There are few things in life more peaceful than being on holiday and watching a glowing sky as the sun sets into the ocean – the 240 million people hashtagging #sunset on Instagram can attest. As it turns out, there are even more beautiful places to watch the sunset from than your hotel balcony which you’ve had to resort to because you’re late for your sundowner reservation.
According to a survey conducted by eyewear specialist Lensbest, travel journalists from 46 countries put Santorini, Greece as the number one location in the world to watch a sunset, followed by Grand Canyon National Park in the USA and Mykonos, Greece. The top five is completed by the Taj Mahal in Agra, India and Madeira, Portugal coming in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Jebal Akhdar in Oman’s Al Hajar Mountains just missed the cut and comes in at number 11 although it’s the highest-ranking Middle Eastern location. Wadi Rum, Jordan takes the 27th spot, followed by Beirut, Lebanon in 46th and Al Ain’s Jebel Hafeet coming in at 58.
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter made it to the honourable mentions, which is not too shabby considering over 600 locations were submitted.
“Long before social media influencers became popular, holidaymakers were looking to travel journalists for inspiration when comprising their travel bucket lists. Travel writers have the breadth of knowledge and experience that goes way beyond what the average nomad can boast” says Ling Fan Monzka, Managing Director of Lensbest. “By collating the opinions of the world’s foremost travel experts for the first time, we hope that this list can be used as the ultimate must-see guide for those looking to see the best sunsets of their lives.”
See how your city ranked and the full methodology at Lensbest.de
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