Where to Spend Winter Solstice; Elite Traveler

Malta – Megalithic Temples of Malta

As the sun rises and sets on December 21st, pay a visit to our pick of where to spend winter solstice in the northern hemisphere.

Celebrated across the globe, winter solstice marks the beginning of longer daylight hours, bringing with it the optimism that spring is on the horizon. As the sun rises and sets on December 21st, pay a visit to the northern hemisphere’s most significant winter solstice settings.

Cambodia

Like many ancient sacred sites, the Unesco World Heritage temples of Angkor Wat are thought to have been built with celestial events in mind, with solar alignment between the temple and a nearby mountaintop shrine, making winter solstice here especially significant.

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