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Jodhpur, India

Sati Handprints

Fifteen Jodhpur queens left their handprints before going to their fiery death.
Deshnok, India

Karni Mata Temple

Deep in the Thar desert, a temple crawling with thousands of holy rats.
Gundisar, India

Marwari Horses

Old and brave breed of warhorses known for their elegant, curved ears.
Rajsamand, India

The Great Wall of India

The second-longest continuous wall on the planet protects a hidden secret in the deserts of India.
Bhangarh, India

Bhangarh Fort

This abandoned fort is said to be the most haunted place in India, so much so that entry is prohibited after sunset.
Jaipur, India

Jal Mahal

More than half of this Indian palace is drowned but it looks all the more spectacular for it.
Jaipur, India

Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)

The 953 windows undoubtedly make this the world's most beautiful screened porch.
Abhaneri, India

Chand Baori

Thousands of exquisitely carved stone water storage wells, hundreds of stone steps fill this exquisite medieval stepwell.
Tehran, Iran

Ebrat Museum

This circular Iranian jail was once a political prison run by the country's secret police.
Iran

Graffiti at Persepolis

Marked by the hand of the explorer Henry Morton Stanley.
Berlin, Germany

Bahnhof Berlin Zoologischer Garten

Metro station with a claim to rock n' roll fame.
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
Tây Ninh, Vietnam

Cao Dai Holy See

The lavish temple of the Cao Dai religion that includes Buddha, Mohammed, Joan of Arc, and Victor Hugo.
Bangkok, Thailand

Giant Swing

For centuries young Thai men used this Giant Swing as a slingshot to heaven.
Denizli, Turkey

Pamukkale Water Terraces

Roman ruins top white travertine terraces formed by ancient hot springs.
Beiteddine, Lebanon

Beiteddine Palace

After this one-of-a-kind palace was built the architect's hands are said to have been cut off to keep it that way.
Marudi, Malaysia

The Pinnacles of Gunung Mulu

These jagged limestone blades cut out through the canopy of the jungles of Borneo.
Tobermory, Ontario

Flowerpot Island

Little island known for its massive beachfront "flowerpot" pillars.
Brooklyn, New York

Vinegar Hill

Walk into the 19th century without leaving Brooklyn.
Baku, Azerbaijan

Musical Stone of Gobustan

Resonant stone, that has been played since prehistoric times.
Doha, Qatar

Kashmir Handicrafts Emporium

Home of the infamous Rug Man of Doha.
Riomaggiore, Italy

Via dell’Amore

A lover's walk between hilltop towns, decorated with graffiti love notes.
New York, New York

Sidewalk Subway Map

Plot your trip through the city on the sidewalk.
Rome, Italy

Papal Hearts at Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a Trevi

This former Roman Catholic Church still contains the embalmed hearts and organs of 22 popes.