The Most Spectacular Places to View the Sunrise in the World from The Most Spectacular Places to View the Sunrise in the World

The Most Spectacular Places to View the Sunrise in the World

The Most Spectacular Places to View the Sunrise in the World

Forget photo shopping, these sunrises are so incredible you won’t want to edit your photos.

The sun gives off a magnificent energy, it lights up the sky, perching above mountains, trees, houses and buildings. It portrays a variety of beautiful colors while also providing you with a sense of peace. But really… open your heart and feel the sun at is rises, it promotes the feeling of tranquility.

Did you know the sun can actually recharge you (11 Health Benefits of Sunshine)? It gives off ultraviolet light that your body needs for good health. It also stimulates the production of melanin and stimulates the metabolism (linkedin).

According to Dr. Mercola, vitamin D is produced by exposure to sunlight. It helps enhance mood, protect against suppressing symptoms of multiple sclerosis, treats seasonal affective disorder, regulates body temperature and protects against melanoma.

If you enjoy meditation, one of the best times to practice is during sunrise (7 Reasons Why You Should Meditate). Lay out your blanket, sit down, close your eyes and rejuvenate.

Pack your bag the night before, the last thing you want to be doing is scrambling around for essential equipment before you head out. Don’t forget to bring your camera, snacks, clothes you don’t mind getting wet/dirty, sunglasses and sunscreen (Best Sunscreens for Protecting Your Skin).

So, get up early and catch the perfect sunrise. These are The Most Spectacular Places to View the Sunrise in the World.


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Did you know that Mulinu’u, Samoa is the first location where you can see the sunrise on Earth? Tourists visit Samoa from across the world just to see the spectacular sunrise. Bring your camera to capture the orange, red, yellow and blue colors in the sky.

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Travel to the famous Sunrise Point in Bryce Canyon for an incredible view of the sunrise. Watch as the rock formations glisten and the park lights up in mind-blowing colors.

Santorini, Greece

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Santorini, Greece is not only a very famous vacation destination but it is also well-known for its spectacular sunrise. The island offers raised hills that will give you an incredible view of the sunrise over the ocean. Also view it in a boat or high up on the rim of one of their enormous cliffs. (World’s Best Hikes: Santorini Island, Greece)

Great Wall of China, China

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Although the Great Wall of China is approximately 13,170 miles long, make sure you arrive early to secure yourself a spot. Crowds frequently rush in to experience the viewing of the sunrise over the Great Wall (Visit These Beautiful Places Before You Die). Fun Fact: in 1987 the Great Wall was placed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest peak on the African continent. Go for a hike to the top of this mountain to capture sites of the breathtaking sunrise. Or stand below the mountain and watch as the sunrises in the background.

Grand Canyon, Arizona

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The Grand Canyon is visited by millions of tourists each year (Top 5 Things to do at the Grand Canyon). The sites are incredible and the view of the sunrise over the canyon walls is just stunning. Go for a leisurely walk along the Rim Trail for the best view.

The Taj Mahal, India

The Taj Mahal is one of India’s UNESCO heritage sites and known as one of the most gorgeous places in in the world. Now imagine this site as the sun is rising in the background. This calls for a mind-blowing view. Visitors say sunrise is the best time to visit because each day presents a different color scheme.

Surfers Paradise, Australia

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Hop on your surf board and head out into the middle of the ocean for a once in a lifetime view (10 Best Surf Towns in the World). The sun lights up the sky and sparkles off of the ocean water. Visitors also suggest watching the sunrise between Main Beach and Broadbeach.


Wake up early and go fishing in the clear blue waters of Fiji. Or, hop on boat cruise and relax as the sun comes up. Rather head to the beach? Enjoy the sunrise while you lie on the white sand and embrace the swaying palm trees around you.


Huddle around the campfire as the night sky awakens in Zimbabwe. Or get up early and head out on a wild adventure. Zimbabwe safaris are the perfect way to experience incredible wildlife, explore African landscapes and view the gorgeous sunrise at the same time.

Great Pyramids, Egypt


The Great Pyramids are one of the most spectacular man-made structures in history. Look up and capture the moment when the incredible colors (Mind-Blowing Colors Found in Nature) begin to beam as the sun rises above.

Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island is located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean.  Head to the beach and view the sunrise or visit the anthropomorphic statues of Easter Island and watch as the sun rises above the amazing formations.


Maasai Mara, Kenya

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If you’re into Safari’s you definitely want to travel to Maasai Mara, Kenya. The best part… Maasai Mara offers early morning safaris; you can view the sunrise while embarking on a safari at the same time.

Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

Visitors know Haleakala National Park as one of the most beautiful and thrilling places to watch the sunrise in the world. Drive up to the Haleakala volcano and enjoy the view as the sun rises over the stunning landscape.

Machu Picchu, Peru


Machu Picchu is one of the world’s famous tourist attractions (30 Adventure Destinations for 2016). Catch the sunrise there before it’s too late.  It has been said that the ruins are being worn down by tourists. According to CNN Travel, “scientists have revealed that the ruins lie directly on the Tambomachay Fault, suggesting that if the tourists don't destroy it, an earthquake might.”