9. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Shibuya is the place known for the existence of the Castle owned by the family with the same name, from the 11th century until the end of the Edo Age. As the time passed by, the family was gone and the place was used later for building a tramway and today the place is one of the biggest commercial areas of Tokyo. The New York Times wrote that Shibuya is some sort of an Asian Las Vegas.
The famous Japanese market is also all time awake and offers all kind of entertainment. If adults can enjoy the nightclubs, teens and children can get lots of costumes and dress like cartoons or like their favorite celebrities. It’s kind of everything is allowed in Shibuya! Need to see more about the colors? Let’s start with the neon shades and finish with the colored stalls. We couldn’t forget to talk about the buildings: colored plastic combined with ceramics and porcelain. For real! If you get here, you must go to Takeshita Street to see the shops. They really look amazing!
8. Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre or the five lands is a stretch of coast in Italy, West to La Spezia city. These five lands are actually five very cheer and colored villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. This region has entered the UNESCO patrimony because of its architectural value. Different from other colored places on Earth, it wasn’t the architects who decided to color the house in a particular way, it was actually the villagers who decided to construct their properties on the edge of the rocks. You can travel from one village to another by boat or by train but it is impossible to enter the region in a car.
The place was seriously affected by the flooding in October 2011, but the place managed to maintain its charm and continuously attracts lots of tourists. Villagers cultivate here grapes and olives, the main source for their traditional foods. Cinque Terre is also the place where the famous pesto sauce comes from (it is made of basil, salt, garlic, pine seeds and pecorino cheese). You can also taste one of the local wines here: they are world wide famous or limoncello, a type of liquor prepared with lemons. The locals are very friendly and they can make your staying in the village a true dream.
7. Little India, Singapore
If you decide to visit Singapore, you cannot leave the area without also passing through Little India, a colorful neighborhood located East from Singapore river, just in front of the Chinatown. Little India was created a very long time ago when the British Government which conquered Singapore decided to segregate the Tamil people, so they crowded the locals in the district of Chulia Kampong but, because the place became too crowded and reached a very big criminality, the Tamils moved in a small neighborhood they called Tekka.
The visitors called it later Little India. If you get around, you will be fond of the colored buildings and the stalls where a lot of flavors are for sale. What is a must for a complete visit? Start with Sarangoon Road, a famous street whit shops, then Tekka Plaza and remember to go and see at least one Buddhist Temple.