16+ of the Best Sunset Spots Around the World

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by Matador Creators Nov 19, 2016

Editor’s note: These spots are all taken directly from travelstoke®, a new app from Matador that connects you with fellow travelers and locals, and helps you build trip itineraries with spots that integrate seamlessly into Google Maps and Uber. Download the app to add any of the spots below directly to your future trips.

Mesa Arch Trailhead

Moab, United States

 Mesa Arch TrailheadMoab, United StatesMesa Arch in Canyonlands. Come for sunset if you want to see the arch light up bright red. It’s a good drive from Moab so be sure to time it right. Great hiking in Canyonlands as well and a little less busy than the Grand Canyon. #photography #views

Sugarloaf Mountain

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 Sugarloaf MountainRio de Janeiro, BrazilThe best view for sunset in Rio. My advice is to get here early and snag a spot. It is really crowded up there. #sunset #hiking #photography #viewpoint

Angkor Wat

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

 Angkor WatKrong Siem Reap, CambodiaSunrise at Angkor Wat, built in the early 12th century, it is the world’s largest religious monument. This magical temple is an architectural wonder, set among 200 acres its limits are surrounded by an enormous moat. One of my favourite places in the world.

Riegrovy sady

Prague, Czech Republic

 Riegrovy sadyPrague, Czech RepublicThe best view of the sunset in Prague. A lot of people bring drinks or a picnic and hang out for a while. There is also a beer garden near this view where you can buy plastic cups of beer for takeaway.
#view #viewpoint #sunset #sunsetspot #sunsetviews #beergarden

Shwesandaw Pagoda

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

 Shwesandaw PagodaNaypyitaw, MyanmarWhen I was in Bagan; it felt like time was moving so slow. Watching the sunset is a must. You climb, sit, and wait for the perfect moment. And then everything’s so quiet. Everyone is sitting on top of a pagoda somewhere, taking it all in.

Charlevoix Lightouse

Alanson, United States

 Charlevoix LightouseAlanson, United StatesTake a stroll along the boardwalk to enjoy a beautiful sunset. This is a hidden gem in Mochigan and one I would recommend visiting.
#viewpoint #views #photography #lakes

Sächsische Schweiz

Bad Schandau, Germany

 Sächsische SchweizBad Schandau, Germany#hiking

Saint Thomas

Southside, U.S. Virgin Islands

 Saint ThomasSouthside, U.S. Virgin Islands#sunset

The Dunes at Chesterman Beach Tofino

Tofino, Canada

 The Dunes at Chesterman Beach TofinoTofino, CanadaThis beach is a great spot to catch a sunset in Tofino.
#Sunset #Tofino


Bradenton, United States

 RiverwalkBradenton, United StatesThis is a beautiful location for both sunrise and sunset. It’s only a couple blocks from Old Main Street, with numerous options for dining and nightlife. Along the 2 mile paved Riverwalk, there are numerous free activities and amenities. It’s common to see boats, wildlife, people exercising, kids & families, fisherman, skaters & bicyclists, and any number of other interesting sights and sounds. #outdoors #boardwalk #exercise #free #scenic #sunrise #sunset #fishing #skatepark #playground

Las cabañas Beach

El Nido, Philippines

 Las cabañas BeachEl Nido, Philippines#sunset #beach #chilling #relax #philippines #asia #bestofasia #yoga

Bonsai Rock

New Washoe City, United States

 Bonsai RockNew Washoe City, United StatesThe coastline around Sand Harbor is some of my favorite in Lake Tahoe. Giant round boulders line the beaches and offer secluded spots to hang out. Sand Harbor itself is super crowded, but half a mile south is Bonsai Rock. I carried a paddle board down and used it to wander the shoreline while I waited for sunset. Being on the east side of the lake, it’s a very popular vantage point for photographers, and for good reason. #paddleboarding #sunset #photography

Joshua Tree National Park

Riverside County, United States

 Joshua Tree National ParkRiverside County, United StatesLoved getting to watch the #sunset over Joshua Tree National Park. The colors are amazing. #hiking #extreme #camping

Deer Mountain

Ketchikan, United States

 Deer MountainKetchikan, United States#hiking #sunset #sunsets #camping #alpine #mountain #ketchikan

Top of Angels Landing

Hurricane, United State

 Top of Angels LandingHurricane, United StatesThe most beautiful pre-historic views money can not buy! #hiking #camping #sunset


Lohmen, Germany

 BasteiLohmen, GermanyTowering almost 200 meters over the Elbe river below, the canyon of Bastei was formed by water erosion over a million years ago. The place became such an object of fascination that in 1851, a bridge linking a number of the rocks was constructed, and is itself something of a marvel of Victorian age engineering.
The bridge doesn’t really lead anywhere but simply spans a number of the huge rocks which make up the Bastei formation.
I am glad I was here for a lovely sunset!🙏 #bastei #basteibridge #dresden #saxony #germany #sunset #nationalpark #hiking

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