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Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu Durbar Square

This historic square in Nepal is home to temples dating back to the third century.
Bhaktapur, Nepal

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

The former stronghold of the Malla Dynasty has remained virtually unchanged since the 17th-century.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Boudhanath Stupa

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

Swayambhunath Monkey Temple

Sacred Buddhist home of some spiritual monkeys.
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.
Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)

Bagan

Over 2,000 ancient temples dot the Myanmar landscape at the site of this famed archaeological site.
Kharkhorin, Mongolia

Kharkhorin Rock

A mysterious phallic rock on the grounds of a Buddhist monastery.
Kharkhorin, Mongolia

Erdene Zuu

The oldest Buddhist monastery in Mongolia has survived centuries of invasions, political shifts, and religious purges.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The Zaisan Memorial

A huge communist-era propaganda monument and mural that offers stunning views of the Mongolian capital.
Mongolia

Khustain Nuruu National Park

The grassy landscape is home to the world's last truly wild horses.
Sandakan, Malaysia

Gomantong Cave

In this Borneo cave, it's not the thousands of bats you need to worry about, it's the blankets of roaches.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

National Textile Museum

An exploration of Malaysian heritage through the lens of traditional textiles.
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

Malaysia's floating mosque.
Muang Kham, Laos

Tham Piew Cave

A tangible and sobering reminder of an atrocity that took place during a secret war.
Laos

Kuang Si Waterfalls

This tiered waterfall is so pretty it may cause visitors to cry tears of their own.
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Statue of Panfilov's 28 Guardsmen

This Soviet statue is based on a piece of propaganda that's been elevated to national myth.
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Big Almaty Lake

A brilliant turquoise lake in the mountains.
Kolkata, India

Armenian Church of the Holy Nazareth

This historic complex is home to the oldest Christian grave in Kolkata, India.
Kolkata, India

Marble Palace

This lavish estate recalls the opulent history of Calcutta.
Kolkata, India

College Street

The world's largest secondhand book market is a haven for bibliophiles and bargain hunters.
Kolkata, India

South Park Street Cemetery

An eclectic mix of influences rot together in harmony in this India necropolis.
Gharapuri, India

Elephanta Caves

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

Ajanta Caves

Rock-cut cave complex filled with ancient Buddhist artwork.
Bhatiari, Bangladesh

Chittagong Ship-breaking Yards

Where giant ships go to die.