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Looking up from the entrance to the Hidden Beach.
Mexico

Hidden Beach

A lovers' beach, tucked below the surface of the island, provides a safe haven for romance.
20.7040, -105.5649
The stunning shape and color of this cliff gives it the appearance of a waterfall
San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico

Hierve El Agua

This beautifully deceptive waterfall is something far different from what it appears to be.
16.8661, -96.2760
View from the Temple of the Cross
Palenque, Mexico

Palenque

An elaborate Mayan city shrouded in alien conspiracy revealed the tomb of Pacal the Great.
17.4876, -92.0428
Prerequisite boat ride to Yaxchilan site. Guatemala on the right bank, Mexico on left.
Champa, Mexico

Yaxchilan

The ruins of an ancient Mayan city, beautifully preserved and only accessible by boat.
16.8956, -90.9660
Ocosingo, Mexico

Toniná

The enigmatic and seldom visited ruins of a Mayan city-state.
16.9072, -92.0961
Diego and Frida's houses, connected by a bridge
Mexico City, Mexico

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo House Studio Museum

The famous artist couple lived and worked here, in two different houses separated by a bridge.
19.3496, -99.1973
The restaurant and the topiaries.
San Miguel Ameyalco, Mexico

La Escondida

A fairy garden in an old hotel hidden in La Marquesa forest.
19.2999, -99.4084
Quetzalcoatl’s Nest
Naucalpan, Mexico

Quetzalcoatl’s Nest

An Aztec snake god has taken the material form of an apartment complex.
19.4793, -99.2792
Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond as seen from the grounds of Ross Priory. (Margaret MacGillivray/Atlas Obscura)
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
56.0453, -4.5356
Ghost Palace Hotel as seen from the main entrance
Baturiti, Indonesia

Ghost Palace Hotel

An abandoned hotel in the highlands of Bali is shrouded in stories of ghosts, curses, and corruption.
-8.2982, 115.1763
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
Baturiti, Indonesia

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

This tiny lake temple dedicated to a water goddess seems to float on the surface.
-8.2753, 115.1654
Rantepao, Indonesia

The Funeral Rites of Torajaland

Eerie cemeteries carved into the side of cliffs and Babies are buried in the hollows of trees.
-2.9678, 119.8988
Nature's flying buttresses, lined up as far as the eye can see
Ribadeo, Spain

Playa de las Catedrales

Natural stone arches form a walkable "cathedral" at low tide, then disappear entirely when the water returns.
43.5539, -7.1568
Village as seen from the road
Sigüés, Spain

Abandoned Village of Esco

A Franco-era dam flooded (almost) everyone out of this centuries-old Aragonese town.
42.6187, -1.0583
The Baby Jumping Festival
Castrillo de Murcia, Spain

The Baby Jumping Festival

During an annual Catholic feast in this tiny Spanish village, men dressed as devils leap over rows of babies to cleanse them of sin.
42.3580, -4.0622
Goa Gajah
Sukawati, Indonesia

Goa Gajah

The name of this ancient Indonesian temple translates as "Elephant Cave" but it could be more accurately called "The Hellmouth."
-8.5234, 115.2864
The port in Sabang.
Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River

Five miles of underground river link lake to ocean.
10.1667, 118.9167
(Flickr/DoNotLick)
Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Valley in Hong Kong holds a tranquil Buddha that wants your money.
22.2526, 113.8997
Preah Vihear Temple
Kantuot, Cambodia

Preah Vihear Temple

This impressive cliff top temple was once at the center of an international custody dispute.
14.3916, 104.6802
Krong Battambang, Cambodia

Well of Shadows

A gruesome memorial for those lost in this area during the Khmer Rouge genocide.
13.1397, 103.2229
Guarded by snakes
Tambon Phai Cham Sin, Thailand

Thailand's Biggest Buddha

The golden Buddha statue at the Wat Muang Monastery is the tallest in Thailand, and the ninth-tallest in the world.
14.5936, 100.3803
Painted onto the side of the valley (Flickr/plαdys)
Viñales, Cuba

Viñales Mural de la Prehistoria

Neo-cave art on the macro scale.
22.6195, -83.7428
La Iglesia de los Remedios at the pyramid's peak, with a backdrop of the Popocatepetl volcano.
San Andrés Cholula, Mexico

The Great Pyramid of Cholula

An Aztec temple, the largest man-made pyramid in the world, sits buried in earth with a Spanish church set on top.
19.0582, -98.3020
La Isla de las Muñecas
Mexico City, Mexico

La Isla de las Muñecas (Island of the Dolls)

An island filled with hundreds of hanging, decomposing, decapitated dolls.
19.2908, -99.0986