Sunset is one of our favourite times of the day – it's an excuse to sit back, drink in hand and take in the scenery, whether you're high above your favourite city at a rooftop bar, or you're on the beach catching those last few rays.

But where is the most beautiful place in the world to see the sunset? We're pretty sure this beguiling nation is up there. Here are 12 amazing photos from across the country...

Sunset over the river in Monywa

Myanmar / Around Mandalay / Monywa / sunset over river

Fishermen on Inle Lake

Inle Lake, Myanmar, Burma

Sunset over Bagan's southern plains

Myanmar / Western Burma / Bagan / sunset over Southern Plain

Tourists watching sunset from Shwesandaw in Bagan

Myanmar, Western Myanmar, Bagan, tourists watching sunset from Shwesandaw

Shwesandaw, Bagan

Myanmar / Western Burma / Bagan / sunset from Shwesandaw

Mrauk U, Western Myanmar

Myanmar / Western Burma / Mrauk U / Sunset over stupas

The beach at Sittwe

Myanmar / Western Burma / Sittwe / beach at sunset

The stupas of Mrauk U

Myanmar / Western Burma / Mrauk U / Sunset over stupas

The river in Hpaan

12 photos that prove Myanmar (Burma) is most beautiful at sunset: Boat in in the Salween river at sunset, Hpa-An, Burma.© Jessica lim/Shutterstock

The Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock)

12 photos that prove Myanmar (Burma) is most beautiful at sunset: Kyaiktiyo pagoda, Burma.© thaagoon/Shutterstock

Sunset over Bago

Myanmar, Bago Division, Bago, sunset

Ngapali beach

Myanmar, Western Burma, Ngapali, Ngapali Beach

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