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Ronggur Nihuta, Indonesia

The Toba Caldera

Site of the largest volcanic eruption in the last 25 million years, one which may have nearly wiped out humanity altogether.
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

A symbol of Islam in oil-rich Brunei.
Kampung Lupak Luas, Brunei

Kampong Ayer

Ferdinand Magellan dubbed the world's largest water village the "Venice of the East."
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

The Royal Regalia Museum

A well kept and well documented look at the Bruneian Sultan's life and successes.
Halong City, Vietnam

Hang Sung Sot

Ha Long Bay's "Cave of Surprises" houses a popular phallic rock formation.
Huế, Vietnam

Thien Mu Pagoda

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

The Tomb of Nguyen Emperor Khai Dinh

An extravagant monument to an extravagantly unpopular Emperor.
Da Nang, Vietnam

Fire-Breathing Dragon Bridge

This bridge is embedded with a giant steel dragon that breathes fire from its mouth.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Cu Chi Tunnels

A nightmare for the claustrophobic lies hidden in Southeast Asia.
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Kbal Spean

This Cambodian riverbed is covered in ancient Hindu carvings both above and below the waters.
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Tower of History

Watch the ships come in on Michigan's 210 ft. high observation deck in Sault Ste. Marie.
Phonsavan, Laos

Plain of Jars

Believed to have once stored either human remains or rice wine, thousands of mysterious stone jars lie in ruin.
Phonsavan, Laos

Craters Restaurant

Eat a meal surrounded by bomb fragments.
Vientiane, Laos

Xieng Khuan (Buddha Park)

More than 200 statues filled with cryptic symbols give this park spot an aura of horror vacui fantasy.
Leshan, China

Giant Buddha

This Tang Dynasty behemoth is the biggest Buddha in the world.
Magelang, Indonesia

Borobudur

Hundreds of Buddhas in a re-discovered Indonesian temple.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fish Ladder Park

An angular maze of concrete in Grand Rapids acts both as public art and as a staircase for fish traveling upstream.
Chongqing, China

Dazu Rock Carvings

Comprised of thousands of cave temple carvings this cornucopia of ancient Chinese stone art is unrivaled anywhere in the world.