Inhabited for thousands of years, some of the world cities are as old as human existence. With scattered ruins and remains, these cities are classic examples of changing times and…
From South Africa to Chile and India to Nepal, there are many countries around the world that are home to colourful cities and towns. Here’s the list of five of the most colourful places in the world that have more colours in their palette than any artist can ever bring together. Check them out!
The largest and capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is set in the Kathmandu Valley and known to be the hub for culture and arts. The incredibly diverse history, breathtaking Newari architecture and beautiful Hindu and Buddhist religious sites of the city make it an exhilarating and maddening destination of colours and chaos. Preserving its ancient traditions, this place is enriched by ceremonial processions and events and several colourful, religious festivals – which ultimately turn the city into a living museum that gives an opportunity to travel back in time.
Renowned as the Pink City of India, Jaipur is the land of beauty that lures globetrotters with rich cultural heritage of Indian history. The city’s colourful and chaotic streets, beautiful gardens, majestic rides, grandiose temples and exquisite forts are a feast to the eyes and lures visitors from all around the globe. While the prominent tourist attractions such as City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort and Jaigarh Fort give you an opportunity to revive the spell of the past, the bright pink taxis, brown sands of the Thar Desert and the vibrant markets are sure to make you surrender to their charm.
Bo Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa
Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, Bo Kaap is a beautiful neighbourhood of Cape Town meant for its rich, multi-cultural history. Though the city of Cape Town leaves no stone unturned in enslaving eyes with its exclusive beauty, Bo Kaap adds another feather to its cap. Possessing several colourful houses, quaint cobbled streets and the rich culture of Cape Town, this place creates its place as one of the most vivid and cheerful destinations across the globe. It is also home to the country’s old Mosque along with multiple mosques, holy places and historical restaurants and shops.
Balat, Istanbul, Turkey
Placed on the European side of Istanbul, Balat is the traditional Jewish quarter in the Faith district and is a delightful mix of blue, red and green buildings. It displays the multi-cultural history of Istanbul and creates a local living experience for the travellers. A fusion of mazelike streets, beautifully painted buildings, exquisite boutiques, vibrant cafes and exciting galleries makes this neighbourhood an ideal travel destination for design-savvy tourists and presents a true picture of the Istanbul culture. Besides, it is home to a large number of churches, mosques and synagogues; a great way to explore the district is to walk along the old city walls in the Ayvansary district.
Busan, South Korea
The second largest city of South Korea, Busan is a rollicking port town with a lot to offer. Home to magnificent mountains, beaches, sea ports, hot springs and more, this city is a relaxed place to explore and attracts travellers from across the globe. What makes this place the best spot to visit in Korea is its Gamcheon Cultural Village nestled into the side of a mountain and covered in pastel-coloured, Lego-like houses, unique artwork all over and an interesting history.