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Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

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

798 Art District

This probably wasn't what Mao had in mind.
Tianjin, China

Tianjin Eye

This massive neon wheel is the only one of its kind to be built over a bridge.
Datong, China

Yungang Grottoes

Massive series of 45 caves and over 51,000 sculptures carved from cliffsides in China.
Datong, China

Hanging Temple of Hengshan

A 5th-century temple improbably built into the side of a cliff.
Chongqing, China

Fengdu Ghost City

The ancient settlement attracts tourists from all over looking to learn about the Chinese vision of the afterlife.
Weinan, China

Huashan Mountain

A harrowing trail up a mile-high mountain.
Weinan, China

Huashan Temple

A sacred mountaintop temple offers a damn fine cup of tea to visitors who can survive the journey.
Isfahan, Iran

Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque

17th century mosque for Shah Abbas' harem.
Kashi Diqu, China

Kashgar Livestock Market

Be careful not to get trampled at this lively two thousand-year-old market.
Tehran, Iran

Ebrat Museum

This circular Iranian jail was once a political prison run by the country's secret police.
Ulugnor District, Uzbekistan

Fergana Valley

One of the most ethnically diverse spots on the planet.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Seattle Peace Park

Touching displays of wishes for peace from the Cold War era.
Muynak District, Uzbekistan

Moynaq

Once a bustling fishing port, this semi-ghost town is now more than 90 miles away from the shore.
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Kalyan Minaret

This "tower of death" has acted as an observatory, a religious hub, and an executioner's lair.
Turkmenistan

The Gates of Hell

A fiery crater has been burning in the Karakum Desert since 1971.