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Worth the Wait: The most Stunning Sunsets on the Planet 

1st October 2015

It’s the million-dollar show that doesn’t cost a cent. Crowds gather, anticipation rises almost as high as the dimming sky itself and silence dawns as mesmerising wonder kicks in, bar the clicks of cameras eager to capture the fleeting moments forever. Sunsets rarely disappoint. Parades of colour wash over the horizon, curious silhouettes ensue and once day becomes night, a twinkle sparks, be it the stars or city lights. Longing for a piece of that sunset magic? Don’t miss these most stunning sunsets on the planet.

Santorini, Greece

It’s perhaps the most famous spot in the world to watch the sunset. Huge crowds gather in the white-washed town of Oia, atop volcanic cliffs in Santorini, to soak up the stunning colours transforming over the Aegean Sea and cheer as the sun dips below the horizon in a fiery blaze.

 The stunning ocean sunset views from Oia are a sure crowd-pleaser.

The Serengeti, Tanzania

Take in scenes straight out of the Lion King. Feel the wonder of the Circle of Life in the very birthplace of civilisation itself: Africa. The Serengeti is particularly magical, best enjoyed on a sunset safari for the chance to glimpse the local wildlife silhouetted against the rusty open skies.

 There's nothing like an iconic African sunset in the open savannahs of the Serengeti.

Matterhorn, Switzerland

It’s a sight to behold at any time of day – the white-topped Matterhorn is one of the highest peaks in the Alps. But in the last light of day it takes on a whole new light, literally, as a spectacular Alpen Glow bathes its airy 4478m tips in a warm golden light while the rest of the mountain stands cast in shadow.

 The Matterhorn is one of the last and highest points in Europe to catch the waning sun.

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Grand Canyon, USA

America’s most impressive natural wonder becomes even more powerful at sunset. The sweeping patchwork of towering rocks, weaving cliffs and crevices take on the colours from above, from beautiful and soft purples and pinks to fiery reds and orange that set the whole canyon alight.

 One of many shades of colours that cast over the Grand Canyon.

Uluru, Australia

Uluru takes centre stage at day end in Australia. The sacred sandstone rock gradually glows brighter and brighter as the sky subdues, until it’s fully illuminated an effervescent blood-red at the heart of the nation. It glows so bright that sometimes even the clouds above blush orange too.

 The crimson glow of Uluru only gets stronger as the sun sets.

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