Saturday, May 28, 2016

86 Most Colorful Cities/ Towns In The World

Being a rainbow-colors addict, it is no surprise that I would sooner or later come out with an ultimate MOST-COLORFUL list for myself. Now, with the help of my fellow Travel-Blogger friends, the list expanded from 40 to 86! How amazing is that! Thus, we are sharing this list with everyone. For those colors-addicts out there, show yourselves! Comment your favorite colorful cities/man-made sites and help me grow the list -- You know, Sharing is Caring! ;)

1. Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia, Turkey
This will probably be the most expensive thing you decided to do in Turkey, however I assure you that there will be no regrets. This tour flies you over and between fairy chimneys, over vineyards and valleys, pigeon houses and unique rock formations. Definitely the kind of memories which easily last a lifetime, even without a camera.  

2. Moscow, Russia
Right in the heart of Moscow, visitors to the Red Square will be delighted to find the candy-structured St Basil Cathedral, which looks like something that comes straight out of fairytale! Ironically, this pretty structure was built by the most cruel Tsar in Russian history, Tsar Ivan the Terrible! 
- Read more:  Moscow Bucket-List

3. Sintra, Portugal
Pena Castle, Sintra, Portugal, Miss Happy Feet, Vivian Lee
The charming resort town located at the foothills of Sintra Mountain became the highlight of my Summer trip in 2012. From Lisbon, it is easy to reach Sintra via train. As soon as you arrive, hop onto the bus just outside of the train station to get to the castles. 

4. Austin, Texas, U.S.
Graffiti Park, Austin, Texas, Miss Happy Feet, Vivian Lee
We all know too well that Austin is unlike any other city in the States. Being weird is acceptable, a form of art, and things turn a little more interesting in the Graffiti Park where you can find a "Castle" made of rainbows. 

5. Khao Yai, Thailand
Palio Khaiyai, Nakornratchasima, Bangkok, Thailand
This picturesque Village is known as "The Italy of Thailand".
      Tips: Just slow down and enjoy.

6. Santorini, Greece
Oia, Santorini, Greece Island
With all buildings elegantly dressed up in white and blue, Oia is already gorgeous under the gentle morning light. And if you have more time and do not mind the crowd, stay back to watch the legendary sunset, which it is said to be the best in the world. 

7. Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, street art, mural
Since Georgetown was listed as a UNESCO heritage site in 2012, good things kept rolling in. Your adventure starts in Chew Jetty, just next to the Ferry Terminal, where you see the first appearance of rainbow walls, and then wander down the narrow streets in the heart of Georgetown to hunt down all the street art you've heard so much about. 

8. Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
We don't have to go to Balat to experience the colorful vibes in Istanbul, but again, of course you should go to Balat. If you are short on time, simply head to the Bazaars, where you can see colorful stacks of spices, sweets, lights and plates.  

9. Venice, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Venice, Los Angeles, Beach, Miss Happy Feet, Vivian Lee
The "people-watching" alone is a solid reason for you to be here. Plus, it is a good place to start if you are looking for souvenirs. Here you'll have the stunning view of the Pacific Ocean on one side, while on the other side, you'll find all these weird performances, street art, hipster music, freak shows, skateboarders trying to get out of your way (or you get out of their's). 

10. Niagara Falls at Night, New York, U.S./ Toronto, Canada
Niagara Falls at Night, New York, U.S./ Toronto, Canada, Miss Happy Feet, Vivian Lee
If you think the vistas of the falls are spectacular enough, wait until you see them light up after dark in rainbow colours. The illuminating show started at 9pm in July (when I visited), changing hues every few minutes. This was followed by a fireworks spectacle from the Canadian side. The views were out of this world, literally, OUT of this world! Check the schedule for fireworks shows before visiting the Niagara Falls and try to visit on a Friday/ Sunday (May through August). 

11. San Luis Obispo, U.S.
San Luis Obispo, U.S.
It is disgusting, gross, dirty but at the same time, a sight to behold! So many people travel to San Luis Obispo just to stick a piece of bubblegum on the wall. 

12. San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
This is a very touristy area, so expect huge crowds during weekends! Anyhow, you can't say you visited San Antonio without a stroll by the River, which is especially pretty at night! There are a lot of restaurants on the River Walk, however, I suggest you to get off the River Walk for delicious, affordable food. A River Walk Boat Tour by Rio is also a brilliant way to explore the area. Personally, I prefer to explore on foot so that I can take a picture of the tour boat!It really adds colours to the river!
- Read more: San Antonio 

13. Saint Petersburg, Russia
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Saint Petersburg is nicknamed the “Venice of the North”, it is one of the most mesmerizing canal-cities in the world . Since the breakup of USSR in 1991, the city took the World by storm, springing into the A-list of world-class destinations in a fairly short time. People generally love the picturesque canals dotted with baroque bridges, the Winter Palace of the Romanov Dynasty, the arrays of impressive treasure housed in the Hermitage…. and the list goes on and on.  

14. The Floating Markets, Bangkok, Thailand
Suggested by Alvira Yeoh from from A to Y. Follow her on Instagram
The Floating Markets, Bangkok, Thailand
According to our driver, the Amphawa Floating Market is preferred by most of the local citizens. It's great to tour this area with a boat, but I would recommend walking by the river, as you will discover more. 
- Read More: A 3 days Bangkok Itinerary Share

15. Pachuca, Mexico
Pachuca, Mexico
Pachuca is also known as Pachuca de Soto, located in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. The vivid scenes in the city are the result of various influences, namely Spanish, English and some other European countries. In the summer, how about a Hot-air balloon ride? 

16. Santa Marta Favela, Rio de Janeiro
Santa Marta Favela, Rio de Janeiro
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Remember Micheal Jackson's Music video "They don't really care about us"? Welcome to the setting. The view over the city is spectacular, however a stroll in the city passing by the Favela is unforgettable, and it should make it into your bucket list. Tips: Try to search for a tour run by the government. 

17. Chefchaouen, Morocco 
Chefchaouen, Morocco
In the northwest of Morocco, this is a city painted in dreamy shades of blue. 

18. Izamal, Mexico
Izamal, Mexico
They call it the "Yellow City", due to the fact that most of the buildings in this town are painted golden yellow. Charming!

19. Bo- Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa
Bo- Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa
This old part of Cape Town has been transformed into a cultural hotspot, a highlight of Cape Town, showcasing the Muslims and Malay culture. The houses of all different colors are especially photogenic under bright daylight. 

20. Juzcar, Spain
Juzcar, Spain, Smurf, blue houses
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About 115 km from Málaga and 25km from Ronda, just take the MA-515 and it will lead you directly to the village of the Smurfs. The houses were initially painted blue to embrace the premiere of "The Smurfs 3D", but the villagers decided to keep it that way after the event. 

21. Jodhpur, India
Jodhpur, India, blue city
The Blue City looks particularly blue from Brahmpuri, which is located at the north of Jodhpur. The shades of blue in this historic town are not the only reason why everyone should visit this place. In fact, don't miss the Mehrangarh Fort, and the flower, mirror and pearl halls inside. 

22. San Juan del Sur
San Juan del Sur
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The trademark yellow church, interesting murals and beautiful beach....

23. Guanajuato, Mexico
Guanajuato, Mexico
Tell this to someone who is afraid of frogs: Can you imagine this pretty city of Guanajuato is named the "Place of Frogs" in the local language? It is considered the most beautiful city in Mexico by many. 

24. Salvador, Brazil
Salvador, Brazil
Salvador is another vibrant city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also considered as one of the birthplaces of Brazilian culture.

25. Tirana, Albania.
Tirana, Albania
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The houses are painted in rainbow colors in this cute small city. You can easily walk everywhere as the attractions are close to each other. There is a concrete pyramid, near to the Skanderbeg Square,  formerly built as a museum dedicated to Albania’s late dictator Enver Hoxha.  

26. Wroclaw, Poland
Wroclaw, Poland
The Market Square in Wrocław, Poland is a must-see in any Europe-trips. Other than that, be amazed by its maze of cobbled streets, canals, soaring church spires and colorful buildings.  

27. Naples, Italy
Naples, Italy
I heard Naples has the best pizza in Italy. Anyhow, it is a good base for your visit to Amalfi Coast or Capri. 
28. Provence Village of Menton, France
Provence Village of Menton, France
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Menton is a village located on the French Rivera, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, nicknamed "The Pearl of France". 

29. Charleston, U.S.
Charleston, U.S.
The second-largest city in the U.S, located n the state of South Carolina. 

30. Happy Rizzi House, Germany.
Happy Rizzi House, Germany
Seriously, is this not the happiest house in the whole wide world? It is located exactly behind the main square of Braunschweig! 

31. Berlin, Germany.
Berlin, Germany
The capital city of Germany is world famous for its street arts, especially on the Berlin Wall: passionate and inspiring!  

32. Nuuk, Greenland
Nuuk, Greenland
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Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, founded in 1728. The whole city is dotted with cute colorful housing estates. 

33. Aia Benhaddou, Morocco
Suggested by Lavina from A Capricious Compass. Follow here on Facebook and Twitter! 
Aia Benhaddou, Morocco
The Ksar (fortified palace) of Ait Benhaddou sits en-route to Merzouga. The Sahara may be on your mind but this UNESCO World Heritage site is what pictures from The Arabian Nights must look like, if only it were true! Something that you shouldn't miss! Ait Benhaddou is nothing but a Kasbah, made up entirely of mud strengthened with hay! The best location to take in the entire view is to walk down the other end of the ksar, once you've finished exploring it, towards the river!
P.S. It is also a Game of Thrones shooting location!

34. Salvation Mountain in Niland, California, U.S. 
Suggested by Genie from Gallivanting Bean
Salvation Mountain was created by artist, Leonard Knight. It rests in basically the middle of nowhere. The piece is framed almost entirely by pure desert. There's nothing but the few run down campers in sight. Walking through this mesmerizing creation you'll really feel like you entered a different realm. Try to avoid visiting in the summer months because you will literally melt in the heat. When you're there make sure to walk around the entire place. There are smaller cave like structures off to the right hand side. Lastly, if you want, you can bring a little trinket to leave at the site! 

35. Portmeirion, Wales, UK
Suggested by Anne-Sophie from City CookieFollow her on Instagram and Twitter.  
Portmeirion, Wales, UK
Portmeirion may look like a little Italian village with its colourful Mediterranean style houses, pink hydrangeas and palm trees, but it's actually located by the coast in North Wales. Stay at Hotel Portmeirion for access to the incredible pool which features in a Ted Baker advert. It's the perfect place for an unusual wedding, or just for a fun day of exploring.

36. Nyhavn Harbor, Copenhagen, Denmark
Suggested by Lisa from Hilton Mom Voyage. Follow the Hilton Hotels and Resorts on Facebook and Twitter
Read her suggestions on Copenhagen, DenmarkNyhavn Harbor, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bursting with brightly colored 17th and 18th century sailors’ quarters and quaint townhouses sits Copenhagen’s iconic Nyvahn Harbor.  Both day and night, stroll along this picturesque quay passing sailboats, street vendors, and buskers. The colorful buildings stand in sharp contrast against the bright blue sky. Whether dining at a Danish cafe, grabbing an ice cream, drinking a frosty beer or simply will fall in love with this  scene. Look for No. 67, where Hans Christian Andersen lived between. To truly experience the magic take a harbor and canal cruise! 

37. Zamosc, Poland. 
Suggested by Claire from Curious Claire. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.  
Zamosc, Poland
(the colourful buildings here don't really have a name but Zamosc is small)

Zamosc is definitely one of those under appreciated places but this UNESCO site is worth a visit when in Poland. The beautiful town square is like nothing I've ever seen before and the pictures do not do the place justice. The colourful houses are much prettier than those of Nyhavn in Copenhagen so it's a shame so few people will ever see them.
The best place to enjoy this magnificent view is the other side of the town square where the restaurants are. You really can't ask for a better view while enjoying some delicious Polish food

38. Positano, Italy
Suggested by Jolene from Wanderlust StorytellersFollow her on Facebook and Instagram
Positano, Italy
View from Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy. A postcard-perfect colourful vertical town set in the shelter of mountains. Boasting a brilliant contrast of an array of vibrant colours against the dramatic blue of the Mediterranean Sea.  The views from the main beach has often been labelled as being one of the best around Amalfi. Here you will find steep narrow windy roads, cascades of flight upon flights of stairways and idyllic little alleyways filled with little boutique shops. Positano in Italy is definitely Amalfi Coast’s most picturesque town.  A truly unique sight!  One of my favourite places in the world!  

39. Valparaiso, Chile
Suggested by Anna from Postcards From The WorldFollow her on Facebook and Twitter. Valparaiso, Chile
It is probably one of the most colourful places in the whole Chile. Everything here is colourful...from the building to the street art to the rubbish bins colourfully decorated.
 It becomes higly popular for New Years Eve where (as it is said) the biggest fireworks in the whole continent have place.
Valparaiso is not easy to explore. Being places on a side of a hill with curly little streets, you will get a great ftiness session.

40. Jaipur, India
Suggested by Natalia from My Trip HackFollow her on Facebook and  TwitterJaipur, India, pink city
Jaipur is the capital of Royal state Rajasthan. It is called the pink city because this colour is dominating in the walled constructions, though you will see many other colorful buildings as well. 
The view on the picture is taken from the Sargasuli tower near the City Palace. This view point is not that popular among tourists, thus there are quite few people there. You can enjoy the panoramic city view for a symbolic entrance fee of 20 INR (30 US cents).

41. Ghats, Varanasi, India
Suggested by Michelle from MishVo In Motion. Follow her on Facebook and TwitterGhats, Varanasi, India
While the city center, like most places in India, is both literally and emotionally colorful, it is the ghats, or stairs down to the holy Ganges River, that qualify Varanasi as one of the most colorful places I've ever been. Walk along the ghats towards one of the central crematory sites and observe the painted stairs and the women in their gem-hued sari's ritually bathing in the river water.

42. Asilah, Morocco.
Suggested by Yousra @ Immaculate. Follow her on Facebook and InstagramAsilah, Morocco
Description: Morocco is known worldwide for its traditional art and colourful culture deeply rooted in the history of the country. Asilah is one perfect example of a peacefull little town where contemporary art has beautifully merged into the ancient decor of the city throughout time. Artists come from all over the world to gather in the old medina during summer and leave behind them passionate creations on the walls. So if you're looking for an atypical destination in Morocco, far from crowded and mainstream Marrakech or Agadir...Go gor Asilah, visit the colourful old medina, roam in the narrow streets,meet the hippie painters coming from overseas, get lost in art, taste fresh seafood at the port and feel the wind blowing under the sunny sky of June. Art is in the air! 

43. Guatapé, Colombia
Suggested by Emily and Andrew from Along Dusty Roads . Follow them on Facebook and Instagram. 

Guatapé, Colombia
High on the list of most backpacker's itineraries in Colombia is the stunning town of Guatapé, a couple of hours outside of Medellin. For reasons we don't fully understand (everybody has a story!), every building here is painted in bright colours, with intricate decoration on the lower half of the wall. Some of the designs depict the heritage or trade of the family residing within, whilst others are simply a beautiful artistic impression. No two houses are the same.
Be sure to check out Plaza de Zocalos, the most colourful place in town and the incredible view from El Peñol!

44. San Francisco, California, USA
Suggested by Alina from A Traveling Pants Universe. Follow her on Instagram .
San Francisco, California, USA, painted ladies
The colorful Moraga steps are one of local treasures in SFO. They appear out of nowhere and surprise and excite you by their vibrate colors, uniqueness and length!
Come up here early in the morning to escape crows of tourists who know about this hidden gem. Take a cup of coffee with you, sit and reflect. Or if you deck out in workout clothes, run them up and down for a great cardio workout!  
Also, if you are in town, don't forget to pay the elegant Painted Ladies a visit, and oh, send my regards! The best postcard-view photographs of the famous Golden Gate Bridge can be taken from HERE or HERE
-Read more: San Francisco Quick Guide
-Read more: More than 80 Totally Free Things To Do in San Francisco

45. Hong Kong
Suggested by Sharon from A Ticket To Anywhere. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s glittering skyline and status as one of Asia’s “Four Tigers” of international commerce tell only part of the story of this exciting and colourful place. Old and new coexist peacefully as skyscrapers cast their shadows over ancient temples and “hungry ghost” shrines sit outside upscale boutiques and hip nightclubs. The best place to take in the skyline is from the Kowloon side of Victoria Harbour or from the top of Victoria Peak. 

46. Ginakaku-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Suggested by Margaret from La Petite Tourist. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram
Ginakaku-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Lose yourself among serene temples, enchanting gardens, and colorful shrines. Take a walk through the burning splendor of autumn in Kyoto. Though most people long for the gentle hues of Sakura blossoms in the spring, autumn is no less beautiful and boasts the finest shades of red and orange.
With thousands of years of history, 17 castles, shrines and temples on the Unesco World Heritage list, along with countless tea houses, maple trees, and gardens, it’s no wonder that Kyoto leaves other cities in its wake. The ancient capital is home to innumerable places of interest conveying Japan’s imperial past, graceful emotion and expressive nature.

47. Barcelona, Spain
Suggested by Angela from She Went Wear. Follow her in Instagram and TwitterBarcelona, Spain
From the buildings, houses, fashion, street art and cars. Barcelona has to be one of the most colorful places I've ever visited. Walking around makes you feel as though you're walking through the pages of a child's coloring book. I think the best time to visit is during the summer & fall as the city is at its brightest! And it has so many hidden gems, I would suggest bringing your camera and ditching the worn out path and creating your own! You never know who you'll meet or where you'll end up. 

48. Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Suggested by Richard from RM Adventures. Follow him on Facebook and TwitterFreetown Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Freetown Christiania is a self proclaimed autonomous neighbourhood of Copenhagen, it's more or less a hidden gem in it's own right. There is colourful artwork and just as colourful people at every turn, with live music in the summer months and relaxed vibe all year round. This the busiest time of year to go, if you are looking to talk to the locals spring and autumn are probably better. The most amazing part of Christiania is that, as a autonomous neighbourhood taking photos and videos is banned for the most part. Leaving the only way to experience this amazing colourful town is by visiting it for yourself. 

49. The Old City (or Walled City), Cartagena, Colombia
Suggested by Maggie from Mags On The Move. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter
The Old City (or Walled City), Cartagena, Colombia
The historic section of Cartagena inside of the Walled City is full of Spanish Colonial architecture, dating back to the 1600s in  some places. The beautiful buildings are in various states of repair and mostly painted in cheerful Caribbean hues.  The colors and architecture of the Old City in Cartagena is best appreciated with an arepa (or other delicious street food) in one hand and a mojito in the other.  Don't be afraid to just get lost, this part of the city is very safe for tourist.

50. Trinidad, Cuba
Suggested by Cansel from Citizen on Earth. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram
Trinidad, Cuba
Trinidad is a place like out of a fairy tale. It's magical. The cobblestones streets are like an abandoned movie set and as if the time stooped back in the 50s. The bright colours of each building compete with each other to catch the eye of the visitors. All those colourful streets of Trinidad lead to the Plaza Mayor, where you can learn a bit about the Caribbean colonial history while enjoying the pastel colours of Trinidad.  
51. Larung Gar, western Sichuan Province, China.
Suggested by Christian from Unusual Traveler. Follow him on Instagram!  
Larung Gar, western Sichuan Province, China.

Larung Gar is the world´s biggest Buddhist institute in the world, with more than 40 000 monks and nuns. Everything is colored in red here, every building to every single Buddhist that's dressed in red robes.
It´s one of the best and surprisingly hidden gems in the world, its for some strange reason not mention in any guidebooks or travel guides, even its one of a kind destinations in the world. There´s nothing like it.
52. Beach huts in Lyme Regis, Dorset in England.
Suggested by Shobhaa from Just go Places. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter. Beach huts in Lyme Regis, Dorset in England.
Colorful beach huts are popularly found along popular British seaside resorts just inside from the high tide mark.  They originally started off as a response to Victorian propriety and privacy concerns.  Now, they are a place to hang out if the weather turns and you need shelter from wind or rain.  Some of them even have simple cooking facilities.  They may be either privately owned or rented by the council.  These beach huts are on the beach at the popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis in Dorset on the south coast of England.  They provide a bright splash of colour even on a grey cloudy day.

53. Jackson Square, New Orleans, U.S.
Suggested by Sarah from Travelosio. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter! Jackson Square, New Orleans, U.S.
Jackson Square is a location of an open-air artist colony, where artists display their work on the outside of the iron fence. Visitors even have the opportunity to see the artists at work and perhaps have their portrait drawn by one of the many talents utilizing Jackson Square as their studio.
- Read more: My experience of the French Quarter and Out of the French Quarter.
-Read more: My Foodie's Bucket List for New Orleans

54. Wynwood Walls, Miami, Florida, U.S.
Suggested by Christine from One Intrepid Life. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram
The Wynwood Walls art district in Miami, FL will change the way you think about graffiti art.  Everywhere you turn, vibrant, mind-bending murals cover every vertical surface of the neighborhood and reflect Miami's cosmopolitan personality and style.  
Strolling through the Wynwood Walls and surrounding art galleries is a great way to spend a morning in Miami, and be sure to stick around for lunch at one of many eclectic restaurants nearby.  If you're lucky, you will even catch one of the resident artists in action during your visit!  It's easy to become mesmerized by the craftsmanship all around you, but don't forget to also look down at the colorful sidewalk designs, too! 
Kids and adults alike will love spending time immersed in color at the Wynwood Walls!  
-Read More: How I spent 2 days in Miami (and I am going back for more!)

55. Seville, Spain
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Seville, Spain
Rolling fields of olive trees, gorgeous architecture, and tasty tapas, Seville is a city that satisfies the soul. Rich in culture and energy, the sights, sounds, and siestas invite guests to experience the real authentic Spain.

56. Dendy Street Beach, Brighton, Melbourne, Australia
 Dendy Street Beach, Brighton, Melbourne, Australia
Do you know that you can buy a Dendy Street bathing box? However, you must be a Bayside ratepayer. (scattered hopes!) To get there by train, hop on the Flinders Street- Brighton Beach train on Sandringham line and after 20 minutes, voila (arm, you still have to walk though)!  

57. Nepal, Himalaya
 Nepal, Himalaya
Ever wonder what those colorful flags are for? If this question never crosses your mind, Why not? 
Those are prayer flags, hung up to bless the countryside surrounding the Himalayas. This tradition is said to take origin from Tibet, where the Shamans first used this colored flags in rituals. 

58. Melaka, Malaysia
Melaka, Malaysia
Things are quite straight forward in Melaka. Well, if you are looking for arts, there are plenty of murals in every corner. If you are looking forward to a history lesson, roam the historical town. Feeling hungry? Don't miss the Nyonya Laksa, Satay Celup, Coconut Milkshake, Ondek-ondek, Crepe cakes, Chicken Rice Balls, Tandoori Chicken, Nyonya Kuih, Durian Puff, Cendul..... as you can see (or imagine), I am out of breath.  

59. Macau, China
Macau, China
Now, across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong, the "Vegas" of China, Macao it is! If you are in Macao or planning to visit Macao, don't miss the famous Portuguese Tarts! Some say the best can be found at Lord Stow's Bakery, but what do you locals think? Any other shops to recommend?  

60. Gamcheon Cultural Village, South Korea
Suggested by Racheal White from Roam With Racheal
Gamcheon Cultural Village, South Korea
The Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan is colorful, quirky, and cool.  The once poorer neighborhood was revamped when artists and local residents painted the houses bright colors and added murals as well interesting décor.   It’s one fun surprise after another as you make your way through the maze of narrow alleyways.  The Gamcheon Culture Village is a must see.

61. Reykjavik, Iceland 
Reykjavik, Iceland
Many flock to Iceland for the amazing landscapes. With so many beautiful waterfalls, glaciers, lava lands, volcanoes and beaches, the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik is often overlooked... But it shouldn't be! Visit the National and Saga museums, Hallgrimskirkja Church, Perlan Glass Dome and much more! A day in Reykjavik can be as interesting as a day into the wild! 

62. Fort Kochi, India
Fort Kochi, India
Located in the state of Kerala, Fort Kochi is a town worthy of mention when it comes to its colors (on the walls or in the culture!) Main tourist sites include the Indo-Portuguese Museum, Fort Kochi Beach, Cochin Trirumala Devaswom Temple and so much more! 

63. Reitdiephaven, Groningen, the Netherlands.
Reitdiephaven, Groningen, the Netherlands
To get to the rainbow houses, we can take a bus from the Amsterdam Central Station and the journey takes 2 hours. A reader of the blog, Kelly suggested that visitors join a bike tour or simply rent a bike to explore the city. However, she also warn us to beware of bike thief! So, rent a good lock too! 

64. Petite France, South Korea
Petite France, South Korea
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Since July 2008, there is a new cultural village located in Gyeonggi Province -- The Petite France. However, I have friends who expressed their disappointment after visiting the place. If you are going to visit the Petite France, bare in mind that this is a very small village, a 2-hours visit is probably enough to cover all the attractions... unless you want to film your own version of "You from the Star". 

65. Garden by the Bay, Singapore 
Garden by the Bay, Singapore
The Gardens by the Bay is a 101 hectares of nature park located near to the Marina Reservoir. The park is especially beautiful at night when the lights are lit up. Also, visitors should definitely check out the conservatories and tree top walk (if you are not afraid of height). The garden and lightships are free of charge, while the other attractions are charged. Avoid weekends if possible! 

66. Isle of Mull, Scotland
Isle of Mull, Scotland
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To visit the Isle of Mull, hop onto one of the CalMac ferries from the mainland of Scotland. The cheapest option will be the Lochaline-Fishnish ferry which takes about 15 minutes, however, getting to Lochaline itself could be tricky. Another option is to take the more convenient Oban-Craignure ferry: it takes about 45 minutes. 

67. Shanghai, China
Shanghai, China
Shanghai is one of the main hubs of China's economic happenings, a city comparable to New York, I would say. Getting into ShangHai from anywhere is easy and there are two main airports serving the city. If you have an old soul like me, you might be familiar with an old mandarin song describing Shanghai as the city that never sleeps. 
-Listen to the song here: 夜上海 

68.  Annual Umbrella Installation, Agueda, Portugal
Annual Umbrella Installation, Agueda, Portugal
From July to September, tourists to Agueda will catch a chance to walk under the "Umbrella Canopy", which is annually installed as the Umbrella Sky Project. 

69. La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Suggested by Anna from Postcards from the World. 
La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is a city of many contrasts and surprises. When you enter La Boca neighbourhood, you can see what I mean. This is an extravagant part of the city, full of romantic stories and very different from the modern and old zones of the capital. It is the most picturesque neighbourhood in whole Buenos Aires and it feels like a little Italy in a big city. 
- Read more: Anna's Experience in Buenos Aires
70. Tokyo, Japan
Suggested by Jeanne, Guest Blogger of 1 week in Tokyo
and Kenny from KNYCX. Follow him on Instagram
Tokyo, Japan
Despite Tokyo being the capital of Japan, there are a lot of trees and the air is always so fresh and clear, even in the central. I am told that there are laws and regulations enforced to counter the air pollution. For example, there is a standard for soot and smoke as well as exhaust gas emission. Besides, there are a lot of beautiful parks in Tokyo, where I enjoy the temporary escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
In Tokyo, the cherry blossom season was over in April. The rapeseed season has passed in May. June is the time of the year for hydrangea. Hydrangea is not exclusive in Japan, of which there are lots in the American family’s yard. However, the Japanese have their way to make it a center of attention. To celebrate the blooming moment visitors do not have to go far. There is a Hydrangea festival right in Tokyo city center, and it's a hidden gem of the city!! 
The Hakusan Shrine is located closely to the Tokyo University. The venue is where the hydrangea festival (Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri) takes place every year. Masses of flowers are lining up along the walkway under the amazing sun and greet the crowd.
Best Season to visit: June!
PS: If you ever find yourself in Tokyo, don't miss the Irina Sweet Shop and all these famous Ice Cream

71. St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Also known as the “San Francisco of Canada”.

72. Willemstad, CuracaoWillemstad, Curacao
The Curacao capital is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.  
73. Palais des Congres, Montreal, Canada
Suggested by Kyle from Go Drift Away. Follow him on Instagram and FacebookPalais des Congres, Montreal, Canada
The Palais Des Congres is an artsy, modern and superbly colourful convention centre in the heart of my hometown, Montreal. Located just a short walk away from the famed Old Port, this flashy facility is one of simplest and most eye-catching in the culture rich city. The best time to see the coloured windows shine to life is from 11 am until the late hours of the afternoon. Being there is like being inside of an actual rainbow. It's amazing!

74. Cai Hong Juan Village, Taichung, Taiwan
Photo by my lovely cousin, Bridget Lee, blogger at BrigetliliCai Hong Juan Village, Taichung, Most beautiful places in Taiwan. Taiwan
Could you imagine all these are hand drawn and painted by ONE man? Yes, One! CaiHongJuan is an art masterpiece by the "Rainbow Grandpa", 94-years-old Huang Yung Fu. How did he do it? Out of love, my friends! He painted all the colorful murals to save his home from being knocked down by the government and it worked! However, the place is quite far from Taichung city center (It takes about 2 hours by bus No. 30). I'd recommend driving there. 
75. Kulusuk, Greenland 
Kulusuk, Greenland
This picturesque settlement located on a small rocky island is formally named Kaplan, situated in southeast Greenland. To get to Kulusuk, visitors can choose to fly from Reykjavik (another colorful city) via Air Iceland. 
76. Old San Juan, Puerto RicoOld San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Old San Juan is said to be the oldest settlement in Puerto Rico, famed for its bright colorful alleys. 
77. I-city, Selangor, Malaysia
I-city, Selangor, Malaysia
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i-city in Shah Alam is a 72-acre site beside the Federal Highway in Section 7 decorated with colorful LED lights.  
78. Gamla Stan, Stockholm, SwedenGamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden
What is there not to love about the Old Town of Stockholm? Get ready to be charmed by the history, the cobblestone streets and the newer installations and buildings in beautiful colors! Gorgeous!

79. Burano, Italy
Burano, Italy

This touristy yet must-visit little island always top any list of "Most colorful places on earth". With only a 40-minute ferry trip from Venice Proper, this is by far the best day-trip option from Venice.
- Read more: Italy's most beautiful destinations 

80. Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico
Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico
 Chided del Carmen could be reached by air from Houston, Mexico City, Cancun and Guadalajara. 

81. Cinque Terre, Italy
Suggested by Lily from Lily Travella. Follow her on Facebook!
Riomaggiore is just one of the five villages of Cinque Terre, joined together by beautiful mountainous walking trails. It’s such a colourful part of the world with views of the ocean, forest and old fashioned, traditional Italian villages. Hiking to the top of that mountain was definitely challenging, but the views were more than worth it. It was like a little reward for all that hard work it took getting up there. The Marina has one of the best and most iconic views of Riomaggiore, the coloured houses overlooking the ocean. 
 UNESCO World Heritage "Cinque Terre" is especially stunning right after sunset. When the lights from the village reflect off the water, making the view somehow magical.
- Read more: Italy's Most Beautiful Destinations

82. Cities in the Philippines
Jeepney.Cities in the Philippines
Colorful Jeepneys can be seen everywhere in the cities of Philippines. Aren't them the most colorful public transport to date?

83. Girona, Spain
Girona, Spain
Girona is a gorgeous city in Catalonia, Spain just by the River Onyar. The river beautifully captures the reflection of the medieval buildings all painted in different hues. 

84. Porto, Portugal
Porto, Portugal
The most magical place in Porto, is undoubtedly the historical "Ribeira Square", designated World Heritage by UNESCO. 

85. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 
Keukenhof Garden, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
To those who are eager to visit Keukenhof Garden in Netherlands, first thing first, check the timing of your visit to avoid disappointment. The garden is only open from mid-March to mid-May. Second, if you don't have a car, you might want to consider buying a Combi-ticket which include a ride on the Keukenhof Express Bus (one of the easiest way to get to the tulips!) and the entrance fee

86. Provence, France
Lavender fields , Provence, France
Last but not least, a visit to the fragrant Lavender fields should be on top of a "Summer Bucket List" in Europe (at least, it is on mine!) The dreamy lavenders bloom from June to August in Provence and Aix-En-Provence is an excellent base for a Lavender-Road road trip!

Thank You for Reading! 
This post is a collaboration post based on our honest opinion or personal experiences. 
Feel free to share your favorite colorful man-made site with us by commenting below!
If You like this Article, follow me on Facebook and Instagram, as I am bringing to you "The Best Of France" this Summer in collaboration with The Tourism Board of France. And then, I am revealing a big surprise for all of you from the land of Ice and Fire in mid July! Stay tuned!  
If you happen to be in Malaysia, you might want to pick up a copy of Let's Travel Magazine! I've got a full 30 pages spread in the June issue about my Travel advices, itinerary sharing and useful tips for U.S. and Russia! (In case you are wondering, yup, That is me on the cover!)

And to all my beloved Malay readers, don't miss the May issue of Backpackerz Magazine, in which I am sharing my Quick Guide to Cappadocia, Turkey!  (I hope you are not too late, this magazine sells out fast!)

And.... Thank you for all your support! xoxo


Charles McCool said...

Goodness, that is so many colorful city photos. So nice to see Austin and Venice Beach included in your group of 86.

Unknown said...

Wow what a collection of places. this would make a great bucket list for all to follow. would be amazing to visit these places one by one. Its usually coastal cities that provide color but inland one here aswell

Sara Broers said...

What an amazing round up of stunning photos. I can smell the lavender, as I look through these photos. The colors are rich and I want to go to all 88 of these places, very soon!

Priya said...

What a fun post, we have been to a few on the list like Naples, Austin, San Antonio now I have 80 more places to add to my list.

Mags said...

Wow! So many beautiful places I need to go! Thanks so much for featuring me in this terrific list!