As spring came by and captivated us with its colors, we were inspired to make a list of the most colorful places in the world. Believe it or not, these sites actually exist as the product of Mother Nature which as you will see has even more skills than a Photoshop artist. Prepare to be amazed by the mysteriousness and beauty of our Planet.
1. Lavender Fields, France
It doesn’t matter if you choose to travel on foot, by car or by bike, the lavender fields in Provence will leave you speechless. The lavender starts blooming from the last days in June and it is harvested at the beginning of August. The best time to visit this site is probably the beginning of July because you can also see a mixture of lavender and sunflower fields. Just amazing!
2. Caño Cristales River, Colombia
This river changes up to 5 colors during the months from July to November. It can turn yellow, blue, red, black or green depending on the small plant species present at the bottom of the river known as Podostemaceae. People also call it “The Liquid Rainbow” and refer to it as the most beautiful river in the whole world.
3. Lake Retba, Senegal
This amazing lake can be found near the capital city of Senegal. It’s very hard to miss it as it is one of the most famous tourist attractions in that area. The salt content of this lake exceeds the one of the Dead Sea during the so called dry season. The salt attracts a human – friendly bacteria known as Dunaliella salina. This bacteria releases a red pigment which gives Lake Retba its spectacular pinkish color.
4. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
This site is considered as the largest coral reef in the world. It is the home to approximately 500 coral and seaweed species and 1500 fish species.
It is one of Australia’s greatest tourist attractions where people come and enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins and hundreds of different activities.
5. Luoping, China
This small country in China gained its popularity due to the golden sea of flowers. Long story short, from the months of February through March hundreds of farmlands in this area are covered with canola flowers which are at the peak of their bloom. The so called “golden sea” spreads to the horizon and attracts photographers and tourists like crazy.
6.Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
It has been scientifically proven that the colors of this pool are due to bacterial presence. Although it provides a beautiful view for visitors, sometimes due to seismic activity, it also acts as a geyser. Its original name was “Convolutus”, but now it can also be called “Fading Glory” due to all the pollution it has suffered.
7. Fly Geyser, Northern Nevada
This geyser is one of Nevada’s most amazing attractions, but the funny thing about it is that most residents don’t even know it exists. The reason for that is that it’s situated on private property. It was created by an accident during a well drilling in 1960 and even though it doesn’t release hot steamy water anymore, two others in the same area are alive and working.