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Mannar, Sri Lanka

Adam's Bridge

According to Hindu belief, this shallow island chain was created by a god with an army of monkeys.
Koysinjaq, Iraq

Qshla Koya

Qshla Koya is an Ottoman fortress located on a hillock in the central quarter of Koya.
Singapore

Singapore's Rooftop Pool

The largest pool at its elevation sits on top of one of the most expensive resorts in the world.
Singapore

Gardens by the Bay

Singapore's landscaping project is home to 18 incredible Supertrees.
Singapore

Changi Airport Slides

The busy transport hub is home to the tallest airport slide in the world.
Quito, Ecuador

Calle García Moreno

This historic street in Quito is known for its seven stone crosses—and one presidential assassination.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Mongolian Railway History Museum

A collection of old steam and diesel locomotives sitting in a fenced-off garden.
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.
London, England

The Albert Bridge

Chelsea's soldiers were given strict orders when crossing this historic bridge.
Vernazza, Italy

Doria Castle

This amazing medieval fortress stands atop a promontory along the famous Cinque Terre.
Rome, Italy

Temple of Minerva Medica

Believed to be the remains of the lost Temple of Minerva, this nymphaeum has been known by its misnomer to this day.
Roche Caiman, Seychelles

Isle of Farquhar

A schooner, nicknamed "The Unsinkable," with a long history of survival in the Indian Ocean.
Rimini, Italy

Ponte di Tiberio (Bridge of Tiberius)

This 2,000-year-old Doric bridge is still open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic to this day.
Rome, Italy

Ludus Magnus

The ruins of the largest gladiatorial school in Rome are largely hidden under modern streets.
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.
Nizwa, Oman

Nizwa Fort

This beautifully restored fortification kept the city safe for centuries, and was a shining example of military advancements.
London, England

Pudding Lane

The Great Fire of London and the regulation of one-way streets both started in this alley.
Ulan-Ude, Russia

Rinpoche Bagsha Datsan

Located along Lysaya Mountain, this monastery is home to the largest statue of Buddha in Russia.
Singapore

Merlion

This statue once earned the distinction as one of the "Three Major Disappointments of the World."
Singapore

House of Tan Teng Niah

This house is one of the most colorful in the country, and is the last remaining example of a historic villa.
Nanuoya, Sri Lanka

The Main Line

Known as the most scenic route in Sri Lanka, this train line is steeped in history and offers an unparalleled view of the country.
Sirmione, Italy

Scaliger Castle

One of the most well-preserved castles in Italy also contains a rare medieval example of a port fortification.
Casablanca, Morocco

Hassan II Mosque

An awe-inspiring mosque in Morocco with the tallest minaret in the world.
Victoria, Seychelles

Marie Antoinette's

One of the oldest restaurants in the Seychelles is one of the only ones left to serve bat.