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Merzouga, Morocco

Erg Chebbi

God's Saharan sandbox of wrath.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Ben Youssef Madrasa

The largest madrasa in Morocco once housed more than 900 students within its exquisite walls.
Fez, Morocco

Chouara Leather Tannery

Traditional 11th-century outdoor tannery.
Aït Ben Haddou, Morocco

Kasbah Aït Benhaddou

A fortified city, home to a remaining population of five families
Marrakesh, Morocco

Jemaa el-Fna Square

Fortune tellers, snake charmers, poets, and storytellers all gather on this historic square in Morocco.
Casablanca, Morocco

Hassan II Mosque

An awe-inspiring mosque in Morocco with the tallest minaret in the world.
Ouarzazate, Morocco

Atlas Film Studios

World's largest film studio, where visitors tour the decaying sets that litter the harsh desert environment.
Province de Tinghir, Morocco

Todra Gorge

One of the most spectacular canyons in the world.
Fez, Morocco

The Blue Gate of Fes

The other side is actually green.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Jardin Majorelle

It took 40 years to build this Eden-like garden in Marrakech, later restored by Yves Saint-Laurent.
Monduli, Tanzania

Lake Natron

A salty red wasteland in Tanzania is a breeding spot for endangered flamingos.
Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Ol Doinyo Lengai

This rare volcano spews the strangest and (literally) coolest lava in the world.
Heraklion, Greece

Knossos

A minotaur, a labyrinth, and a dubious restoration pull in visitors from around the world.
Inachori, Greece

Elafonisi (Deer Island)

A small island with shimmering pink sands, home to loggerhead turtles and rare plants.
Santorini, Greece

Prehistoric Town of Akrotiri

A Bronze age settlement on the Greek island of Santorini might have been the inspiration for Plato's Atlantis.
Perissa, Greece

Paralia Perissa

This black sand beach was crafted from volcanic explosions including the historic Minoan eruption.