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Gyeongju, South Korea

Poseokjeong Pavilion

All that remains of an ancient royal palace is a water channel that was used for drinking games.
Doha, Qatar

Souq Wakif Blue Road

This vibrant side road in Doha was painted light blue to reduce heat.
Kecamatan Prambanan, Indonesia

Prambanan

This massive complex is made up of hundreds of smaller temples that date back to the ninth century.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Merdeka Square Flagpole

One of the world's tallest flagpoles.
Brno, Czechia

11-Year-Old Mozart Statue

This strange statue depicts a young boy's body with an adult Mozart's head and a single wing.
Xian Shi, China

Xi'an City Walls

An ancient fortification lives on in this Chinese city.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Regent Bridge

A roadway designed for a visiting monarch.
Milan, Italy

Torre Velasca (Velasca Tower)

A brutalist gem towering over the heart of Milan.
Singapore

Sri Mariamman Temple

Singapore's oldest Hindu temple.
Tambon Pak Nam, Thailand

Krabi Traffic Lights

Cavemen, elephants, and eagles greet passengers driving through the town's main intersection.
Bangkok, Thailand

Elephant Building

This Bangkok high-rise looks like a rudimentary LEGO elephant.
London, England

Odeon Covent Garden

Formerly known as Saville Theatre, this mid-20th-century entertainment hub includes an ornate frieze.
Saint-Louis, Senegal

Faidherbe Bridge

A 19th-century architectural masterpiece with ties to Gustave Eiffel.
Angkor, Cambodia

Phimeanakas

A secluded, little-known temple hidden amid the dense jungle.
Bayatbademleri Köyü, Turkey

Termessos

Once described as the "Eagle's Nest," this ruined ancient city rests on a remote mountaintop.
Kaleüçağız Köyü, Turkey

Kekova Island Sunken Ruins

Hidden just under the waters around this Turkish island are the ruins of a once great city.
Kaleüçağız Köyü, Turkey

Lycian Tomb Uçagiz

A mysterious ancient cemetery with Roman sarcophagi and Lycian inscriptions.
Kayaköy, Turkey

Abandoned Village of Kayakoy

A Turkish ghost town abandoned in a population exchange with Greece.
Fethiye, Turkey

Lycian Rock Tombs

These tombs were built into the side of a mountain so that ancient angels could reach the dead.
Kemer, Turkey

Olympos Coastal National Park (Çıralı)

Roman ruins, natural methane fires and a lovely beach.
Turkey

Yanartaş

Flames have been burning within this mountain for more than 2,500 years.
Serik, Turkey

Aspendos Theater

The best-preserved ancient theater in the world.
Laem Sak, Thailand

Archipelago Cinema

This floating cinema brings new meaning to the phrase "going out" to the movies.
Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia Wishing Column

Legend says if you stick your thumb in the hole and it gets wet your wish will be granted.