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Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion
George Town, Malaysia

Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion

Once the private home of China’s most legendary tycoon, getting inside this stunning mansion no longer requires an elite pedigree or acts of daring.
5.4213, 100.3353
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
Malacca, Malaysia

Museum of Beauty

Self-mutilation in the name of beauty.
2.1923, 102.2485
The 272 steps to the main cave, guarded by Murugan
Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves

Holy Hindu shrine in an enormous, monkey-filled limestone cavern.
3.2419, 101.6868
100-foot-long reclining Buddha (Flickr/irene.)
George Town, Malaysia

Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram

Giant relaxing Buddha in Malaysia.
5.4317, 100.3138
Local boatman leave phallic statues as an offering to Phra Nang, a princess goddess.
Phela, Thailand

Phra Nang Cave

A phallic shrine to a princess goddess in Krabi, Thailand.
8.1192, 99.1014
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand

Wat Mahathat (Temple of the Great Relic)

One of Bangkok's oldest temples and home to Thailand's largest monastic order.
14.3569, 100.5675
The Democracy Monument
Bangkok, Thailand

Democracy Monument

Bangkok celebrated its shifting monarchy with a militaristic homage to democracy.
13.7644, 100.4992
(WikiCommons)
Carnac, France

Carnac Stones

Hundreds of prehistoric stones, arranged in perfect lines in a French field.
47.5847, -3.0778
some Pinnacles have fallen over; others look like people.
Cervantes, Australia

The Pinnacles

Alien rock formations grown from the sands of an Australian national park.
-30.5015, 115.0679