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Assisi, Italy

Temple of Minerva

What appears to be an ancient Roman temple is actually a Catholic church.
Bristol, England

Redcliffe Caves

There's a labyrinth of manmade tunnels stretching for over an acre beneath Bristol.
Bristol, England

The Llandoger Trow

A historic, reportedly haunted pub that provided inspiration for several famous adventure novels.
Bristol, England

'Well Hung Lover'

Banksy's image of a naked man dangling from the window of a sex health clinic.
Bristol, England

Lollipop Be-Bop

A plaque claims this artwork outside a children's hospital was used in the 1998 Quidditch World Cup.
Bath, England

Pulteney Weir

This picturesque horseshoe weir was first built in the 1600s to prevent flooding in the town of Bath.
Pembrokeshire, Wales

Pentre Ifan

The Stonehenge of Wales is one of the grandest neolithic dolmens still in existence.
Pendine, Wales

Pendine Sands

Several land speed world records were shattered at this Welsh beach.
Pembrokeshire, Wales

Skomer Island

A wildlife paradise, this island is one of the world’s most important habitats for burrow nesting seabirds.
Pembrokeshire, Wales

St. Govan's Chapel

A hermit's tiny cell built into the cliffside that saved him in South Pembrokeshire.
Saint Davids, Wales

Coetan Arthur Dolmen

A Neolithic tomb hidden among a spectacular boulder-strewn stretch of coast.
Saint Davids, Wales

St. Non’s Chapel and Well

The remains of a small medieval chapel mark the legendary birthplace of the patron saint of Wales.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Inca Bridge

A backdoor to Machu Picchu that only the most foolhardy infiltrator would attempt to breach.
New York, New York

The Woolworth Building

Once the tallest building in the world and the site of "the highest dinner ever held in New York" this building now holds the most expensive penthouse in the city.
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

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

Xi'an City Walls

An ancient fortification lives on in this Chinese city.
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Atumashi Monastery

This Buddhist monastery once housed an image of Buddha containing a 19-carat diamond.
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

World's Largest Book at Kuthodaw Pagoda

This golden temple is surrounded by hundreds of stone tablets that comprise the "world's largest book."
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwenandaw Kyaung Temple

A grand example of 19th century Burmese teak architecture, and the most significant of Mandalay's historic buildings.
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

U Bein Bridge

The oldest teak bridge in the world is made from the remains of a royal palace.
Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)

Bagan

Over 2,000 ancient temples dot the Myanmar landscape at the site of this famed archaeological site.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

National Textile Museum

An exploration of Malaysian heritage through the lens of traditional textiles.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Cu Chi Tunnels

A nightmare for the claustrophobic lies hidden in Southeast Asia.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Khmer Rouge's high security prison.