6 x natural phenomena in breathtaking colors | To travel

Pure blue

With a size of 75 by 90 meters, a depth of 49 meters and a water temperature of 85 degrees, it is one of the largest hot springs in the world. But most notably about the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone Park, the colors are. The bright orange, yellow, and green edges are caused by bacteria that thrive where the hot spring water has cooled. The intense blue water owes its color to its depth and the fact that it is extremely pure.

Ribbon-shaped terraces

The rice fields are located in the northeast of Vietnam Mu Cang Chai which are among the most beautiful in the world. From the peaks you look out on the endless hills covered with rice terraces that seem like green ribbons draped through the landscape. A natural wonder as a result of centuries of human craftsmanship. In autumn, when it is time to harvest, the intensely green rice plantations turn yellow gold.

All shades of blue

The Capilla de Mármol, or the marble caves. Under the influence of the position of the sun and the azure blue water of the Carrera Lake, the cave changes through the seasons in all possible shades of blue. The reflection of the water on the marble makes it even more spectacular.

Purple glow


Every year in June, the lavender fields in the French color Provence Violet. The largest fields are around the village of Valensole, near the town of Manosque and the Gorges du Verdon gorge. The colorful flowers are used for oil, soap and honey, among other things. If you want to experience how the flowers scent the air and turn the horizon purple, make sure that they travel to Provence by July at the latest. Then the harvest begins and the spectacle quickly fades.

Rainbow Mountain

From lavender purple to pastel green: no fewer than seven colors together form the repeating pattern of the Vinicuncamountain in Peru. The colors of the ‘rainbow mountain’ are caused by the eroding of the rock and many different minerals. Previously the mountain was covered with snow, nowadays the rocks are much more visible. Until 2016, Rainbow Mountain was hardly accessible, but thanks to a road even less experienced hikers can now visit the mountain.

Mysterious chasm

About a hundred years ago, Navajo Indians discovered Arizona in the US state Antelope Canyon, a narrow gorge with walls up to forty meters high. This gorge was created by swirling water that scoured the soft rock during flooding. The shapes in the rock are impressive and the orange colors breathtaking. Especially when the sun mysteriously shines in at noon.


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