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Daniel Campos, Bolivia

Palacio de Sal

This hotel is located on the edge of the world's largest salt flat and is made out of the only material around.
Muang Khoun, Laos

Wat Phia Wat

This ruined temple's giant Buddha statue bears the scars of the Second Indochina War.
Laos

Kuang Si Waterfalls

This tiered waterfall is so pretty it may cause visitors to cry tears of their own.
Min Kun, Myanmar (Burma)

Mya Thein Tan Pagoda

This magnificent white pagoda was constructed to resemble a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Bago, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwethalyaung Buddha of Bago

The second largest reclining Buddha in the world got "lost" for over 120 years.
Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)

Bagan

Over 2,000 ancient temples dot the Myanmar landscape at the site of this famed archaeological site.
Helambu, Nepal

Langtang Village Memorial

This memorial honors a village that was destroyed during a 2015 earthquake.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Amideva Buddha Park

This religious site features Nepal’s largest statue of Buddha.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Ranibari Community Forest

This conservation area filled with colorful birds is the last community forest within the city of Kathmandu.
Kathmandu, Nepal

The Toothache Tree

Nailing a coin to this holy stump is just another way to ask the gods for relief from dental pain.
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Star Mosque

A tiny mosque decorated with mosaics using an early form of recycling.
Panchagarh, Bangladesh

Dahala Khagrabari

A piece of India inside a piece of Bangladesh inside a piece of India inside a piece of Bangladesh.
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace)

This colorful palace is an oasis of calm amid the hustle and bustle of the Buringa riverfront.
Province de Tinghir, Morocco

Todra Gorge

One of the most spectacular canyons in the world.
Iran

Kharānaq

The tower in this 1,000-year-old mud-brick village seems to vibrate for no apparent reason.
Iran

Tomb of Cyrus

This ancient burial site is believed to be one of the first earthquake-protected structures in the world.
Shiraz, Iran

Tomb of Hafez

A dreamy mausoleum honors Persia's most famous poet.
Iran

Deir-e Gachin Caravanserai

One of the largest and oldest caravansaries in Persia.
Diamer District, Pakistan

Fairy Meadows

A place as enchanting as the journey to reach it is harrowing.
Pambala, Pakistan

Bhamala Stupa

A 2nd-century stupa home to one of the world's oldest statues of the Buddha.
Thatta, Pakistan

Makli Hill

One of the largest necropolises in the world is home to a stunning array of historic Middle Eastern tombs.
Gaddani, Pakistan

Ship Breaking Yard of Gadani

The third largest ship breaking yard in the world has created an eerie shipping graveyard in southern Pakistan.
Khewra, Pakistan

Khewra Salt Mines

The world's second largest salt mine, said to have been discovered by Alexander the Great's horse.
Chengdu, China

Submerged Great Wall of China

Thanks to the building of a life-giving reservoir, part of the Great Wall of China is now a dive site.