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Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio)

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
Rome, Italy

Pyramid of Cestius

The only "Egyptian" pyramid in Europe and the legendary tomb of Remus.
Velha Goa, India

Church of St. Cajetan

The last remaining colonial-era Italian church in Old Goa.
Mumbai, India

'Urbs Prima In Indis'

Mumbai's angel.
Velha Goa, India

Church of Our Lady of the Rosary

Considered one of the oldest surviving churches in Goa.
Varanasi, India

Chaukhandi Stupa

The octagonal tower at this important Buddhist site was added many years after the temple's initial construction.
Varanasi, India

Dhamek Stupa

A bulky, ancient stupa marks the site of Siddhartha Gautama's seminal Buddhist teaching.
Chennai, India

Fort St. George

The first English fort built in India.
Kanchipuram, India

Athi Varadar Idol

An effigy of the deity emerges from a temple's water every 40 years.
Mumbai, India

Mumbai's Parsi Fire Temples

The place of worship for Zoroastrians, Mumbai's Parsi fire temples use fire and ash for purification.
Chennai, India

Burma Bazaar

A gray market run by Burmese Indians offers a portal to a forgotten period in history.
Mumbai, India

Banganga Tank

Tucked in Mumbai’s wealthiest neighborhood is one of the city’s oldest and most sacred sites: a temple complex believed to house the waters of the Ganges.
Mumbai, India

Tower of Silence in Mumbai

A Zoroastrian funerary tower where excarnation rituals are carried out is threatened by the area's dwindling vulture population.
Varanasi, India

Cremation Ghats of Varanasi

Many Hindus make the long pilgrimage to this holy city to have their remains burned on the banks of the Ganges River.
Mumbai, India

Antilia

World's most expensive home.
Varanasi, India

Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple

Known as the leaning temple, the sacred structure has somehow developed a severe nine-degree slant.
Chennai, India

Kapaleeshwarar Temple

The painted and decorated towers of this Hindu shrine were once the tallest structures in one of the oldest cities in India.
Hampi, India

Stepped Tanks of Hampi

The ancient water tanks remain some of the ruined city’s most beautiful architecture.
Gharapuri, India

Elephanta Caves

An extraordinary "City of Caves" carved from solid stone.
Madurai, India

Meenakshi Amman Temple

This ancient Hindu temple is covered in thousands of colorful statues and has a long mythological history.
Budapest, Hungary

Franciscan Church Ruin

A 13th-century convent where St. Margaret of Hungary spent her teenage years.
Budapest, Hungary

Statue of Imre Nagy

A much-loved sculpture depicting the hero of a 1956 anti-Soviet uprising.
Budapest, Hungary

Paul Street Boys Monument

A scene from one of Hungary's most famous novels.
Budapest, Hungary

‘Kiskirálylány’ (‘Little Princess’)

A diminutive statue that was inspired by the sculptor's own daughter.