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Kampong Ayer's stilted buildings
Kampung Lupak Luas, Brunei

Kampong Ayer

The world's largest water village was dubbed the Venice of the East by Ferdinand Magellan.
4.8827, 114.9443
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwenandaw Kyaung Temple

A grand example of 19th century Burmese teak architecture, and the most significant of Mandalay's historic buildings.
22.0006, 96.1138
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

The Royal Regalia Museum

A well kept and well documented look at the Bruneian Sultan's life and successes.
4.8945, 114.9388
Kuching, Malaysia

Kuching Cat Museum

2,000 feline artifacts in Malaysia's "Cat City."
1.5310, 110.3442
The 272 steps to the main cave, guarded by Murugan
Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves

Holy Hindu shrine in an enormous, monkey-filled limestone cavern.
3.2419, 101.6868
Bagan
Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)

Bagan

Over 2,000 ancient temples dot the Myanmar landscape at the site of this famed archeological site.
21.1667, 94.8667
Shwedagon Pagoda
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwedagon Pagoda

This gem-encrusted temple is said to contain some of the Buddha's hair which can make the deaf hear and the blind see.
16.7984, 96.1488
World's Largest Book at Kuthodaw Pagoda
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

World's Largest Book at Kuthodaw Pagoda

This golden temple is surrounded by hundreds of stone tablets that comprise the "world's largest book."
22.0050, 96.1133
U Bein Bridge
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

U Bein Bridge

The oldest teak bridge in the world is made from the remains of a royal palace.
21.8916, 96.0580
Photo by Elizabeth Evans
Boston, Massachusetts

Forest Hills Cemetery

A beautiful Victorian cemetery complete with miniature village.
42.2953, -71.1061
Under the H
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended.
34.1347, -118.3209
Chicago, Illinois

Willis Tower Glass Platform

Four glass boxes hover over 1,000 feet in the air to give visitors an unparalleled view of Chicago.
41.8789, -87.6363
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
Salem Witch House
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

One of the only structures left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
42.5215, -70.8989
The trees against an ominous sky.
Slope Point, New Zealand

Slope Point

The most southerly spot on New Zealand's South Island is home to surreally shaped, permanently mangled trees.
-46.6685, 169.0008
Gog and Magog and Gaunt's Clock
Melbourne, Australia

Gog and Magog

These mythological giants take time out of their busy day guarding a Victorian market to let you know what time it is.
-37.8147, 144.9635
Ned Kellys Armour
Melbourne, Australia

Ned Kelly's Armour

The bullet-banged DIY suit of armour belonging to Australia’s most famous outlaw.
-37.8098, 144.9652
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne, Australia

Old Melbourne Gaol

Once housing children next to hardened criminals this historic jail once displayed Ned Kelly's skull until it was stolen.
-37.8075, 144.9650
Lanarch Castle, Dunedin.
Larnachs Castle, New Zealand

Larnach Castle

One of New Zealand’s few castles boasts beautiful gardens, grand architecture, and a history filled with family drama.
-45.8616, 170.6272
The green crater of Mt. Eden.
Auckland, New Zealand

Maungawhau (Mount Eden)

The platform atop this verdant volcano was built with the help of a royal elephant.
-36.8759, 174.7644
185 Chairs Memorial
Christchurch, New Zealand

185 Chairs

An unusual and powerful memorial in which earthquake victims are remembered by empty white chairs.
-43.5331, 172.6425
(Flickr/Svalin)
Beijing, China

798 Art District

This probably wasn't what Mao had in mind.
39.9042, 116.4074
Beijing, China

The World Park

Beijing's World Park offers the excitment of international travel without the hassle of actually traveling.
39.9047, 116.4082
The Forbidden City
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
39.9225, 116.3968