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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Reunification Palace

Meant to be a lavish presidential home, the palace became a symbol of the fall of South Vietnam.
Panguila, Angola

Cemitério de Navios (The Ship Cemetery)

Abandoned ships along a deserted beach feel like the set of a post-apocalyptic thriller.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh's perfectly preserved body has been on display here since 1975.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Khmer Rouge's high security prison.
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Kbal Spean

This Cambodian riverbed is covered in ancient Hindu carvings both above and below the waters.
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle Fort

This fort dates back to 1588 and was colonized by the Portuguese, Dutch, and English and sits prominently on the Indian Ocean where azure water lap the coast.
Lviv, Ukraine

Arkhivna Street

This street has over a half-dozen names, all at once.
Lviv, Ukraine

Beer Belly of Ukraine

A peculiarly shaped brass sculpture hidden in a courtyard in central Lviv
Lviv, Ukraine

Lychakiv Cemetery

Monumental sculptures guard many of the graves, transforming this necropolis into an open-air fine art museum.
Tabriz, Iran

Grand Bazaar of Tabriz

The largest covered bazaar in the world.
Iran

Pir-e-Sabz Fire Temple (Chak Chak)

This remote mountain shrine is one of the most sacred Zoroastrian temples remaining in the world.
Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Cycling Through The Trees

This bike path traverses the treetops.
Levoča, Slovakia

Levoča Cage of Shame

Too much gossip or just missing curfew could land you in here for a couple of days.
Oravský Podzámok, Slovakia

Orava Castle

The 700-year-old fortress was the site of Count Orlok's castle in "Nosferatu."
Olomouc, Czechia

Olomouc's Communist Clock

Tiny communists hammer away on the Olomouc Astronomical Clock.
Olomouc, Czechia

'The Thief'

A cheeky reminder about the value of art dangles above one of Olomouc's busiest streets.
Olomouc, Czechia

Holy Trinity Column

An ornate plague column – built to celebrate life – claimed the lives of numerous artisans during its construction.
Olomouc, Czechia

Mausoleum of Yugoslav Soldiers

This almost a century old piece of architecture had been overlooked by most, except for the drunk and the homeless
Čičmany, Slovakia

Painted Village of Čičmany

A perfectly preserved hill village where the buildings are painted like white lace.
Adršpach, Czechia

Adršpach-Teplice Rocks

Enormous sandstone towers loom within a Czech forest.
Kudowa-Zdrój, Poland

Kaplica Czaszek: The Chapel of Skulls

The walls and ceiling of this Polish church are decorated with thousands of skulls, with another 21,000 skeletons just below.
Turnov, Czechia

Český Ráj (Bohemian Paradise)

Bohemian paradise covered in majestic forests.
Hřensko, Czechia

Pravčická brána (Pravčice Gate)

Europe's largest natural bridge has a 19th century royal chateau built into its side.