World’s Best Destinations To Watch The Sunset

The setting sun is an example of just how spectacular nature can be. When you watch the sun dip below the horizon, it is often a celebration of the day that you have had, and the prospect of another day to come. Even though a sunset can be spectacular regardless of where you are, these are some of the most spectacular sunsets that you can see around the world.

Angkor Wat—Cambodia

This UNESCO World Heritage site is an amazing travel destination and a historic temple complex. The religious markings and the architecture here date back to the 12th century. While the structure is beautiful in its own right, the combination of the sunset meeting the historic temple complex is truly something to behold. 

Bora Bora—Tahiti

The words Bora Bora probably conjures up images of mountaintops lining the background, private over-water bungalows, and crystal clear waters. The unbelievable sunsets are another reason that Bora Bora is such a spectacular place to visit. You can even enjoy the spectacle out on the water if you want to.

The Maldives

While people talk about the Maldives as though it is one centralized location, this tropical destination is comprised of more than 1,000 islands, and 105 of those islands are actual resorts. The Maldives is set amongst spectacular sunsets, white sandy beaches, and coral reefs. The stunning sunsets here are truly spectacular and make this tropical paradise even more of a treat to visit.


The sunsets in Santorini are going to blow you away, as will the distinct architecture. Located in the Aegean Sea, this volcanic island has a great deal to offer when it comes to visual spectacle. If you manage to make it out to sea on a boat or take a seat high on the cliffs, you will experience some of the best views of the sunsets there.

Queensland, Australia

The great views combined with the sun soaked beaches draw countless tourists towards Queensland from all over the world. Make sure that you experience the Great Barrier Reef, and then watch the sun go down as you take in everything that Queensland has to offer its many tourists.

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

The combined tones of pink, orange, and yellow make the warm glow of the Taj Mahal as the sun begins to set even more spectacular. The delicate carvings and the white marble, combined with the saturated palette, make this one of the most spectacular sunsets in the world.

Maui, Hawaii

When you travel to Maui, literally no place on the island is going to offer you a bad place to watch the sunset. Enjoying the sunset from Mt Haleakala or from the beach make for an amazing experience. The list of amazing locations to view the sunset from Maui is almost limitless.


Home to the Mt. Kilimanjaro and Serengeti, the country of Tanzania is spectacularly   beautiful. The occasional herd of animals and wide spread acacia trees combined with the luminous sunset are truly gorgeous. Watching the sunset from Mt. Kilimanjaro, set amongst a sea of clouds, truly makes you feel as though you might already be in heaven.

Atacama Desert, Chile

The Moon Valley (the Valle de la Luna) is a very popular location for visitors to see the stars and the sunset. The sand dunes and endless rocky outcroppings make this seem almost otherworldly. The colours and the weather truly make this a spectacular location. The cosmos and moonrise make this even more appealing. You can drive towards the highest geyser plain in the world (the El Tatio geysers) and watch the sun sink into the sand dunes there.