READERS' BEST PHOTOS

35 Spectacular Sunrises from Around the World

Sleeping in while on vacation is a guilty pleasure, but one of the best photo ops is when the sun rises over the horizon. These amazing photos capture landmarks like the Taj Mahal, Easter Island, and national parks just as day breaks.

  1. "Hallett's Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park reflecting in Dream Lake at sunrise."

    (Courtesy mmiwig/myBudgetTravel)
  2. "This is the sight I see when I wake up in the mroning on the island of Kauai! What a thrill!"

    (Courtesy DWaiste/myBudgetTravel)
  3. "Enjoying the sunrise in by the lotus flower filled moat in front of Angkor Wat."

    (Courtesy laratada/myBudgetTravel)
  4. "The sun rises over the famous moai at Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island."

    (Courtesy awc007/myBudgetTravel)
  5. "Watching the sun rise over Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate is what awaits you at the end of the four day Inca Trail hike. Absolutely worth it!"

    (Courtesy knicks/myBudgetTravel)
  6. "Taken at sunrise at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, during our honeymoon."

    (Courtesy trcox2/myBudgetTravel)
  7. "Sunrise in the Maasai Mara, Kenya."

    (Courtesy suzannebethmartin/myBudgetTravel)
  8. "Snapped this beautiful sunrise from our crusie ship as we approached Bar Harbor, Maine."

    (Courtesy mmiwig/myBudgetTravel)
  9. "Sunrise Ft. Davis, Texas."

    (Courtesy Linda Brannen/myBudgetTravel)
  10. "This is a beautiful fall morning sunrise over Tioga Lake, in Yosemite National Park."

    (Courtesy sue gold/myBudgetTravel)
  11. "After several warm days and nights, frost hits again on the golf course in Myrtle Beach in January—what a surprise!"

    (Courtesy woobiecat1/myBudgetTravel)
  12. "Snapped this perfect relfection at sunrise at Disney Resort in Orlando, FL. First rays of sunlight were just hitting the resort across the lake."

    (Courtesy mmiwig/myBudgetTravel)
  13. "A perfect African morning!"

    (Courtesy Vaughn/myBudgetTravel)
  14. "This photo was taken from my deck in Auburn, California."

    (Courtesy sssnancysss/myBudgetTravel)
  15. "Sunrise as seen from the Ibis Centre Ponts Couverts hotel in Strasbourg, France."

    (Courtesy rlsantucijr/myBudgetTravel)
  16. "It was the beginning of a new day after the last night of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. I was walking on the streets of Ipanema, when I looked through the buildings and noticed a very interesting light under the layer of clouds over the ocean."

    (Courtesy ricmatts/myBudgetTravel)
  17. "How lovely to wake up to this lovely sunrise on the Deschutes River in the city of Olympia and state of Washington!"

    (Courtesy DWaiste/myBudgetTravel)
  18. "Palermo Sunrise."

    (Courtesy nancyb926/myBudgetTravel)
  19. "What is quite remarkable is that I was up and ready to take shots of the sunrise in San Felipe, Mexico. Perhaps it was because we stayed right on the beach so it didn't take too much  effort to find the right moment to try to capture the sun."

    (Courtesy donutdollie/myBudgetTravel)
  20. "Sunrise at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon."

    (Courtesy Rodger/myBudgetTravel)
  21. "A hot-air balloon drifts through early morning mist at dawn, on a cold October morning. The warm light of the sun, emphasizing the mist and the frost on the fences and fields. Taken at the annual balloon festival outside of Winchester, Virginia."

    (Courtesy RickCollier/myBudgetTravel)
  22. "Sunrise, Kenya"

    (Courtesy themurfs/myBudgetTravel)
  23. "Sunrise in the Antarctic Sound brings a spellbinding display of color and textures that lingers for a couple of hours."

    (Courtesy bberwyn/myBudgetTravel)
  24. "After an all night bus ride, there could be worse places than the beach in Mancora, Peru to wait for checkin."

    (Courtesy heybear00/myBudgetTravel)
  25. "Early morning photo taken in Old Town of Istanbul, Turkey."

    (Courtesy caseyzgo/myBudgetTravel)
  26. "As I hiked down from Mt. Bromo in Java, Indonesia, the landscape became more stark and gray as the sun tried to peek out."

    (Courtesy maddiebala/myBudgetTravel)
  27. "Spectacular sunrise view of the Towers at Torres del Paine National Park, Chile."

    (Courtesy jfenson/myBudgetTravel)
  28. "Sun rises over the Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY."

    (Courtesy orangemango/myBudgetTravel)
  29. "We arrived at Oia as the sun was rising and we were treated to this first view of the caldera from our hotel, the Strogili apartments. It was so silent you could hear a pin drop."

    (Courtesy tamarasw/myBudgetTravel)
  30. "As the sun begins to rise over the city of Philadelphia, its skyline reflects the first rays of golden-pink light."

    (Courtesy mholsue/myBudgetTravel)
  31. "Came upon this eerie scene at sunrise in Yellowstone National Park. Dense fog due to the many hot water pools and gyesers and a very crisp, cool fall morning created this mystical scene."

    (Courtesy mmiwig/myBudgetTravel)
  32. "Sunrise at Sneed's Ferry, North Carolina."

    (Courtesy hrmunt/myBudgetTravel)
  33. "Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is beautiful at anytime of the day, but to see the sun rising over these iconic rock formations, glimpsed in so many Hollywood movies, is truly breathtaking."

    (Courtesy stephenmlanglois/myBudgetTravel)
  34. "The sunrise appeared ghostly in the early morning mist while sailing on the Niger River to Timbuktu  In Mali, west Africa."

    (Courtesy jfenson/myBudgetTravel)
  35. "During an early morning connection at LAX, the sunrise blazed into our plane's cabin."

    (Courtesy peghaz/myBudgetTravel)

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