Red Sunset in Siladen
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Red Sunset in Siladen

Indonesia, Siladen Sunset

Red Sunset in Siladen

Indonesia, Siladen Sunset

Red Sunset in Siladen… I have rarely seen such jaw-dropping colors as the ones in this little island in North Sulawesi.

At Siladen, the days flow peacefully. A few dives in the beautiful Bunaken Marine Park, to see its incredible biodiversity and the stunning colors of the reef (and if you get the chance, don’t miss the late afternoon dive to see the wonderful love dance of the colorful mandarin fish). Relax on the beach, under a palm (it’s far too hot for me) with a good book, then a walk along the beach and a bath.

However, the culminating moment at Siladen, the one everybody waits for, is dawn. It’s the time when we all gather on the beach to silently admire to what is a perfect moment. Impossible to get bored, since every evening the colors are different. Sometimes different shades of yellow and orange prevail, other times the sky and the clouds get tinted in pink and purple.

The day I took this photo, Siladen sky was of such a brilliant red that it seemed on fire, and it enchanted us with anΒ unforgettable sunset, one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.

Wonder where Siladen paradise island is?

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More reading on Siladen: Sunday Happiness & Celebes Sea Reflecting into Bubbles




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Travel addict and passionate about photography, Simon Falvo started Wild About Travel back in 2009. Leveraging her strong PR background, she developed an extensive knowledge of Digital Communications and Social Media Marketing. Besides travel writing SImon holds workshops and trainings, she collaborated with tourism boards for digital marketing campaigns and participated as a speaker at several events.

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    Posted at 21:57h, 12 May Reply

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  • apey
    Posted at 13:12h, 02 December Reply

    This is so amazing! One heaven in my own country that I’ve never been there…*shame on me* :p

  • Josh @ Green Global Travel
    Posted at 05:29h, 22 August Reply

    Nice photo! Siladen sounds like such a beautiful and colorful place when you explore it. Thanks for sharing!

  • Craig Zabransky
    Posted at 05:56h, 06 August Reply

    I was curious where Siladen was too, I noticed the Indonesia tag and mention in the comments… but I needed to google it too.

    And with the color so rich and the sun with twenty minutes or so left in its descent..I definitely know its a place I want to watch a sunset someday.

    stay adventurous, Craig

    • Simon
      Posted at 09:30h, 08 August Reply

      Hey Craig, you and Laura raise a good point and I should have mentioned more clearly where Siladen is. Indonesia is so huge. I’ll now include more details as per your suggestions. Sorry you had to google it πŸ™‚ And than you for pointing out a remark that will be useful to other readers.

      If you ever get the chance to go there… i bet you’ll fall in love with the sunsets πŸ™‚

      Safe Adventures!

  • Angela
    Posted at 13:22h, 05 August Reply

    Amazing colors, very warm red, it makes you feel wrapped up in it!

    • Simon
      Posted at 13:44h, 05 August Reply

      It was so gorgeous, Angela, I wished I would never end…

  • Laura
    Posted at 14:23h, 30 July Reply

    The perfect image for a Monday morning for this drone to contemplate and sigh over.

    (I had to google Siladen)

    • Simon
      Posted at 02:58h, 31 July Reply

      Haha! Yes, I like offering people a few seconds of pure dream. Sometimes it’s what we all need before starting a new day πŸ™‚
      Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Laura.

  • Jenna
    Posted at 19:23h, 29 July Reply

    Beautiful shot, Simon. The most extraordinary sunsets I have seen were also in Indonesia.

    • Simon
      Posted at 02:57h, 31 July Reply

      Thank you Jenna. Well… I must say that I happened to admire some amazing sunsets in Brazil as well. The ones in Fernando de Noronha were rather special!

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