Cover photo - Sunset in Al Maraqi near Taziry Ecolodge in Siwa Oasis - Monika Sleszynska
CAIRO – 9 June 2017: The phenomenon of sunsets has been admired by artists, contemplated by philosophers and examined by scientists. While the sun sets every day, everywhere, Egypt has a rich variety of nature, historical and architecture scenery that provides for a kaleidoscopic sunset experience.
While the Pyramids of Giza, the Sahara Desert, and the River Nile remain the most popular spots, there are various other locations in Egypt, which provide for stunning sunset panoramas.
It is interesting that apart from a major weather forecast we cannot predict what the sunset is going to look like. While on some days and location it may not be visible, most of the Egyptian land provides undisturbed and unspoiled horizon. Often one sunset can provide for dozens different shades and shapes. While many claim that the clouds and wind are necessary ingredients for good sunset shots, there are some timeless locations, which make up for a unique setting and pictures with a clear sky.
Here are some top locations and sunset shots from across Egypt:
Sunset over the River Nile near Luxor’s Esna, cruising on Alexander The Great Yacht - Monika Sleszynska
Sunset at the River Nile in Edfu in Aswan, cruising on Alexander The Great Yacht - Monika Sleszynska
“It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.” Bern Williams
Sunset over Aswan's River Nile - Monika Sleszynska
Sunset in Aswan, Upper Egypt - Hamada Salah
“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is sunset outside that you should be sitting under.” JoyBell C.
Sunset in Tunis Village, Fayoum - Hamada Salah
Sunset in the Western Desert - Fathi Abdallah Benghar
“Your light is more magnificent than sunrise or sunset.” Rumi
Sunset in Siwa's Al Maraqi showing the Red Mountain and Taziri Ecolodge - Monika Sleszynska
A mirror reflection of the sunset at the salt lake in Al- Maraqi of Siwa Oasis - Monika Sleszynska
“The sunset of life gives me mystical lore, And coming events cast their shadows before.” Thomas Campbell.
Sunset at the entrance to Fantasy Island (locally knows as Fetnas) in Siwa Oasis, with a mirror reflection of Andrere Amelal Mountain (White Mountain) - Monika Sleszynska
Sunset at Fantasy Island in Siwa Oasis - Monika Sleszynska
“Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.” Lohn Lubbock
Sunset on the road from Siwa town to Al Maraqi, showing Andrere Amelal Mountain (White Mountain) - Ahmed Manawishi
Sunset in Siwa Oasis - Fathi Abdallah Benghar
“Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sunset at Luxor Temple - Monika Sleszynska
Sunset in Luxor's River Nile- Monika Sleszynska
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