5 most colourful mountains in the world

May 15, 2024

By: Ayush Mehrotra

Rainbow Mountains (Vinicunca), Peru

The Rainbow Mountains, located in the Andes of Peru, are famous for their striated layers of mineral deposits, creating a vibrant display of colours ranging from red and pink to green and yellow.

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Painted Hills, USA

The Painted Hills in Oregon feature layers of brightly coloured clay soil, which have been eroded over millions of years to reveal hues of red, orange, gold, and black, creating a stunning natural palette.

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Mount Bromo, Indonesia

Mount Bromo is part of the Tengger Massif in East Java, Indonesia. Surrounding it are the Sea of Sand and other volcanic peaks, including Mount Batok and Mount Semeru. The landscape is surreal, with shades of gray, black, and brown contrasted against the lush green valleys below.

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Zhangye Danxia, China

The Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu Province, China, showcases stunning rainbow-coloured rock formations caused by mineral deposits over millions of years. The vivid hues of red, orange, yellow, and green make it a photographer's paradise.

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Hornocal, Argentina

Located near the town of Humahuaca in the Andes of Argentina, the Hornocal mountain range features striking layers of sedimentary rock in various shades of red, green, yellow, and purple, earning it the nickname "Mountain of Fourteen Colors."

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