16 Most Unbelievably Colorful Places On Earth

1. Valley of Flowers National Park, India

Valley of Flowers National Park, India

Along the elevated slopes of the Western Himalayas, you’ll find endless meadows of alpine flowers. This section of park is also home to many rare animals, such as the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, and blue sheep.

2. Five Flower Lake, China

Five Flower Lake, China

Five Flower is one of 118 lakes in the Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve. This area in particular creates an especially radiant color pallette from surrounding mineral deposits and incredibly diverse plant life.

3. Hitsujiyama Park, Japan

 Hitsujiyama Park, Japan

4. The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Home to over 1500 species of fish and 600 types of coral, the reef is a getaway for native Australians as well as travelers looking for the ultimate diving experience.

5. Yuanyang County, China

Yuanyang County, China

The terraced fields in China create an unpredictable array of layered colors, while also providing rice for millions across the country.

6. Braunwald, Switzerland

Braunwald, Switzerland

The dandelion fields with the backdrop of the Swiss Alps make for one spectacular view.

7. Tulip fields in the Netherlands

Tulip fields in the Netherlands
Tulip fields in the Netherlands

The flowers of the Netherlands are world renowned, with the largest garden sprawling with over 7 million flowers.

8. Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Wyoming

Located in Yellowstone National park, it’s the third largest hot spring in the world, and definitely the most colorful.

9. Cornwall, England

Cornwall, England

The poppy fields overlooking the Celtic Sea brighten the notoriously rainy UK.

10. Alberta, Canada

Alberta, Canada

Moraine Lake is fed by glacial waters and gets a pretty shade of blue from the rock flour that deposits from erosion.

11. Luoping, China

Luoping, China 
Luoping, China

The seemingly endless fields of yellow canola flowers attract many photographer as well as bees. Luoping is a prominent region for honey production.

12. Shark Bay, Australia

 Shark Bay, Australia

The bright red, iron-rich cliffs above the white sands and blue water make Shark Bay a must-see part of the infamous Australian coast.

13. Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, Turkey

The hot springs in the travertine terraces of Pamukkale are a major tourist attraction in Turkey and have been a calming escape for natives and travelers for thousands of years.

14. Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Japan

Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Japan

The gardens have 20 dazzling species of the wisteria flower. Strolling through the tunnel is a surreal experience for visitors.

15. Caño Cristales River, Columbia

Caño Cristales River, Columbia 
Caño Cristales River, Columbia

Known as The River of Five Colors, Caño Cristales is a marvel to look at, but due to high sediment levels is not a sustainable home for any species of fish.

16. Juneau, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska

The ice caves under the Mendenhall Glacier are a magical place that may not be around much longer. The 12-mile-long glacier has retreated 2 miles due to climate change since 1958.