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Photos of the Most Gorgeous Sunsets in the World

Photos of the Most Gorgeous Sunsets in the World

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There’s just something about sunsets. They can be romantic or a moment of peace. They can be a sign of the beautiful starry sky ahead. But of course, some spots offer more breathtaking views than others. Here are pictures of the world's most gorgeous sunsets.

Paris, France

Paris, France

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Sunsets in Paris are as romantic as they are breathtaking, and there’s just something so magical about a pink-hued sky above the Seine river, with a view of the Eiffel Tower, an incredible man-made marvel.

 

Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

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A sunset behind the historic Sydney Opera House along Australia’s incredible coastline is a sight to behold.

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

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Cappadocia in central Turkey is known for its fairytale scenery, cave dwellings, awe-inspiring places of worship and magnificent rock formations. The colorful skies dotted by hot air balloons are simply picture-perfect.

 

Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

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Rome is charming everywhere you look. But a sunset view of St. Peter’s Basilica from the Sant'Angelo Bridge, right over the Tiber river, is extra special and serene.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

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The Greek island of Santorini is a sight to behold at any time, but it’s known for its glorious sunsets that cast a warm tint over the picturesque hills of white houses with blue doors. The Aegean Sea offers the most dazzling view of dusk.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro is home to magnificent and colorful beaches, and the sunsets at Ipanema Beach are just as vibrant.

Manhattan Beach, California

Manhattan Beach, California

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Manhattan Beach is a quaint little beach city south of Los Angeles and is known for being an exclusive community. The stunning sunsets, however, are for everyone to take in.

Key West, Florida

Key West, Florida

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Florida may be all about Disney and the beaches, but those aren’t the only jaw-dropping sights. The landscape of Florida’s Key West is a spectacular spot for a sunset along the wide-open ocean.

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

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The famous Charles Bridge in Prague offers amazing views of the city. Come dusk, the setting sun casts a dramatic, yet comforting hue over the ancient buildings and Vltava River.

 

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

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Canyonlands in Utah is one of the most popular national parks and for good reason. The more than 300,000 acres of colorful canyons, mesas and arches are pretty remarkable, and even more so as the sun sets behind the formations.

Reynisfjara, Iceland

Reynisfjara, Iceland

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Reynisfjara, with its mythical black sand and powerful waves, has been a popular filming location for both “Game of Thrones” and “Star Wars.” Reynisfjara Beach is also home to an enchanting sunset.

The Taj Mahal, India

The Taj Mahal, India

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The grandeur of one of India’s most iconic landmarks is made even more breathtaking with the soft glow of the sunset.

Serengeti, Tanzania

 Serengeti, Tanzania

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Serengeti wildlife reserve in Tanzania is a spectacle because of Africa’s “big five” alone. The native lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo are a sought sight for animal enthusiasts everywhere. And a sun setting behind the vast open wilderness is beyond breathtaking and reminiscent of a certain Disney film — “The Lion King.”

Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu, Hawaii

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Hawaii is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and the island Oahu has the popular Sunset Beach. The beach is aptly named for being one of the best places to catch a sunset in Hawaii.

 

Bora Bora, Tahiti

Bora Bora, Tahiti

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The “Jewel of the South Seas,” Bora Bora is just northwest of Tahiti and is one of the most luxurious islands in the world. The big blue lagoon below a deep orange sky seems almost too good to be true.

Uluru, Australia

Uluru, Australia

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Uluru, sometimes referred to as Ayers Rock, is a giant monolith (a large single upright block of stone) in the Northern Territory in Australia. The rock and the surrounding area is an important part of Australian Aboriginal cultural identity. The world's largest monolith is an underrated sight that looks otherworldly when the sun casts a shadow on it as it sets.

The Maldives

The Maldives

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The Maldives is a nation of islands located along the Indian Ocean. The white soft sand and crystal clear waters are among the most beautiful in the world, and sunsets on the coasts are even more striking.

Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California

Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California

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California is full of interesting and beautiful places, and the sunset at Pfeiffer Beach in California’s Big Sur is stunning. There’s a keyhole in one of the large sandstone formations just offshore, and at sunset, the waning sunlight beams through the opening for a breathtaking moment.

 

Missoula, Montana

 Missoula, Montana

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The small town of Missoula in Montana is known as the "Garden City,” with its lush green landscapes and views of the Rockies. With mountains, valleys and that small-town vintage charm, the sunsets in this corner of the world are tough to top.

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

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A majestic desert with pyramids and a flat, barren landscape is made an even more intriguing and mesmerizing place at sunset.

Sedona, Arizona

 Sedona, Arizona

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Sedona, Arizona, is a geological wonderland known for its famous red rock formations, high mesas and rocky cliffs. The golden hour rays make the vibrant colors of the landscape glow against the bright desert sky.

 

Port Waikato, New Zealand

Port Waikato, New Zealand

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Port Waikato is on the south bank of the Waikato River in northern New Zealand. The small town is a well-known surfing and swimming spot and home to Sunset Beach, one of the best places in New Zealand to watch the sun go down.

Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

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The island of Bali in Indonesia is home to beautiful beaches, luscious green jungles and lavish ancient temples — all of which make a stunning environment for a glistening sunset.

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

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Not exactly a well-kept East Coast secret, when a blue sky is swapped out for a multi-colored one, Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts goes from seaside beach town to a whimsical haven.

Azores, Portugal

Azores, Portugal

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The islands of the Azores sit off the coast of Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean. The natural beauty of the region makes for brilliant views of the water, massive sky and fiery sunsets.

Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre, Italy

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Cinque Terre is a cluster of five old seaside villages on the Italian coast. The coastal town is bursting with colorful buildings that celebrate both culture and nature. A sunset on Cinque Terre is absolutely dreamy.

Big Island, Hawaii

Big Island, Hawaii

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Because of Hawaii’s geographic location, it is one of the last places the sun sets in America. Big Island in Hawaii is yet another spot ripe for a beautiful sunset.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Angkor Wat is an incredibly popular temple in Cambodia and one of the most awe-inspiring religious monuments in the world. This gorgeous spot also makes for a ravishing sunset.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

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In southern Croatia is the quaint, right-out-of-a-fairytale city of Dubrovnik — the fictional site of King's Landing, from HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” A sunset off the coast of Dubrovnik is soft, subtle and so romantic.

The Grand Canyon, Arizona

The Grand Canyon, Arizona

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One of the few things that can top Arizona’s Grand Canyon during the day is the Grand Canyon at sunset. The curvy rocks, cliffs and crevices get kissed with a deep shade of red and burnt orange — as if the whole canyon is illuminating. The national park is also one of the top spots to catch a gorgeous sunrise.

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