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first_imgAngkor Wat, CambodiaCambodia’s ancient Khmer ruins are oppressively crowded at sunrise. So instead, swing by the complex’s quieter east side at sundown for up-close views of pyramid-shaped Phimeanakas temple silhouetted against cerise skies. Better still, why not make the world’s largest religious monument your viewing platform? Sitting amidst the ruins makes you part of the scene, not just an onlooker. Flights to Siem Reap from £408 Zambezi River, ZambiaHop on a sunset speedboat cruise and feel like you’re sailing on a river of molten gold. Skies burn flame red as the river ripples and rolls, creating mini rainbows as wild elephants, hippos and crocodiles wade past. Flights to Livingstone from £455 Lookout Point Park, Newport Beach, California, USAThrow down a picnic blanket at Lookout Point Park and gawp at frothy waves, blonde sands, rickety old Balboa Pier, Catalina Island and pelicans flapping past candy-floss clouds and coral-orange skies. Flights to Los Angeles from £274 Cala D’Hort, IbizaYou’ll want an umbrella-topped cocktail and a chill-out soundtrack to watch the blazing orange sun sink over Es Vedra rock, a trifecta of limestone rock towers. Kick back and watch it from pretty Cala D’Hort beach. Flights to Ibiza from £10 Grand Canyon, Arizona, USAThe first rule of Grand Canyon sunsets: pick a spot, such as Shoshone Point, that you have to walk to. Even it’s only a 15-minute stroll from the Desert View Drive, it’ll filter out the crowds. The second rule: don’t spend all your time taking photos. The yawning depth of the canyon, the mesmerising kaleidoscope of colours, the cooling of the evening air – these are things to be experienced with all your senses, not viewed through a lens. Flights to Las Vegas from £306 Tokyo, JapanEven if Mount Fuji wasn’t there, the sight of the setting sun over one of the world’s great cities would be memorable. But the distant cone, which rises to 3,776m, is a reminder of another world beyond the 21st-century bustle, and it adds an ethereal element to the view. It’s best seen from a high-rise: the Sky Circus Observatory, at 251m, is one of the city’s best viewpoints.Flights to Tokyo from £336![Sunset over a beach in Broome, Australia]( Broome”)Town Beach, Broome, AustraliaAs the sun descends in Broome, on the coast of Western Australia, a natural lunar phenomenon occurs. Known as the ‘staircase to the moon’, the optical illusion is created as the full moon rises casting its glow on exposed step-like mudflats. Flights to Darwin from £552 Lofoten, NorwayWhen is a sunset not a sunset? When it happens from late May to early July in northern Scandinavia, most magnificently in Norway’s Lofoten Islands. Known as the months of the ‘midnight sun’, the sun does not set. Instead, it gently lowers into mauve skies, casting fleck of gold over toothy mountains, rocky shores and mirrored lakes, before quickly rising again. Flights to Svolvaer Lofoten from £270 Gantry Plaza Park, Long Island, New York, USATo take in the full, heady New York City mix – Hudson River, wrought-iron bridges, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the punchy Manhattan skyline – head to Gantry Plaza Park on Long Island to look back at Manhattan as the sun dips behind it. Flights to New York from £222center_img Chapora Fort, Goa, IndiaFrom the 16th-century Chapora Fort, stationed at the top of dusty red cliffs towering over 10 kilometres of golden beach, the sun appears like a giant cherry drop sinking into a never-ending horizon. Flights to Goa from £278 Uluwatu Temple, Bali, IndonesiaAmong Bali’s many excellent sunset vistas, Uluwatu Temple’s reigns supreme, courtesy of its clifftop amphitheatre, accompanied by a traditional Kecak fire dance every day from 6-7pm. Flights to Bali from £389Published April 2018. All prices are lowest estimated prices only and are subject to change. Charges may vary if you book through an online travel agent rather than the airline direct. Always check the terms and conditions applicable to get up to date information.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Ahu Tahai, Easter IslandThe mysterious stone statues with their oversized heads, flanked by greenery and the Pacific Ocean make for an epic sunset combination on Easter Island. Ahu Tahai is the best place to watch as the sun dip behind three massive ‘ahus’ (statues). Flights to Easter Island from £1,078 Debod Temple, Madrid, SpainBuilt in Aswan, Egypt, to honour the goddess Isis in the 2nd century BC, Debod Temple consists of a series of chapels, halls and beautiful reflective pools. The complex was gifted to Spain in 1968 and now rests in perfect alignment with the sun on a hillside outside of Madrid’s city centre. Flights to Madrid from £18 RelatedWhere to see the world’s most sensational sunsetsKick back and watch the sky turn orange, pink and purple at these perfect sunset viewpoints.When is the best time to visit friends and family living in Western Australia?In partnership with Someone you love has taken the leap and moved to Western Australia. Every time you Skype they can’t stop banging on about how great it is, and whenever you take a peek at their Facebook page it’s packed with photos of pristine beaches, sun-soaked rooftop bars and…Top 15 attractions and things to do in BudapestIn the ‘Paris of the East’, you can hop from a boat tour on the Danube River to blissful hot baths and famous ruin bar pub crawls, all in one day. Here’s how to enjoy a city break in Budapest. Tamar’s Waterfront Gardens, Victoria Harbour, Hong KongThe city is at its most ravishing at sunset, when the neon waterfront starts to twinkle into life. Soak up the scene from Tamar’s waterfront gardens for free or hop on Star Ferry crossing for 25p. Flights to Hong Kong from £309last_img

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