Tanjung Aru: KK’s Crowded Sunset Spot

Last Updated: July 20th, 2018

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

As it sets

 

Sunset views from Kota Kinabalu City as some locals would say–is best viewed in the famous two kilometer stretch of Tanjung Aru Beach. While the dark-yellow-hued sunset was certainly breathtaking, the area with the best view of the sunset was more than overcrowded. Looking at the bright side, it makes for a perfect spot to just look at the throngs of tourists enjoy themselves while on vacation.

 

Located at around 15 minutes from the city center, a visit to Tanjung Aru will set you back around 30 ringgits back and forth. And, with the advent sunset, everyone started to pack the crowded shoreline to get that perfect shot. With groups of women taking that perfect jump shot to oblivious kids looking for crabs and to the countless more setting up their gear for the best timelapse, it reminded me of the scene when we visited Kuta Beach in Bali. While Tanjung Aru certainly is just that–a sunset spot–Kuta Beach is at least fully developed to cater to all possible water activities that you could possibly think.

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

It’s all about the gram

 

Now, if you’re one that finds solace in watching the sun as it sets, Tanjung Aru is not the best place for you. According to our Grab driver who drove us around the day before–the best places for a view of Kota Kinabalu’s sunset is Kokol Haven and Tanjung Lipat. Nevertheless, make sure to make the most out of your visit.

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

The crowd

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

Commemorating their visit

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

Just running around

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

Another selfie

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

Just taking a rest while they wait

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

Taking a candid photo

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

Looking for the crab

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

Taking a selfie

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

While waiting

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

Meteor garden feels

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

An elderly couple on vacation

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

Taking a group pic–with a view of the crowd

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

I can only guess what this means

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

As they gather

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

Going solo

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KKTanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

Jump shot/s

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

While the kids play

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

Looking for crabs

 

Tanjung Aru: The Crowded Sunset Place of KK

Sunset

 

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