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Cité Hached, Tunisia

Palais Mussolini

Despite the name, this unusual palace in rural Tunisia never belonged to an Italian dictator.
Menzel Jemil, Tunisia

Rimel Beach

An eerie ship cemetery with gunfire as a soundtrack.
Ras Angela, Tunisia

Ras Angela

The northernmost point of continental Africa—or is it?
Hara Sghira Er Riadh, Tunisia

'Djerbahood'

An awesome blend of traditional architecture and street art.
Hammam Lif, Tunisia

Abandoned Casino

This gem of Moorish architecture is slowly disintegrating along the coast of this charming town.
Hammat-al-jarid, Tunisia

El Hamma Water Cooler

Geothermal resources are cooled in this oddly-shaped structure before being used for irrigation
Al Ayn, Oman

Beehive Tombs of Al Ayn

The best-preserved beehive tombs in Oman with spectacular backdrop.
Guermassa, Tunisia

Guermassa

A charming Amazigh village carved into a mountaintop.
Ilidža, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Hotel Austria & Bosna

In 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand spent his final night alive at this luxurious hotel.
Subaytilah, Tunisia

Baptismal Pool

A superb Paleo-Christian baptismal pool is preserved among the ruins of ancient Sufetula.
Iquitos, Peru

Casa de Fierro

This iron building in the Amazon allegedly shares an architect with the Eiffel Tower.
Khujand, Tajikistan

Panjshanbe Bazaar

A bustling bazaar with an elaborate facade in Central Asia’s underrated capital.
Tirana, Albania

Bunk’Art 2

In the heart of Tirana, this underground nuclear bunker has been transformed into a museum.
Pristina, Kosovo

Gazimestan

The site of a legendary 14th-century battle and a controversial 20th-century speech.
North Macedonia

Stobi

After witnessing the rise and fall of three empires, this ancient city was finally destroyed by a series of earthquakes.
Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis Medina

The ancient heart of Tunis is an enormous maze of narrow streets and alleyways.
El Jem, Tunisia

El Jem Amphitheatre

The largest and best-preserved Roman amphitheater in Africa was designed to seat 35,000 people.
Tataouine, Tunisia

Ksar Ouled Soltane

A 15th-century granary that played the role of futuristic slave quarters in the world of 'Star Wars.'
Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia

Monument to Mohamed Bouazizi

A tribute to the man who lit himself on fire and ushered in the Tunisian Revolution.
Matmatat-Al-Qadimal, Tunisia

Matmata Underground Houses

Made famous by "Star Wars," these troglodyte homes face an uncertain future.
Matmatat-Al-Qadimal, Tunisia

Hotel Sidi Driss

The original film set of Luke Skywalker's Tatooine home from the "Star Wars" trilogy.
Tozeur, Tunisia

Chott el Djerid

The largest salt lake in the Sahara is mysteriously alluring.
Daqas, Tunisia

Sidi Bouhlel

A seemingly simple canyon that was the backdrop to a number of famous movies.
Tunisia

Mos Espa

An abandoned film set location for a remote spaceport in a galaxy far, far away hides in the Tunisian desert.