8 Of The World’s Most Colourful Destinations

You won’t believe your eyes

Chefchaouen, Morocco
20 Nov 2015

Chefchaouen, Morocco

Also known as The Blue Pearl, this fabled town is set against the backdrop of spectacular mountains. It’s famous for its picturesqueness and authenticity, as well as its brilliant blue buildings - a legacy from the 15th century, when Jewish refugees escaping the Spanish Inquisition settled here and painted the structures the colour of the sky (as was their tradition) to remind them of God.


Panjin Red Beach, Liaoning, China
20 Nov 2015

Panjin Red Beach, Liaoning, China

Tourists flock to this beach that turns a vivid red every autumn. Located in the Liaohe River Delta, it’s home to a massive population of seepweed, a type of seaweed that transforms from green to a startling crimson in the fall.

Sagano Bamboo Forest, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
20 Nov 2015

Sagano Bamboo Forest, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Does this picture remind you of a certain movie? Here’s where parts of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon were shot. Simply standing amid the miles and miles of tall green bamboo plants here will fill you with awe.

St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
20 Nov 2015

St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

One of the oldest cities in Canada, St John’s is known for a multicoloured stretch called the Jellybean Row — here, ship captains used to assign a unique candy colour to their houses, so that they could be easily spotted from the sea. The result is this bright and cheerful-looking strip.

Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand, India
20 Nov 2015

Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand, India

This national park located in the West Himalayas remains largely untouched thanks to its inaccessibility - getting here requires a 10.5-mile hike. The location was given its name by three British mountaineers in 1931, who stumbled upon it by accident.

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
20 Nov 2015

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Jaipur is known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone that’s exclusively used for the construction of all its buildings and structures. As pink represents hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the whole city that hue to welcome Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria when they visited in 1876. Since then, the tradition has been continued.

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China
20 Nov 2015

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China

These terraced rice fields cover an area of almost 20,000 acres and rise as high as 3,600 feet. Named the Dragon’s Backbone because of their resemblance to scales, these terraces first appeared in this area around 1300 AD. What’s even more unique: They take on a different look every season, depending on the life cycle of the rice being grown.

Favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
20 Nov 2015

Favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The government of Brazil took the initiative to redecorate the favelas or slums of Rio de Janeiro back in 2010, and Dutch artists Haas & Hahn have turned them into a giant artwork. Favela Santa Maria is one of the most vibrant zones, with its multicoloured houses.

In case you’re wondering, these pictures haven’t been Photoshopped. Yep, every shot here is an actual representation of the place pictured, be it natural or man-made.

So if you’re looking for somewhere really spectacular to go to for the upcoming holidays, look up these spots. Needless to say, you’ll be in for the ultimate Instagrammable vacay. 

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