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Sierra Bullones, Philippines

Chocolate Hills

Bohol's mysterious brown hills.
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Unawatuna Peace Pagoda

This peaceful, round shrine in the middle of the Sri Lankan jungle acts as a beacon of peace.
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv Roman Theater

This ancient theater, restored in the 20th century, lives on as a venue for dramatic and musical performances.
Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle Fort

This fort dates back to 1588 and was colonized by the Portuguese, Dutch, and English and sits prominently on the Indian Ocean where azure water lap the coast.
Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka

Kilinochchi Water Tower

A massive fallen water tank bombed by the Tamil Tigers in the final stages of the long Sri Lankan Civil War.
Nanuoya, Sri Lanka

The Main Line

Known as the most scenic route in Sri Lanka, this train line is steeped in history and offers an unparalleled view of the country.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

A striking symbol of the Bulgarian capital.
Ulm, Germany

Ulm Minster (Ulmer Münster)

The world's tallest church tower reveals a spectacular view to anyone up to the task of climbing the daunting staircase.
Lichtenstein, Germany

Lichtenstein Castle

A striking 12th-century-style castle built on the edge of a cliff.
Namibia

Namib Sand Sea

A desert that rolls right up to the ocean, where it's so dry animals live off the fog.
Sossusvlei, Namibia

Dead Vlei

This "dead marsh" sits among the largest sand dunes in the world, a forest frozen in time.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Templo de Santa Rosa de Viterbo

This baroque wonder is filled with a trove of artistic treasures.
Puerto Escondido, Mexico

'Un Sueño Posible' ('A Possible Dream')

This often-overlooked ocean walkway was once considered an impossible fantasy.
Bacalar, Mexico

Laguna de Bacalar (Lake of Seven Colors)

At least seven hues of blue and turquoise make this freshwater lagoon unique.
Cali, Colombia

Cat Park - Parque El Gato De Tejada

A park with one large cat sculpture and 15 smaller ones, all painted by different Colombian artists.
Villa de Leyva, Colombia

Villa de Leyva

This colonial town in Colombia sits around the largest stone paved square in South America.
Hunedoara, Romania

Corvin Castle

This fairy-tale castle would make Dracula (who is said to have been imprisoned there) jealous.
Turda, Romania

Salina Turda

This massive underground salt mine now holds a sci-fi theme park in its depths.
Cape Town, South Africa

Bo Kaap

Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, Bo Kaap is a colorfully-painted suburb located in the “Mother City” of South Africa.
Cape Town, South Africa

Chapman's Peak Drive

This road winds through the steep coastal cliffside offering spectacular views for those who brave the drive.
Cape Town, South Africa

District Six Museum

A sobering account of the vibrant multicultural neighborhood that was destroyed under apartheid.
Cape Town, South Africa

Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary

This African beach is home to thousands of rare mainland penguins that are known for their annoying voice.
Brașov, Romania

Strada Sforii (Rope Street)

This snug medieval lane is one of the narrowest streets in the world.
Brașov, Romania

Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs

The European towns of Brașov and Râșnov each have proud signs reminiscent of the Hollywood sign.