Slideshow: Best Places to Watch the Sunset

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Slideshow: Best Places to Watch the Sunset

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

The exotic architecture of the Angkor Wat in Cambodia makes a polychromatic sunset even more beautiful. Read More:
Best Places to Watch the Sunset
Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

When the sun's rays radiate across the Grand Canyon's creases and folds, the already exotic landscape looks almost extraterrestrial.  Find out more about:
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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

The exotic architecture of the Angkor Wat in Cambodia makes a polychromatic sunset even more beautiful. Read More:
Best Places to Watch the Sunset

Grand Canyon

When the sun's rays radiate across the Grand Canyon's creases and folds, the already exotic landscape looks almost extraterrestrial.  Find out more about:
The Best Hotels in the Grand Canyon
The Best Things to Do in the Grand Canyon Read More:
Best Places to Watch the Sunset

Sydney, Australia

With its impressive cache of architectural landmarks — from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Sydney Opera House — Sydney is an inspiring locale to watch the sun go down.  Find out more about:
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Oia, Santorini

Oia's swoon-worthy sunsets might actually take your breath away. As the sun dips below the horizon, the glittering waters of the Aegean Sea reflect the kaleidoscope colors of the sky. Find out more about:
The Best Hotels in Santorini
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Mallory Square, Key West, Fla.

Key West's location — the southernmost Florida Key and just 18 feet above sea level — makes it a particularly stunning place to watch the sunset. It defies logic and seems as if the sun is falling off the edge of the world.  Find out more about:
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Sahara Desert, Africa

From any given place in Africa's massive Sahara Desert, the beauty of sunset is so great that you might think you're looking at a mirage. Waves of sand lap at the heels of the sun until it's been fully engulfed and all that's left is a navy blue sky.  Read More:
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Zermatt, Switzerland

The Matterhorn has become known as the symbol of the Alps, and it's certainly one of the most photographed parts of the range. It's at its most majestic when it's drenched in bright rays as the sun sets below the horizon.  Read More:
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Venice, Italy

In Venice, a tangle of canals punctuated by Venetian Gothic architecture and picturesque bridges create the canvas on which the sun sets every day.  Find out more about:
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Serengeti National Park

A safari is a great way to experience a Serengeti sunset, but if you want to view the breathtaking display from a higher altitude, sign up for a hot air balloon safari. Find out more about:
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