5 Most Instagrammed Magical Sunsets Worldwide to Share with Your Special Someone

5 Most Instagrammed Magical Sunsets Worldwide to Share with Your Special Someone

Picture perfect sunsets for special memories.

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Sunsets are often alluded to a transient season. Nevertheless, like all things that are short lived, perhaps its ephemeral nature makes it all the more worth cherishing. And nothing is really worthwhile if it is not being shared with your loved ones. 

Here are a few of our top picks of the most magical sunset locations in the world to share with your special someone, promising you memories that would last a lifetime.

1. San Gabriel Mountains, California

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“Alas, the mountains are calling and I must go.”

At sundown, be prepared to be in awe of the kaleidoscopic sky, set ablaze with fiery colours. These accentuated colours serve as a picturesque backdrop for the San Gabriel mountains. The vast greenery is now bathed in comforting, pink light, truly a magical scene to be witnessed by all. The brilliance of such a sunset is not to be missed.

2. Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles

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A bird’s eye view of the city lights, that twinkle like stars against the starry night sky. Up in the air, you would feel small, but a good kind of small. Take a breather upon gazing down at the miniature skyscrapers as well as the whizzing blur of lego-like vehicles. This calls to memory a poignant reminder of a nostalgic quote from John Green, “It’s a paper town, everything is uglier up close.” 

The magic of sunsets

Once in a while, it does not hurt to take a step back and retract from the noise of the hustle and bustle to take a look at the bigger picture. Retire to your happy place for that wistful moment to take in the sunset. 

3. The Matterhorn, Switzerland

the matterhorn

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The Toblerone chocolate mountain logo bears a striking resemblance to The Matterhorn. When you find yourself en route to Switzerland, packing along Toblerone chocolate is a must. 

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The dry atmosphere is already an intrinsic fuel for radiant colour effects. Enjoy this sublime light show, as the cotton candy skies are streaked with pastel hues. There is just something so enchanting, a force larger than nature itself that propels us to pause in our tracks and take in this moment for all that it is worth.

4. Göreme, Cappadocia

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Cappadocia, a dreamy moon-like landscape, with whimsical fairy chimneys scattered amidst the vast greenery. The sky is a canvas, splattered with pastel watercolours. Cappadocia is indeed one of the most Instagram-worthy destinations on the atlas map. Here, the only way we know is up. 

Sunset horseback riding in the valleys of Cappadocia

When you find yourself in this fairy-like land, feel free to saddle up with a friendly horse companion. Navigate the winding valleys as well as the volcanic hills on horseback; it would guarantee a much different experience than trekking solely on foot. 

5. Cotswolds, London

This tower offers a scenery of up to 16 countries that would take your breath away.

Book a day trip out to this picturesque town; you would be captivated by its sheer beauty. Although Cotswolds is a little further out from the hustle and bustle of London city, it is absolutely worth the trip.

Sifting through this stack of travel photos has resurfaced memories that I could not begin to forget even if I tried. ‘Twas a glorious sunset that we watched over the castle on the hill indeed.

Featured one times sunset, not pictured are my tour guide, as well as a three-hour rollercoaster ride out into the countryside.

Raw, unfiltered sunlight breaking through the wisp of clouds. Here, the sky appears to stretch out to infinity and beyond. The sun is set ablaze, a ball of fire in the sky. The sunset mirrors my own internal landscape, one that is bittersweet that the day is drawing to a close. Yet hopeful as well as optimistic for what tomorrow might bring.

Stay till long after sundown, as the sunset slowly but gradually extinguishes beyond the surface of the earth. You just might be greeted with such tranquility.

Also read: 5 Easy Day Trips from London

Every sunset is the beginning of something beautiful

Although sunsets are thought of as the end of today’s chapter, the beauty of it is that we get the chance to write about it every single day. Let’s look forward to writing a sequel with tomorrow’s sundown.

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Jaime Lee
Jaime Lee

Golden hour adventures are Jaime's favourite kind of adventures. She hopes to see all the sunsets in the world one day.


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