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Church of St. Mary in Luebeck, the bells, partly melted during the fire in WWII.
Lübeck, Germany

The Broken Bells of St. Mary's

The bells remain in a shattered heap exactly as they fell when the church was bombed in World War II.
53.8674, 10.6844
Museum of Communism
Prague, Czechia

Museum of Communism

This Prague museum collects brutalist relics and memories from the country's former Soviet rule.
50.0850, 14.4249
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

Remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic.
59.3280, 18.0914
Right part of the relief (Wikimedia Commons)
Dandarah, Egypt

Dendera Light

Ancient Egyptian relief, claimed to depict an electrical light.
26.1680, 32.6601
Nubia, Egypt

The Temple of Abu Simbel

Ozymandias’ time-keeping temple.
22.3371, 31.6254
Shiraz, Iran

Eram Garden

Named after a legendary garden called Eram in southern Arabia, built by order of Shaddad, an Arab king who wanted to compete with Paradise.
29.6354, 52.5256
Shah Cheragh
Shiraz, Iran

Shah Cheragh

Mirrors and glass shards cover every inch of this arrestingly beautiful mosque.
29.6093, 52.5435
Tomb of Cyrus
Fars Province, Iran

Tomb of Cyrus

This ancient burial site is believed to be one of the first earthquake-protected structures in the world.
29.1044, 53.0459
The ruins of Persepolis
Fars Province, Iran

The ruins of Persepolis

The palace of the King of Kings, burned by Alexander the Great.
29.9349, 52.8902
More Victorian graffiti
Iran

Graffiti at Persepolis

Marked by the hand of the explorer Henry Morton Stanley.
29.9355, 52.8916
Steps to Tham Ting (lower cave) from the Mekong River
Pak Ou, Laos

Pak Ou's Caves

Thousands of effigies of Buddha watch from caves set high above a legendary river, plus whiskey.
20.0487, 102.2105
tx. Hương Thủy, Vietnam

The Tomb of Nguyen Emperor Khai Dinh

An extravagant monument to an extravagantly unpopular Emperor.
16.3989, 107.5903
Originally a high school, Tuol Seng was converted into a high security prison.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tuol Sleng

Khmer Rouge's high security prison.
11.5487, 104.9179
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
13.3586, 103.8626
Bagan
Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)

Bagan

Over 2,000 ancient temples dot the Myanmar landscape at the site of this famed archeological site.
21.1667, 94.8667
World's Largest Book at Kuthodaw Pagoda
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

World's Largest Book at Kuthodaw Pagoda

This golden temple is surrounded by hundreds of stone tablets that comprise the "world's largest book."
22.0050, 96.1133
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwenandaw Kyaung Temple

A grand example of 19th century Burmese teak architecture, and the most significant of Mandalay's historic buildings.
22.0006, 96.1138
Maha Aungmye Bonzan (Me Nu Oak Kyaung) Monastery
Inn Wa, Myanmar (Burma)

Inwa

A grand imperial capital left to fall into magnificent ruin.
21.8583, 95.9846
Bago, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwethalyaung Buddha of Bago

The second largest reclining Buddha in the world got "lost" for over 120 years.
17.3277, 96.4985
Shwedagon Pagoda
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwedagon Pagoda

This gem-encrusted temple is said to contain some of the Buddha's hair which can make the deaf hear and the blind see.
16.7984, 96.1488
Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

The Ten Thousand "Torii" Shrine.
34.9672, 135.7733
Nara-shi, Japan

Tōdai-ji Daibutsuden (The Great Buddha Hall)

The former world's largest wooden building containing a giant Buddha, healing pillars, and tame deer which wander the grounds.
34.6890, 135.8398
The O-torii, 16 meters high, was rebuilt in 1875.
Hatsukaichi, Japan

Itsukushima Shrine

Japanese national treasure originally built in 593 CE.
34.2924, 132.3152
watch stopped at 8:15 by the blast
Hiroshima, Japan

A-bomb Memorial

Peace Park and the A-bomb dome.
34.3920, 132.4519