Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.
Lavender Fields, France
In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the eye can see.
This tiny island is stacked with charming candy-colored homes set against the brilliant blue backdrop of the Mediterranean.
Caño Cristales River, Colombia
Also referred to as “the river of five colors,” this biological wonder turns a striking red color every fall thanks to a flourishing, rare plant species.
Lake Retba, Senegal
This bubblegum-colored lake gets it’s otherworldy hue from a human-friendly bacteria that thrives in the salty waters.
Tulip Fields, Holland
Throughout spring’s prime months, the immaculately manicured tulip, daffodil and hyacinth fields of Holland bloom into a stunning and precise array of colors.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
This wonder of the world is home to more than 400 coral species, 500 seaweed species and 1,500 fish species–and it’s got the color palette to prove it.
The sprawling farmlands of this dramatic, mountainous county in Eastern China become a “golden sea” when canola blooms are in season.
Valley of Flowers National Park, India
This World Heritage Site, set against the wilderness of the Himalayas, is covered in vibrant flowers. Add in a sunset and this view takes the cake.
Shibazakura Hill, Japan
In springtime, the fields at the base of Mount Fuji errupt with hundreds of thousands of moss blooms, or “shibazakura”, in varying shades of pink.
Lake Natron, Tanzania
This shallow salt and soda lake is so saline that it’s completely inhospitable for most flora and fauna. The trade-off? The amazing red water color and electric orange shores.