Sunrises & sunsets around the world

Thanks to Rebecca Goes Rendezvous and Chalk & Cheese Travels, I’ve got a new post idea. Both of these great blogs recently shared their top 10 favourite sunrise and sunset photos from around the world, so I was inspired to take a look back through my albums to see what my collection looks like. To be honest, I’m not a huge sunrise or sunset junkie, as I typically like to enjoy many long hours of sleep. However, I have managed to capture a few decent shots from my travels!

The header image is sunrise in Chiang Khong, Thailand — our stop before we departed on a Mekong River slow boat toward Laos.

1. Ukerewe Island, Tanzania.

African sunset seen during an evening fishing trip on Lake Victoria.

2. Tonle Sap, Cambodia.

Quiet sunset cruise on a freshwater lake by floating village Kompong Khleang.

3. Bai Tu Long Bay, Vietnam.

Sunset from aboard Dragon Legend Indochina Junk cruise.

4. Mount Fuji, Japan.

Final minutes of light as we rushed up the cable car at Lake Kawaguchiko for views of Fujisan.

5. Vang Vieng, Laos.

End of a scorching day in the small town of Vang Vieng.

6. Bangkok, Thailand.

Sunset over Chao Phraya River on our last night in Thailand.

7. San Francisco, United States.

Early morning awakening at my Union Square hotel in San Francisco.

8. Port McNeill, Canada.

Saying goodnight in rural north Vancouver Island.

9. Banff, Canada.

Evening at our lodge in Banff after a hard day of hiking.

10. Toronto, Canada.

Early morning on my balcony in Toronto.

Which sunrise or sunset view is your favourite?

15 responses to “Sunrises & sunsets around the world”

  1. That’s a pretty nice collection, especially for someone who isn’t a sunset chaser. The one you took in Vietnam is sublime.

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    1. That one is my favourite as well. Thanks for reading!

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  2. Beautiful pics! At least the sunsets in Asia don’t interfere with your sleep since they’re so early.

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    1. Hah, that’s very true! The majority of my sunset photos are from Asia.

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  3. Lovely collection, they really give you the feel of a place.

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  4. Thanks for the mention! The one of Banff is stunning, and I’m dying to visit there someday. I appreciate you sharing some lovely shots, especially in parts of the world (e.g. SE Asia) that I haven’t been to!

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    1. Banff is gorgeous, you should definitely keep it on your travel bucket list. And it’s pretty close to you out west!

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  5. The photo of the Tonle Sap lake is my favourite. I also stopped there for a while during my stay in Siem Reap, saddened by the harsh living conditions of these floating villages.

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    1. It was a humbling experience to visit Kompong Khleang. I had the chance to go on a tour with an organization that runs a school and medical clinic there.

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  6. south east Asian haze certainly lends itself to some beautiful sunsets! Thanks for sharing Jess!

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    1. Terrible air quality but the views were amazing!

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  7. So many great ones. Banff, Vietnam, Tonle Sap, Vang Vieng are my favorite! Maybe you’re a sunrise/sunset junkie after all!

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    1. If only if it didn’t take so much effort and sacrifice of sleep to get the best photos. Sunsets are more amenable to my schedule. I think the ones from SE Asia are my favourite as well

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