'Manhattanhenge' fail? 12 other superb sunset spots around the world“曼哈頓至日”失敗?世界各地的其他12個極好的日落景點

 

 

 

 

By Raemin Zhang, CNN
May 30, 2014 -- Updated 0422 GMT (1222 HKT)

 

"Manhattanhenge," as coined by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, occurred on May 29, 2014 in New York. Unfortunately clouds got in the way of the spectacle this year, unlike 2013 (pictured). It's one of four days in the year (the others being May 30, July 11 and July 12) when the sun will set perfectly in line with the city's street grid. Click through the gallery for other spectacular sunsets around the world. "Manhattanhenge," as coined by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, occurred on May 29, 2014 in New York. Unfortunately clouds got in the way of the spectacle this year, unlike 2013 (pictured). It's one of four days in the year (the others being May 30, July 11 and July 12) when the sun will set perfectly in line with the city's street grid. Click through the gallery for other spectacular sunsets around the world.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • At dusk, Maasai Mara's savannah appears to be stained red
  • Millions visit the the Grand Canyon each year to catch a sunset
  • Guanshan offers the best viewpoint to see the Hengchun Peninsula in southern Taiwan
 

(CNN) -- One of the world's best urban sunsets nearly happened in New York on May 29, 2014.

Unfortunately, cloud cover spoiled the first "Manhattanhenge" event of the year, the term coined by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to describe when the sun sets in perfect alignment with the city's street grid.

He created the term based on Stone Henge in the UK, the ancient landmark that highlights the sun in similar fashion during the winter and summer solstices.

Luckily, Manhattanhenge is happening again on May 30 and July 11-12.

And if clouds spoil all all those chances to snap pics of a slowly setting sun beside the Empire State Building, console yourself with these other amazing sunset pics, taken around the world.

We'd love to hear about your own favorite sunset spots too. Tell us about them in the comments section below.

1. U Bein Bridge, Mandalay, Myanmar

When sun sets on the world's longest teak bridge, one of the world's most picturesque sunset views begins.

U Bein Bridge, named after former mayor U Bein, is a 1.2-kilometer wooden bridge across Taungthaman Lake.

The bridge, busy by day with Buddhist monks and locals, seems to relax when the sun goes down.

Daily flights connect Mandalay with other major cities in Myanmar.

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2. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The word "magnificent" could have been invented in Maasai Mara.

At dusk, the expanse of savannah appears to be stained red; bewitching sunsets complement the land perfectly.

The best time to come is July to October, when the annual migration of zebra, Thomson's gazelle and wildebeest come to the Mara from the Serengeti.

Lodges, camps and balloon safaris are available inside the reserve.

It takes 45 minutes to fly to Maasai Mara from Nairobi and two hours from Mombasa, Diani Beach or Malindi.

For more info, visit Massai Mara National Reserve's website.

MORE: 10 things you probably didn't know you can do in Kenya

3. Uluru and Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory, Australia

Beauty in the outback.
Beauty in the outback.

The domed Uluru (aka Ayers Rock) rises 348 meters above the desert plain, extends five kilometers beneath it and has a circumference of 9.4 kilometers.

Kata Tjuta (aka The Olgas) is a range of 36 variously sized rock domes 36 kilometers to the west of Uluru.

Dominated by these giant wonders, the national park is a UNESCO World Heritage area.

The Uluru rock appears to change colors as the sun beams over the desert landscape, hitting Kata Tjuta in the background.

Daily flights to the Northern Territory are available from major cities in Australia.

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4. Aci Trezza, Catania, Italy

Aci Trezza is a fishing village on the east coast of Sicily.

It's the town where Giovanni Verga set his 1881 novel "I Malavoglia" ("The House by the Medlar Tree").

The Islands of the Cyclops -- three column-shaped basalt rocks -- are the main attraction for visitors. According to legend, these rocks were thrown by Polyphemus at Ulysses.

The Mediterranean here sparkles with golden sunlight at dusk.

Aci Trezza is about 10 kilometers from Catania. Daily shuttle buses and trains from Catania to Aci Trezza are available.

MORE10 things Italy does better than anywhere else

5. Grand Canyon, Arizona

"I believe in evolution. But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset, that the hand of God is there also," said U.S. senator John McCain, ever the politician.

No matter their religious beliefs, millions of people visit the the 445-kilometer long, 29-kilometer-wide Grand Canyon each year to catch a sunset.

Hopi Point, where you can see layers of rock, is one of the best places to photograph it.

Daily flights, buses and trains to Grand Canyon National Park run from Phoenix, Flagstaff and Las Vegas.

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6. Dubai, U.A.E.

A desert scene for the 21st century.
A desert scene for the 21st century.

There's nothing like experiencing a desert sunset atop a camel in Dubai.

Sand dunes, lolloping gait and distant Dubai skyline create a classic Arabian sunset.

Failing that, you can consider a view from the thousand-meter-long Jumeirah Beach, a white sandy stretch along the Arabian Gulf with private beaches and top-notch facilities belonging to luxury hotels like The Ritz-Carlton -- it's open to the public for a small fee.

MORENever before seen photos of Dubai's stunning skyline

7. West Lake, Hangzhou, China

West Lake boasts an exquisite sunset scene, with Leifeng Pagoda illuminated by the final rays of the day.

The pagoda became famous with the spread of the legend of Madam White Snake, said to have been jailed in the pagoda for decades.

The original Leifeng Pagoda was built in the year 975 to celebrate the birth of the Wu Kingdom's prince. It collapsed in 1924.

The five-sided, eight-floor pagoda was rebuilt in its original lake-side location in 2002.

Daily flights and trains to Hangzhou are available from major cities in China

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8. Guanshan, Kenting, Taiwan

A Guanshan sunset is one of the great attractions of southern Taiwan.

Guanshan is a 152-meter-high mountain inside Kenting National Park -- it offers the best viewpoint from which to see the Hengchun Peninsula, a popular tourist spot in the south of the island.

The peninsula has no train or highway, making it a natural paradise. What it has is beautiful hot springs and forests.

The pavilion adjacent to Fude Temple (Gaoshanyen) on Guanshan Trail offers the best viewing point for sunsets.

Daily flights and trains to Kenting are available from major cities in Taiwan. Kenting National Park is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

MOREInsider Guide -- best of Taipei

9. Oia, Santorini, Greece

The hilltop town of Oia is a well-known sunset destination.

The porous volcanic rock and white and blue houses, backed by a crystal Aegean Sea, make for one of the travel world's most photographed scenes.

People flow into every restaurant, nook and cranny along the cliffs in the afternoon to wait for the majestic sunsets.

Daily flights to Santorini are available from Athens.

MOREGreek islands consider segregated tourist zones

About 3,700 kilometers off the Chilean coast, Rapa Nui is the easternmost Polynesian island.
About 3,700 kilometers off the Chilean coast, Rapa Nui is the easternmost Polynesian island.

10. Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile

About 3,700 kilometers off the Chilean coast in the Pacific Ocean, on the easternmost Polynesian island, the enigmatic stone statues of the Rapa Nui culture have for centuries been seeing off the sun with ancient stoicism (their backs are turned to the sea).

Though the moai (as the statues are called) haven't been around forever -- they were erected between AD 1400 and 1600 -- taking in a sunset with them sure feels like an eternal experience.

It's an event -- and photograph -- cherished by every visitor to the island.

MORE5 luxury vacations in Chile

11. Phnom Bakheng, Angkor, Cambodia

Known for its "sunset on the hill," Phnom Bakheng is a popular place for a Cambodian-style sunset.

The Hindu temple built at the end of ninth century is on top of a hill, giving great views of its more famous sibling, Angkor Wat.

Take an elephant ride and you can avoid climbing those steep steps yourself.

It's best to arrive early to get a good spot. The temple closes at 6.30 p.m.

Phnom Bakheng is 1.5 kilometers from Angkor Wat.

Daily flights to Angkor Wat, Siem Reap are available from major cities, including Bangkok, Shanghai and Singapore.

MOREInside Cambodia's stunning new temple discoveries

12. Maui, Hawaii

You actually thought we were going to leave out Hawaii?

Just about any spot along the coast of America's 50th state makes for a poster-worthy evening photo, but the long, white sand beach, crashing waves and prominent cinder cone of Pu'u Ola'i keep sunset lovers coming back to Makena State Park on Maui.

Even if you don't catch one of the islands' famed "green flash" sunsets (Ever seen one? Leave a comment below), it's hard to feel anything but deep satisfaction when the sun sets over Maui and the tiki bars start getting crowded.

 



 

 
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二零一四年五月三十日 - 更新0422 GMT(1222 HKT)
“曼哈頓至日”,作為創造者的天體物理學家尼爾deGrasse泰森,發生在2014年5月29日在紐約舉行。 不幸的是雲奇觀的方式,今年得到了,不像2013(如圖)。 它是在第四年的日子之一(其餘為5月30日,7月11日和7月12日),當太陽將設置完全符合這個城市的街道網格線。 點擊通過畫廊,為世界各地的其他壯觀的日落。“曼哈頓至日”,作為創造者的天體物理學家尼爾deGrasse泰森,發生在2014年5月29日在紐約舉行。不幸的是雲奇觀的方式,今年得到了,不像2013(如圖)。它是在第四年的日子之一(其餘為5月30日,7月11日和7月12日),當太陽將設置完全符合這個城市的街道網格線。點擊通過畫廊,為世界各地的其他壯觀的日落。
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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(CNN) -一個世界上最好的城市的日落幾乎發生在紐約2014年5月29日。

不幸的是,雲蓋被寵壞的第一個“曼哈頓至日”事件的一年,由天體物理學家尼爾deGrasse泰森用來​​形容當太陽落山的完美對齊與城市的街道網格術語。

他創建了一個基於石亨奇在英國,古老的地標,突出以類似的方式太陽在冬季和夏至的術語。

幸運的是,曼哈頓至日是5月30日和7月11-12日再次發生。

如果雲層破壞所有那些機會搶購帝國大廈旁邊有一個慢慢夕陽的照片,安慰自己與這些驚人的日落照片,在世界各地拍攝。

我們很樂意聽到自己喜歡的日落點了。告訴我們他們在下面的評論部分。

1:U貝因橋,曼德勒,緬甸

當太陽落山的世界上最長的柚木橋,是世界上最美麗的日落景色之一開始。

ü貝因橋,前市長ü貝因美而得名,是跨越Taungthaman湖有1.2公里長的木橋。

這座橋,忙了一天,佛教僧侶和當地人,似乎是放鬆,當太陽下山。

每天都有航班與其他主要城市連接緬甸曼德勒。

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2,馬賽馬拉國家保護區,肯尼亞

單詞“宏偉”可能已經發明了在馬賽馬拉。

黃昏時分,熱帶稀樹草原的遼闊似乎被染成紅色; 迷人的日落美景完美地補充土地。

來的最佳時間是七月到十月,當斑馬每年的遷徙,湯氏瞪羚和角馬來到馬拉從塞倫蓋蒂。

旅館,營地和氣球之旅可在保護區內。

它需要45分鐘飛到馬賽馬拉內羅畢和蒙巴薩,黛安妮海或馬林迪兩個小時。

欲了解更多信息,請訪問馬薩伊馬賽馬拉國家公園的網站

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,烏魯魯和卡塔丘塔,北領地,澳大利亞

美女在內陸地區。
美女在內陸地區。

半球形的烏魯魯(又稱艾雅斯岩)上升348米以上的沙漠平原,延伸5公里下方,並有9.4公里的周長。

卡塔曲塔(又名奧爾加斯)是一系列36大小不一的岩石圓頂36公里,烏魯魯以西。

通過這些巨大的奇觀為主,國家公園是聯合國教科文組織世界遺產保護區。

烏魯魯岩似​​乎改變顏色的太陽光束在沙漠景觀,擊中卡塔丘塔的背景。

可從澳洲各大城市的每日航班到北領地。

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,阿茨特雷扎,卡塔尼亞,意大利

阿茨特雷扎是西西里島的東海岸的一個漁村。

這也正是喬瓦尼·維爾加設置了1881的小說“我Malavoglia”(以下簡稱“眾議院由枸杞子樹”)小鎮。

離島獨眼巨人 - 三欄狀玄武岩的岩石 - 是遊客的主要景點。據傳說,這些岩石被波呂斐摩斯在尤利西斯拋出。

地中海在這裡閃爍著金色的陽光在黃昏。

阿茨特雷扎是從卡塔尼亞約10公里。每日穿梭巴士和火車從卡塔尼亞到阿茨特雷扎可供選擇。

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5,大峽谷,亞利桑那州

“我相信進化論,但我也相信,當我徒步大峽谷,看看它在日落,上帝之手是不是也有,”說,美國參議員約翰·麥凱恩,永遠的政治家。

無論他們的宗教信仰,數百萬人訪問的445公里長,29公里寬的大峽谷每年趕上日落。

霍皮點,在那裡你可以看到岩石層,是拍攝的最佳地點之一。

大峽谷國家公園每天都有航班,公共汽車和火車從鳳凰城,亞利桑那州弗拉格斯塔夫和拉斯維加斯運行。

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6,迪拜,阿聯酋

沙漠場景在21世紀。
沙漠場景在21世紀。

沒有什麼比經歷了沙漠日落之上在迪拜的駱駝。

沙丘,lolloping步態和遙遠迪拜的天際線創造出經典的阿拉伯日落。

如果做不到這一點,你可以從幾千米長的朱美拉海灘,白色的沙灘,延伸至阿拉伯海灣的私人海灘,屬於像麗思卡爾頓豪華酒店一流的設施考慮一個觀點 - 這是向公眾開放一小筆費用。

更多以前從未見過的照片迪拜迷人的天際線

,杭州西湖,中國

西湖擁有一個精緻的日落景象,與雷峰塔的一天的最後光芒照亮。

寶塔成名與白蛇傳的傳說流傳,據說已被關押在寶​​塔幾十年。

原來的雷峰塔始建於975年為慶祝吳王國的王子的誕生。它於1924年倒塌。

五邊,八層寶塔重建於原來的湖泊邊的位置在2002年。

杭州每日航班和火車都可以從中國各大城市

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,關山,墾丁,台灣

一個關山落日是台灣南部的大景點之一。

關山是一個152米高的山裡面墾丁國家公園 - 它提供了最好的觀點,從中看到恆春半島,在島的南部著名的旅遊景點。

半島沒有火車或公路,使之成為一個自然的天堂。它有什麼是美麗的溫泉和森林。

在關山步道旁福德宮(Gaoshanyen)展館提供了最佳的觀賞點日落。

墾丁每日航班和火車都可以從台灣主要城市。墾丁國家公園是開放的上午11點至下午7點(每天)。

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。伊亞,聖托里尼島,希臘

山頂小鎮伊亞是一個著名的日落目的地。

多孔火山岩和白色和藍色的房屋,由晶體愛琴海的支持下,為使旅遊全球出鏡率最高的一個場景。

人流量大到每一個餐廳,一個角落和縫隙沿下午懸崖等待雄偉的日落。

可從雅典每日直飛聖托里尼。

更多希臘島嶼考慮隔離旅遊區

約3700公里外的智利海岸,拉帕努伊是最東端的波利尼西亞島。
約3700公里外的智利海岸,拉帕努伊是最東端的波利尼西亞島。

。拉帕努伊(復活節島),智利

約3700公里外的太平洋智利海岸,在最東端 ​​的波利尼西亞島,的神秘石像拉帕努伊文化數百年來已經看到了陽光與古老的禁慾主義(他們的背上都轉身向海)。

雖然摩埃(如雕像的稱呼)一直沒撒手人寰 - 他們公元1400年和1600年之間被架設 - 以在夕陽與他們肯定感覺就像一個永恆的經驗。

這是一個事件 - 和照片 - 通過每一個遊客到島上珍惜。

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。巴肯寺,吳哥,柬埔寨

著名的“山上的夕陽,”巴肯山是一個受歡迎的柬埔寨風格日落的地方。

建於十九世紀末的印度教寺廟是在一個​​小山頂上,給予其更著名的兄弟姐妹,吳哥窟的美景。

前往騎大象,你能避免這些攀登陡峭的步驟自己。

最好是提前到達,以獲得良好的地方。該廟於下午六時三十分關閉

巴肯山是吳哥1.5公里遠。

每天都有航班飛往吳哥窟,暹粒可從主要城市,包括曼谷,上海和新加坡。

鐵道部é 柬埔寨內部的驚人新發現的神廟

。夏威夷毛伊島

實際上,你以為我們要離開了夏威夷?

只是沿著美國的第50個州海岸的任何點使一個海報,值得傍晚照片,但長期,白色沙灘,海浪和Pu'u Ola'i突出渣錐保持夕陽戀人回來瑪凱那州立公園毛伊島。

即使你沒有趕上的島嶼的著名的“綠閃”日落一名(你見過嗎?發表評論如下),很難有什麼感覺,但是深感滿意,當太陽下山了毛伊島和夏威夷風情的酒吧開始變得擁擠。

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