6 of the Most Colorful Neighborhoods in Asia that Should Be in Your Travel Bucket List

These places are man-made attractions on their own.

Asia is not only screaming with vibrant cultures and wonderful people, it is also home to a lot of colorful places — literally. Scroll down, and ready your list of places to visit.

Kau Keng Chu, Penang, Malaysia

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This colorful stretch of shops along Kek Chuan Road is a collection of prewar buildings that used to be residential. Named Kau Keng Chu, meaning “nine shophouses,” they were restored and painted in different colors — sky blue, lilac, lemon yellow, cobalt blue, ash, grey, turquoise, amber and pink — definitely eye-catching for tourists strolling around the urban cultural city of George Town.

The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Zone — it comes with rich history and is surrounded by great architecture that are feast for the eyes.

Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An has a unique vibrant charm with its cultural atmosphere and display of preserved history. It offers travelers a taste of Vietnam’s colorful heritage. But aside from that, this town is also dubbed as the city of lanterns — with different colors of many kinds spread throughout the place, lighting up almost every street. Just imagine how enchanting this town is, especially when you go strolling at night.

La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines

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The neighboring sitios of Stonehill, Botiwtiw and Sadjap (collectively known as STOBOSA) in Benguet all look like a work of art. Inspired by the Favela Homes in Brazil, these houses by the hill were painted in different lively colors, forming one big mural that is truly a sight to behold when you pass by the province’s main road.

This colorful neighborhood is also called “Valley of Colors,” and it was created by Tam-awan Village artists through the Department of Tourism.