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Pack Your Bags to See Some of the World’s Best Sunsets

[ 0 ] December 14, 2012 |

Where would you go to see the perfect sunset? No doubt you have some destinations in mind that have a special place in your heart. If you’re a world traveler, you may want to check out some new places that will quickly go on your favorites list. Sunsets were made for lovers, thinkers, creators, and dreamers. Whichever one you are, these destinations will offer the inspiration you need.

The Serengeti, Africa

There is possibly no place in the world more beautiful at sunset than the Serengeti in Africa. Located in Tanzania and stretching to parts of Kenya, the Serengeti at sunset is as beautiful as any that could be painted by the masters. The sky is bold with deep orange hues, and silhouettes of giraffes or elephants walking across the horizon, past acacia trees, make this scene one of the most dramatic you could ever witness.
Sunset on the Serengeti

Stonehenge, United Kingdom

The mystery of Stonehenge grows even deeper at sunset. As the sun lowers on the horizon, these ancient stones seem to glow as the sun peeks through from the other side. The stones located in Wiltshire, England, have been the subject of many theories as to their origin and meaning. As the sun sets and throws the stones into darkness, it’s as though a halo materializes over the stones, then magically shrinks away.
Stonehenge at sunset

Grand Canyon, Arizona

As the sun sets on this spectacular natural wonder, the exposed rock formations seem to turn a brilliant orange as shadows deepen and overtake the canyon while the sky becomes a brilliant gold. Imagine looking out from the edge and watching the Colorado River snake through the canyon as the sun slips behind the horizon. Each crevice, nook, and cranny adds depth and texture to an already stunning scene.
Hopi Point, South Rim, Grand Canyon, west sunset

Taj Mahal, India

The Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful man-made creations and is even more beautiful at sunset. This palace of white marble is stunning in the light of day, but as the sun moves down across the sky, the palace becomes a magical place made of gold. The River Yamuna that runs beside the Taj Mahal shimmers like smooth glass. It conjures thoughts of fairy tales, of princes and princesses who would go to the ends of the earth for love.
Sunset at the Taj Mahal

Venice, Italy

What could be more romantic than watching the sun set in one of the most romantic cities in the world? Venice, known by many nicknames including the “Queen of the Adriatic,” is a popular destination for lovers and it’s no secret why. This city on the water is connected by canals and bridges, with narrow cobblestone streets. Take a ride in a gondola as the sun sets on the water and move a little closer to your sweetheart for a moment that will always be remembered and cherished.
Sunset in Venice (2006-05-551)

Great Wall, China

No matter where you go to see the Great Wall of China, its magnificence is magnified at sunset. The lay of the land makes for a dramatic view where the rolling mountains and the miles and miles of the wall disappear over the horizon. It is like a scene created straight out of a movie, too beautiful to be real. One of the best places to see a spectacular sunset is from Zhengbei Tower of the JianKou Section.
Great Wall of China

If you are seeking beautiful sunsets, these places will not disappoint you. Maybe they will inspire you, make you fall in love again, or bring you a sense of calm you’ve never felt before. There are many more like these. A beautiful sunset may just be outside your back door.

This article was provided by Ross who writes at Netflights and loves traveling the world

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About onurwaytravel: Colin has been travelling the world with his young family for the past 2 and half years. He runs a couple of websites all revolve around travel, family travel and digital nomadism. His websites include,, and now View author profile.

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