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This image from the Game of Thrones intro sequence shows the Sunset Sea and the lands to the west of Westeros.

But what exactly is west of the Sunset Sea? Has anyone ever traveled there?


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Also, what's north of the Shivering Sea? – Shevliaskovic Jul 2 '14 at 15:08
This image does not look like a still from the intro sequence of the TV show. Neither the writing on the map nor the inclusion of "WESTEROS" on the rings match what is shown during the intro. Can you provide a source for it? – Steve Kern Jul 2 '14 at 15:25
I see it on a "desktop wallpaper images" site, but nowhere on HBO or on anything that appears to be canon-related. – Matt Gutting Jul 2 '14 at 15:45
Here is an article about the HBO intro that includes it: – Justin Ethier Jul 2 '14 at 15:49
Isn't it obvious? The Night Lands! :-) – user24620 Jul 4 '14 at 1:59
up vote 11 down vote accepted

We do not know (yet)

No one has ever crossed the Sunset Sea to learn what lies on the other side.

So Spake Martin - Trade with Asshai.

(August 26, 2000)

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From the wiki:

The Sunset Sea is the great, unexplored ocean lying to the west of Westeros. Numerous explorers have sailed into the Sunset Sea searching for new lands, but save a few small islands located several weeks' travel west of the Iron Islands, nothing has been found, or at least no explorers have returned home alive to talk about it.

Since the Seven Kingdoms seem to be inspired by GB,it might be possible that the lands west of it are a pendant to america and are yet to be discovered.

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if you zoom in on the new continents you can see red dots, just like those in westero that mark cities on the map, so there are cities too.

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Yes, but can we consider this picture as canon ? – yondaime008 Oct 5 '15 at 13:56

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