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Ubud, Indonesia

Sacred Monkey Forest (Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana)

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

Tanah Lot

Isolated atop this Balinese sea crag is a lovely Hindu temple that is said to be guarded by sea snakes.
Banyuputih, Indonesia

Kawah Ijen

Think you have a tough job? Try carrying 200 kilos through a cloud of sulfur down the side of a volcano.
Magelang, Indonesia

Borobudur

Hundreds of Buddhas in a re-discovered Indonesian temple.
Laos

Kuang Si Waterfalls

This tiered waterfall is so pretty it may cause visitors to cry tears of their own.
Ratanak Mondul, Cambodia

Bamboo Trains

Quick and simple, but in danger of disappearing.
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tuol Sleng

Khmer Rouge's high security prison.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh Memorial Stupa

5,000 skulls in memorial to those killed by the Khmer Rouge.
Bangkok, Thailand

Amulet Market

Bangkok's men with dangerous jobs come here in search of protective talismans.
Wiang, Thailand

Pai Canyon

Bizarre dirt trail winds a narrow path above the tree line.
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwedagon Pagoda

This gem-encrusted temple is said to contain some of the Buddha's hair which can make the deaf hear and the blind see.
Thaton District, Myanmar (Burma)

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

A precariously perched golden rock defies gravity and brings pilgrims from across Myanmar.
Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)

Bagan

Over 2,000 ancient temples dot the Myanmar landscape at the site of this famed archeological site.
Myingyan, Myanmar (Burma)

Mount Popa

Myanmar's Mount Olympus atop a 2,500-foot volcanic plug.
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

World's Largest Book at Kuthodaw Pagoda

This golden temple is surrounded by hundreds of stone tablets that comprise the "world's largest book."
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

U Bein Bridge

The oldest teak bridge in the world is made from the remains of a royal palace.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

War Remnants Museum

Artifacts and memories from the Vietnam war, located in a place that experienced it first hand.
tx. Hương Thủy, Vietnam

The Tomb of Nguyen Emperor Khai Dinh

An extravagant monument to an extravagantly unpopular Emperor.
tt. Cái Rồng, Vietnam

Hang Sung Sot

Ha Long Bay's "Cave of Surprises" houses a popular phallic rock formation.
Katoomba, Australia

The Giant Stairway

A massive stairway that almost wasn't leads to one of Australia's most scenic vistas.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
South Island, New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier

The glacier tucked within a New Zealand rainforest.
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo

A perfect turquoise lake colored with glacier dust.