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Bryce, Utah

Bryce Canyon

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos."
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Mosquito Bay

The world's brightest bioluminescent bay.
Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Arecibo Observatory

The world's second largest single-dish radio telescope, once used to contact E.T.
Puno, Peru

The Uros People of Lake Titicaca

The Uros people live on floating reed islands in lake Titicaca.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
Rantepao, Indonesia

The Funeral Rites of Torajaland

Eerie cemeteries carved into the side of cliffs and Babies are buried in the hollows of trees.
Yallabatharra, Australia

Principality of Hutt River

A micronation of epic proportions.
Abang, Indonesia

Tirta Gangga Water Palace

Sacred waters rescued from the wrath of a volcano.
Ubud, Indonesia

Sacred Monkey Forest (Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana)

Hindu temple of the dead home to hundreds of long-tailed macaques.
Singapore

Bronze Bathers

The most playful of the life-sized statues that make up Singapore's "People of the River."
Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves

Holy Hindu shrine in an enormous, monkey-filled limestone cavern.
Phela, Thailand

Phra Nang Cave

A phallic shrine to a princess goddess in Krabi, Thailand.
Kampot Province, Cambodia

Bokor Hill Station

A former French military respite turned jungle tourism hotspot.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh Memorial Stupa

5,000 skulls in memorial to those killed by the Khmer Rouge.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Khmer Rouge's high security prison.
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
Ratanak Mondul, Cambodia

Bamboo Trains

A quick and simple solution to Cambodia's train woes.
Aksaray, Turkey

Cappadocia

In this historic region, homes and churches are carved into ancient volcanic rock formations.
Balshoon, Syria

Dead City of Serjilla

1500-year-old ghost settlement slowly faded away.
Palmyra, Syria

Palmyra

Mysterious lost empire of the Silk Road.
Safita, Syria

Krak des Chevaliers

Ruins of the Crusaders' headquarters.
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city that dates back 3,000 years old and harbors many surprises.
Denizli, Turkey

Pamukkale Water Terraces

Roman ruins top white travertine terraces formed by ancient hot springs.
Istanbul, Turkey

Piri Reis Map at Topkapi Palace

1513 Turkish world map, full of European state secrets and snarky commentary.