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Moab, Utah

Landscape Arch

The fifth-longest natural arch in the world, and the longest outside China.
Sponsored by Lincoln
Rockville, Utah

Grafton Ghost Town

Settled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1859, this abandoned frontier town has appeared in several films.
Wendover, Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats / Bonneville Speedway

Come for the speed, leave in love with the desert.
Kane, Utah

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

This rugged area of red rocks and arches is often considered one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Merzouga, Morocco

Erg Chebbi

God's Saharan sandbox of wrath.
Fez, Morocco

The Fez Mellah

The designated Jewish quarter in Fez dates back to the 15th century.
Fez, Morocco

Chouara Leather Tannery

Traditional 11th-century outdoor tannery.
Fez, Morocco

Al-Attarine Madrasa

The courtyard of this small Marinid madrasa is a dazzling example of intricate Islamic architecture.
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

This elaborate temple was built around one of the Buddha's teeth.
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Mackwoods Tea Plantation Sign

A Sri Lankan tea factory's ironic take on the Los Angeles landmark.
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya

An ancient stone fortress considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world.
Jinja, Uganda

Source of the Nile at Jinja

A strangely forgotten claimant to the much contested title of "Source of the Nile."
Kathmandu, Nepal

Boudhanath Stupa

One of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world keeps an eye out in every direction.
Fatehpur Sikri, India

Fatehpur Sikri

An imperial fortress city that incorporated cultural elements from the entire Mughal empire, only to be abandoned the year it was finished.
Jaipur, India

Hanuman’s Temple

Sacred Indian temple that’s all monkey business.
Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar

The world's second-largest sundial, made entirely out of stone.
Jaipur, India

Jal Mahal

More than half of this Indian palace is drowned but it looks all the more spectacular for it.
Jaipur, India

Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)

The 953 windows undoubtedly make this the world's most beautiful screened porch.
Telouet, Morocco

Kasbah Telouet

A mud brick kasbah with a history of lavishness and traitorship.
Fez, Morocco

University of Al-Karaouine

The oldest known university in the world is in Fez, Morocco.
Essaouira, Morocco

Tide Pools of Essaouira

Vast stretch of tide-pools with a unique Moroccan charm.
Fez, Morocco

Fes el-Bali

Thousands of narrow alleyways in an ancient medieval city make up what's believed to be the world's largest car-free urban zone.
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