No matter what we did each day during our time in Laos, we always took the time to catch the sunset. For an entirely landlocked country, Laos is great for sunsets over water, as many towns and villages are located right on rivers with mountains and forest filling out the gorgeous backdrop. We would watch the sun disappear behind the mountains and the colors of the sky change from blue to purple to red and bright orange before the dark night sky came like a cloth dampening the fire.
One particularly great sunset was in Luang Prabang, from the temple on top of Phou Si Hill in the middle of the town. Easily the highest point in town, people gather each night to watch the sunset over the sweeping views of the Mekong river.