Most Colorful Places In The World

Planet Earth is filled with incredible splendor and natural beauty. Thankfully, most of the stunningly colorful places are accessible by either foot, bus or  car. Some are actually best seen from a plane. If you have a bad case of wanderlust, the only cure is to travel. Seeing the world's most gorgeous sights can be an inspiring and deeply touching experience.

Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu, China

The Danxia landforms, located in the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, are the known as the eye candy of Zhangye.

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The rocks and cliffs come in a variety of formations — smooth, sharp, vibrant and extremely tall. The colorful rocks and rainbow ridges are absolutely awe-inspiring.

Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan

Japan is known worldwide for its stunning displays of spring flowers. But the Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture is something else.

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The park covers green spaces and seasonal flowers spread out across 350 hectares. There is also an amusement park and several cycling and walking trails, so you can enjoy unique views of the mind-blowing colors.

Tulip Fields in the Netherlands

The Tulip Fields are like a museum of the most beautiful sights in the entire country. The striking colors of the bulbs are a common spectacle in Holland during the spring.

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You'll see seemingly never-ending rows of bright red, pink and yellow flowers. Everything in the country – from cool spring's weather to moist soil – is perfect for them to bloom. The result is a lot of different types, and colors, of tulip species.

Glowworm Caves in New Zealand

Clear your schedule for the night and go on an out of this world kayaking trip. It's a truly unique experience. Where else will you see glow-worms from the cockpit of a kayak?

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The feeling is magical. The caves on Lake McLaren are mysterious that way. Float beneath iridescent worms and then let the moonlight and stars guide you back to shore.

Caño Cristales River in Colombia

Known as "The River of Five Colors" or "The Liquid Rainbow," this South American landmark shows its brilliant hues between the wet and dry seasons every year.

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A unique plant species on the river floor called Macarenia clavigera turns a brilliant red. It's an incredible sight to observe against the blue water and yellow and green sand. The park reopened to tourists in 2009.

Lavender Fields in Provence, France

Once you see the Lavender Fields in person, purple will become your favorite color. The bloom from June to August around Mont Ventoux makes for a regal scenery and atmosphere.

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This blue gold is used to make soap and cosmetics. Go on a relaxing walk along the lavender roads in Provence from the field to the distillery, and embrace the intense colors around you.

Hitsujiyama Park in Japan

This is the closest you're going to get to a stunning pink carpet produced entirely by nature. About 400,000 moss phloxes are in full bloom in April and May on a gigantic hill.

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In addition, about 1,000 cherry trees, including yoshino cherry, weeping cherry, and double-petal cherry trees, planted in the park, blossom  in April.

Valley of Flowers in India

The Valley of Flowers is a must-see if you're ever visiting India. The surge of aromas from more than 300 alpine flowers will take your breath away.

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It's open from June until October. As you look at the horizon, you will see bright colorful carpet with refreshing mountainous snowflakes in the background. The valley is about 55 miles long.

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is Australia's natural wonder. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space.

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The lavishness of the reef's marine life is being hurt by climate change, according to Sediment, nutrient and pesticide pollution have increased. Urban and industrial developments continue; illegal fishing is hurting the ecosystem. Ocean acidification and rising sea temperature are having a negative impact as well.

Five Flower Lake in China

The Five-Flower Lake, or Wuhua Lake, is among the most beautiful places in all of China. This pristine oasis in the Sichuan province is far from big cities.

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It lies at the end of the upper reach of Peacock River, about 8,110 feet above the sea level and 16 feet in depth, according to China Travel Guide. The water contains calcium carbonate as well as hydrophytes with different colors, displaying a versicolor sight of azure blue, blackish green and light yellow.

Abandoned Salt Field in Crimea

The combination of red water, blue sky, and sunrise or sunset is an inspiring one. Not all abandoned sites are eerie, quite the contrary in fact.

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These may be salt fields, but they offer dramatic scenery, as beautiful as Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat. Locals call it Sivash, meaning "Rotten Sea," because of the stench in the summer.

Procida in Italy

This colorful heaven in Italy is a small island in the Bay of Naples, located between the mainland and the larger island of Ischia. "The Talented Mr. Ripley" was shot there.

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For an authentic feel of the region, tourists go Procida. Ancient excavations, old archeological findings, natural splendor and charming shore are what attract most foreigners. About 10,000 residents live in fewer than two square miles.

Luoping in China

Luoping is a small county that has become like a magnet for photographers who want to capture the best and most superb photos of the "sea of yellow" of blooming rapeseed flowers.

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The horizon of yellow foreground with settlements in the middle and mountains in the back are especially magnificence from any higher view point.

Hornocal Mountains in Argentina

All photos look like they have been photoshopped. The absolutely fascinating geology of the mountainous range shocks tourists.

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The incredible colors and the inverted-V shaped formation is part of the limestone formation called Yacoraite. It extends from Peru to Salta through Bolivia and the Quebrada de Humahuaca, according to Amusing Planet.

Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Japan

You will be enthralled as soon as you walk in the Kawachi Fuji Gardens by majestically pastel-colored tunnel full of about 150 Wisteria plants.

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As you walk the pathway, breathe in the fresh flowery scent and take in the surrounding violet, blue, white and pink flowers. Visit in the beginning of May when the flowers are in full bloom.

Yuanyang Rice Terraces in China

This place has been a masterpiece of the ingenuity of the Hani people for generations, according to Travel China Guide. The rice terraces are famed for their unique frontier scenery.

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The terraces built on the hillsides have a slope varying from 15 degrees to 75 degrees. Some rise by 3,000 steps, forming a landscape that is rare, both at home and abroad.