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Guangzhou, China

The Qingping Market

A fantastic assortment of China's finest and most disturbing wares.
Kabayan, Philippines

Timbac Mummies of the Philippines

Smoked mummies housed in mountainside caves.
Hong Kong

Kowloon Walled City Park

Remnants of the most densely packed city in world history, that thrived on anarchy for 30 years.
Tsai Po, Hong Kong

Old Tai O Police Station

A station built to repel pirates now attracts wealthy vacationers.
Marikina, Philippines

Marikina Shoe Museum

Iron Butterfly's personal collection of footwear.
Marikina, Philippines

World's Largest Shoes

Marikina's record-breaking loafers.
Manila, Philippines

Manila North Cemetery

A cemetery home to 10,000 living residents.
Luang Prabang, Laos

Tham Sakkarin Savannakuha

Abandoned limestone cave was once a sacred place of worship.
Laos

Kuang Si Waterfalls

This tiered waterfall is so pretty it may cause visitors to cry tears of their own.
Phonsavan, Laos

Plain of Jars

Believed to have once stored either human remains or rice wine, thousands of mysterious stone jars lie in ruin.
Phonsavan, Laos

Craters Restaurant

Eat a meal surrounded by bomb fragments.
Vientiane, Laos

Xieng Khuan (Buddha Park)

More than 200 statues filled with cryptic symbols give this park spot an aura of horror vacui fantasy.
Khlong Sok, Thailand

Rafflesia

Surat Thani's official flower - and the world's largest - smells of rotting meat.
Laos

Kong Lor Cave

A boat ride through utter darkness, lit only by headlamps, reveals an emerald green pool locals believe is sacred.
Mae Klong, Thailand

Chang and Eng Memorial Statue

Thailand's tribute to the original "Siamese Twins" Chang and Eng, in the town the famous pair was born in.
Bangkok, Thailand

Goddess Tuptim Shrine

A forest of phallic offerings found in a quiet corner of a hotel car park.
Tambon Saen Suk, Thailand

The Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden

Walk through depictions of the torture inflicted on those who go to Buddhist hell.
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

BOH Tea Garden and Factory

The largest tea plantation in Southeast Asia supplies gorgeous vistas alongside tea for the surrounding countries.
Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves

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

Museum of Beauty

Self-mutilation in the name of beauty.
Singapore

Haw Par Villa

A Buddhist theme park brings you a Buddhist version of Hell.
Singapore

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum

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

Sungei Road Thieves Market

A licentious look into Singapore's past, full of disorderly bric-a-brac and disreputable characters.
Singapore

Japanese Cemetery Park

From prostitutes to soldiers to business men, the dead in this graveyard are a microcosm of Singapore's history with Japan.