20 Amazing Sunsets at UNESCO World Heritage Sites

As a lover of history, UNESCO World Heritage Sites hold a very special place in my heart. These are literally the most impressive historic locations on earth, give or take a few that haven’t made the list yet. I wanted to share some of these impressive sites with you, but wanted to do it a little different, so I decided to pair two of my favorite views together: UNESCO sites and sunsets. There’s just something magical about the lights that play across the sky at sunset and when paired with beautiful ruins and exceptional scenery, the results are stunning. Here you’ll find some of my favorite shots of 20 different UNESCO World Heritage Sites at sunset. Please enjoy.

  1. Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, India

    Shore TempleCourtesy of Flickr

  2. Meteora, Greece

    Meteora, GreeceCourtesy of Flickr

  3. San Francisco de Campeche, Mexico

    San Francisco de Campeche, MexicoCourtesy of Flickr

  4. Malindi-Watamu Biosphere Reserve, Kenya

    Malindi-Watamu Biosphere Reserve, KenyaCourtesy of Flickr

  5. Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia

    Mount Kinabalu, MalaysiaCourtesy of Flickr

  6. Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

    Agrigento, Sicily, ItalyCourtesy of Flickr

  7. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

    Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaCourtesy of Flickr

  8. Madalena, Azores, Portugal

    Madalena, Azores, PortugalCourtesy of Flickr

  9. Lalibela, Ethiopia

    Lalibela, EthiopiaCourtesy of Flickr

  10. Kremlin, Moscow Federal City, Russia

    Kremlin, Moscow Federal City, RussiaCourtesy of Flickr

  11. Taj Mahal, Agra, India

    Taj Mahal, Agra, IndiaCourtesy of Flickr

  12. Versailles, Ile-de-France, France

    Versailles, Ile-de-France, FranceCourtesy of Flickr

  13. Statue of Liberty, New York, USA

    Statue of Liberty, New York, USACourtesy of Flickr

  14. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

    Ha Long Bay, VietnamCourtesy of Flickr

  15. Hierapolis-Pamukkale, Turkey

    Hierapolis-Pamukkale, TurkeyCourtesy of Flickr

  16. Damascus, Syria

    Damascus, SyriaCourtesy of Flickr

  17. Medina of Fez, Fes-Boulemane, Morocco

    Medina of Fez, Fes-Boulemane, MoroccoCourtesy of Flickr

  18. Vilnius, Lithuania

    Vilnius, LithuaniaCourtesy of Flickr

  19. Borobudur, Central Java, Indonesia

    Borobudur, Central Java, IndonesiaCourtesy of Flickr

  20. Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

    Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, CubaCourtesy of Flickr

What do you think? Which UNESCO site at sunset do you like the best? Do you have a favorite UNESCO site that didn’t make the list?

All images are from different photographers on Flickr and used under the Creative Commons License.


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