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Hakone, Japan

Owakudani Black Eggs

Legend holds eating just one of these black eggs can add seven years to one's life.
Nara, 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.
Huzhou Shi, China

Anji Bamboo Museum

Home to around 40 different species, this forest was also the setting for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
Wulumuqi Shi, China

Tarim Mummies

These excavated burials from the Tarim Basin are wrapped in mystery.
Shanghai, China

1930 Folk Street

This tunnel looks like a sliver of Shanghai that's stuck in the past.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Natural History Museum

This ratty natural history collection is a charming relic among a city rushing into modernity.
Tulufan Diqu, China

Jiaohe Ruins

The ancient remains of this natural fortress can still be found along the Silk Road looking surprisingly preserved.
Jiayuguan, China

Jiayuguan Fortress

The western-most fortress on the Great Wall of China has gone from a strategic stronghold to a kitschy tourist carnival.
Zhangye Shi, China

Mati Si

Monks turned this mountain into a temple by digging grottoes, tunnels, and a huge pagoda-like hall.
Xining Shi, China

The Great Thangka

Stretching almost 2,000 feet, this painting is one of the longest pieces of Buddhist artwork in the world.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Marriage Market

A son-and-daughter meat market, hawked by mom and dad.
Jiuquan, China

Mogao Caves

Hundreds of caves filled with thousands of centuries-old statues and murals.
Pudong Xinqu, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline.
Jiuquan, China

Crescent Lake

A lush desert oasis in the shape of a narrow crescent.
Beijing, China

Beijing Capital Museum

Home to over 200,000 artifacts, this museum attempts to guide visitors through the ancient history of Beijing and Imperial China.
Beijing, China

798 Art District

This probably wasn't what Mao had in mind.
Zhangye Shi, China

Zhangye National Geopark

These layered sandstone mountains in China look like they are made of pressed crayons.
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.