20 of The Best Places To Watch The Sunset

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As a kid I could see the greatest sunsets from the dinning room window positioned at the front of our southern California home. Peering over the back of the couch pushed up against the wall-size window, my dad would point out the finer points of a sunset while we watched it disappear to the other side of the world. I have always loved watching a good sunset, and who doesn’t?

The sun rises and falls with each passing day, but in the hustle and bustle of life we often take the gorgeous event for granted, forgetting all together to take the time and watch the magic of nature unravel. If it’s been a while since the last time you enjoyed a good sunset, take refuge in these incredible sunsets found all around the world.

1. Scottish Highlands 

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2. Santa Monica Pier, California 

If you have never visited the Santa Monica Pier in California you are truly missing out. A stroll along the peer, and the adjoining beach, always proves entertaining. Not only is there plenty of people watching to do, but there are carnival rides, cotton candy, and endless waves of ocean to admire beyond the pier. And if you come at just the right time you can also see a breathtaking sunset like the one below.

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3. The Great Pyramids, Egypt 

If you are lucky enough to see the Great Pyramids up close and personal, you might as well stick around for a stunning sunset.

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4. Angkor Wat, Cambodia 

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5. Puglia, Italy 

Puglia is located in the Italian region known as Apulia. Locals come to Puglia for sand, sun, some of the most delicious fresh seafood on the planet, and sunsets of course!

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6. Grand Canyon, Arizona USA 

Thanks to the Colorado River the Grand Canyon was carved in all of its beautiful glory. Research shows over 17 million years ago the river first established its route through the towering canyon walls, since then it has continued to erode the area into a breathtaking masterpiece that boasts some seriously stellar sunsets.

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7. Matterhorn, Switzerland 

If you think the Matterhorn ride at Disneyland is cool, wait till you visit the real Matterhorn in Switzerland. This mountain is located between Italy and Switzerland and reaches over 145,000 feet up into the sky, making it one of the tallest mountains in the Alps. From such great heights, sunset views are literally out of this world.

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8. The Maldives

There is nothing like watching a sunset disappear on the other side of the ocean…

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9. Mount Bromo, Indonesia 

Mount Bromo is an active volcano located in East Java, Indonesia. While it is not the highest peak in the area, it is the most popular.

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10. Sahara Desert 

Endless miles of sand and sunset, just don’t forget your sunscreen!

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11. Santorini, Greece 

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12. Florida Keys 

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13. Mount Haleakala, Hawaii 

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14. The Canals, Amsterdam 

Known as the most “watery city” in the world, the canals tracing throughout the region make up 1/4th of Amsterdam.

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15. Grundarfjordur, Iceland 

Not only does this small Icelandic town have the most amazing sunsets, it’s a pretty private destination as well with only 974 inhabitants as of 2005.

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16. Lake Annecy, French Alps 

Lake Annecy is the third largest lake in France, offering plenty of day and night time activities, including sunset watching.

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17. Barcelona, Spain 

The energy that perfumes Barcelona is contagious, the sunsets just add more charm to this one-of-a-kind destination.

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18. Taj Mahal, India 

While many people have heard of the Taj Mahal, not everyone knows that it was originally built back in 1648 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a dedication to his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Sunsets viewed from here are full of cultural charm.

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19. Ayers Rock, Australia 

Known as one of the most impressive landmarks found throughout all of Australia, the Ayers Rock is a giant sandstone formation located in central Australia.

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20. Stonehenge, England

Located in Wiltshire, this prehistoric monument was constructed back in 2600 BC and completed in 2000 BC. It was built for unknown purposes using stones brought from Wales.

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Photo Source: AmazingOasis.org