Colourful Travel Photos From Around the World

Follow rich hues and rainbow-sprinkled travel moments from destinations and cultures around the world.Thursday, 17 May 2018

The colourful streets of Bo Kaap weren't always this way. The facades were once mandated to …
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Captions were written and submitted by the photographer.

Brilliant blue corridors, golden-dawn balloon rides, jewel green basketball courts: Colours often streak a rainbow of experiences across traveller’s minds to leave lifelong memories. From ruby red powder used to celebrate in India, to a mustard yellow curtain in Bhutan, or historically significant paint in South Africa, colours mark time and place for locals and travellers alike.

All of these images were submitted for the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest – and they present an array of scenes reminds us all of the colourful cultures, people, and places around the world. See which scenes brighten your day and spark your next travels!