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Places visited in Kathmandu, Nepal
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Turkmenistan

The Gates of Hell

Fiery crater that has been burning since 1971.
Gharapuri, India

Elephanta Caves

An extraordinary "City of Caves" carved from solid stone.
Verul, India

Ellora Caves

This complex of vertically-excavated Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu monolithic temples in India's Maharashtra providence illustrates a spirit of tolerance characteristic of ancient India.
Bodhgaya, India

Mahabodhi Temple

Siddhartha Gautama sat here and received enlightenment.
Ajanta, India

Ajanta Caves

Rock-cut cave complex filled with ancient Buddhist artwork.
Chaurikharka, Nepal

Lukla Airport

Jumping-off point for a climb up Mt. Everest is the most dangerous airport in the world.
Namche, Nepal

Namche Bazaar

Last stop before the top of the highest peak in the world.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Boudhanath Stupa

One of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world keeps an eye out in every direction.
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.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Swayambhunath Monkey Temple

Sacred Buddhist home of some spiritual monkeys.
Kabul, Afghanistan

The Last Operating Synagogue in Afghanistan

The last operating synagogue in Afghanistan is run by Zablon Simintov, the last remaining Jew in Afghanistan.
Fatehpur Sikri, India

Fatehpur Sikri

An imperial fortress city that incorporated cultural elements from the entire Mughal empire, only to be abandoned the year it was finished.
Chittorgarh, India

Hill Forts of Rajasthan

A complex of six forts embedded in the Rajasthan hills.
Gundisar, India

Marwari Horses

Old and brave breed of warhorses known for their elegant, curved ears.
Jaipur, India

Palace of Winds

The 953 windows undoubtedly make this the world's most beautiful screened porch.
Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar

The world's largest sundial, made entirely out of stone.
New Delhi, India

Bahá'í Lotus Temple

A blooming house of worship for the masses.
New Delhi, India

Gandhi Smriti

Time has stopped at the house where Gandhi died.
New Delhi, India

Iron Pillar of Delhi

An ancient iron pillar in Delhi that seems to be rustproof.
Pakistan

Shangri-La Lake

The place that allegedly inspired James Hilton's depiction of Shangri-La.
Rishikesh, India

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram

The abandoned site of the Beatles spiritual awakening and subsequent revolt.
Chandigarh, India

Nek Chand Saini

A palatial sculpture park, built illegally and in secret by a self-taught artist over a period of 36 years.