Rave Reports: Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates among the best places to see sunrise and sunset, according to Tripadvisor reviews
LONDON: Looking for epic sunrises and sunsets? While most sunseekers automatically think of distant places, those in the United Arab Emirates should look closer to home, with a recent survey suggesting the Burj Khalifa skyscraper is one of the best places to take in the spectacle. natural.
The 828m Dubai Tower, which became the tallest structure in the world when it was completed in 2009, was ranked second on a list of places to watch sunsets and 11th best site to view the sunrise.
UK blog site Mornings.co.uk has gathered data from Tripadvisor reviews to find the places with the most sunrise and sunset mentions around the world.
Mallory Square, a waterfront attraction in Key West, Florida known for its “sunset celebration,” was rated the best place to view sunsets, while Top of the Rock, the 70th floor observation deck at the top of Rockefeller Center in New York, came third.
Piazzale Michelangelo, the 19th-century square overlooking Florence, came in fourth.
Angkor Wat in Cambodia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was deemed the best place to watch the sunrise and also led the list of must-see spiritual sunrises.
The Cambodian temple complex drew 10,404 mentions, more than double that of its closest rival.
The Haleakala volcano on the Hawaiian island of Maui came second, the Taj Mahal in India third and the Borobudur temple on the Indonesian island of Java fourth.
Among the top 10 in both categories were the Grand Canyon in the United States, Uluru in Australia, the Empire State Building in New York and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
In the Middle East, the study found users recommended the best sunrises at the end of the world, the geological wonder and popular tourist spot north of the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
The Ras Al-Jinz Turtle Reserve in Oman, Corniche in Qatar, Wadi Rum in Jordan, Mount Sinai in Egypt, Beirut Corniche in Lebanon, and Pyramids of Meroe in Sudan were also popular.
According to reviews, the best places to watch the sunset are Kingdom Center Tower in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Towers in Kuwait, Qal’at Al-Bahrain in Bahrain, Qurum Beach in Oman, Pigeon Rocks in Raouche in Lebanon and Luxor. Temple in Egypt.