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Timbac Mummy Caves
Kabayan, Philippines

Timbac Mummies of the Philippines

Smoked mummies housed in mountainside caves.
16.6167, 120.8500
Monolith with knife bas relief.
Arsi, Ethiopia

Tiya Stelae

Ethiopian standing stones featuring remarkably preserved carvings of swords and people.
7.5845, 39.4107
Sierra Bullones, Philippines

Chocolate Hills

Bohol's mysterious brown hills.
9.7966, 124.2422
(Flickr/+kev)
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

Malaysia's floating mosque.
5.9957, 116.1077
Ranau, Malaysia

Kundasang War Memorial

Four distinctly unique gardens commemorate the POWs who lost their lives during the Sandakan Death Marches of 1945.
5.9871, 116.5765
Kampong Ayer's stilted buildings
Kampung Lupak Luas, Brunei

Kampong Ayer

The world's largest water village was dubbed the Venice of the East by Ferdinand Magellan.
4.8827, 114.9443
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

The Royal Regalia Museum

A well kept and well documented look at the Bruneian Sultan's life and successes.
4.8945, 114.9388
Visitors pose for a photo with one of the big cats
Mae Rim District, Thailand

Chiang Mai Tiger Kingdom

A wildlife sanctuary in Thailand invites visitors to pet some of nature's deadliest killers.
18.9240, 98.9335
Pai Canyon
Wiang, Thailand

Pai Canyon

Bizarre dirt trail winds a narrow path above the tree line.
19.3592, 98.4373
Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute
Bangkok, Thailand

Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute

A collection of poisonous snakes and reptiles for the whole family to enjoy.
13.7237, 100.5510
Il Porcellino
Florence, Italy

Il Porcellino

This bronze boar's snout has been rubbed to a golden sheen by visitors seeking good fortune.
43.7699, 11.2542
La Specola.
Florence, Italy

La Specola Anatomical Collection

The largest and most famous wax anatomical collection anywhere in the world.
43.7645, 11.2470
Photo Courtesy the Long Now Foundation
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city 3000 years old and harboring many surprises.
30.3285, 35.4427
Gansbaai, South Africa

Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai

An odd little fishing town that is inundated by tourists looking to be locked up in a cage and attacked by great white sharks, because why not?
-34.5836, 19.3493
Cape Town, South Africa

Seal Island

Haven for Cape Fur Seals, until the Ring of Death of jumping Great White Sharks arrives.
-34.1381, 18.5827
Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves

Largest cave system in Africa.
-33.5869, 22.1983
During the Fire
Kampala, Uganda

The Ruins of the Kasubi Tombs of Uganda

Largest grass thatched hut in the world and the burial ground of four Buganda monarchs now lies in burnt ruins.
0.3143, 32.5729
Socotra Island
Yemen

Socotra Island

The most alien-looking place on Earth.
12.4835, 53.8605
Nairobi, Kenya

Carnivore Restaurant

Kenyan restaurant is a carnivore's paradise, serving exotic meats at its ultimate 'Beast of a Feast.'
-1.3227, 36.8042
Aksum, Ethiopia

Obelisk of Axum

Massive stele returned to Ethiopia after 70 years in Rome.
14.1318, 38.7141
Afar Zone 2, Ethiopia

Dallol

The hottest place on the planet.
14.2417, 40.3000
Erta Ale by Night
Afar Zone 2, Ethiopia

Erta Ale

Ethiopia's "smoking mountain" is in one of the hottest regions on the planet and is home to two lava lakes.
13.6000, 40.6667
Yemrehanna Kristos Church
Ethiopia

Yemrehanna Kristos Church

An ancient Ethiopian cave church is endangered by the simple building of a road.
12.1400, 39.0719
Bete Giyorgis
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Bete Giyorgis of Lalibela

An Ethiopian "Jerusalem" featuring a church hewn out of a single rock.
12.0316, 39.0411