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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon

Witnesses claim the Virgin Mary statue outside the church once mysteriously shed a single tear.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Saigon Central Post Office

This French colonial post office is arguably the grandest in all of Southeast Asia.
Huế, Vietnam

Thien Mu Pagoda

Giant pagoda houses the car that drove Thích Quảng Đức to his death by self-immolation.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh's perfectly preserved body has been on display here since 1975.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Cu Chi Tunnels

A nightmare for the claustrophobic lies hidden in Southeast Asia.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

Home of the unusual art of water puppetry, one of Vietnam's oldest curiosities.
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Kalyan Minaret

This "tower of death" has acted as an observatory, a religious hub, and an executioner's lair.
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis

The Avenue of Mausolea is a series of grand palatial tombs.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

The first mosque in the world to receive electricity.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stećci

Some of the best-preserved specimens of the monumental medieval tombstones found throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Old Sarajevo Clock Tower

This historic timepiece is thought to be the only public clock in the world that keeps lunar time.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Spite House

Inat Kuća, or "House of Spite," is more than just an oddly named restaurant.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bascarsija

Oriental bazaar in the heart of Sarajevo.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Museum of the Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

The place where WWI started.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Bobsleigh Track

A war-torn Olympic relic is being overtaken by graffiti and nature.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stari Most

Bridge that died in war and was resurected.
Wadi Rum Village, Jordan

Wadi Rum

Known as the "Valley of the Moon," this Jordanian wadi is one of the most amazing desertscapes on Earth.
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city that dates back 3,000 years old and harbors many surprises.
Harare, Zimbabwe

Balancing Rocks of the Zimbabwe Dollar

These naturally balancing rocks were pictured on every Zimbabwean banknote, up to the 100 trillion-dollar note.
Masvingo, Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe

The largest prehistoric ruins south of the Sahara, once a powerful center of international trade.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Bahia Palace

This vast masterpiece of Moroccan architecture spreads across 20 acres.
Province de Zagora, Morocco

Erg Chigaga

Exploring the wilder, more passionate sibling of Erg Chebbi feels like discovering a secret sun-kissed planet from another galaxy.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Almoravid Koubba

The oldest monument in Marrakesh and the city's only surviving example of Almoravid architecture.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Saadian Tombs

Deliberately hidden for centuries, the magnificent Saadian Tombs were eventually uncovered in 1917.