Some places are so beautiful that they don’t even seem real, so colorful that any famous painter could be envious of them.
Whether it was nature or the hand of a man that created them, it doesn’t matter, the only thing that remains is amazement.
Here are the 10 most colorful places in the world to see at least once in a lifetime.
THE 10 MOST COLORFUL PLACES in the world
# 1 Keukenhof tulip field (Holland)
From March to May, a part of Holland transforms itself into an immense carpet of flowers.
When you think of tulips, your thoughts immediately go to the Netherlands but this invincible couple hasn’t always been there. The bulbs arrived on the North Sea only in the second half of the sixteenth century from Turkey. They caused so much fury that many people went into debt, losing their homes and possessions in order to always have fresh tulips.
The most famous place where you can admire the blooming of tulips is the Keukenhof park where about 7 million bulbs are planted every year.
# 2 Chefchaouen, “The blue pearl” (Morocco)
To find “The blue pearl” we have to go back to the 15th century when Jewish refugees fleeing the Spanish Inquisition settled here in large numbers, bringing with them their tradition of painting things blue, a way to remember God in heaven.
Everything in this town is painted in this bright blue: from the floors to the walls, from the doors to the windows; the light is so strong that when the sun shines you have to cover your eyes. This magical place is actually a blue pearl, a small town that creates a world of its own within the city, eliminating the distance between earth and sky.
# 3 The “mountain of seven colors” (Peru)
Called “mountain of seven colors”, it bears the geographical name of Vinicunca and is a mountain of 5200 meters above sea level which is part of the Andes.
Vinicunca remained hidden for a long time under a thick layer of ice, which once melted, brought out a new colorful world. These colors are thought to come from materials such as iron, dolomite, sulfur and copper that have settled on the ground.
It remains a unique and uncontaminated place also for the demanding trekking route that is needed to reach it. If you decide to climb this mountain a very funny travel buddies will be with you: alpacas, very common animals in Peru and now loved by everyone even in Europe.
# 4 Kampung Pelangi, the “Rainbow Village” (Indonesia)
Nicknamed the “Rainbow Village”, this place hasn’t always been like this. Until a few years ago, the only color of this decadent village was gray.
This change is due to 54-year-old Slamet Widodo who drew inspiration from other cities to bring the rainbow to Kampung Pelangi, his native village.
Thanks to him, more than 200 homes have been transformed into pastel-colored works of art, allowing this colorful village to finally get to know tourism.
# 5 The cherry blossoms of Hitsujiyama Park (Japan)
Located at the foot of Mount Fuji, this park welcomes nearly half a million colorful seedlings and has become famous for its cherry blossoms. In fact, it is to these flowers that we owe the pink-toned mantle from the end of April to the beginning of May.
# 6 Retba, the pink lake (Senegal)
Located on the Cape Verde Peninsula, this strikingly pink lake represents one of the most admired natural oddities around the world.
The cause of this color are still unknown but it is presumed to derive from the presence of a bacterium that populates areas with a high level of salinity. This bacterium is not harmful to humans and therefore it is possible to swim in this lake of dreams.
# 7 Burano (Italy)
Burano is one of the islands of the archipelago of the Venetian Lagoon. It is located north of Venice and is famous for the production of lace. What makes this town unique are the colorful houses that make walking through its streets unforgettable.
A legend tells that the facades of the houses in Burano are colored because the local sailors painted them in order to recognize them on foggy days.
# 8 The rapeseed fields of Luoping (China)
Luoping is located in the Qujing prefecture, in the Yunnan region and is famous for the rapeseed fields. Tinged with yellow, these fields create an extraordinary landscape.
The rapeseed is used to produce oil, fuel, honey and the parts of the plants that remain unused are fed to the pigs. The perfect time to visit this amazing landscape is in spring.
# 9 Rice Terraces, Yuanyang (China)
Yuanyang terraced rice paddies are located south of the Ailao Mountains, have been hollowed out by the Hani people and feed millions of people.
The perfect time to go is after the harvest, from January to March, when the terraces have already been irrigated so that you can appreciate all the clouds reflected in these immense pools of water.
# 10 Lavender fields, Provence (France)
One of the must-see sights of Provence are the lavender fields in bloom. Lavender blooms from mid-June to mid-August but varies from area to area and from the climate of that year.
These fields attract tourists from all over the world not only for the unique photos that can be taken but also for the opportunity to participate to the lavender festivals.