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Marrakesh, Morocco

Jemaa el-Fna Square

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

Erg Chebbi

God's Saharan sandbox of wrath.
Fez, Morocco

The Blue Gate of Fes

The other side is actually green.
Aït Ben Haddou, Morocco

Kasbah Aït Benhaddou

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

Chefchaouen

Founded as a refugee camp, now a popular tourist spot.
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
Currarong, Australia

Mermaid Inlet Cliffs

These sea cliffs are an epic natural wonder.
Melbourne, Australia

AC/DC Lane

A colorful street named for the legendary Australian rock band.
Hyams Beach, Australia

Hyams Beach

The sand is such a bright white that on sunny days you practically need sunglasses to look at the ground.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

One of the first big sculptures anywhere in Australia.
Sydney, Australia

Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island is a Heritage-listed island in the middle of Sydney Harbour.
Kiama, Australia

Kiama Blowhole

This massive water spout has been luring visitors for hundreds of years, some to their death.
Port Arthur, Australia

Port Arthur Penal Colony

Relics of Australia's convict past, and a modern scene of unimaginable horror.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Ansons Bay, Australia

Bay of Fires

Aqua white sand highlighted with fiery red rocks.
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

This trio of Australian rock spires may have inspired aboriginal legend or just modern tourism.
Port Campbell, Australia

The Twelve Apostles

Nine limestone rock stacks on Australia's "Shipwreck Coast."
Sydney, Australia

Wendy's Secret Garden

Built over an abandoned train yard, this hidden gem is full of winding paths and offers gorgeous views of Sydney Harbour.
Freycinet, Australia

Wineglass Bay

One of the best beaches in the entire world.
Royal National Park, Australia

Wedding Cake Rock

A sparkling sandstone cliffside that's worth a visit while it still exists.
Tasman Island, Australia

Cape Pillar Sea Cliffs

The tallest sea cliffs on the Southern Hemisphere are a climber's worst nightmare.
Eaglehawk Neck, Australia

Eaglehawk Neck Tessellated Pavement

This extraordinary geological oddity resembles human-made pavement.