5 Rainbow Destinations That You Should Experience
Many cultures believes rainbow to be a symbol of hope, every time you see a rainbow, you can't help but smile. They appear as perfect arcs, often during a rainstorm when the sun shines onto water droplets, shattering its white light into an array of brilliant colors. Rainbows can be rare, but luckily these destinations always wear a spectrum of colors. From fields of flowers to oddly-shaped geysers, Nature has gifted us with awesome scenery in these colorful destinations.
Grand Prismatic Spring - Wyoming, USA
The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the the third largest in the world and attracts thousands of visitors each year. The exquisite vibrant colors are the result of microbial mats around the edges of the water. Not only is it colorful, the Grand Prismatic is bigger than a football field at 370 feet in diameter.
Caño Cristales - Colombia
Caño Cristales, also known as "River of Five Colors” and the “Liquid Rainbow,” runs through a once-inaccessible part of Colombia. Recently, the turmoil in this region has subsided, opening up this stunning river to exploration. Bright plants growing on the river bottom are the reason for it’s wonderful colors, but when we look, all we see it a beautiful rainbow.
Vinicunca - Peru
Vinicunca, also known as the Mountain of Seven Colors, is a mountain in the Andes of Peru that is similar to the Rainbow Mountains of China, these mountains in Peru also feature colorful stripes of sediment that turn this landscape into the backdrop for a children's book. These mountains are not easy to get to considering that they are located deep in the desert but a view unlike another in the world is definitely worth the exercise.
Victoria Falls - Zambia and Zimbabwe
Located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is a constant sheet of falling water and the largest waterfall in the world which provide perfect conditions for real, near-constant rainbows. It also features a unique phenomenon of lunar rainbows - the product of moonlight reflecting on water particles. You will be sure to catch a glimpse of shimmery, vibrant rainbows anywhere you look.
Zhangye Danxia - China
The "Rainbow Mountains" of China are a multicolor sandstone landform that look just like a watercolor painting. Located in the Gansu province in China's northwest, The site was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009 and is the destination for many Chinese and international tourists. The striped yellow, red, orange, and blue hues make this geopark one of the most stunning natural wonders in China and a place worth visiting.