Some Of The World's Most Colourful Places That Could Satisfy A Wanderlust

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Deanna Rivera in Life style

Last updated: 20 March 2020, 12:46 GMT

The world is totally filled with incredibly colorful and splendor natural beauty. Talking about beautiful landscapes and the entire cities burst with bright colours, from zebra-striped mountains in China to candy-colored coasts in Italy or from incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites to man-made wonders.

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Seeing the world’s most gorgeous sights can be some serious therap, here are some world's most colourful places you'll want to add to your bucket list.

Cinque Terre, Italy

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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the kind of spot you will see in every photo of postcard and Pinterest. The pastel pink, lemon yellow, and sea green façades dot the coastline of Vernazza and the scenic waterfront village.

Jaipur, India

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Another UNESCO World Heritage Sites has been nicknamed the 'Pink City' thanks to its countless buildings ranging from pastel rose to vibrant fuchsias and it’s Rajasthan’s capital.

Chefchaouen, Morocco

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This Blue City of Morocco has been painted entirely in a wide array of blue shades, from the buildings and walls to the steps and streets. Some say it was painted blue by the Jews who settled there after fleeing Hitler, others say it’s to keep the mosquitos away, while some just said it represents the color of the sea, otherwise the city is such a hit with visitors.

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Jodhpur, India

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Jodhpur is known as the ‘Sun City’ because of the bright and sunny weather all year round and also the ‘Blue City’ because of the large cluster of houses painted in blue around the fort.

There are two reasons quite prevalent for this blue coloring of houses in Jodhpur;

First, Brahmin families painted their homes blue, a royal color, to distinguish themselves from the commoners but soon, everyone else followed suit and they were mostly concentrated near fort.

Second, because of heat - mostly locals will tell you this reason, Blue color being a good reflector of sunrays keeps houses cool and is also asthetic.

Burano, Italy

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The tiny island of Burano is not only being romantic and scenic, but it has some serious photogenic treasures. Families used to paint their homes in bright colors to distinguish one family’s property from another, as well as to make their homes more visible from the sea during fog season.

Cape Town, Africa

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This colourful district is called Bo-Kaap located in the heart of Cape Town, one of the original hubs of Malay culture and one of the trendiest, most expensive neighborhoods with lots of restaurants and wine bars today. Painted in all manner of both neon and pastel hues.

Brighton Beach, Melbourne, Australia

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The 82 colored Brighton boxes is located in the City of Bayside, and were originally built so Victorian women could slip into their bathing costumes and race to the water discretely, now they are popular Bayside icon and cultural asset.

Fire State Park, USA

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The 40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone mountains within Nevada

The sandstone is said to be from the Jurassic period and is the remnant of the sand left behind by the wind after inland seas subsided and the land rose

Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, China

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The geopark is famous for the spectacular colorful mountain range of rock formation – with mixed colors of red, yellow, blue, white, green. It took more than 24 million years of arduous deposition of mineral settlings with different colors to form layers

Cano Cristales River, Colombia

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The river is located in Colombia's breathtaking Serrania de la Macarena National Park, which boasts red, yellow, green and purple hues, but its waters are actually crystal-clear, making it known as the 'River of Five Colours' or the 'Liquid Rainbow'.  The colourful hue is a result of the algae which sits on the river bed and sticks to the rocks.

Seven Coloured Earths, Mauritius

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This historical village in the southwestern uplands of Mauritius is named after Toussaint and Charles de Chazal de Chamarel.

The fact that iron and aluminium particles have a natural repelling effect on one another explained the different strip of colours. The ferric oxide has coloured the sands with shades ranging from red to brown while the aluminium oxide has produced shades ranging from blue to violet-blue.

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