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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
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
Nang Lae, Thailand

Baan Dam - Black House

An entire elephant skeleton, snake skin table runner, and thousands of animal remains become art in Thailand's Black House
19.9919, 99.8605
The White Temple
Tambon Pa O Don Chai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun

White Buddhist Temple with a golden restroom
19.8242, 99.7631
Schwartz's
Montreal, Canada

Schwartz's

A Montreal deli that was so beloved that it was allowed to circumvent their laws of language
45.5162, -73.5777
The main hall with portrait of founder Pierre Faucher.
Rigaud, Canada

Sucrerie de la Montagne

This shack nestled in a 120-acre forest of maple trees in Mont-Rigaud is a wonderland of sugary syrup
45.4519, -74.3078
The original monument.
North Pontianak, Indonesia

The Equator Monument

This monument marks where the exact middle of the world used to be
0.0011, 109.3222
The Rainbow
Montreal, Canada

Beaudry Metro

Montreal's colorful subway station showing its support of the local LGTB community
45.5188, -73.5559
Marche Bonsecours
Montreal, Canada

Marche Bonsecours

A historic Montreal market that was the city's agricultural hub for over century
45.5091, -73.5516
Maple season at the Marche
Montreal, Canada

Marché Jean-Talon

Montreal's giant farmer's market is a foodie's best friend, especially in the winter months
45.5364, -73.6157
One of the more eccentric acts.
Montreal, Canada

La Sala Rossa

From lefty Jewish gathering site to hip cultural site in just 80 years
45.5219, -73.5902
Montreal, Canada

Gibeau Orange Julep

The skyline of Montreal includes the silhouette of an unexpected fruit-shaped Canadian staple
45.4957, -73.6568
The statue of Mao Zedong in the public square.
Luohe, China

Nanjie Village

One of China's last communal villages wears its ideals on its sleeve
33.8113, 113.9610
Oratory in the winter
Montreal, Canada

Oratoire St. Joseph

City law dictates that this mountaintop cathedral containing the heart of a saint is to remain the tallest building in town
45.4922, -73.6169
The dinosaurs in action.
Zigong, China

Zigong Dinosaur Museum

China's monumental dinosaur museum featuring an open dig site
29.3931, 104.8240
Le Stade by night.
Montreal, Canada

Le Stade Olympique

A massive Montreal stadium that has seen nothing but trouble since its inception
45.5557, -73.5523
(Flickr/Svalin)
Beijing, China

798 Art District

This probably wasn't what Mao had in mind
39.9042, 116.4074
Visitors cling to chains above a mile-high precipice
Weinan, China

Huashan Mountain

A harrowing trail up a mile-high mountain
34.4278, 110.1009
Zhangjiajie, China

Tianmen Shan

999 stairs lead visitors through a massive hole in a mountain known as the Gateway to Heaven
29.1165, 110.4792
(WikiCommons)
Guilin, China

Yangshuo and Moon Hill

Natural arch gives panoramic views of Yangshuo's karst hills
24.7784, 110.4967
One of the most famous Hakka villages in Tianloukeng (WikiCommons)
Zhangzhou, China

Fujian Tulou Cluster

Walled family complexes in Southern China
24.5133, 117.6474
Gyeongju-si, South Korea

Cheomseongdae

Numerical symbolism abound at East Asia's oldest observatory
35.8364, 129.2218
The Demarcation Line marking the border between the two countries
Paju-si, South Korea

Korean Demilitarized Zone

Last frontier of the Cold War
37.9556, 126.6766
Third Tunnel of Aggression. (Wikimedia Commons)
Paju-si, South Korea

Third Tunnel of Aggression

Secret North Korean passage discovered below the world's most dangerous border
37.9164, 126.6987