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Bangkok, Thailand

Erawan Shrine

A shrine built to combat the bad karma of a commercial venture.
Bayan Lepas, Malaysia

Snake Temple

Come in, light some incense, and ignore the live snakes around you.
George Town, Malaysia

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

The lavish, well-preserved home of a wealthy Baba Nyonya family is now a cultural museum.
George Town, Malaysia

Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion

Once the private home of China’s most legendary tycoon, getting inside this stunning mansion no longer requires an elite pedigree or acts of daring.
Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves

Holy Hindu shrine in an enormous, monkey-filled limestone cavern.
Malacca, Malaysia

Hang Jebat Mausoleum

A mausoleum dedicated to a warrior felled by misplaced loyalty and tragic circumstances.
Malacca, Malaysia

Bukit Cina (Chinese Hill)

The largest Chinese cemetery in the world outside of China dates back to the 15th century.
Singapore

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum

This $62 million dollar temple was erected to house one little dental fragment of religious history.
Singapore

Gardens by the Bay

Singapore's landscaping project is home to 18 incredible Supertrees.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Gold Souk

On any given day this sprawling market houses literally tons of government-regulated gold, gems, and precious metals.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Al Arab

A preposterously luxurious hotel with gold-plated iPads, Rolls Royce chauffeurs, and a staff that trains by watching "Downton Abbey."
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The World Islands

This artificial archipelago was supposed to resemble a map of the world.
United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Frame

The world's largest frame offers spectacular views of the city's past and present.
Oman

Snake Canyon

Nature's water park in the Wadi Bani Awf valley is full of pools flanked with cliffs and natural water slides.
Nakhl, Oman

Nakhal Fort

An imposing Omani fortress surrounded by date palm trees.
Muscat, Oman

Chandelier at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

This spectacular mosque houses the second-largest chandelier in the world.
Muscat, Oman

The Muttrah Souq

This bazaar is one of the oldest in the Arabian world.
Seychelles

Vallee de Mai Nature Preserve

A British general, a suggestive tree, a map of paradise.
Victoria, Seychelles

Marie Antoinette's

One of the oldest restaurants in the Seychelles is one of the only ones left to serve bat.
Le Morne, Mauritius

Slave Route Monument

This monument sits at the foot of a mountain from which legend says slaves jumped to their deaths.
Moka, Mauritius

Le Pouce (The Thumb)

The “Thumb” of Mauritius provides a 360 degree view of the entire country.
Salazie, Réunion

Piton des Neiges

Réunion Island's highest point is a 2 million-year-old volcano and a paraglider's paradise.
Réunion

Trou de Fer (The Iron Hole)

At the center of an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean is a deep chasm ringed by tall waterfalls.
Cape Town, South Africa

District Six Museum

An excellent and sobering account of the vibrant multicultural neighborhood destroyed under apartheid.