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Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish conquistadors.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
Easter Island, Chile

"El Gigante" and the Stone Moai of Easter Island

The largest stone Moai on Easter Island.
Easter Island, Chile

The Navel of the World

This large round boulder is said to emit spiritual power, but it may just be magnets.
Easter Island, Chile

Mataveri International Airport

The world's most remote airport.
Easter Island, Chile

Orongo

This was once the center of the Birdman cult, and is now a World Heritage Site.
Hilo, Hawaii

Mauna Kea

Earth's tallest volcano is sacred to Native Hawaiians, and home to a dozen world-class observatories.
Kula, Hawaii

'Ohe'o Gulch Pools (Seven Sacred Pools)

A series of waterfalls and pools that flow through the 'Ohe'o Gulch and into the ocean.
Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina Banyan Tree

Take shelter from Hawai'i's tropical heat under the massive canopy of largest Banyan tree on the island.
Nara, Japan

Tōdai-ji Daibutsuden (The Great Buddha Hall)

The former world's largest wooden building containing a giant Buddha, healing pillars, and tame deer which wander the grounds.
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
Bangkok, Thailand

Goddess Tuptim Shrine

A forest of phallic offerings found in a quiet corner of a hotel car park.
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

BOH Tea Garden and Factory

The largest tea plantation in Southeast Asia supplies gorgeous vistas alongside tea for the surrounding countries.
Bestari Jaya, Malaysia

Flashing Fireflies of Kampung Kuantan

Malaysian fireflies create a dazzling display as thousands light up in unison.
Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves

Holy Hindu shrine in an enormous, monkey-filled limestone cavern.
Singapore

Haw Par Villa

A Buddhist theme park brings you a Buddhist version of Hell.
Magelang, Indonesia

Borobudur

Hundreds of Buddhas in a re-discovered Indonesian temple.
Ubud, Indonesia

Sacred Monkey Forest (Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana)

Hindu temple of the dead home to hundreds of long-tailed macaques.
Sukawati, Indonesia

Goa Gajah

The name of this ancient Indonesian temple translates as "Elephant Cave" but it could be more accurately called "The Hellmouth."
Hot Water Beach, New Zealand

Hot Water Beach

Handcrafted thermal spa washes away each night with the tide.
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua

Major tourist destination known for its bubbling mud-pools and hot thermal springs.
Duncan, British Columbia

World's Largest Hockey Stick & Puck

Canada shows its hockey pride with a giant stick.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Mountain View Cemetery

Vancouver's only resting place for the city's deceased.