Dive into the trendiest color of the decade. Whether you’ve just hopped on the pink train or have always loved the color, check out these photo-worthy spots around the world to satisfy your pink obsession while traveling.
Tan Dinh Church, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
With a combination of Gothic, Roman and Baroque design, Tan Dinh Church in Ho Chi Minh City sticks out like a (beautiful) sore thumb. Set in the heart of HCMC’s Tan Dinh textile market, you can snap a pic and then take a walk to browse through endless racks of vibrant fabric.
Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, HI
Known as the “Pink Palace of the Pacific,” Royal Hawaiian Hotel is located on the luxurious Waikiki Beach.
Cameron Falls, Alberta, Canada
To set the record straight: Cameron Falls in Alberta doesn’t always flow pink. In fact, its muddy pink waters were only spotted once. Local scientists believe that there was a rockslide after heavy rain, pushing argillite (red rocks that contains oxidized iron) into the creek. While all good things must come to an end, we’ve got our fingers crossed that this one will happen again.
Riomaggiore, Cinque terre, Italy
The Cinque Terre is one of the prettiest parks in Italy. Five multi-coloured villages are located along the seacoast, united by a network of hiking trails.
MaMa Kelly Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
MaMa Kelley in Amsterdam knows how to stick to a theme. From floor to ceiling, this place is hella pink. And if that wasn’t cool enough, brace yourself: their menu is decidedly unique, offering just chicken and lobster to eat.
Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, India
Nahargarh Fort sits on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur. Visit between October and February for clear skies and views that stretch for miles.
Le Palais Bulles, Théoule-sur-Mer, France
Palais Bulles (AKA, Bubble Palace) is a large private house in Théoule-sur-Mer, France. Designed by the architect Antti Lovag, the house’s 10 bedrooms were decorated by famous artists, including Patrice Breteau, Jerome Tisserand, and Daniel You.
Hotel Mirador, Chihuahua, Mexico
Perched above Copper Canyon National Park — Mexico’s “Grand Canyon”— is Chihuahua’s most eccentric and remote hotel: Posada Mirador. The hotel’s light pink quartz exterior stands out amongst the harsh rock, and the views from its balconies stretch as far as the eye can see.
Muralla Roja, Calp, Spain
La Muralla Roja is a postmodern apartment complex in Calpe, Spain. It was designed by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill in 1968.
Tangsi Beach, Lombok, Indonesia
On the eastern shore of Lombok island, 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, and when mixed with normal sand, the beach turned a delicious shade of pink.
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, India
It’s easy to see why Haha Mahal, or “The Palace of Winds”, is one of the top Instagram spots in Jaipur. With a millenial-pink stained facade and major Wes Anderson vibes, this landmark is a must-see while visiting India’s famous Pink City.
Kemi Church, Kemi, Finland
This pink gothic church is located in the center of Kemi: a small village in Northern Finland.
Ahsan Manzil, Dhaka, Bangladesh
This must-see Pink Palace is situated at Kumartoli along the banks of the Buriganga River. Surrounded by gates, the palace is a much-needed retreat from the hustle and bustle of Dhaka.
Cherry Blossoms, Mt. Fuji, Japan
The pastel pink cherry blossoms around the Fuji Five Lakes typically bloom around mid April. For the best view, head to the Chureito Pagoda or Ubuyagasaki Peninsula.
Paul Smith, Los Angeles, California
Paul Smith’s pink wall is an Instagram phenomenon, attracting thousands (you head us) of people each year to snap the perfect Insta pic.
Grüne Zitadelle von Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
Built as an “oasis for humanity and nature in a sea of rational houses,” this wacky pink space is home to apartments, store fronts, offices, a theatre, hotel, and kindergarten.
Pietro Nolita, New York City, New York
Described as the “pink jewel box” of NYC, Pietro Nolita serves delicious, healthy, seasonal Italian cuisine. PS- the inside is also pink.
Oía, Kikladhes, Greece
Oia, pronounced Ia, is one of the most famous villages in Santorini.
Lake Hillier, Western Australia
The cause of Lake Hillier’s color is totally unknown, but most researchers agree that it has probably something to do with a specific species of algae called Dunaliella Salina.
The Don CeSar, St Pete Beach, Florida
If you’re looking for a bit of glam and sophistication, the Don CeSar in St Pete is where it’s at. Since it opened in 1928, it’s been a retreat to the world’s elite: actors, authors and even U.S presidents.
Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Florida
The Boca Raton Resort & Club is one of the premier resort destinations and private club facilities. The resort is home to 1,047 hotel rooms across 337 acres. Its amenities include two 18-hole golf courses, a 50,000 sq. ft. spa, seven swimming pools, 30 tennis courts, a full-service 32-slip marina, 13 restaurants and bars, and 200,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.
Keukenhof Gardens, Lisse, Netherlands
Every year, more than 7 million flower bulbs are planted in autumn to bloom in spring. To spot 800 varieties of tulips at the Keukenhof Gardens tulip festival, plan to visit sometime between March and May.
City Palace, Jaipur, India
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, 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.
Hutt Lagoon, Gregory, Australia
After a visit to Hutt Lagoon in Australia, you’ll be thinking “algae never looked so good!” The town of Port Gregory was once a small fishing village, but now is a holiday hotspot for fishing and diving. Depending on the time of year and weather, the algae in Hutt Lagoon cause the water to transform from a red to pink to purple. The best time of day to visit is typically mid-morning or sunset.
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