If you were looking for an excuse to sigh, you’ve opened the right article. Every country has something that sure amazes us. Some have foods, drinks, holidays… Others captivate us for their biodiversity, their culture, their history. Others have someplace that just looking at them, they take our breath away.
You might ask whether these are taken from the set of a sci-fi movie, or have these pictures been adjusted with a filter? Because come on, there’s no way a place with such eye-popping colors can really exist…
But it does, and that is the case I bring to you today. Here are the 10 most colorful places in the world. The intense color will make you fall in love immediately. From natural landmarks to manmade places, get your pen, for your bucket list is about to get longer.
10. Rainbow Village – Taiwan
Located in Taichung City, Taiwan, the Rainbow Village as its name states is a very colorful place. It was home to Huang Yong-fu, a man who villagers tenderly called “Rainbow Grandpa”. He spent many years splashing all the walls with brilliant colors, which gave the neighborhood a psychedelic kind of view.
9. Miracle Garden – Dubai
Dubai is not only known for its technological advances, but also for its Miracle Garden. The garden is composed of more than 150 million flowers. With every color covered, there are theme areas, including one in honor of Disney: a 59 ft (18 meters) floral structure of Mickey Mouse.
8. Caminito – Argentina
Caminito, Spanish for “Little Road”, is the most colorful neighborhood of the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. It is a huge tourist magnet and there’s a good reason for it. Not only its colors will captivate you, but also the tango artists and shows that lead you just around the “Little road”.
7. Dalí Theatre-Museum – Spain
Salvador Dalí was the greatest surrealist artist in the world, so a theatre museum made in his honor will grant you a very colorful place. It is located in the great painter’s hometown Figueres in Spain. You’ll recognize it for it is a huge pink castle with giant eggs on the top.
6. Rainbow Mountain – Peru
Back in South America, Peru is not only home to Machu Picchu, but also Rainbow Mountain. And if you’re wondering how a mountain can be a rainbow? Well, Peru surely has the answer for you. The distinctive striped look will amaze you. So it’s worth the two-hour drive, believe me.
5. Madeira Botanical Garden – Portugal
Portugal is a very colorful country, no doubt. But the Madeira Botanical Garden will take your breath away. It is an 80,000-square-metre garden full of a variety of red, yellow, and purple plants. I guarantee you’ll gaze in the very first second you see it.
4. Gamcheon Culture Village – South Korea
Talking about Machu Picchu, the Gamcheon Culture Village is known as the “Machu Picchu of Busan”. It is a maze-view village with stairways, sculptures, and houses painted in so many vivid colors. Just sit down in any of the coffee shops and enjoy the epic view of Busan’s Gamcheon Culture Village.
3. Burano – Italy
Located on a Venitian island, Burano is one of the most colorful places not only in Italy but in the world. Its kaleidoscopic landscape, the intensely painted building, and the vivid canal houses will make you want to stay there forever
2. Le Jardin Majorelle – Morocco
Just in the middle of Marrakech, you’ll find the Le Jardin Majorelle, a majestic botanical garden. You’ll recognize it for its indigo art deco just in the center of the garden. And believe, no, you’re not daydreaming, the garden is magical itself.
1. Little India – Singapore
The houses painted in a mosaic colorful kind of way will amaze you. The intensely bold colors follow you everywhere, from the market to the train station. And that’s not all, clothes and bags found here match perfectly the houses. Little India will definitely captivate you.