As the saying goes, “no two sunsets are ever alike.” There will always be the difference in the scenery, the shape of the clouds, the hues, and the vantage point from where the viewer stands. These factors and many other are among the reasons that makes some places in the world the best places for sunset. As beautiful as sunsets are, there are only selected places in the world where you can see them at their utmost breathtaking image. Take a look at these five beautiful places in the world famous for their spectacular view of the sunset.
Wouldn’t it be nice to see the sun go down as you imagine Simba and Mufasa in your midst? This is the kind of sunset you will get to experience while being in the national park of Serengeti, Tanzania. Running with the fiercest of life’s creatures and frolicking in the dusk with the sense of liberty that will enthrall your every breath as you gallop with the animals, it will be a child’s playground in the wildest sense of the definition. Enjoy the wildlife and afford yourself of the stunning scenery of Africa and prepared to be taken away by the spectacular landscape of the extensive areas where buffalos, elephants, giraffe, impalas and hippos rest in the comforts of the acacia woodland, together with the lions and the tigers. A perfect place for the thrill-seekers who would want to fathom the reality of what is known to be the circle of life.
Photo: Nikola Totuhov
Be with the gods and goddesses in Santorini, Greece. Every woman will feel the beauty of Aphrodite half-naked with feet touching the warm waters of the sea as the sun goes down, while the sun god Helios rides his chariot across the golden sky each day. This dramatic scenery will astonish you and as you marvel on the promises of love that must have been tied and consummated in this romantically stricken place. You wouldn’t want to miss the chance of finding your soul mate in the streets that seemed to snake around all the houses, giving you the chance to find your love yet the challenge to find him on time. The beauty of the sunset in Santorini is famous for its magnificence.
Grand Canyon, Arizona, U.S.A.
The adrenalin rush of being on top of one of the highest places on earth is already a treat in itself. The Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA offers a one-of-a-kind experience. How much would a sunset be of much indulgence when you get to see it first hand with a viewpoint of both the east and the west? It sure has taken you in great heights while the softness of the sun’s rays touch your skin in a subtle farewell. Warm yellows in amalgamation of the fiery reds, to contrast the sparkling golds and deep orange of the rays of the sun… surely, you will grasp the power of the sun as it hides in the silhouettes of the fading horizon.
Stonehenge, United Kingdom
Photo: Frank Fujimoto
For over 5,000 years, the Stonehenge has remained a popular monolith that is mysteriously beautiful, it being a prehistoric monument. As the sun sets and peaks on the Sarsen rocks, you will not help but feel being taken back to the time it has been a slaughter place for sacrifice as that of an altar. Feel the thrills of the ancient years while being near the gods of the heavens. Experience the greatness of this atmospheric place and be drawn in the summer solstice while you capture the sun going down being buried in the dark sky.
Tanah Lot Temple, Bali, Indonesia
Photo: Aiko Konishi
With only shallow waters to cross and the setting sun at the back, this ancient temple caters to thousands of visitors whole year round. The big stone that holds the temple and the history of its maker, Dang Hyang Nirartha, who found the place to be initially a resting place but later on thought of it as a sacred place to worship the Balinese God of the Sea. The Coastal Periphery made the location more strategic and unique as the shrine that it is custom made for. This is a place you would definitely want to feel total serenity as you hear the splashing of the waters that break the waves as they hit the rocks and the coral reefs. A sound that would resonate the whispers of distant souls calling you from afar.
From wherever part of the world you may be in, the beauty of every sunset will always leave you breathless and be mesmerized of how wonderful the day has ended and how inimitably special every sunset is. As there are many areas in the world where the sun takes the longest peek before it sets and vanishes in the dark, there are specific corners of the earth that the sun shows her majestic beauty and renounces the onlookers with awe.
Regardless of where the sun sets in your place, enjoy its beauty and be reassured that for every sunset, comes an eminent sunrise to keep you waiting for the next day when the sun is up again opening possibilites for a new life.
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