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Ivolginskiy datsan, Russia

Ivolginsky Datsan

The mummified remains of Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, Russia's most important Buddhist.
51.7585, 107.2034
Olkhonsky District, Russia

Baikal Seals

Some of the world's only freshwater seals live in one very special lake in Russia.
53.5658, 108.2095
Ulan-Ude, Russia

The Giant Lenin Head of Ulan Ude

This massive glowering Lenin head gazes out over eastern Siberia.
51.8408, 107.6081
View of the Piton des Neiges
Salazie, Reunion

Piton des Neiges

Réunion Island's highest point is a 2 million-year-old volcano and a paraglider's paradise.
-21.0993, 55.4803
Trou de Fer, or 'Iron Hole.'
Réunion

Trou de Fer (The Iron Hole)

At the center of an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean is a deep chasm ringed by tall waterfalls.
-21.0438, 55.5586
View of Shanghai and the Oriental Pearl Tower
Shanghai, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline.
31.2420, 121.4950
The Bund Sightseeing Tunnel
Shanghai, China

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

This psychedelic tourist trap is a leisurely descent into madness.
31.2874, 121.4840
Pryp'yat', Ukraine

Abandoned Avanhard Stadium of Pripyat

One of the most poignant ruins of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the local football team's stadium has been quickly reclaimed by nature.
51.4106, 30.0544
Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Mahathat (Temple of the Great Relic)

One of Bangkok's oldest temples and home to Thailand's largest monastic order.
14.3692, 100.5877
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand

The Elephant Kraal of Ayutthaya

This elephant kraal is the only one remaining in Thailand, dating back to the 16th century when these massive mammals were integral players in war and trade.
14.3522, 100.5767
The Brahma Phra Phom.
Bangkok, Thailand

Erawan Shrine

A shrine built to combat the bad karma of a commercial venture.
13.7443, 100.5404
The center square of Pripyat, once home for 50,000 people. After 22 years of neglect, nature has started to seep through the concrete
Pryp'yat', Ukraine

Abandoned City of Pripyat

The ghost town left by the worst nuclear disaster of all time is being taken over by nature and urban explorers.
51.4045, 30.0542
Pripyat Amusement Park
Pryp'yat', Ukraine

Pripyat Amusement Park

Radioactive amusement park abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster.
51.4084, 30.0551
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev Monastery of the Caves and Microminiature Museum

This 1000 year old relic-filled cave monastery and UNESCO World Heritage Site also hosts an amazing micro-miniature museum.
50.4342, 30.5592
Museum of the Great Patriotic War
Kiev, Ukraine

Museum of the Great Patriotic War

One of the largest museums in Ukraine remembers the story of the German-Soviet War in iconic, brutalist style.
50.4266, 30.5636
Kiev, Ukraine

Rodina-Mat : Mother Motherland

340-foot statue built to honour the Heroes of the Soviet Union.
50.4265, 30.5631
Communist symbols mingle with religious icons
Tiraspol, Moldova

Transnistria

A forgotten remnant of the Soviet Union, Transnistria is an unrecognised country hidden behind a heavily militarised border between Moldova and Ukraine.
46.8452, 29.6331
Tbilisi, Georgia

Leaning Tower of Tbilisi

Disheveled clock tower of Tbilisi's puppet theatre.
41.6958, 44.8066
Georgia

Sarpi Border Checkpoint

A gleaming white and undulating tower marks the border between Georgia and Turkey.
41.5204, 41.5478
(Flickr/almasudi)
Goght, Armenia

Geghard Monastery

Armenian monastery carved out of cliffs and named after the spear that stabbed Jesus.
40.1403, 44.8051
Ateshgah of Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan

Fire Temple of Baku

A shrine of fire worship built on top of a natural flame.
40.4273, 50.0402
New Athos Cave
New Athos, Abkhazia

New Athos Cave

The second largest in the world, this massive underground void has its own subway.
43.1006, 40.7906
Queen Tamar Airport
Mestia, Georgia

Queen Tamar Airport

Despite being tiny and rural this Georgian airport looks like a sci-fi boondoggle.
43.0531, 42.7489
Towers of Svaneti
Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Georgia

Towers of Svaneti

Fortified homes of highland warriors that are still in use today.
42.9178, 43.0157