64 The Most Colorful Places Around the World
By Seeker Editors @seeker
Discover some of the most otherworldly and ethereal landscapes gleaming in heavy pigments, from alkaline red lakes to banana-colored volcanic landscapes. For Pride month we wanted to select the most vibrant destinations across the planet in every shade of ROYGBIV to create the ultimate rainbow-themed bucket list. Let your rainbow flags fly this summer while taking a look at some of the most colorful places on earth. Happy Pride Seekers!
The Most Colorful Places Around the World Map
The Most Colorful Places Around the World Places
- Lake Natron
The red beach of China stays true to its name, featuring endless naturally vibrant hues of auburn suaeda salsa plants. This breathtaking spot is located in the largest wetland of the world, complete with shallow seas and tidelands in its unique landscape.
- Red Fort
This historic Dehli location previously was home to emperors of the past, and to this day remains towering and boastful with pigmented red sandstone blocks reflecting warm shades year-round.
- Laguna Colorada
A shallow saltwater lake located in Bolivia, Laguna Colorada has a mesmerizing landscape, with smoking volcanoes, endless sprawling desert, and ephemeral red-tinted waters.
- Hitachi Seaside Park
Hitachi seaside park in Japan is known for immaculate seasonal flower gardens, and come fall is painted pure red with thousands of red flower bushes throughout the entire park.
- Valley of Fire State Park
Combined with marbled stone structures of various hues of copper, and gorgeous desert landscape, this Nevada park offers a feast of fiery visuals.
- Moulin Rouge
The Moulin Rouge is an iconic cabaret located in the glittering city of Paris, France. The title translates to "red mill", and for a glowing red moment beneath sparkling lights, and extravagant fashion- Moulin Rouge is the place to go.
- Red Square
One of the most historical city squares in Moscow, the Red Square is made up of a palette of vibrant colors, including plenty of rich red tones. Complete with gorgeously architectured buildings of vermillion hues, the Red Square is one of the most treasured red destinations on the planet.
Daigoji is a picturesque temple located close to the historic city of Kyoto in Japan. Daigoji is famously painted with vermillion hues that match the extensive fall foliage framing the temple every year.
A wonder of the natural world, Zhangye's national park located in central China boasts unique rainbow-painted mountains with powerful red-colored stripes.
- Wadi Rum Village
A village tucked into the heart of the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan, Wadi Rum village is sure to satisfy your color needs with plentiful picturesque orange deserty hues. Complete with temple ruins and geometric rock formations, this sandy destination is perfect for those seeking to embrace fiery colors and adventure.
Deadvlei is a clay pan located in Namibia. Resembling a Dali surrealist painting come to life, this unique destination features dark skeleton-like trees against a sandy orange and creamy backdrop.
This coastal city in south Croatia features unique architecture with iconic orange-colored roofs. Along with the seaside village lifestyle and friendly community, Dubrovnik is sure to delight your eyes and warm your spirits.
- Arches National Park
Featuring over 200 natural stone arches, Arches offers an otherworldly landscape in cool orange shades beneath the Utah sunshine. We recommend visiting around sunset to experience a breathtaking and color-stained horizon against the stone sculptures.
- Fushimi Inari Taisha
This small town in Morocco is surrounded by endless sandy dunes swept into dynamic and picturesque forms. A true feast of vibrant orange hues, this beautiful and friendly destination will soak you in warm sunlight and Instagram-worthy scenery.
- Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve State Natural Reserve
Every spring, this protected reserve blooms in full with thousands of tangerine-colored poppies. Walk for hours amongst vibrant oranges at this beautiful destination.
This picturesque town in northern Vermont comes alive in the fall beneath gorgeous fall foliage lighting up in fiery shades of orange.
- Erg Chebbi
Erg Chebbi is one of the largest seas of dunes in Morrocco, made up of windswept sand in mesmerizing shades of bright orange.
- Antelope Canyon
- Park and National Palace of Pena
In the center of a forested area in Portugal, the Pena Palace stands tall in multicolored grandiosity. Featuring prominent mustard hues in the construction, sunny climate, and sprawling natural surroundings this palace is sure to inspire any yellow hunters out there.
- Shwe Dagon Pagoda
A breathtaking Buddhist temple located in Yangon, Shwe Dagon Pagoda glows in sunshine gold hues. A treasure found in the country of Myanmar.
- Hội An
Considered to be Vietnam's "yellow city", Hoi An features rows of shops and houses all painted warm yellow shades. Perfect for summer exploration, Hoi An is a lively city full of culture, tasty cuisine, and bright sunny colors.
This vibrant Colombian city is decked out with mustard-colored buildings, enough to turn the entire color palette of the city to various sunshine shades. Full of life and adventure, this charming town is an exciting and *very* yellow destination.
- Luoping County
Made up of petite flowers, the rich green fields of Luoping county in China are swept over in yellow for a brief period every year. These yellow seas attract tourists from around the world every year to experience magnificence.
- Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Avenue
This picturesque avenue in the glitzy Minato ward of Tokyo city lights up in the fall with rows of huge, lemon-colored ginkgo trees.
- Nakhon Ratchasima
The sunflower fields of Nakhon Ratchasima are breathtaking, with thousands of cheerful blossoms peaking out to face the sunshine. These gorgeous sunflowers glow in hues of bright yellow are just a short drive away from Bangkok city.
- Amazon Rainforest
The world's largest tropical rainforest that sprawls throughout South America, this gorgeous and green destination is a treasure that must be protected. Experience glowing hues of emerald at this diverse and vast location.
- Congo Rainforest
The largest rainforest in Africa, The Congo Rainforest boasts high levels of biodiversity. Along with countless plant life to uncover, The Congo Rainforest is a green-colored home to over 10,000 animal species.
- Olympic National Park
Experience the true wonder of the natural landscape along the US's pacific northwest at Olympic National Park. The park expands amongst several different ecosystems and varying landscapes all pulled together by plantlife in rich shades of green.
- Bosco Verticale
This dynamic and award-winning architectural site in Milan hoasts thirty-thousand square meters of greens sprawling throughout the towers, earning the name "Vertical Forest."
- Bamboo Forest
- Tunnel of Love
The tunnel of love runs through Klevan Ukraine. This picturesque destination features arched trees forming a tunnel around abandoned train tracks. An otherworldly sight to see, we recommend visiting for some major photo-ops in the spring and summertime.
- Longji Rice Terrace Scenic Spot
Witness terraced rice fields in rural China, with each area of land shrouded in nourished green grass. Longji Rice Terrace is named the "Dragons Backbone" due to the winding terraces forming unique shapes that resemble scales of a dragon.
Waiotapu is an active geothermal region of New Zealand, the area is famous for its iridescent emerald-colored waters and ethereal landscape.
In dreamy Santorini, Thera is an island destination next to the glittering blue ocean. Visit the iconic Three Bells of Fira Church, which is painted in a crisp, pigmented shade of azure, for some major photo-ops.
- Blue Grotto
Of the coast of Capri lies this hidden gem location, The Blue Grotto glows in mystical hues of turquoise. This enchanting effect of blue mirroring throughout the cave is thanks to the frequent sunlight reflecting against the pigmented water.
- The Great Blue Hole
As one of the largest marine sinkholes in the world, the "Great Blue Hole" stays true to its name. With iridescent shades of sapphire reflecting beneath the South American sunshine, and a vast coral reef circling, this mystical sinkhole is a popular destination for scuba divers.
- Blue Lagoon
The blue city of Jodhpur is a sea of endless shades of cobalt. Located on the edge of a desert in India, Jodhpur is a cool oasis of blue-painted architecture that stretches for miles.
Known as the "Smurf Village" Juzcar is dipped in a unique and smurfy shade of azure. This Spanish village is known for being painted almost entirely blue, creating picturesque scenery along hills of gorgeous plant life and natural beauty.
Uncover fairylike glowing sparkles deep within these mysterious New Zealand caves. The Waitomo caves are home to thousands of neon blue glow worms lighting up the walls in a truly breathtaking manner.
- Marble Caves
These marbleized caves in Chile are famous for mesmerizing aqua-shaded swirling patterns. The unique formations create intricate designs in hues of blue, yellow, black, and cream reflected against turquoise-colored water.
- Bruce Munro: Field of Light At Sensorio
The Field of Light is a sprawling live art exhibition by world-renown artist Bruce Monro. Located in the heart of California wine country, this massive exhibition features thousands of glowing LED lights appearing like magical sparkling flowers, alternating between various hues of purple, cool blue, and more.
- Gardens by the Bay
The Gardens By The Bay is an expansive natural park in the beautiful country of Singapore. The park features otherworldly glowing towers that loom in mystical shades of neon lilac amongst the lush natural surroundings.
- Takinoue Park
Throughout an expansive and delightful purple blossoming moss, Takinoue Park hosts plenty of springtime festivities. This beautiful Japanese park offers a scenic and vibrantly grape-colored walk in northern Japan.
Every year during a warm September Johannesburg is decorated with fresh blossoms of vibrant purple. The Jacaranda trees that produce these majestic flowers are abundant throughout the city until late November.
- Lavender Field
- Kawachi Wisteria Garden
Thousands of mystical purple wisterias are draped over in a tunnel formation at this beautiful Japanese garden. Walk beneath rows of magical, blooming strands of pigmented wisteria at this hidden gem.
- City Palace, Jaipur
As a compound overflowing with lush gardens, sprawling courtyards, and buildings — Jaipur’s City Palace is quite literally an (Instagram) oasis in the middle of the Pink City. A mix of Rajasthani and Mughal over the centuries, there are seemingly endless photos to be taken here — from the shimmering palace doors displaying the seasons to the rainbow Peacock Gate, the pink Diwan-I-Khas room, and the famously blue Chhavi Nivas. If you want to snap photos that look like you have the palace to yourself, head here first thing in the morning or in the late afternoon.
- Pink Lake Lookout
The charming town of Port Gregory was once a small fishing village, but now is a holiday hotspot for fishing and diving (and one of the world’s most colorful places!). Depending on the time of year and weather, the algae in Hutt Lagoon causes the water to transform from a red to pink to purple. Since the colors transform over the course of the day, the best time of day to visit this famous pink travel destination is typically mid-morning or sunset (when the colors really pop).
- Mount Fuji
The Sakura (cherry blossoms) of Japan draw visitors from around the globe for their yearly springtime blossom, and the surrounding landscape of Mt. Fuji is one of the best places to take it all in. The pastel-pink flowers around the Fuji Five Lakes typically bloom around mid April. For the best view, head to the Chureito Pagoda or Ubuyagasaki Peninsula during Japan’s cherry blossom festival where you’ll have the staggering mountain peak as your backdrop.
- Pink Beach
On the eastern shore of Lombok, Indonesia, you’ll find Tangsi: just one of ten beaches in the world with sand that’s entirely pink. How? Over time, water washed millions of red coral fragments up from the seabed. When mixed with normal sand, the beach turned a delicious shade of pink — one that travelers have been dying to since their toes into ever since. It’s both comical and breathtaking, one of our favorite combinations.
- White Sands National Park
Rising from the heart of New Mexico’s Tularosa Basin, White Sands National Park has earned the title of the world’s largest gypsum dune field. Visitors can hike around the pristine dunes, partake in education ranger-led programs, and even try their skills at sandboarding in a few designated places around the park. With trails that range from easy to extremely difficult, it’s a perfect jumping off point for every-level of experience.
- Mya Thein Tan Pagoda
Ever since its construction in 1816, the Hsinbyume Pagoda has captivated its visitors year after year. Starkly contrasting the blue skies above, this all white temple is both an architectural and cultural point of interest. There are countless incredible temples to see all over Southeast Asia, but the monochromatic boldness of Hsinbyume makes it stand out even more in our book.
- Uyuni Salt Flat
Stretching across 10,582 square kilometres of the Altiplano, Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat, and seeing it in person is the only way to properly comprehend that fact. Despite the desert dryness, freezing night temperatures, and fierce desert sun — this landscape is not devoid of life! Pink flamingos, ancient cacti, and rare hummingbirds all live in the Salar de Uyuni, adding a dramatic splash of life in an otherwise desolate landscape and making it one of the best things to do in Bolivia. Spoiler alert: Pink flamingos look pretty damn unreal against an all-white landscape.
- Wat Rong Khun - White Temple
Consider this spot the twin sibling of #30 with a Thai twist. Wat Rong Khun, AKA the White Temple, is a privately-owned art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist temple. With its location in Thailand’s northern province, it draws plenty of visitors from the nearby city of Chiang Rai. We would believe you if you told us it was built centuries ago, but turns out it was constructed in 1997. Either way, it’s an awesome place to take a stroll. 33
- Black Sand Beach
Moody as can be, Reynisfjara black sand beach is the most famous shoreline on the South Coast of Iceland. It sits right beside the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal, a remote town perched in the shadow of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. What we’re trying to say is, it’s Icelandic as f%$@k. With beautiful black sand, powerful waves, and the nearby Reynisdrangar sea stacks — a visit to Reynisfjara is a truly one of the most special things to do in Iceland.
Stokksnes—also known as Vestrahorn— is one of the most stunning locations in all of Iceland, which is a pretty tough title to earn. The backdrop of Vestrahorn, the massive mountain onsite, makes this place a landscape photographer’s dream. With rigid black peaks, strikingly dark sand, and a contrastingly blue lagoon, Stokksnes is a must for every Iceland bucket list.
- Black Sands Beach
Misty, salted air meets seriously Icelandic vibes at Black Sands Beach, a large stretch of black sand and reefs on California’s Lost Coast. With no major roads or access points, this spot is perfect for backpackers and foot explorers who want to get off the beaten path. The coastline is walkable, so get ready to ditch your shoes at the top and go for a long stroll. You deserve it.
Find Iceland’s famous black church, Búðir, in the Búðahraun Lava Field: a barren stretch of rocks and grass in Iceland’s Snaefellsnes peninsula. The church’s striking black exterior is painted with pitch to protect against the weather — and it’s everything you could possibly dream of in a moody Icelandic landscape. At roughly 2 hours north of Reyjkavik, the country’s capital, it’s pretty easy to escape up here for a day trip to take in the views.