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Pier Ward, Seychelles

Victoria Clock Tower

This vestige of Seychelles’s colonial past now resides in a busy intersection and didn’t chime for its first 96 years.
Seychelles

Mission Ruins of Venn's Town

The remains of a 19th-century school and living quarters are perched atop a mountain surrounded by a thick tropical forest.
Paro, Bhutan

Paro International Airport

This Himalayan airport provides one of the most difficult landings in the world.
Paro, Bhutan

Paro Taktsang

The small cliffside monastery known as the Tiger's Nest is said to be the meditation site of an eighth-century Buddhist master.
Doha, Qatar

Souq Waqif

Qatar's oldest market can trace its origins back more than a century.
Doha, Qatar

Pearl Monument

This fountain pays homage to Qatar's history of pearling, the primary industry before oil.
Doha, Qatar

National Museum of Qatar

The building is a gigantic piece of art inspired by the shape of a desert rose.
Qatar

Al Jassasiya Petroglyphs

A staggering number of rock carvings in an abandoned quarry.
Qatar

Al Thakira Mangroves Forest

A mesmerizing wonderland of salt-encrusted tree branches and pencil roots.
Umm Salal Muhammed, Qatar

Barzan Towers

These beautiful historic watchtowers were used for both scanning the desert for enemy invaders and observing the celestial world.
Al-Karaana, Qatar

Al Karaana Lagoon

Once a highly polluted body of water has now been transformed into a gorgeous lagoon.
Umm Bab, Qatar

Umm Bab Clay Quarry

This unconventionally beautiful landscape possesses stunning scenery you won't easily forget.
Qatar

Al Jumail

A 19th century pearling and fishing village abandoned before Qatar's economic boom.
Doha, Qatar

Orry the Oryx Statue

This seemingly random 30-foot statue of an oryx in Qatar's capital was a mascot for the 2006 Asian Games.
Doha, Qatar

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

This mix of Islamic art, vintage vehicles, weaponry, architecture, and history is an ode to eclecticism. 
Doha, Qatar

Qatar National Library

The enormous diamond-shaped building packs a trove of academic and literary treasures into one futuristic space.
Qatar

Inland Sea

The shallow, salty inlet was a safe haven for 19th-century pirates.
Zekreet, Qatar

Bir Zekreet

Some of the ancient-looking huts among these strange rock formations aren't ancient at all, but built as part of a movie set.
Film City, Qatar

Film City

A creepy, deserted mock Arabian village can be found in the middle of the Qatari desert.