For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved watching the sunset and all the beautiful colors that come with it as it starts to become darker. The setting sun is more than just a daily ritual — it’s an example of just how beautiful the natural world can be.They say that no two sunsets are ever the same. Whether it’s the colors, the clouds, or the scenery each one has something unique about it.
There are plenty of places to watch the sun setting, but it’s possible to make it a real luxury by seeing the sun melt into the horizon from a spectacular location.Whether from a mountaintop, next to the ocean, on a glacier or at the top of a skyscraper, looking to the west has never been so inspiring than from these 15 incredible vantage points.
1.Taj Mahal, India
Regarded as one of the world’s architectural wonders, the Taj Mahal in the Indian state of Agra, transforms into a magical apparition as the day comes to an end and the sun starts to set behind it. The sun’s rays bend and wind round the white marble dome, bathing the stuccoed walls, minarets and garden in a soft pink and orange haze.All create an incredibly romantic scene.
2.Isle of Skye, Scotland,UK
The Quiraing, a strangely shaped landslip on Trotternish Ridge, is a favorite spot among photographers and all types of travelers as one of the most magnificent sights in the world. The light tends to bounce off the crags and crevices, and, as the sun sets, the light show becomes even more captivating.
3.The Serengeti, Tanzania
Its kind of like watching the Lion King except in real life and if you’re lucky enough you might even catch some elephants or rhinos silhouetted against the sunset.
Chile’s Atacama Desert is so dry that plants find it difficult to sustain life here, and the 2001 film Space Odyssey was shot there, the desert doubling up as the Moon’s arid surface. Small populations cluster round water-filled oases, witness to an incredible sunset each day. “Sandboarding and Sunset” excursions are a popular way for tourists to enjoy the spectacle of the fiery sun sinking over the bone-dry land.
Pfeiffer Beach is not only home to one of the world’s rare purple sand beaches, it also has a large rock that sits just beyond the crashing waves. The unique rock has a large opening at the bottom where the sun shines through just before it drops behind the horizon.
6.Florida Keys, Florida,USA
From Key West to Islamorada, the Florida Keys are renowned for some of the most spectacular sunsets on the planet.Every night there is a sunset festival where visitors and locals alike gather to watch fire breathers, acrobats, and artists perform as the sun goes down over the water.
No, it’s not just an attraction at Disney World. It’s a real place too. Found right on the border of Switzerland and Italy the Matterhorn is one of the highest peaks in the Alps and when the sun is setting it’s certainly a sight to behold.
9.Tanah Lot Temple,Bali
Located just off the shore of Bali with only a shallow water bridge making it accessible by land, this ancient temple has a surreal air to it especially with the sun setting in the background.
11.Bora Bora,Tahiti, French Polynesia
The words Bora Bora immediately conjure images of a crystal clear lagoon with private over-water bungalows and mountaintops lining the background. Another thing Bora Bora is well known for—unbelievable sunsets. Either watch from the island or take a champagne sunset cruise and enjoy the spectacle out on the water.
12.Grand Canyon, Arizona,USA
One of America’s most notable natural features, The Grand Canyon attracts roughly five million people each year. The sheer power of America’s most impressive natural wonder at sunset will give you one of the most impressive shows of your life. The rocks, towers, cliffs and crevices turn a deep shade of red, tinged with burnt orange – it’s like the whole canyon is on fire.
While there are many great places to take in the sunrise, NPS suggests getting out to Yaki Point or Lipan Point—or if you want something a little more special, walk the Rim Trail and take in the sunset out past Pipe Creek Vista.
13.Angkor Wat, Cambodia
No matter what time of day you visit Angkor Wat you are sure to be floored by the incredible architecture, but staying a little later to see the sunset behind the iconic temple is something certainly worth your time.
There are more than 30 vantage points to see the sunset, from hilltops to a gondola ride. From nearly every available point, visitors can see the sky turn from searing yellows and oranges to much more mellow purples, which is pierced only by the ridged tops of the temples and the “oohs” of others standing near.
14.Mount Bromo, Indonesia
This huge volcanic crater on the island of Java in Indonesia makes for an incredible setting in which to watch as the sun falls below the horizon.
Stonehenge may have mysterious origins, but for thousands of years people have been watching sunsets and sunrises peek through these giant stone formations.So your bucket list can’t really do without it.