You can watch sunsets just about anywhere, but there are some places in the world where the experience of seeing the sun go down is extra special. To pay homage to one of the most beautiful things that we’re gifted to see everyday, here are some of the best places in the world where watching the sunset will be something so exceptional and breathtaking.

With the help of trees, lakes, beaches, structures, and other kinds of backdrop, these sunsets are made more special in these following places. Perhaps after you read this, you’ll once again really experience and feel the beauty of this wondrous daily event.

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Istanbul, Turkey

One of the reasons why sunset on this part of the world is extra-special is the attractive buildings, mosques, minarets, and palaces that grace the skyline. Istanbul is a place dotted with stunning architecture, and placing the sunset around these wondrous shapes will make for a feast for the eyes.



Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is charming place filled with colorful buildings, so having these with a romantic setting sun will undoubtedly be something so amazing. If you want to be in the most colorful part of Barcelona, head over to Parc Guell, a garden complex with works of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. While this place is stunning at any time of the day, it is during sunset that you can get a magnificent skyline with all the colorful buildings.



Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States

If this doesn’t take your breath away, we’re not sure what will. This steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River is simply breathtaking during sundown, when different shades of red envelope the sky, giving you a view that will allow anyone to be one with vast desert.



The beautiful and mysterious pyramids that dot Egypt’s skyline are exceptional during sunset. As the sun goes down, the sky is painted with shades of blue, red, and orange, making a silhouette of the perfect shapes that continue to bring joy to visitors that want to witness one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.


Taj Mahal, India

A symbol of love, the Taj Mahal in Agra is one of the most beautiful structures ever built. This place is simply indescribable during sunrise and sunset, and saying that it’s beautiful is an understatement. There is a sense of peace and come that will come over you once you see the sun come down behind the palace, a kind of wonder that will leave you in awe.



Santorini, Greece

Many parts of Greece give way to magnificent sunsets every day, and one of the places that many agree is the best one is at the stunning island of Santorini. Watch the sun bid farewell as it descends on the Aegan, and watch the sky transform into something so incredibly lovely.


The Maldives

Going to the Maldives may get a bit expensive (especially if you choose the world-class, exclusive resorts), but if you’re looking for serenity like no other, you will not go wrong with this place. The views of the calm Indian Ocean are just so awe-inspiring at sunset.


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