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Doha, Qatar

Orry the Oryx Statue

This seemingly random 30-foot statue of an oryx in Qatar's capital was a mascot for the 2006 Asian Games.
Ibri, Oman

Beehive Tombs of Bat

Groups of prehistoric tombs that dot the mountains of Northern Oman.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Gold Souk

On any given day this sprawling market houses literally tons of government-regulated gold, gems, and precious metals.
United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Frame

The world's largest frame offers spectacular views of the city's past and present.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Elephant Clock

A faithful reproduction of Al-Jazari's enormous water clock.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Miracle Garden

Billed as the "largest natural flower garden in the world" this Middle Eastern show field has little competition at 45 million flowers.
Mexico City, Mexico

Cocodrilo de Leonora Carrington

A fabulously bizarre surrealist sculpture by the late artist Leonora Carrington.
Mexico City, Mexico

Rooftop Terrace at Museo del Estanquillo

Get a privileged view over Mexico City's Historic Center from a terrace right in its heart.
Mexico City, Mexico

Biblioteca Miguel Lerdo de Tejada

Psychedelic murals coat the inside of a nondescript research library.
Mexico City, Mexico

Casa de la Memoria Indómita (House of Indomitable Memory)

Its exhibits are dedicated to educating the public about state terrorism in Mexico.
Mexico City, Mexico

Helu's Productos Árabes

This tiny, tucked-away eatery reflects the history of Mexico's Lebanese immigrants.
Mexico City, Mexico

Tomb of Hernán Cortés

Hidden for more than a century, the grave of the Conquistador remains forgotten behind these church walls.
San Francisco Mazapa, Mexico

Palacio de Tepantitla

This archeological site hidden behind Teotihuacán's pyramids shelters 1600-year-old murals.
Mexico City, Mexico

Pyramids of Tlatelolco

These haunting ruins of a 700-year-old Prehispanic city have witnessed centuries of wars and massacres.
Puebla, Mexico

Rosary Chapel

The splendor of this 17th century golden chapel has led it to be called the "eighth wonder of the world."
Puebla, Mexico

Amparo Museum

This beautiful and unmissable little museum is full of fascinating artifacts from Mesoamerica's great civilizations.
Puebla, Mexico

Biblioteca Palafoxiana

The first public library in the Americas has more than 45,000 books dating back to the 15th century.
Puebla, Mexico

La Casa del que Mató al Animal

The scene of a legendary hunt is displayed on this building's facade.
Monte Albán, Mexico

Monte Albán

These sacred Mesoamerican ruins feature peculiar petroglyphs hidden in the stones.
San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico

Hierve El Agua

This beautifully deceptive waterfall is something far different from what it appears to be.
San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico

Column of Death

A mysterious pillar in an ancient burial chamber is said to predict how long you have to live.
Santa María del Tule, Mexico

El Árbol del Tule (The Tule Tree)

The stoutest tree in the world.
Cairo, Egypt

The Hanging Church

Standing atop 2nd-century Roman ruins, this church is one of the oldest and most iconic in Old Cairo.
Cairo, Egypt

Nilometer

An ancient instrument used to measure the waters of the Nile so Egyptian farmers would know whether to expect famine or flood.