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Bad Schussenried, Germany

Steinhausen

This Rococo church is known as the most beautiful village church in the world, and does not disappoint.
48.0286, 9.6943
The Venerable Thich Quảng Đức Monument.
phường 6, Vietnam

The Venerable Thich Quảng Đức Monument

A memorial to the monk who set himself on fire to protest the persecution of Buddhists in Vietnam.
10.7752, 106.6869
A more youthful Mao Zedong
Changsha, China

Giant Head of Mao Zedong

The world's largest statue of Mao Zedong looks out over the city where he discovered Communism.
28.1674, 112.9605
(Flickr/Svalin)
Beijing, China

798 Art District

This probably wasn't what Mao had in mind.
39.9042, 116.4074
Longmen Grottoes
Luoyang, China

Longmen Grottoes

The field of tiny caves that mark this Chinese cliffside are each their own historic Buddhist temple.
34.5556, 112.4697
Nagano's Darkroom
Nagano, Japan

Nagano's Darkroom

This ancient temple is set up to take you on a pilgrimage of self.
36.6616, 138.1886
Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor, Cambodia.
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
13.3586, 103.8626
Kbal Spean
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Kbal Spean

This Cambodian riverbed is covered in ancient fertility symbols both above and below the waters.
13.6862, 104.0157
The rooftops, streets, and everything in-between
Nantun District, Taiwan

Rainbow Family Village

Grandpa Rainbow felt the neighborhood needed some color, so he picked up a paintbrush and went to work.
24.1336, 120.6098
Eternal Spring Shrine
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Eternal Spring Shrine

A waterfall runs right through the middle of this Taiwanese shrine to the hundreds of workers killed while building a nearby highway.
24.1611, 121.6022
View From Peak of Changchun Shrine in Taroko National Park
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Taroko Gorge

An extraordinary natural landscape of mountains, waterfalls, and rocky cliffs riddled with tunnels.
24.1347, 121.3825
Xinxing District, Taiwan

The Dome of Light

The world’s largest work of glass art hides in this stunning Taiwanese subway station.
22.6315, 120.3013
The Dragon and Tiger Temples
Zuoying District, Taiwan

Lotus Lake Taoist Complex

This collection of lakeside pagodas and temples are flanked by giant lions, tigers, and dragons as well as their welcoming maws.
22.6844, 120.2963
Buddhist statues dominate the entrance
Hpa-An, Myanmar (Burma)

Saddar Cave

Caves full of Buddhist statues, incredible rock formations and a deserted lagoon.
16.7420, 97.7166
Floating gardens, Inle Lake.
Taunggyi, Myanmar (Burma)

Floating Gardens of Inle Lake

A series of tiny artificial islands rich with produce bob atop the surface of the lake.
20.4923, 96.8901
Pai Canyon
Wiang, Thailand

Pai Canyon

Bizarre dirt trail winds a narrow path above the tree line.
19.3592, 98.4373
Nang Lae, Thailand

Baan Dam - Black House

An entire elephant skeleton, snake skin table runner, and thousands of animal remains become art in Thailand's Black House.
19.9919, 99.8605
The White Temple
Tambon Pa O Don Chai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun

White Buddhist Temple with a golden restroom.
19.8242, 99.7631
Luhur Uluwatu Temple
Kuta Selatan, Indonesia

Luhur Uluwatu Temple

This Balinese sea temple is thought to be guarded by the hundreds of monkeys that live around it.
-8.8292, 115.0871
View of the Pura Dalem temple
Ubud, Indonesia

Sacred Monkey Forest (Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana)

Hindu temple of the dead home to hundreds of long-tailed macaques.
-8.5179, 115.2597
Tanah Lot
Kediri, Indonesia

Tanah Lot

Isolated atop this Balinese sea crag is a lovely Hindu temple that is said to be guarded by sea snakes.
-8.6211, 115.0872
Merzouga, Morocco

Erg Chebbi

God's Saharan sandbox of wrath.
31.0992, -4.0117
One of the entrances to the hangar.
Gnojnice, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar Aircraft Hangar

This abandoned airplane hanger is said to have once been a top secret launch facility.
43.2933, 17.8474
As seen from Šeher-Ćehaja Bridge
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Spite House

Inat Kuća, or "House of Spite," is more than just an oddly named restaurant.
43.8585, 18.4343