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Colour palettes of 10 iconic destinations

Diversity is great, and one of the best things about travelling is getting the opportunity to discover just what makes each new place unique and beautiful in its own way. Now, thanks to Expedia, the eye-catching colour palettes of countries all over the world have been revealed, with a stunning collection of images being shared that showcase the shades of famous places.

Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia. This iconic location offers amazing warm sunset shades, while a daytime trip offers bright, vibrant blues and whites. Image by Expedia.
Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia. This iconic location offers amazing warm sunset shades, while a daytime trip offers bright, vibrant blues and whites. Image by Expedia.
Okavango Delta, Botswana. Famous for being one of the most lively and vibrant places in all of southern Africa, the wetland contains a host of natural colours within its rivers, reed beds and lagoons. Image by Expedia
Okavango Delta, Botswana. Famous for being one of the most lively and vibrant places in all of southern Africa, the wetland contains a host of natural colours within its rivers, reed beds and lagoons. Image by Expedia
Lake Louise, Canada. The water’s emerald colour is the result of rock flour that runs into it from glacial meltwater, contrasting with the snow-capped mountain slopes and green forests. Image by Expedia
Lake Louise, Canada. The water’s emerald colour is the result of rock flour that runs into it from glacial meltwater, contrasting with the snow-capped mountain slopes and green forests. Image by Expedia
Provence, France. On Display in June and early August, one of the most famous sights in Provence and the Côte d'Azur is the rolling fields of rich, purple lavender. Image by Expedia
Provence, France. On Display in June and early August, one of the most famous sights in Provence and the Côte d'Azur is the rolling fields of rich, purple lavender. Image by Expedia
Halong Bay, Vietnam. Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, rich emerald waters contract with the greenery of forest-topped islets, with the bay being particularly beautiful at dusk. Image by Expedia
Halong Bay, Vietnam. Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, rich emerald waters contract with the greenery of forest-topped islets, with the bay being particularly beautiful at dusk. Image by Expedia
Vatnajökull, Iceland. The famous glacier is the largest ice cap in the country and the third largest glacier in Europe, offering many shades of cool blues and crisp whites. Image by Expedia
Vatnajökull, Iceland. The famous glacier is the largest ice cap in the country and the third largest glacier in Europe, offering many shades of cool blues and crisp whites. Image by Expedia
Arashiyama, Japan. One of the most popular sites in Kyoto by far, the world-famous bamboo grove sees green stalks towering over tourists that visit there.
Arashiyama, Japan. One of the most popular sites in Kyoto by far, the world-famous bamboo grove sees green stalks towering over tourists that visit there.
Mt Cook, New Zealand. As well as being the tallest mountain in the country, Mt Cook boasts a bountiful supply of breath-taking views, including the turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki. Image by Expedia
Mt Cook, New Zealand. As well as being the tallest mountain in the country, Mt Cook boasts a bountiful supply of breath-taking views, including the turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki. Image by Expedia
Benagil Cave, Portugal. One of Portugal’s most beautiful attractions, this sea cave has blue waters and a sandy beach, as well as a natural limestone skylight pointing towards the sky. Image by Expedia
Benagil Cave, Portugal. One of Portugal’s most beautiful attractions, this sea cave has blue waters and a sandy beach, as well as a natural limestone skylight pointing towards the sky. Image by Expedia
Bryce Canyon, USA.
Bryce Canyon, USA.