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Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor, Cambodia.
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
13.3586, 103.8626
Skulls
Banan, Cambodia

Killing Caves of Phnom Sampeau

Limestone caves in the Cambodia countryside, once the setting of genocide horror, now a place of peaceful beauty.
13.0167, 103.0667
Norry étiquette. (R. Seuffert/Atlas Obscura)
Ratanak Mondul, Cambodia

Bamboo Trains

Quick and simple, but in danger of disappearing.
12.9018, 102.9419
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh Memorial Stupa

5,000 skulls in memorial to those killed by the Khmer Rouge.
11.4844, 104.9019
Originally a high school, Tuol Seng was converted into a high security prison.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tuol Sleng

Khmer Rouge's high security prison.
11.5487, 104.9179
Cu Chi Tunnels
Nhuận Đức, Vietnam

Cu Chi Tunnels

A nightmare for the claustrophobic lies hidden in Southeast Asia.
11.0624, 106.5272
A guillotine from the war
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

War Remnants Museum

Artifacts and memories from the Vietnam war, located in a place that experienced it first hand.
10.7791, 106.6926
The Shepherd
Hòa Thắng, Vietnam

The White Sand Dunes of Vietnam

A desert in southeast Asia, complete with a beautiful lake covered in lotus flowers.
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Dalat, Vietnam

Da Lat Crazy House

A Surreal flight of architectural fancy in Vietnam's Central Highlands.
11.9356, 108.4295
Dragon Bridge in Da Nang
Hòa Thuận Đông, Vietnam

Fire-Breathing Dragon Bridge

This bridge is embedded with a giant steel dragon that breathes fire from its mouth.
16.0516, 108.2149
Zhangjiajie, China

Tianmen Shan

999 stairs lead visitors through a massive hole in a mountain known as the Gateway to Heaven.
29.1165, 110.4792
The skywalk
Zhangjiajie, China

Tianmen Skywalk

For those with no fear of heights: a skywalk 4,700 feet up on a Chinese mountain.
29.0468, 110.4821
(WikiCommons)
Guilin, China

Yangshuo and Moon Hill

Natural arch gives panoramic views of Yangshuo's karst hills.
24.7784, 110.4967
Shelley Street and Elgin Street intersection
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
22.2837, 114.1548
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
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
-33.8646, 151.2198
Waverley Cemetery
Bronte, Australia

Waverley Cemetery

A self-funded cemetery with a long list of inhabitants.
-33.9073, 151.2642
Bicheno Blowhole. (Prasit Mankad/Flickr)
Bicheno, Australia

Bicheno Blowhole

Granite rocks that concentrate waves into powerful jets.
-41.8746, 148.3037
Ansons Bay, Australia

Bay of Fires

Aqua white sand highlighted with fiery red rocks.
-41.1295, 148.2845
Wineglass Bay. (prasitmankad/Flickr)
Freycinet, Australia

Wineglass Bay

One of the best beaches in the entire world.
-42.1995, 148.3217
Eaglehawk Neck, Australia

Eaglehawk Neck Tessellated Pavement

Extraordinary geology resembles man made pavement.
-43.0143, 147.9247
Port Arthur Penitentiary
Port Arthur, Australia

Port Arthur Penal Colony

Relics of Australia's convict past, and a modern scene of unimaginable horror.
-43.1471, 147.8426
Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
Waitomo, New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

A cave lit with glowworms.
-38.2610, 175.1043
(Flickr/Eliduke)
Hot Water Beach, New Zealand

Hot Water Beach

Handcrafted thermal spa washes away each night with the tide.
-36.8872, 175.8237