The Most Colorful Places Around the World

Seeker Editors

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!

Lake Natron, 红海滩, Red Fort, Laguna Colorada, Hitachi Seaside Park, Valley of Fire State Park, Moulin Rouge, Red Square, Daigoji, Zhangye, Wadi Rum Village, Deadvlei, Dubrovnik, Arches National Park, Fushimi Inari Taisha, Merzouga, Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve State Natural Reserve, Stowe, Erg Chebbi, Antelope Canyon, Park and National Palace of Pena, Izamal, Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Hội An, Cartagena, Dallol, Luoping County, Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Avenue, Nakhon Ratchasima, Amazon Rainforest, Congo Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Bosco Verticale, Bamboo Forest, Tunnel of Love, Longji Rice Terrace Scenic Spot, Waiotapu, Thera, Blue Grotto, The Great Blue Hole

  • Lake Natron

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      Lake Natron is a spectacular sight, with its bright pink hue, created by the high concentration of salt and minerals in the water. Located in Tanzania, visitors can marvel at the vibrant colors of the lake while witnessing the unique wildlife that surrounds it, including flamingos and other bird species. Exploring the area is a great way to experience one of the most colorful places on earth.

  • 红海滩, China

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      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 in New Delhi, India

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      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, Bolivia

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      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, Japan

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      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 in Nevada, United States

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      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 in Paris, France

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      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

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      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 in Kyoto, Japan

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      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.

  • Zhangye, China

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      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, Jordan

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      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 in Sossusvlei, Namibia

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      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.

  • Dubrovnik in Dubrovnik, Croatia

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      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, United States

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      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 in Kyoto, Japan

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      Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto is a vibrant and colorful destination that should be on every traveler's bucket list. This Japanese shrine is famous for its thousands of bright orange torii gates, which form a tunnel leading visitors through the forest. The stunning contrast of the gates against the lush green foliage makes for an experience that is both visually stunning and incredibly peaceful.

  • Merzouga, Morocco

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      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, United States

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      Every spring, this protected reserve blooms in full with thousands of tangerine-colored poppies. Walk for hours amongst vibrant oranges at this beautiful destination.

  • Stowe, United States

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      This picturesque town in northern Vermont comes alive in the fall beneath gorgeous fall foliage lighting up in fiery shades of orange.

  • Erg Chebbi, Morocco

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      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, United States

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      Antelope Canyon in Canyon, Arizona is a stunning destination for nature lovers who appreciate the beauty of color. Carved by the forces of wind and water, this breathtaking slot canyon is a kaleidoscope of hues, ranging from deep reds and oranges to soft pinks and purples. Its narrow passageways and dramatic lighting make it one of the most captivating locations in the world for photographers, adventurers, and anyone who wants to witness nature's artistic creations.

  • Park and National Palace of Pena, Portugal

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      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.

  • Izamal, Mexico

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      Izamal, a beautiful colonial town located in Yucatan, Mexico, is known as one of the most colorful places around the world. With most buildings painted in vibrant yellow, the town has earned the nickname "The Yellow City." Tourists can wander through charming cobbled streets, explore ancient Maya ruins, and visit historic churches, all while immersing themselves in the lively colors and rich cultural heritage of Izamal.

  • Shwe Dagon Pagoda

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      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, Vietnam

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      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.

  • Cartagena in Cartagena, Colombia

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      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.

  • Dallol, Ethiopia

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      Dallol, located in the Afar region of Ethiopia, is a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of hot springs and geysers. The surreal landscape is marked by kaleidoscopic colors, from vibrant greens to acidic yellows, and blazing oranges. Blessed with multi-coloured hot springs, fumaroles, and sulfuric chimneys, Dallol is often referred to as the world’s most unique and colorful landscape.

  • Luoping County, China

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      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 in Tokyo, Japan

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      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, Thailand

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      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, Brazil

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      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, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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      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 in Washington, United States

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      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 in Milan, Italy

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      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, Japan

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      Bamboo Forest, located in Kyoto, Japan, is considered one of the most colorful places around the world. The towering bamboo with its lush green leaves creates an immersive experience for visitors walking through its winding paths, which gives a sense of being in a different world. The tranquil ambience of this serene forest is an excellent escape from the busy city life.

  • Tunnel of Love, Ukraine

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      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 in Guilin, China

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      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, New Zealand

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      Waiotapu is an active geothermal region of New Zealand, the area is famous for its iridescent emerald-colored waters and ethereal landscape.

  • Thera in Thera, Greece

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      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, Italy

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      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 in Belize City, Belize

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      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.