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Dongcheng Qu, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
Dongcheng Qu, China

Working People's Cultural Palace

This smaller cousin of the Forbidden City has gone from ancestral sacrifice to tourist's whispers.
Carnac, France

Carnac Stones

Hundreds of prehistoric stones, arranged in perfect lines in a French field.
Oradour-sur-Glane, France

Oradour

A French ghost town from World War II, left as a memorial to German atrocities.
Saint-Georges-d'Oléron, France

Fort Boyard

Fighting the British and making game shows for over 150 years.
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

This iconic Parisian bookstore doubles as the "Tumbleweed Hotel" for traveling writers.
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
Aba Zangzuqiangzuzizhizhou, China

Huanglong Travertine Pools

Intensely colorful calcite pools in Southern China.
Leshan, China

Giant Buddha

This Tang Dynasty behemoth is the biggest Buddha in the world.
Aba, China

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Snow-capped peaks, colorful waterfalls and stunning vistas on the edge of the Himalayas.