Updated on January 21, 2024 by Axel Hernborg

Axel Hernborg

The world, in its vast tapestry of landscapes, cultures, and wonders, is a symphony of beauty waiting to be discovered. These 31 locations are some of the most beautiful and offer some of the best colours in nature. Some of these colours are muted, but others are strikingly brilliant. Some of these amazing colours are not easy to find in nature, so checking out this list is going to help you find the best places to visit if you are interested in being able to see the beauty of the world. There are places all around the globe.

Travelling is one of the most popular pastimes, regardless of where you are from. It is something that you are going to enjoy no matter where you are going or where you live. Looking up the colourful places near you might just show you the places you have already been to, but there could also be several new places for you to explore. If you do not have any of these beautiful places near you, you can certainly start planning your next holiday to see them.

The allure of travel lies not only in the adventure of exploring new cultures and experiencing different cuisines but also in the breathtaking beauty of the destinations themselves. From natural wonders to architectural marvels, the world is adorned with places that captivate the imagination and leave an indelible mark on the hearts of those fortunate enough to visit. In this article, we embark on a virtual journey to explore some of the most beautiful places around the world.

1- Blue Lagoon Iceland Flag

WHERE: Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is one of the most serene and interesting places that you can travel to. If you love the colour blue, this is one place that you should certainly visit. It’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country, and for good reason: it’s an otherworldly place of milky blue waters, surrounded by black lava rock and steam rising from the ground.

The landscape features several different blue hues. It offers some scenery that is simply breathtaking and so beautiful. You certainly won’t be disappointed if you choose to travel to the area. It is even known as one of the 25 Wonders of the World. If you are a fan of popular culture, you might enjoy checking out the place where the creature from the Blue Lagoon was first created.

2- Cinque Terre Italy Flag

WHERE: Rio Maggiore, Italy

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is the type of village where dreams are made. Nestled along the Ligurian coast of northwest Italy, the Cinque Terre (“Five Lands”) is a string of five picturesque villages that cling precariously to the cliffs, their colourful houses tumbling down towards the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.

This village features several colourful houses of all hues perched on the cliffside. It is a gorgeous place to visit and an even more beautiful place to call home. Five villages are part of this colourful creation throughout Italy. Rio Maggiore is often hailed as the most beautiful, which is why it made a list. While visiting, you might even be able to stay in one of these beautiful and brightly painted homes. They are available to rent through several travel agents.

3- Bathala Island Maldives Flag

WHERE: Maldives

Bathala Island

Bathala Island in the Maldives isn’t your typical postcard-perfect paradise. While it boasts the turquoise waters and pristine beaches you’d expect, its charm lies in its unpretentious, laid-back atmosphere and focus on genuine experiences. Here, time slows down, and the focus shifts to reconnecting with nature and yourself.

For the adventurous, Bathala offers exciting excursions. You can explore nearby islands by traditional Dhoni boat, witness dolphins frolicking in the waves, or embark on a thrilling fishing trip. On land, explore the lush interior of the island, discovering hidden coves and secret sandbanks.

This is one place where you can see bright greens and blues that light up the skyline and make everything seem as if it were too beautiful to be real. Looking at pictures, one can easily mistake this piece of reality for a scene from a movie because it is just too perfect to comprehend.

Today, Bathala Island is home to one of the most unique resorts that was once only a playground for the rich and famous. Here, you will see the beautiful white sandy beaches, the blue-green ocean waters, and the contrast of the green palm trees.

4- Yellowstone National Park United States Flag

WHERE: Montana, United States of America

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park offers you the chance to see a wide range of colours. There are places where you can catch beautiful purples at sunset, other places with beautiful blue waters, and still places that show off the oranges and natural colours of the canyon. Some of the places seem too beautiful to be real and, honestly, look more fake than what you might have imagined

With so many amazing colours and places to see, you’ll want to make sure that you check out Yellowstone at some point in your life. Be sure to spend time in the park to look at the different sights and to see the many different, spectacular images in nature with a wide range of different colours for you to see.

5- Glass Beach United States Flag

WHERE: Fort Bragg, California, United States of America

Glass Beach

Glass Beach is a breathtaking sight, thanks to the sea glass that covers the beach. This is another place that you will want to make sure that you get to see in your lifetime. Over decades, the beach transformed from a polluted eyesore to a breathtaking spectacle, earning its captivating name. It’s a nice, comfortable beach for relaxing and enjoying the ocean, and there’s a tonne of beautiful sea glass on the ground around you. You get to see a wide range of colours, too.

Make sure that you travel with a small baby food jar or a plastic bag so that you can take a few of these beautiful glass stones with you. Even if your friends have never been to the beach, they will enjoy seeing them. Each piece tells a story, whispering of the past while sparkling under the California sun.

6- Pamukkale Turkey Flag

WHERE: Denizli, Turkey


Pamukkale is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and part of the reason for this is that it is a stunningly beautiful escape from the monotony around you. The literal translation of this place is the “cotton palace,” and for good reason!

There are bright white rock formations with salt and hot springs that all offer stunning landscapes that are picture-perfect. In addition, there are a lot of other colours that you can see if you are visiting at sunrise or sunset.

There are beautiful whites, turquoise, blues, greens, and a wide range of additional colours. And if you plan to travel further in Turkey, it is worth visiting Cappadocia and experiencing an unforgettable hot-air balloon ride.

7- Big Island United States Flag

WHERE: Hawaii, United States of America

Big Island

The beauty that one sees on the Big Island in Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean makes it one of the most striking and interesting locations in all of the world. It is a gorgeous place to live and visit.

Hawai’i Island, the Big Island, is a land of dramatic contrasts, where fiery volcanoes rise from the sea, snow dusts volcanic peaks, and lush rainforests cascade down to black sand beaches.

Those visiting will love the frequent rainbows and the blue oceans with the reds of the mountains as the backdrop. The sights that you see are simply breathtaking and so full of colour. You will enjoy the mountains, beaches, oceans, and different colours

The beauty that one sees on the Big Island in Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean makes it one of the most striking and interesting locations in all of the world. It is a gorgeous place to live and visit. Those visiting will love the frequent rainbows and the blue oceans with the reds of the mountains as the backdrop. The sights that you see are simply breathtaking and so full of colour. You will enjoy the mountains, beaches, oceans and different colours.

8- Crystal Cave Iceland Flag

WHERE: Skaftafell, Iceland

Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave in Iceland is one of the most amazing places on earth. Venture into the heart of Iceland’s frozen wonders as you explore its captivating ice caves. Born from glaciers and crafted by nature’s elements, these ethereal caverns glow with a mesmerising blue hue, providing a surreal experience unlike any other. When you visit, you will be stunned by all of the different colours.

The caves are works of art with beautiful blue and green hues that can be seen. It is stunning and amazing that such a small place can have such amazing beauty! These caves are made out of ice, and that is part of the reason that they are so amazing-looking. You will be able to enjoy a beautiful blue with a sparkle that is not seen very often.

9- Longji Rice Terraces China Flag

WHERE: Longsheng County, China

Longji Rice Terraces

Carved into the rugged slopes of Longsheng County in China’s Guangxi Province, the Longji Rice Terraces are a breathtaking testament to human ingenuity and harmony with nature. Dating back over 650 years, these winding terraces, also known as the Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces, stretch for miles, resembling a majestic dragon scaling the mountainside.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Longji Terraces are more than just a picturesque landscape. They represent the sustained efforts of the Zhuang and Yao people, who painstakingly carved the terraces out of the mountainsides to cultivate rice. The intricate irrigation system, fed by mountain streams, ensures the delicate balance of water needed for rice cultivation, creating a mesmerizing patchwork of emerald green and golden hues throughout the year.

Beyond the visual splendour, the Longji Terraces offer a diverse range of experiences for visitors:

  • Hiking Trails: Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery by hiking through the terraces. Choose from gentle strolls along the ridges to challenging climbs that reward you with panoramic vistas.
  • Cultural Encounters: Visit the traditional villages nestled amidst the terraces and learn about the Zhuang and Yao cultures. Witness their unique customs, taste their flavorful cuisine, and participate in local festivals.
  • Photography Paradise: Capture the ever-changing beauty of the terraces as the sun casts long shadows at dawn, bathes the fields in golden light at midday, and paints the sky in vibrant hues at sunset.
  • Accommodation with a View: Stay in a traditional guesthouse or farmhouse nestled within the terraces, waking up to the serene beauty of the landscape and the sounds of nature.

10- Amazon Rainforest Brazil Flag Peru Flag Colombia Flag

WHERE: Brazil, Peru and Colombia


The Amazon Rainforest runs through South America and offers not only colourful plant life but also some of the world’s most colourful animals and birds. The best part is that you can see a wide variety of colours while you are visiting. The lush greens, bright purples, blues, and yellows are just some of the colours that you will see as you are wandering through. The Amazon Rainforest is more than a tourist destination; it’s a vital ecosystem, a cultural treasure, and a reminder of our interconnectedness with nature

11- Machu Picchu Peru Flag


Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the most amazing places in the world. This site offers incredible ancient ruins that are situated between the Andean Mountains. The landscapes are beautiful and offer many different colours and a lot of beauty. Archaeologists believe that around 1200 people lived in these ruins that the Inca people called home.

There are so many unique aspects of the ruins that show how the people from that time lived. Machu Picchu transcends its historical significance. It’s a testament to human ingenuity, a spiritual sanctuary, and a breathtaking natural wonder

12- Carlsbad Caverns United States Flag

WHERE: Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, United States of America

Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns is a magical place in the United States, in the Southwest. There is a wide range of colours that you can see. There are bright blues and beautiful orange hues that shine into the caverns, depending on what time of day you are visiting. Carlsbad Caverns is located in Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

There is a wide range of desert plant life and animals that add some bright colours to the landscape. As one of the most renowned cave systems in the world, it stands as a must-visit destination for those seeking adventure, education, and a profound connection to the planet’s hidden treasures

13- Galapagos Islands Ecuador Flag

WHERE: Ecuador

Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands, an archipelago straddling the equator roughly 1,000 kilometres off Ecuador’s coast, is a haven for wildlife and a scientific treasure trove. If you’re a 60-year-old traveller seeking pure information about this unique destination, here’s a breakdown:

1. Wildlife Encounters:

  • Up close and personal: Unlike most wildlife destinations, Galapagos animals show little fear of humans. Observe marine iguanas sunbathing on volcanic rocks, playful penguins frolicking on beaches, and giant tortoises lumbering across the landscape.

  • Diverse species: Encounter iconic species like the blue-footed booby with its vibrant courtship displays, the frigatebird with its inflated red throat pouch, and the marine iguana, the only seafaring lizard on Earth. Be prepared for surprise encounters with colourful land crabs, playful sea lions, and majestic whales.

2. Easy Accessibility:

  • Cruises and land-based tours: Choose from comfortable cruise ships with expert naturalists or land-based stays in charming eco-lodges. Both offer organized excursions to various islands and points of interest.

  • Moderate physical activity: Most excursions involve gentle walks on well-maintained trails, making it suitable for seniors with moderate fitness levels. Some cruises offer elevators and accessible cabins for added comfort.

The wildlife adds layers of beauty to the pristine landscape and makes it something that will truly amaze everyone. There are a wide range of different types of vacations that you can take on the island.

14- Lake Retba (Pink Lake) Senegal Flag

WHERE: Cap Vert Peninsula, Senegal

Lake Retba

Lake Retba is known as ‘The Pink Lake of Senegal.’ It is one of the world’s most unique sites. There are so many beautiful shades of pink in the lake because of the high salt content and the algae that live there. This might not be the deepest lake in the world, but it is one of the best places to go if you are looking to see the world’s most colourful places, and the colours that you will see here will take your breath away.

Visiting Lake Retba is an experience unlike any other. Take a boat ride and let the cool spray paint your face with the lake’s rose-coloured mist. Glide past traditional pirogues used by salt harvesters, their vibrant paintwork mirroring the lake’s hues.

15- Socotra Island Republic of Yemen Flag

WHERE: Republic of Yemen

Socotra Island

Socotra is home to the dragon blood tree that offers some of the most beautiful colours. Some vibrant green leaves and trunks appear to be almost red. The lakes and sandy areas that surround Socotra are a great way to see all of the colours that you can find in nature. One of the most beautiful things about this area is the bright pink flowers that offer some more colour to the landscape.

Hike through the starkly beautiful Haqghir Mountains, past dragon blood forests and dramatic gorges, or descend into the Dixam Plateau, a hidden oasis brimming with life.

16- Coastline of Victoria Australia Flag

WHERE: Victoria, Australia

Coastline of Victoria

Victoria, Australia, is probably not the first place that you think of when you are hoping for a colourful landscape. However, it is one of the most colourful places, where you can view some of the most spectacular sunsets in the world. There are so many different, amazing sights to see that you are sure to be impressed as you discover just what a colourful part of the world this is. From fiery sunsets to hidden landscapes bursting with biodiversity, it’s a playground for those who seek the extraordinary.

Victoria’s charm lies not just in its scenic beauty but also in its vibrant spirit and cultural tapestry. It’s a place where colours spill onto every aspect of life, waiting to be discovered by adventurous souls.

17- Rainbow Mountains Peru Flag China Flag

WHERE: Cusco, Peru and Gansu, China

Rainbow Mountains

The Rainbow Mountains are one of the most amazing landscapes in all of the world. They offer the beauty of a rainbow on the side of a mountain. The Rainbow Mountains were originally called Vinicunca, which is part of the Andes Mountain range.

Weathering, climatic conditions, and sedimentary deposits throughout time formed the mountain’s distinctive mineralogy, which created a marbled look with layered hues of gold, purple, crimson, and turquoise that towered into the sky. These colours are not seen anywhere else in the world in nature. This makes this spot one of the most popular tourist destinations, and it is a place that many people fly thousands of miles to see.

18- Havasupai Falls United States Flag

WHERE: Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States of America

Havasupai Falls

Havasu Falls is a spectacular place to visit if you are hoping to see a lot of colours in nature. You will notice that the sky seems just a little bit bluer here; the water reflects the blueness of the sky and appears to be turquoise. You also have the white of the cascading waterfalls and the brown and red of the cliffs that surround the area. Plus, there are a lot of bright green trees and the Colorado River, and you may even encounter rare wildlife that you might have never seen in the city!

19- Cherry Blossoms of Washington DC United States Flag

WHERE: Washington D.C., United States of America

Cherry Blossoms of Washington DC

Washington DC’s annual cherry blossom festivals explodes in a fragrant, pastel cloud every spring, drawing visitors from around the world. If you’re a 60-year-old traveller seeking the facts on this floral spectacle, here’s what you need to know:

Peak Bloom: The exact timing depends on the weather, but typically occurs between late March and mid-April. The National Park Service offers daily bloom forecasts to help you plan your trip.

Viewing Locations: The iconic Tidal Basin, lined with over 3,700 Yoshino cherry trees, is the main attraction. However, numerous other spots offer equally stunning landscapes, including East Potomac Park, the National Arboretum, and Dumbarton Oaks Park.

Accessibility: Most viewing areas are easily accessible. The Tidal Basin features paved paths and several rental options for wheelchairs and electric scooters. Some sites offer shuttle services and accessible restrooms.

Activities and Tours:

  • Walking tours: Enjoy leisurely guided walks through the blossoms, led by knowledgeable local guides who share historical insights and fun facts.

  • Boat tours: Cruise along the Tidal Basin on a small boat for a unique perspective of the blooming trees reflected in the water.

  • Picnics: Many parks offer spacious lawns perfect for spreading a blanket and enjoying a delightful picnic surrounded by floral beauty.

  • Nighttime strolls: Experience the ethereal glow of the blossoms illuminated by lanterns during evening hours in selected locations.

20- Lavender Fields of Provence France Flag

WHERE: Provence, France

Lavender Fields of Provence

The lavender fields in Provence, France, offer one of the most purple landscapes in all of the world. This is where you should go if you love the colour purple because you are surrounded by purple hues when you visit here. The lavender is best seen when in bloom, and the best time to see this is during the summer months. In addition, you can check out the different colours that are offered. Photography enthusiasts will find this spot the perfect place for a professional photo shoot.

21- Kawachi Fuji Gardens Japan Flag

WHERE: Kitakyushu, Japan

Kawachi Fuji Gardens

Kawachi Fuji Garden is also known as Wisteria Garden. This place has a wide range of colours and plant life that you are not going to see anywhere else in the world. The gardens are open to the public at certain times, and you have to pay to go in and see them completely. They are worth taking the time to see if you are visiting Japan. The wisteria flowers that you see here are unlike those that you will see anywhere else in the world.

22-Tunnel of Love Ukraine Flag

WHERE: Klevan, Ukraine

Tunnel of Love

The Tunnel of Love in Ukraine is one of the most scenic train routes in the world. This is a tunnel of foliage that one can ride a train through. It is a beautiful and romantic place to visit any time of the year, but in the autumn, it is spectacular as you get to see it as the leaves change colour. It looks like a spectacular natural tunnel from your childhood dreams—the perfect place to get lost for a day.

23- Canola Fields of Victoria Australia Flag

WHERE: Victoria, Australia

Canola Fields of Victoria

The Canola Fields are one of the most spectacular yellow places to see in nature. The colours are bright and vibrant, and they are something that you are going to enjoy. There are few places in the world where you can view this bright yellow. It is a startling contrast to the otherwise bleak landscape that surrounds the fields. They are one of the most colourful places in the world. The fields are filled with these delightful wildflowers.

24- Kliluk Spotted Lake Canada Flag

WHERE: Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada

Kliluk Spotted Lake

The Kliluk Spotted Lake is a unique natural phenomenon that offers spectators something interesting and not previously seen. The lake appears to have a leopard-like appearance. There is a wide range of different types of images that get conjured up when you see this lake, but most of them are out of this world, as this lake is unique and unlike anything that you have seen anywhere else.

The high concentration of minerals in the water is what leads to these unique spots. The minerals that are found are calcium, magnesium sulphate, and sodium sulphate

25- Five Flower Lake China Flag

WHERE: Jiuzhaigou, China

Five Flower Lake

The beauty of Five Flower Lake is a beauty that everyone can agree upon. It is truly a beautiful place where you can see an amazing assortment of colours in nature. The bottom of the lake features ancient tree trunks that are crisscrossed, but because of the beautiful, clear water, you can see them when you are looking at the lake.

Many different colours can be seen here, including red, a series of blues, greens, and many more. It is a gorgeous place to go and check out.

26- Waitomo Glowworm Caves New Zealand Flag

WHERE: Waitomo, New Zealand

Waitomo Caves

The Waitomo Caves are one of the most beautiful caves in the world. These caves have a lot of glow worms, which light up the area, and you can see that there is a beautiful blue colour glowing. The glow-worm species that is present is only seen in New Zealand. They are the Arachnocampa Luminosa. If you are going to see these caves, you will want to consider one of the tours that teach you about the history of the caves themselves.

In case you are staying longer, we recommend you take a trip to New Zealand’s South Island to camp in Fiordland National Park. It is one of the New Zealand attractions that cannot be missed when you are there!

27- Banff National Park

WHERE: Alberta’s Rockies, Alberta, Canada

a person flowing a river with the mountains in the background

One of the most beautiful places in the world is located in the Canadian Rockies – the Banff National Park. It is one of five national parks located in the area, and it features a majestic view of the mountains. There you will have a chance to witness all the possible natural wonders from magnificent mountains to coloured lakes. Make sure to arrive there early in the morning not to miss out on any activities like camping, skiing, riding a bike, or hiking.

Don’t forget to go for a boat trip on either Moraine Lake or Lake Louise on a sunny day.

28- Verdon Gorge France Flag

WHERE: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France

Verdon Gorge

The Verdon Gorge is one of the most beautiful landscapes in all of France. You can see the beautiful greens and blues in the water. There are also gorgeous colours in the canyon. The Verdon River formed the gorge over many years. The water is bottomless here and reaches a depth of 700 metres in some areas. Several distinguishable features truly make this one of the most beautiful and serene places in the world.

The beautiful waters of Verdon Gorge attract millions of visitors each year for a variety of activities ranging from rock climbing to something more relaxing, such as a walk along one of the many scenic hiking trails.

29- Northern Lights Norway Flag Sweden Flag Finland Flag Canada Flag

WHERE: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Canada

Northern Lights

One of the seven natural wonders that you must see once in your lifetime is the Northern Lights in Norway – a true splendour of nature. They are a gorgeous green and make the night sky light up as if there was a magical light show taking place. The stars seem to shine brighter when the Northern Lights appear, which means that the entire area seems to glow and light up like never before. Norway has long periods of night and very short days from the beginning of September until the middle of March. This is the best time to take advantage of the longer nights and see the beauty that the Northern Lights have to offer.

Plan an extended trip to Norway to visit magnificent fjords, get to know the culture and learn local traditions.

30- Plitvice Lakes National Park

WHERE: Croatia

Plitvice lakes national park

Croatia is one of the most beautiful places in the world and is quite popular among avid travellers. The Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest national parks and its greenery is overwhelming. There are seven routes in total that you can take. Whichever way you choose, you won’t regret it for a minute! When walking, you can plan your route to visit all three viewpoints and take the most Instagram-like photos.

31- Vatnajökull National Park

WHERE: Iceland

vatnajokull national park

Vatnajökull National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List only recently, in 2019. It takes up 14% of the whole of Iceland which equals 14,141 sq km. It is a truly vast area, featuring jagged mountains. Due to its enormous size, it is better to stay in Iceland at least for a week to discover mountain peaks, active volcanoes, and glacier rivers.

If you are into taking hiking trails, it is probably best to arrive there during the winter season. However, if you want to see waterfalls at their full beauty – plan your trip during the summer season. While summer offers you longer days to explore the national park, in winter you can take part in exploring ice caves.

32. Las Coloradas

WHERE: Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

pink lake mexico

Adapted from: https://www.villapalmarcancun.com/

Las Coloradas is a small town located on the northern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. It is known for its stunning pink lakes, which are caused by the presence of a type of algae called Dunaliella salina. The pink lakes of Las Coloradas are a popular tourist destination, and tours are available from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and other nearby cities. Visitors can take a boat tour of the lakes, or simply walk along the shore and marvel at the otherworldly beauty of the water. The pink lakes are a truly magical sight, and the surrounding area is home to a wealth of natural beauty.


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