It’s my favourite time of the day: when the sun sets and the ensuing twilight. A dazzling display of colour, then a serene interlude before the darkness sets in. Wherever I am, I always make it a point to stop for a moment if the weather is good and enjoy the sunset. They never cease to amaze me, and I often find their colours and majesty absolutely inspiring. Countless photos have been taken of this magnificent natural phenomenon around the world and I’ve taken my fair share. I’ve put together a collage of sunset photos I’ve taken around the world. This is my special tribute to that great wonder of our fair planet: sunsets.

Beautiful sunsets from around the world

Panoramic view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline at sunset.

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The stunning sunset at Angsana Balaclava, Mauritius.

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An amazing sunset in Bali.
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People floating and chatting in the Dead Sea, Jordan, at sunset.

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Sunset in Barbados, seen from The Cliff restaurant.

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Gallipoli, Puglia, Italy.

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Sunset from our hotel balcony in Long Beach, Phu Quoc, Vietnam.

Read about my trip to Phu Quoc.

The sunset in the Atacama desert in northern Chile.

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Sunset at Cenang Beach in Langkawi, Malaysia.
Grootbos Estate, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa.

Read about my stay in Grootbos.

Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain.
Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain.

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Sunset at the Chobe river, a tributary of the Zambezi River at the border of Botswana and Namibia.

Read about my Zambezi Queen river cruise.

A corn vendor on Jimbaran Beach, Bali.
Sunset in Durban, South Africa.
The sunset at The Oberoi, Mauritius.

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A spectacular sunset view from Table Bay, Cape Town, during a sailing trip.

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Masaai Mara, Kenya
A stunning sunset seen from Lagun, Curaçao.

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The sunset at Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro.

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Sunset at Canggu beach, Bali, seen from a seafood restaurant.
Sunset in Vancouver, Canada, seen from Grouse Mountain.

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Sunset in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
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Another gorgeous sunset in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

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Sunset in Zandvoort (also known as Amsterdam Beach).

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21 Responses

  • Hi Ross,
    Thanks for your comment. I totally agree! I’ve seen so many amazing sunrises/sets around the world that it’s impossible to say what the best spots are. In any case, they’ll always be an incredible wonder to witness!


  • With reference to SUNrise/set it is actually NOT easy to say which place has the “best” sunrise/sunset as there are some determining factors to selecting which one(s) are the best. This involves the time, what the temperature of the day/evening is, the clouds that contribute to their beauty or lack of it, what season of the year, etc. Anyhow, a SUNrise/set is always energising giving us all Vitamin D.

  • Since there’s only one sun. I am allowed to choose them all, no? But the Beach of Brazilia is maybe the nr 1 for me (people playing on the beach) superpics!

  • Very nice sunsets Keith; Santorini (Greece) and the island of Cyprus have also fantastic sunsets!!!!!!!!!

  • Sunset is my favorite time of day as well. I enjoyed quite a few recently in Jamaica that were just stunning, as well as earlier this year in Mexico, Bahamas and Barbados. Next year, I want to see the sun set in Indonesia, Australia and Japan.

  • Fantastic photos – my favourite has to be the st lucia one. There is just something about the silhouette of a palm tree against a sunset!

  • Bali is my 2nd home 🙂
    i even can still recognize that corn vendor in Jimbaran, he always sell the corn in front of the beach – sea food restaurants there…
    Indonesia is dangerously beautiful…
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    “When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator” (Mahatma Gandhi)

  • The Masaai Mara looks beautiful! I was on the fence about whether I should go or not and now I’m thinking I should. Thanks!

  • these are beautiful pictures and yes, I am inspired even more now to visit Bali. Hopefully very soon in the near future.

    thanks for sharing these great pictures.

  • thx to u sir, woww………u make me more proud about my country when u showed me how beautiful the sunset there, Bali, even i never go there till now,ha..ha.ha…..but wowww… is very great honour for me as indonesian especially when ur pic in jimbaran bali got some award… have some plan again to come to indonesia???they are so many beautiful spot in here (TV channel that i was watched said like that,ha.ha.ha.ha) and wish can be reviewed by velvet
    best regard
    –yoan the dreamer–

  • Hi Erica,
    Thanks for your comment. It’s really tough to pick one but of the pictures above, I would have to choose the ones in Jimbaran. It was simply magic!


  • I’d never say no to admiring a sunset. Beautiful pictures! I love the ones from Jimbaran, Bali.

    Am just curious, which sunset is your favorite? Is it even possible to pick only one among so many?

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