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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
Datong, China

Yungang Grottoes

Massive series of 45 caves and over 51,000 sculptures carved from cliffsides in China.
40.1115, 113.1324
Saint-Cannat, France

Le Village des Automates

An often-shuddersome journey into a low-tech, robotic themepark.
43.6064, 5.3369
The spring
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, France

Fontaine de Vaucluse

Even France's favorite aquatic son Jacques Cousteau, couldn't get to the bottom of it.
43.9224, 5.1269
Turkmenistan

The Gates of Hell

Fiery crater that has been burning since 1971.
40.2522, 58.4397
Koytendag, Turkmenistan

Kyrk Gyz Cave

A cave covered with bizarre stalactites of cloth.
37.6667, 66.5500
Sextant at Ulugh Beg Observatory
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Ulugh Beg Observatory

Light still pours into the ruins of this ancient Islamic observatory.
39.6750, 67.0050
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Tomb of Daniel at Samarkand

18m long sarcophagus of a constantly growing dead prophet.
39.6733, 66.9945
A view of Lenin.
Moscow, Russia

Lenin's Mausoleum

Embalmed remains of the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution.
55.7532, 37.6215
Church on the Blood.
Yekaterinburg, Russia

The Church on the Blood

Church built on the site where the last tsar of Russia and his family were killed.
56.8369, 60.6175
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
Thaton District, Myanmar (Burma)

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

A precariously perched golden rock defies gravity and brings pilgrims from across Myanmar.
17.4817, 97.0986
The stupa entrance (Flickr/druidabruxux)
Min Kun, Myanmar (Burma)

The Mingun Pagoda and Bell

Gigantic unfinished stupa and the world's 2nd largest bell.
22.0530, 96.0177