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Places visited in Xilin Gol, China
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Illuminated at night by 97,000 bulbs
Mysore, India

Mysore Palace

Modest by day, illuminated majestically at sunset.
12.3185, 76.6406
New Delhi, India

Sulabh Museum of Toilets

Made by a man on a worldwide sanitation crusade.
28.5980, 77.0814
Reliquary of St. Francis Xavier
Velha Goa, India

Body of St. Francis Xavier

Scholar, adventurer, saint, and instigator of the Goa Inquisition.
15.5032, 73.9113
Palace of the Winds.
Jaipur, India

Palace of Winds

The 953 windows undoubtedly make this the world's most beautiful screened porch.
26.9124, 75.7873
A gang of monkeys relax near the temple. (robertbrauneis/Flickr)
Jaipur, India

Hanuman’s Temple

Sacred Indian temple that’s all monkey business.
26.9168, 75.8589
Hosapete, India


The remains of what was, not so long ago, the world's largest city.
15.2812, 76.3970
Verul, India

Ellora Caves

This complex of vertically-excavated Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu monolithic temples in India's Maharashtra providence illustrates a spirit of tolerance characteristic of ancient India.
20.0229, 75.1792

Booming Dunes of Badain Jaran Desert

The tallest stationary dunes on Earth also happen to sing.
40.8256, 101.3489
Guilin, China

Yangshuo and Moon Hill

Natural arch gives panoramic views of Yangshuo's karst hills.
24.7784, 110.4967
The State of Genghis Khan. (Wikimedia Commons)
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Genghis Khan Statue Complex

Enormous statue of the Emperor of the Mongols.
47.8075, 107.5304
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The Zaisan Memorial

A huge communist-era propaganda monument and mural that offers stunning views of the Mongolian capital.
47.8840, 106.9139
Erlian Kissing Dinosaurs.
Xilin Gol, China

Erlian Kissing Dinosaurs

The largest dinosaurs in the world, kissing above the highway.
43.6532, 111.9779
Ziyang, China

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Snow-capped peaks, colorful waterfalls and stunning vistas on the edge of the Himalayas.
33.2600, 103.9186
Visitors cling to chains above a mile-high precipice
Weinan, China

Huashan Mountain

A harrowing trail up a mile-high mountain.
34.4278, 110.1009