There is no doubt that colors boost our mood and make us happy! Hence traveling to colorful places will do the same. Yes, have a look at these 15 most colorful places in the world and enjoy traveling.
We all know very well that this is the era of ‘Editing’ where even normal phones offer a filter, sticker, or effect for every photo. And, due to that, any image can become more dramatic than the actual one.
However, there are still places where you won’t need any Photoshop skills to improve the picture. Yes, you read it right! There are places in the world which are already so breathtakingly beautiful that no editing is required. It is unbelievable, but true that such places do exist. No, not in dreams, but right here on our beautiful planet.
From colorful houses of Cinque Terre in Italy to the pink sand beaches in Greece, these places are sure to add excitement to any and every holiday of yours.
So, if you’re looking to immerse yourself in the striking brightness of the world’s kaleidoscope, discover these 25 most colorful places and explore the stunning beauty that nature holds.
San Francisco, first major US city to block the use of facial recognition software, is one amazing example of the colorful canvas. Yes, by looking at the pictures, it could be said easily that San Francisco, a hilly city on the tip of a peninsula, is a city with color in its veins.
From patterned flower beds of Golden Gate Park to the patchwork salt ponds in the South Bay to the vibrant murals of the Mission District, a tour from one end to the other is a pinwheel whirl of a visual treat.
Once you go there, you’ll be dizzy with delight by the end of your stay as there are so many color-drenched things to do in San Francisco.
In the Rif Mountains of Northwest Morocco, there is one small and beautiful city - Chefchaouen. All you can see is bluish here! Yes, this place is popular for its strikingly vivid blue-washed buildings. In 1930, Jewish refugees introduced the bluish design of this city. And it remains the same as there is still a small community of Jews and in Judaism, the blue color is considered a symbol of sky and heaven. Moreover, it represents that people must live their lives with spiritual awareness.
To keep the history alive and in the memory of that old Jewish tradition, the natives of Chefchaouen regularly repaint the buildings in the blue shade. In different times of the day, this bluish village glows differently. Chefchaouen looks like a clear blue water world in wet condition.
One legend also goes regarding this blue color that the bluish shade of Chefchaouen can keep away the mosquitoes as they don’t like clear water. In this picturesque town, there are around 40000 people, and the town also has a very calm atmosphere. Moreover, this attractive town offers affordable accommodations, cafes, restaurants, and shops if one wants to visit.
Another beautiful blue place in the world! Jodhpur, known as ‘The Blue City’ is the second largest city in Rajasthan. The city is called the blue city after the bright blue-washed houses in the old town. Jodhpur, one of the most dreamy destinations for a grand wedding, is the colorful old city surrounds the popular Mehrangarh Fort. In the city, there are more than 100 colorful such houses enclosed by a wall.
It is said that the priestly caste of India, Brahmins, started this tradition. According to the legend, to differentiate their houses from people of other castes, Brahmins painted their houses with bright blue color. However, soon, the rest of the people also followed this tradition despite that they were from other castes.
Apart from that, the blueness of the town is found as a representation of the native’s resilience against the scorching heat of the Thar Desert that surrounds the town. The blue painting also helps to keep their houses cool and prevents mosquitoes, according to local people of the town.
Located in Southeast of Greece, Santorini is one beautiful island. Around 15 picturesque and traditional villages are located in Santorini. The main attraction of these villages are the narrow cobblestone streets and the brilliant whitewashed houses. Yes, it looks highly attractive and is one of the world’s most amazing places to swim. Moreover, the balconies of these unique houses give sight to the stunning sunset and striking volcano on the island. It looks amazing!
The legend for the place goes as, in the 19th century, the local people of Santorini used to decorate their houses by using whitewash. Well, they painted their houses white because the whitewash is durable, has oxidizing properties, and is also cheap. Ultimately, coloring the buildings white became a trend in the town. And, no wonder, it gives a homogeneity and unique style for Santorini Island.
In the foot of the signal hill in Cape Town, the colorful and historic Bo-Kaap suburb is located. Same as Santorini, this beautiful town is also renowned for its narrow cobblestoned streets and brightly colored houses. However, houses here represent a mixture of Dutch and Georgian architectural styles.
Not only the place is colorful, but its history is equally colorful. There was a time during the 16th and 17th centuries when the number of slaves ‘Cape Malays’ was imported to Cape Town by the Dutch, especially from Indonesia, Malaysia, and other African countries. Further, the number of houses were built in this area and leased to the slaves in 1760. Later the slaves became free from jails. Hence, to express their freedom and happiness, they bought the houses and painted them in bright colors.
This is how the town became a colorful one!
In New Brunswick province, The Saint John city is the oldest incorporated city (in 1785) located in Canada. Placed in the bay of Fund, the city is very beautiful. The reason behind its wide popularity is its brightly colored downtown row houses. It is one of the popular tourist attractions in the city.
One more unique fact about the place is that the multicolored houses are known as ‘Jellybean Row’ in the downtown area of Saint John. As a fact, no street is named as ‘Jellybean Row’ in Saint John City. Because it is the common nickname, natives use to refer the colorful houses in the downtown area.
It is said that to keep the beauty intact even in foggy weather, people of Saint John used to paint their houses in bright colors. Hence it can be seen that each house in the street is painted with a unique color. Must say that one single tour of the city and it will become an unforgettable experience for you.
Bering Land Bridge will give you the feel of the rainbow. Yes, it is that colorful. Travel the place as it is all set to wow you with its impressive spectrum of natural wonders. Do not let nature’s artwork go unnoticed!
As far as the eyes can see, there are fields of flowers which give a unique flair to Skagit Valley. The neat rows of daffodils, tulips, and irises lend a cheerful air to this stretch of land, which is in full bloom when the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival invites you to witness why some call it the Magic Skagit.
In the Northern Venetian lagoon, a pretty small island is located which is known as Burano. Moreover, it is an extensive group of islands that has four islands connected by bridges. All you can say is that Burano is the land of multicolored houses on either side of the canals. It truly looks like a paradise due to the way the green waters of canals separate the islands and reflects these picturesque houses.
It is said that in ancient times, the main source of income in Burano was fishing. Hence due to heavy fog in the winter season, the fishermen found it hard to recognize their homes. Therefore they used to paint their houses in different colors. And, eventually, all the houses in town are still painted in different colors. Or we can say this incident started the coloring tradition in Burano.
Hence today also, it can be seen that every house in Burano follows a particular color scheme. Things don't end here because there is a well-defined system for painting the houses in Burano.
And, being a resident of the village, you have to follow the system. It goes as, if one likes to paint their house in the town, first they need to send an official request to the government. So, they will advise which color one can paint at their home.
Not only it is seen, but it has been said that lavender is the soul of Provence. One will find gorgeous fields of the purple plant blooming in the summertime, everywhere from Luberon to Aix to Roussillon. In July each year, Valensole Plateau becomes lavender central, swarming with photographers.
Several colorful fields of sunflowers and lavender are located in Provence, France. When fertile fields tint the land in purple hues, Lavender is la couleur du jour. Moreover, it is considered there that Van Gogh is smiling somewhere; therefore, the sunflowers come out to play.
Keukenhof garden of Netherlands looks like a garden straight from the pages of a fairytale. Yes, it is full of butterflies and hummingbirds with the softest of tree-dappled light and brightest of blooms. You can hire a bike or travel leisurely through the park on a whisper boat to take the Bollenstreek path for the best views of all the bulbs.
In China’s northwestern Gansu province, there is a Zhangye Danxia National Park located which covers 200 square miles. Moreover, since 2009, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Rainbow Mountains, an incredible place in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, get their technicolor range from an array of differently colored minerals and sandstone. Must say, a combination of strong sunshine and little rain makes the colors pop, especially when the weather is temperate. Hence, visit the place anytime from June to September for best views.
Tunnels are already beautiful, but this one is something unique. Yes, this is a beautiful tunnel surrounded by trees which grown randomly.
It can be said that the only thing shaping the growth of the trees is the passing train which travels three times a day back and forth through the passageway, and eventually, a natural tunnel formed.
Nowadays, the tunnel attracts tourists, photographers, lovers, and more who wish to see the fairytale-like tunnel and enjoy nature tunnel for themselves.
In China's Jiuzhaigou National Park in the Sichuan province, this beautiful, pristine, and popular lake can be found. Caused by minerals, namely calcium carbonate, and aquatic plants, the water of the lake contains several shades of blue, green, dark blue, yellow, and red.
Moreover, the algae-covered tree trunks that line the crystal-clear floor of the lake contribute to its bright array of colors. Undoubtedly, it can be said that it is often considered as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
The Bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas. Therefore it is a common sight along roadsides and uncultivated fields throughout the state, especially during springtime. Hence if you see groups of cars parked alongside the road and people walking into the fields to snap a photo, it is not unusual.
So, this is the list of 15 most colorful places on earth. Well, you might find color anywhere, but these are the places that leave more vivid memories than others.
Tell us through comment section that which one you liked the most or which one you want to travel soon!
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