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Places visited in Acarlar Köyü, Turkey
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Falcor!
Grünwald, Germany

Bavaria Filmstadt

This German version of Universal Studios holds a vault of treasures from the NeverEnding Story.
48.0677, 11.5486
Crystal Worlds
Wattens, Austria

Crystal Worlds

Swarovski's museum/theme park is a fake diamond fantasia overlooked by a giant.
47.2936, 11.6004
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
Baturiti, Indonesia

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

This tiny lake temple dedicated to a water goddess seems to float on the surface.
-8.2753, 115.1654
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
Butterflies swarm Petaloudes Valley
Egeo, Greece

Valley of the Butterflies

Swarms of dainty flying insects swarm into the Petaloudes Valley to get busy.
36.3396, 28.0588
Step right this way
Acarlar Köyü, Turkey

The Brothel Advertisement at Ephesus

Carvings in Turkey's Marble Road may have directed ancient Romans to a hidden brothel.
37.9394, 27.3410
Ephesus' Cave of the Seven Sleepers.
Acarlar Köyü, Turkey

Yedi Uyurlar Mağarası (Cave of the Seven Sleepers)

Seven early Christians were sealed into a cave where legend has it they slept unharmed for centuries.
37.9437, 27.3539
Mary's House
Sultaniye Köyü, Turkey

House of the Virgin Mary

The alleged house of the Virgin Mary is tucked away in a park and nature preserve on Mt. Koressos in Turkey and is holy to both Catholics and Muslims alike.
37.9123, 27.3327
Selçuk, Turkey

The Public Toilets of Ephesus

The ancient latrines of the Greeks, in all their public glory.
37.9517, 27.3747
Livadia, Greece

Symi Harbour

This secret coastal village is studded with pastel-colored houses all piled on top of one another.
36.5833, 27.8333
Denizli, Turkey

Pamukkale Water Terraces

Roman ruins top white travertine terraces formed by ancient hot springs.
37.7735, 29.0865
Kayakoy, Turkey
Kayaköy, Turkey

Abandoned Village of Kayakoy

A Turkish ghost town abandoned in a population exchange with Greece.
36.5734, 29.0885
A Lycian rock tomb.
Fethiye, Turkey

Lycian Rock Tombs

These tombs were built into the side of a mountain so that ancient angels could reach the dead.
36.6186, 29.1168
Kaleüçağız Köyü, Turkey

Lycian Tomb Uçagiz

A mysterious ancient cemetery with Roman sarcophagi and Lycian inscriptions.
36.1971, 29.8475
Kekova Island Sunken Ruins
Kaleüçağız Köyü, Turkey

Kekova Island Sunken Ruins

Hidden just under the waters around this Turkish island are the ruins of a once great city.
36.1813, 29.8786
Myra Necropolis
Demre, Turkey

Myra Necropolis

A Lycian city of the dead carved into the hillside of Southern Turkey, complete with startlingly human touches.
36.2591, 29.9852
(Flickr/goldlionpics)
Kemer, Turkey

Olympos Coastal National Park (Çıralı)

Roman ruins, natural methane fires and a lovely beach.
36.3965, 30.4752
Termessos
Bayatbademleri Köyü, Turkey

Termessos

Once described as the "Eagle's Nest," this ruined ancient city rests on a remote mountaintop.
36.9825, 30.4646
(Flickr/AWWS)
Mersin Province, Turkey

Fortress of Kızkalesi

Mediterranean castle on a tiny Turkish island.
36.4633, 34.1489
Fairy Chimneys
Aksaray, Turkey

Cappadocia

Entire cities carved into ancient volcanic rock formations.
38.4174, 34.1382