The best places around the world to watch the sunrise
Haleakala National Park
HAWAII, UNITED STATES
Three quarters of the Hawaiian island of Maui are occupied by Haleakalā Volcano, whose name means ‘the sun’s house’. At 3,000m high, excursions leave early in the morning for hikers to enjoy a sunrise in the clouds.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
One of the greatest attractions in Australia is in the heart of the desert, in the centre of the country. Ayers Rock is a sandstone formation that takes on different tones depending on the sun. At dawn, it is an intense red.
Arches National Park
UTAH, UNITED STATES
The best-known arch in Arches National Park is shown in the photograph. The sun filters through it at dawn. You will have to be alert to get a photo because the decisive instant lasts just a few minutes.
More than 4,000 temples measuring 42 square kilometres. Bagan is a spectacle in itself, but in the dawn light, it takes on a special aspect. And this is even more apparent from a hot air balloon.
They say it was the first place Adam walked on Earth. This sacred place is the destination of pilgrims who want to crown its peak. It is best to hike up at night, to watch the sunrise from the summit.
Summer solstice is the time of year when this corner of south England receives the most visitors. But any sunrise is magical behind this monolith, aged 5,500 years old.