buildings painted in yellows, pinks, and greens. Wander around this cobblestone street and experience a lively tour like no other.
Are you a fan of the Smurfs? Yup, the Smurfs, the tiny blue people in a blue village who add to the colorful places in the world!
Juzcar is the true representation of the Smurfs’ village. Every building in this tiny Andalusian town is painted blue – blue houses, blue churches, blue offices. Imagine that, you can see what it’s like to step into Smurf shoes!
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Experience romance, enchantment and happiness in the city of Old San Juan in Puerto Rico. It is popular among tourists because of its romantic ambiance, great food, and festive atmosphere. You can also enjoy looking at installations of colorful umbrellas strung overhead.
Little India, Singapore
Have you ever associated temples with the word colorful? Little India in Singapore will surprise you! It has the most colorful and beautiful temples in the world along with world-class food and shopping experiences. Keep your camera ready because this neighborhood is bound to give you one of the best surprises found in the usually orderly Singapore.
Grand Central Terminal, New York
Located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue, Grand Central Terminal is home to a marvelous astronomical ceiling. It is filled with over 2,500 stars depicting wonderful and colorful constellations. The best part? It is near some of New York’s most beautiful landmarks – the Empire State Building, Times Square, and Bryant Park to name a few.
Dazzling lights and neon signs – this is the Tokyo promise. Here you can try out Japan’s unique way of living while enjoying colorful city lights. Get the entertainment experience of a lifetime by sleeping in capsules, eating at $10 Michelin star restaurants, and watching sports competitions at 4 am!
Flowers big and small can be seen in this small village in Zalipie, Poland. Colorful flower paintings adorn every household along with trees and buildings as a tradition passed down from generation to generation. And because of this tradition, it is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Europe.
Oia, Santorini Island, Greece
Colorful shops, restaurants, and cafes line the streets of Oia. It is a picturesque island that offers vibrant pops of color in its blue domes, red shutters, and pink walls. Here, you can take amazing photos for your social media accounts.
Resource: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Greece
Willemstad is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and this brilliantly colored town has some of the most beautiful Dutch colonial-style buildings. It has plenty of shops, galleries, hotels, churches, and restaurants to choose from. The best part? It also has picturesque beaches if you’re up for a swim.
Bo Kaap, Cape Town
Bo Kaap, previously known as Malay Quarter, is not only vibrant on the outside, but its historical roots are also colorful. Once a residential area leased to slaves, the town represented the slaves’ freedom. From its previously white façade, the slaves painted their houses brilliant colors as a sign of liberation. And because of these beautiful multi-colored homes, Bo Kaap is one of the most photographed areas in the city.
Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
The most iconic architecture in Russia, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, is truly a sight to marvel upon with its candy-colored domes. Much like Paris’ Eiffel Tower, this cathedral represents the country’s vibrant story. Here, you can personally see how Russia came to be with the museum located inside of this historic building that has been standing over 450 years.
Enjoyed the blue town? We will now take you to a yellow town. Every building in Izamal is painted mustard yellow, from homes to churches to public markets. Aside from this yellow spectacle, you can also see the historical site of the Mayan ruins.
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Luosi Field, Luoping, China
From brilliantly yellow colored buildings, we’ll now take you to a brilliantly yellow-colored flower field. Luosi Field in Luoping, China, boasts of endless yellow flowers between February and March. It is a bit of a hike to get there, but it’s definitely a sight worth seeing.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Want to experience the magic of flying lanterns? Once a year, the skies of Chiang Mai, Thailand, fill your vision with these flying lanterns. An absolutely breathtaking sight that’s worth waiting for. Top it all off with Chiang Mai’s colorful temples, mountains and hills, and you’re all set for a wonderful experience.
The color purple and the relaxing scent of lavender is one of the prettiest sights you will ever see in Provence, France. It is one of the most scenic spots to enjoy the blooming of these flowers with its picturesque stone buildings and grassy hillsides. You can also enjoy mouthwatering cuisines on this side of France.
The color of the sky painted across every building is a sight to behold in Chefchaouen, Morocco. The tradition of painting the buildings the color of the sky was started by Jews to honor the divine. Because of this picturesque sight, the town is considered as the Blue Pearl. It also features buzzing restaurants and shops.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Tired of walking? Let’s try snorkeling! The Great Barrier Reef in Australia stretches across 2,300 km or 1400 miles of turquoise water with colorful corals, fishes, and plants. Here, you can enjoy this breathtaking beauty while diving under the great deep blue.
Resource: The Ultimate Luxury Trip to Australia
Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming
Hot springs are too common, right? How about you check out a rainbow-colored one instead? Located in the Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Prismatic Spring is, in fact, the 3rd biggest hot spring in the world. It has rainbow rings made up of oranges, yellows, and reds caused by heat-loving bacteria living in the spring. You can see the lake up-close by hiking or climbing to the top of the hill for an aerial view.
Neon Boneyard, Las Vegas
The Neon Boneyard is the neon-light junkyard dream of Las Vegas. This may be a junkyard, but it’s certainly the most colorful junkyard ever. It is home to some of the most significant neon-lit signs in the city’s history, including signs from Caesars Palace, the Binion’s Horseshoe, the Golden Nugget and the Stardust. In total, it has over 150 decommissioned, non-restored neon signs. It is best to take this tour after sunset to see the signs lit up.
Caño Cristales River, Colombia
Splash around a rainbow-colored river with a trip to the Cano Cristales River in Colombia. Known as the “River of Five Colors,” this river offers a vibrant red hue, yellow sand, green algae, and black rocks. It is the most vibrant from June to December. So you should book a trip now to enjoy this fantastic river.
Lake Hillier, Australia
Have you ever seen a bubblegum-colored lake? If not, we’d like to take you to Lake Hillier without which there will not be just enough of colorful places in the world. Located in Western Australia, this lake has fuchsia pink waters that result from the presence of an organism that is actually a form of micro-algae. The lake is surrounded by dense woods, so the best way to view it is from a helicopter.
Kliluk Spotted Lake, British Columbia, Canada
What do you think an extraterrestrial lake will look like? Take a tour of Kliluk Spotted Lake in British Columbia, Canada, and you might find out! The “spots” of minerals, calcium, sodium sulfates and magnesium sulfate in the lake make up a strange pattern across the water’s surface that looks like it’s from another world.
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Five Flower Lake, Jiuzhaigou Valley, China
Colorful mirror shards – this is what the Five Flower Lake looks like. This beautiful lake, located in Jiuzhaigou National Park in the Sichuan province, contains the colors blue, green, yellow, and red. This mixture of colors creates the effect of broken glass. You can see this lovely sight by taking a bus to the destination.
Rainbow Village, Taiwan
From a drab-colored military residential area, the Rainbow Village in Taiwan has transformed into a beautiful village bursting with colors. The whole town is a giant mural of paintings. These paintings were first created to preserve the village and avoid demolition, but today they make this village one of the most colorful places in the world. Join in with millions of tourists as they enjoy this historic town.
Northern Lights, Norway
Witness the magic of the sky in Norway. Here you can see brilliant colors as they move about the Arctic sky. You can view this magical sight from late September to late March. There is no experience that can be compared to viewing the Northern Lights, so make your way to Norway if at all possible to take in this colorful display.
Lake Retba, Senegal
Is pink your color? Lake Retba in Senegal may just be your lake. This surreal lake, located near the Atlantic Ocean, has a coral pink color caused by an active micro-organism. It is especially vibrant from July to October. To top it all off, golden sand dunes can be seen on the other side of the lake.
Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, China
Now, it’s time to reveal the most colorful place in the world – the Zhangye Danxia National Park. What makes this the best of the best is its natural beauty. It is not man-made, instead it is painted solely by Mother Nature. This technicolor range consists of colorful sandstone and minerals. It is like seeing the rainbow over the rocky edges of the mountain. Because of this, it was named as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2009.
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And that’s 30 of the most colorful places in the world. We hope you enjoyed this colorful ride. Go ahead and add these places onto your bucket list.
QOTD: Now that we’ve made our way through the list, here’s a question for you: Which colorful destination would you want to spend the day in? Leave your answers in the comment section below.