6 of the world’s most spectacular sunsets

There are few things in life as simultaneously relaxing, exhilarating and life-affirming as watching a magnificent sunset. That small period of time when day turns into night provides so many special travelling moments. But these sunsets rise above the rest. They’re bona fide bucket-list material. How many have you been to? Would you recommend any others? Let us know in the comments section below the post.

Enough talk, here they are…

Maasai Mara, Kenya

You wonder, as the blazing African sun starts to drop behind the horizon, if you’ll ever see a sight as spectacular in your life. Then a Lion lazily prowls across your eye line and you know that you won’t. Biblical.

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Big Sur, United States of America

Part of the veritable US road trip from LA up to Frisco and beyond – the Big Sur is one of several towns on the US West Coast famed for incredible sunsets. Find a spot on the beach, build a fire for after sundown, crack open a beer, sit back and watch.

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Ayres Rock, Australia

The epicentre of Outback Australia and the magical, venerated centre piece of indigenous culture and belief – Ayres Rock. It’s not only a geological marvel, it is the home of Australia’s most inspiring sunset. Worth the journey inland for this alone.

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Atacama Desert, Chile

The driest desert in the world according to NASA and the most sterile of landscapes but if you ever find yourself at the base of the Andes then stick around for sunset! A cacophony of reds, yellows and oranges. Spectacular.

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Lofoten, Norway

It’s not always sunset in Lofoten, an archipelago in the north of Norway. Instead, from between late May and mid-July the sun never goes down. And for another part of the year, they don’t get any sun at all! But, and it’s a big but – when the sun does set – this happens.

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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Whilst sunrise gets more attention from travellers here, sunset is equally stunning. The main splendor comes from the silhouette of the magical temples as the sun drops behind them. You’ll understand at once why so many Buddhist Monks live here.

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Do you disagree with any of our picks? Have you seen a more spectacular sunset? Let us know below.

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Comments (5)

  1. Eppie says:

    Oh wow these are absolutely stunning! Sunsets sere just so overwhelming. Some of the best I’ve seen are in Harlech north Wales!

  2. Nitin Khanna says:

    Sunset time is the amazing time that I would love to see and capture in my camera. Stunning Pictures. I am a traveler and I am always searching of unique places to captures great pictures. Thanks!

  3. Michelle says:

    I’m from Hawaii, and I must say that one of the most stunning sunsets I’ve seen is at the top of Mauna Kea. You’re above the clouds and the colors are just fabulous. It is a bit on the cold side though!

  4. Debbie D. says:

    Breathtaking photos! Thanks for sharing these incredible vistas. The most memorable sunset I experienced was in Oia, Santorini (Greece). People start jockeying for position at twilight, cameras at the ready.

  5. Grace says:

    I agree, sunsets are divine!I can never get enough of the Maasai Mara sunset. It’s magical, can’t blame one for falling in love :)

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