What’s to the orange hues of the setting sun that has inspired countless love poems, quotes and stories? Why the beauty of the sunset fills the heart and not just the sky with hope and why is it one of the most sought after experiences by travellers around the world? Apart from the enchanting vision that the sky conjures around the sunset, more at a few blessed places of the earth than others, travellers find it humbling to be staring at nature’s marvellous phenomenon. Something about the sunset reassures them that an adventurous day has come to its rightful end.
If you are a fan of glorious sunsets, here’s where you should go seeking them this year:
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
If you have found yourself mesmerised by pictures of giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs and more, walking under the orange and purple hues of the setting sun, you have perhaps been staring at a picture taken at Serengeti National Park. A sunset safari here is your best chance to live the image in your mind.
A sunset quote to inspire you to travel here: “It’s almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.” – Bern Williams
Key West, Florida
Key West is where sunset is an everyday celebration. Thousands of people reach the Mallory Square Deck in the evening to wave sun goodbye for the day. Multiple carts selling snacks are lined up on the beach, several beach parties emanate foot-tapping music and strangers become friends while seeing the sun dipping into the Gulf of Mexico.
A sunset quote to inspire you to travel here: “Never go too long without watching a sunset” – Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird
There only a few places in the world where sunset is as dramatic as in Bagan. Expect to be transfixed when the setting sun envelops thousands of ancient temples, monasteries and their ruins in its warm hues. If you ask us where should you be to be enjoying the experience the best? Well, up in the air on a hot air balloon would be our top recommendation.
A sunset quote to inspire you to travel here: “There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” – Jo Walton
Watching sunset in Malibu is an essential California experience. The sky turns blue to orange and red in absolutely no time as beach-goers dig their happy feet in the sand for enjoying the wonderful spectacle. The best beaches for sunset seekers are Point Dume State Beach and Zuma Beach, from where absolutely unhindered views of the Pacific can be enjoyed.
A sunset quote to inspire you to travel here: “Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!” ― C. JoyBell C
Also known as the Ayers Rock, Uluru has its rock cuts that render the sunset here an ethereal beauty. Orange, deep red, burnt umber, and ochre colours can be seen reflected in the marvellous dunes during the sunset and spectators are in for a view that they treasure in the happiest corners of their hearts for years to come.
A sunset quote to inspire you to travel here: “Sunset is a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate all the great things the sun gives us!”― Mehmet Murat ildan