The best sunset I’ve ever seen was on the coast of Cambodia. I was in a tuk-tuk heading to the beach, and the sun was the most incredible colours. I’ll never forget it, but I didn’t get a chance to capture it on camera – sometimes the images you don’t capture stay longer.
Here are some of my favourite that I did manage to snap…
Sunrise over The Ganges River, India.
We woke up really early and went on a tiny boat over the ganges to see the sunrise. Everyone else in Varanasi seemed to already be awake; using the river as a place to wash themselves and their clothes.
Sunrise over Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
There is something really jaw dropping about seeing something that you’ve seen in so many photos. Angkor Wat is one of those things. Seeing the sunrise over the temple is something that everyone does, so it’s definitely not a quiet sunrise – it’s actually hard to get a space.
Sunrise in The Amazon, Brazil.
In comparison, sunrise over the Amazon probably couldn’t be any quieter. This was during a very peaceful three days spent in the Amazon. We were just the four of us – my two friends, our guide and I. Sunrises with reflections feel like a double reflection, don’t they? We crawled out of hammocks very early in the morning – we were pitched up in trees just by the river. The view was well worth it!
Sunrise over Machu Picchu, Peru.
After three days of trekking, this view was a welcome sight! These views don’t have a glowing sunrise but it was one of those clear sunrises where the sky suddenly goes from light to dark and feels so fresh and clear.
Sunset over Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This photo was taken during Carnival in Rio. It was one of my very first days (day three, I think) of my five month period of travelling in South America. There isn’t anything much better than seeing the sun set over the mountain while sitting on the beach.
Sunset over the desert, Bolivia.
Every time I look at these photos, I always think they look like they’ve been edited… but they really weren’t. It really did look this dramatic! So much orange and over the flatness of the desert… spectacular!
Sunset over Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.
Copacabana in Boliva feels very touristy; lots of tourist restaurant, tourist shops etc. But, if you wander down to the lake and just take a walk of a few minutes along the edge of the lake… you’ll feel the peace and quiet.
Sunset over Chitwan District, Nepal.
This was one of those moments where I scrambled in my bag for my camera and managed to click just in time. I loved this moment as the sun was setting and being reflected by the water on the rice fields. The fields were full of water as this was during monsoon period.
Where did you see your favourite sunrise/ sunset?
Happy Weekend! 🙂