Daily life and routines can sometimes make the world feel so dull. It’s easy to forget how amazing this beautiful world is when we get stuck in a grey rut.
Yet, with a little research and a lot of love, you will find that this world can be home to some of the most beautiful and colorful places imaginable.
In this list, we explore the 20 most beautiful and colorful places in the world.
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1. Skagit Valley, Washington, USA
Home to the world-famous Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, this location is a sight to behold. Orderly fields of tulips, daffodils, and irises decorate the landscape as far as the eye can see. The vibrant colors create a magical view, which is fitting as it is also known as Magic Skagit. It is a must-see for any traveler going through the area.
2. Cranberry Bog, Wisconsin, USA
Made of a 50-mile stretch, visitors can travel along the “Cranberry Highway” and marvel at the stunning red bogs of cranberries that decorate the landscape during the months of September to late October.
3. Lavender and Sunflower fields, Provence, France
Nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and Italy – in the most south-eastern part of France – is Provence. The home of some of the most beautiful lavender and sunflower fields in Europe. Tourists frequently compare the lavender fields to Picasso’s blue period, as the blue and purple hues light up the entire landscape in a stunning display. Whereas the golden sunflowers inspire the likes of Van Gog himself.
4. Little India, Singapore
Colorful carvings of Hindu deities decorate the landmark building of the Sri Veeramakaiamman Temple in Little India. It is sure to amaze any traveler with its vibrant historical and cultural displays. It is no surprise that it is a fan favorite amongst travelers.
5. Chefchaouen, Morocco
This beautiful destination is in the northernmost mountain range of Morocco. The use of blue hues decorating the structures of the “Blue City” inspires awe to all who are lucky enough to see it. It was previously used as a fortress in the 1400s but is currently open to the public and has become one of the most unique/cultural cities in the world.
6. Bo-Kaap in Cape Town, South Africa
Although this is just a small part of the surrounding area, there is no denying that the beautiful pastel-colored buildings are something to behold. It holds the title of the most “Instagrammable” place in South Africa, and it’s clear as to why when looking at the beautiful structures. However, there is so much more to Bo-Kaap than just being a place to take pretty pictures. It is also deeply rich in history and culture dating back to the 1700s when Dutch settlers first colonized it and, most infamously, Jan de Waal, that created these structures as homes for the slaves of Cape Malay.
7. Procida, Italy
Located in between the island of Ischia and Cape Miseno, this island is beautifully decorated with colorful pastel buildings and architecture that will captivate travelers with its stunning landscape. It is also known as the Bay of Naples, this is the smallest island in the vicinity and is kept relatively under the radar when it comes to mass tourism attractions — due to there not being many vast beaches available during the offseason due to how the tide rolls in. However, it is still one of the most beautiful and colorful places to visit while traveling.
8. Caño Cristales River, Colombia
Every fall in Meta, in the Serrania de la Macarena province, this beautiful destination becomes a place of wonder as the river that runs through the area turns a bright red color due to the rare species of plant life that grows on the bottom and is named the river of five colors or the liquid rainbow.
9. Tulip Fields, The Netherlands
This stunning destination is made out of several factors. It is a sight to behold as the combination of over 1,500 fish species, 500 coral species, and more than 400 coral species that call it home and creates this stunning combination of colors.
10. Rainbow Mountains, Zhangye Danxia, China
This Technicolor mountain range is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is known for the wide variety of colors made from the mineral and sandstone landscape that looks like a painting rather than a real-life destination.
11. Shibazakura Hill, Japan
Decorating the entire area in a variety of shades of pink, this destination is at its most stunning during the springtime. Shibazakura moss blooms in the thousands and creates an iconic view underneath the base of Mount Fuji.
12. Central Park, New York, USA
One of the most famous destinations, this location, is known to be ever-changing during the year as the park’s forestation changes with the seasons. It is a historical landmark and is unique in its own right as it is right in the middle of one of the biggest cities in the world.
13. Luoping, China
Named the Golden Sea for its seasonal canola blooms, this stunning farmland destination found in Eastern China and is a beautiful sight to behold.
14. Lake Retba, Senegal
Known as the bubble-gum lake, this destination creates a magical view due to a bacteria that grows in the saltwater and turns it pink. The bacteria is not harmful to humans and is a natural wonder.
15. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Home to hundreds of aquatic life as well as thousands of reefs, this is one of the most significant underwater ecosystems in the world and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
16. Lake Natron, Tanzania
Wholly made of saline, this shallow lake of salt is known for its stunning red and orange hues but is one of the few places of the earth that has little to none fauna or flora as the mineral-rich environment is almost entirely inhospitable for most lifeforms.
17. Panjin Red Beach, China
Getting its color from a type of seaweed that is known to flourish in the soil of the high in alkaline wetland landscape of reed marsh makes this destination a stunning sight of red hues as far as the eye can see.
18. Havasupai Falls, Grand Canyon, USA
Creating a stunning contrast between the blue water and orange-red rocks, this small oasis in the Grand Canyon is a beautiful destination that is popular amongst many travelers.
19. Cherry Blossoms, Washington, D.C., USA
Sent to the United States as a gift from Japan in 1912, over 3000 stunning cherry blossom trees decorate the capital city and has become a world-famous attraction during its blossom season at springtime.
20. Northern Lights, Norway
This natural celestial display of color can be seen at the auroral oval in Northern Norway and is one of the most beautiful sights known to mankind and occurs during the months of September to March.