I was looking at the images I had in Flickr, and I found this collection of sunset photos I took over the years. This one from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia is one of the best ones I took. I love the colour of the sky and the lighting of this shot. This is a trial post for me as well, as I’m composing this brief blog about my Kota Kinabalu sunset photo from Flickr itself.
One of the things I look for when I go travelling is to find a spot (if at all possible) to watch a magnificent sunset. Sunsets are one of nature’s great wonders, and the light and shades that it produces can be very dramatic and awe-inspiring. If you get to catch a glimpse of a fantastic sunset, you can say that it is one of the best light shows on earth! I recently wrote an article on the best spots to watch sunset in Australasia, which was published in the BootsnAll travel network.
Love The Sunsets
I was inspired by the outcome of my work that I decided to write more about it here on my blog. From my other travels, I’ve found a couple of other great places where you can watch a beautiful sunset. There is definitely more to be found around the world, and I’m looking forward to witnessing them as I travel the rest of the world bit by bit!
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
The majestic temples of Angkor Wat are a sight to behold. Most people recommend seeing Angkor Wat for sunrise, as the sun rises behind the temples and gives it a unique glow. However, you can go into Angkor Wat itself, and watch the sunset from the top of the temple, it can be a great sight to see. You will see it set into the Tonle Sap Lake. Alternatively, if you want a more unobstructed view (apart from the many tourists that flock to see) of the sunset, you can head to nearby Phnom Bakheng (Bakheng Hill) where you can see it better. As mentioned, the only setback is that there are so many tourists who would want to get a piece of the action and watch the sunset from there.
Along the way from one of the temples in the archaeological complex, I went past numerous empty farmland, and at one point, saw the sun glowing brightly as it was about to set. It was possibly the best sunset I’ve seen while I was in Siem Reap, and one that I really remembered.
Manta Ray Island Resort, Fiji
Manta Ray Island Resort is on one of the islands in the Yasawas. It’s a 3 hour journey on the boat from the port of Denarau on the main island of Viti Levu. The resort has a couple of beaches, one is the main beach where everyone goes for a swim and snorkel and is the bigger of the 2 beaches. The other one is called Sunset beach, and the name says it all. The guests from the resort only go there to watch the sunset happen, and it’s absolutely gorgeous! You can get yourself a can of Fiji Bitter and sit on the sand and watch the sun slowly go down into the Pacific Ocean.
I hope you have enjoyed viewing these couple of sunset photos. And, please do check out that article in Bootsnall for more inspiration on the best places to watch sunsets!
Til the next Fabulous Journey!