The 25 Best Places To Watch The Sunset Around The World

Posted by on May 4, 2012

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. So get ready because from the lava fields of Iceland to the beaches of the Mediterranean you are about to experience the 25 best places to watch the sunset around the world.


25

The Serengeti, Tanzania

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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.

24

Canals of Amsterdam

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With over 400 bridges arching over its romantic canals, Amsterdam has plenty of “perfect” spots to watch the sunset.

23

Mount Haleakala, Hawaii

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This dormant Hawaiian volcano shines like a gem on a blackened landscape when the setting sun’s rays rush across its steep slopes.

22

Grundarfjordur, Iceland

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This small Icelandic town is situated between a mountain range and a lava field making for some intense background scenery as you watch the sun fall below the horizon.

21

Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles

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Sitting on the beach watching people play miniature golf with the lights of a ferris wheel reflecting off of the breaking waves under a California sunset…indescribable.

20

Taj Mahal, India

Any time you think of the Taj Mahal you are probably thinking of a clear blue sky with lots of tourists. And of course, it’s great to see during the day, but it’s when the sun starts receding that you want to really make sure you have your camera.

19

Barcelona, Spain

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Looking out from El Carmel Hill across all of the colorful rooftops towards the ocean makes for one of the most colorful and unique sunsets in Europe.

18

Lake Annecy, French Alps

This popular tourist destination high up in the French Alps has been voted Europe’s cleanest lake, which isn’t too hard to believe when you see the setting sun’s rays reflecting off the water.



17

Ayers Rock, Australian Outback

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Also known as Uluru, Ayers Rock is the largest monolith (single massive stone) in the world. It’s so big that as the clouds move across the sky at sunset they reflect its orange and red colors.

16

The Florida Keys

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Every night on Key West 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

15

The Sahara Desert

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As the world’s second largest desert (after Antarctica), the Sahara has plenty of space for you to sit back and watch the sunset.

14

The Scottish Highlands

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With the cold, crisp air against your face and Scottish Highlands at your back this sunset will be hard to forget.

13

Puglia, Italy

Once again we find ourselves in the Mediterranean, this time however in the boot of Italy, where Puglia’s unspoiled beaches, rocky cliffs, and quaint towns all combine to assure a unique and memorable sunset.

12

Bora Bora, Tahiti

Everyone already knows that Bora Bora is already one of the most insanely beautiful place on Earth, but the sunset just makes things all the more unbelievable.

11

Great Pyramids, Egypt

With camels and the distance and yellow sand as far as the eye can see, this wonder of the ancient world really comes into its own when the sun starts setting.