Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, Chamarel

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Geologic Formation · Landmark
Witness an impressive geological formation at Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark. The attractive area of dunes features sand of seven distinct colors: red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow settle in separate layers, forming colorful stripes. The decomposition of volcanic rock cooling at different temperatures causes the separation, which, taken as a whole, appears otherworldly. Remember to bring your camera to catch this strange natural sight from behind the fences of the observation deck, and consider taking home a small tube of the sands from one of the many sellers by the entrance. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark by using our Chamarel day trip planning app.
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  • Worth a detour if you're in the area, but expect the colours to be more muted than in the promo pics. A lot of it depends on how much sunshine there is as well.  more »
  • an interesting, surprising place. I liked it a lot and because it was not crowded. I visited in the rain  more »
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