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Khwaeng Wat Arun, Thailand

Wat Arun

This dazzling Buddhist temple was constructed from over one million ceramic tiles salvaged from a British shipwreck.
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok's Ghost Tower: The Sathorn Unique

On stormy days debris from this unfinished and abandoned skyscraper rains down on the Bangkok streets.
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Neak Pean

A small 12th-century temple surrounded by waters believed to have curative properties.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo de Arte Popular

An airy Art Deco space devoted to the weird and wonderful folk art traditions of Mexico.
Havana, Cuba

Callejon de Hamel

A colorful narrow alley in Cuba is full of street art and sculptures made of found objects.
Havana, Cuba

Coppelia

Castro's communist ice cream mothership has been serving five-scoop "salads" for over 50 years.
Durham, England

Sanctuary Knocker

Hundreds of years ago, this lion-shaped door knocker could help a person accused of a crime find temporary safe haven in Durham Cathedral.
Durham, England

Café on the Green

Take afternoon tea in a 17th-century almshouse.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Huayna Picchu

If you’ve ever seen a picture of Machu Picchu, then you’ve seen a picture of Huayna Picchu—you just didn’t realize it.
Cusco, Peru

The Twelve-Angled Stone

This geometric feat is a testament to the Incas' mesmerizing architectural abilities.
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.
Quito, Ecuador

La Plaza Grande

Quito's historic, main square dates back to the 16th century.
Mexico City, Mexico

La Casa Azul

Frida Kahlo's childhood home, now a museum of her life and works.
Guatemala

Lago de Atitlán

Central America's deepest lake is actually a volcanic caldera, surrounded by three volcanoes.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
Cusco, Peru

Plaza de Armas

Built on the remains of one the Incas’ most important gathering spots, this square keeps the spirit of a fallen empire alive.
San Antonio de Pichincha, Ecuador

Middle of the World

An elaborate shrine dedicated to the four corners of the world unfortunately misses its mark.
Quito, Ecuador

Calle García Moreno

This historic street in Quito is known for its seven stone crosses—and one presidential assassination.
Mexico City, Mexico

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo House Studio Museum

The famous artist couple lived and worked here, in two different houses separated by a bridge.
Cusco, Peru

Cusco Cathedral

Situated on a sacred Inca site, this 16th-century cathedral took nearly 100 years to build.
San Antonio de Pichincha, Ecuador

Intiñan Solar Museum

Home of the "true" equator.
Quito, Ecuador

Virgen de El Panecillo

The world's tallest aluminum statue is also the world's tallest image of a winged Virgin Mary.
Urubamba, Peru

Skylodge

Sleep in a glass pod dangling off a cliff.
London, England

Shoreditch Town Hall

A recently restored Shoreditch landmark with ties to Jack the Ripper.