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10 SPECTACULAR SUNRISES AROUND THE WORLD

If you are an early bird like us there is nothing better than to wake up to the sun rise over a new landscape you have yet to explore.

Here are 10 spectacular sunrises you need to experience for yourself from around the world.

10. Surfers Paradise, Australia

No matter the season, Surfers Paradise always provides a dazzling sunrise that’s never exactly the same as the last.

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9. The Ganges River, India

The Ganges River provides an incredible sunrise when thousands of people stream into the ghats to bathe and make offerings every morning. 

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8. The Great Wall of China, China

The best time to view one of the most incredible 7 Wonders of the World, The Great Wall of China, is when the sun is rising.

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7. Bryce Canyon, Utah

We recommend heading to Bryce Canyon while it’s still dark. As the sunrises the entire canyon changes colour from pink to yellow and deep orange.

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6. Mt. Batur, Indonesia

Starting at 2am you need to hike up Mt. Batur, an active volcano in Ubud, for one of the most spectacular sunrises you will ever experience. 

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5. The Maldives

Imagine waking up in your overwater bungalow to the sun rising over the crystal blue waters of The Maldives. 

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4. Oahu, Hawaii

It does not matter where you decide to view the sunrise in Oahu, it is always unreal. 

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3. Grand Canyon, Arizona

You need to get up early when visiting the Grand Canyon for a magical sunrise. 

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2. Cappadocia, Turkey

For a unique sunrise you need to visit Cappadocia. Watch the sunrise over the moonscape as hot air balloons fill the air. 

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1. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

One of the most popular spots to view an incredible sunset is at Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Watch the ancient temples become silhouettes as the sky glows a vibrant shade of orange.

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Where have you seen the most spectacular sunrise?

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  • Carlie Chenery

    Hi Jess… Just thought I’d point out the photo at the top of the blog says sunsets instead of sunrises!

  • Serena Reidy

    These sunrises are amazing! I love the ones in Australia and The Maldives!

  • Oh these are so gorgeous! I especially love the one in Cambodia but I can imagine watching any of these would be just magical. – Tasha