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Il Porcellino
Florence, Italy

Il Porcellino

This bronze boar's snout has been rubbed to a golden sheen by visitors seeking good fortune.
43.7699, 11.2542
Campo de Fiori
Rome, Italy

Campo de Fiori

This ritzy Italian market is built around a statue of an unforgiven heretic who was burned for his belief in an endless universe.
41.8956, 12.4722
Corniglia, Cinque Terre.
Vernazza, Italy

Cinque Terre

Five candy-colored villages on the Italian Riviera.
44.1324, 9.7077
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Lahore, Pakistan

Badshahi Mosque

17th century mosque used for war more than worship.
31.5881, 74.3101
Amritsar, India

Wagah Flag Ceremony

On the Pakistan-India border the militaries perform an elaborate theater of aggression each and every night.
31.5907, 74.5761
Dara Adamkhel, Pakistan

Darra Adam Khel

A city entirely devoted to illegal gun production.
33.6835, 71.5191
Chittorgarh, India

Hill Forts of Rajasthan

A complex of six forts embedded in the Rajasthan hills.
24.8835, 74.6461
Taxila ruins
Wah, Pakistan

Ancient City of Taxila

A mere stone's throw from Islamabad exists a spectacular display of three millennia of humanity's progress.
33.7458, 72.7875
Steps to Tham Ting (lower cave) from the Mekong River
Pak Ou, Laos

Pak Ou's Caves

Thousands of effigies of Buddha watch from caves set high above a legendary river, plus whiskey.
20.0487, 102.2105
Bagan
Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)

Bagan

Over 2,000 ancient temples dot the Myanmar landscape at the site of this famed archeological site.
21.1667, 94.8667
World's Largest Book at Kuthodaw Pagoda
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."
22.0050, 96.1133
The Forbidden City
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
39.9225, 116.3968
Cenote Zací
Valladolid, Mexico

Cenote Zací

If you can look past the nearby sewer pipes, this urban sinkhole grotto is a mini-paradise.
20.6911, -88.1972
Homero Ortega Workshop and Museum
Cuenca, Ecuador

Homero Ortega Workshop and Museum

An Ecuadorian haberdashery that sets the record straight about the so-called "Panama" hat.
-2.8934, -79.0175
Ingapirca
GUAPÁN, Ecuador

Ingapirca

Ecuador's largest Incan ruins show evidence of sophisticated irrigation and diplomacy among the ancient builders.
-2.5486, -78.8719
The swing at the end of the world
Banos, Ecuador

Swing at the End of the World

A swing to dangle you off the very edge.
-1.4187, -78.4264
Forks, Washington

Tree Graveyard

Shoreline strewn with the remains of ghostly fallen trees.
47.9173, -124.6394
Aït Ben Haddou, Morocco

Kasbah Aït Benhaddou

A fortified city is home to a remaining population of eight families.
31.0471, -7.1305
Ronda, Spain
Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Three bridges, two historical sections of city, and one giant canyon make up this fantastic Spanish settlement.
36.7404, -5.1644
Street view of Casa Batlló
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudi's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
41.3917, 2.1650
The church's interior
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
41.4036, 2.1744
View from the Temple of the Cross
Palenque, Mexico

Palenque

An elaborate Mayan city shrouded in alien conspiracy revealed the tomb of Pacal the Great.
17.4876, -92.0428
Grand Plaza
Champa, Mexico

Yaxchilan

The ruins of an ancient Mayan city, beautifully preserved and only accessible by boat.
16.8956, -90.9660
Shwedagon Pagoda
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwedagon Pagoda

This gem-encrusted temple is said to contain some of the Buddha's hair which can make the deaf hear and the blind see.
16.7984, 96.1488