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Monkeys lounging in the hot springs of the park
Yamanouchi, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park

Hot springs monkey spa in the middle of Hell's Valley.
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Bhutan's national animal, the Takin, at Motithang Takin Preserve.
Thimphu, Bhutan

Motithang Takin Preserve

Strange, gentle beasts resembling goat-cow hybrids roam within this patch of forest.
27.4818, 89.6114
Diesel train coming down the train tracks through a narrow street in Hanoi.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi's Train Street

Twice a day a speeding train passes only inches from the homes of this residential neighborhood.
21.0220, 105.8432
The medieval bridge, with the hot springs nearby.
Përmet District, Albania

Benja Thermal Baths

A medieval bridge stretches over a sulfur-rich river that leads to year-round natural hot springs.
40.2444, 20.4325
The Venerable Thich Quảng Đức Monument.
phường 6, Vietnam

The Venerable Thich Quảng Đức Monument

A memorial to the monk who set himself on fire to protest the persecution of Buddhists in Vietnam.
10.7752, 106.6869
Dalat, Vietnam

Da Lat Crazy House

A Surreal flight of architectural fancy in Vietnam's Central Highlands.
11.9356, 108.4295
Cu Chi Tunnels
Nhuận Đức, Vietnam

Cu Chi Tunnels

A nightmare for the claustrophobic lies hidden in Southeast Asia.
11.0624, 106.5272
A guillotine from the war
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

War Remnants Museum

Artifacts and memories from the Vietnam war, located in a place that experienced it first hand.
10.7791, 106.6926
A relief of surgical instruments.
Nagoa Ash Shatb, Egypt

Temple of Kom Ombo

One of its engravings is believed to be among the first representations of medical and surgical instruments.
24.4521, 32.9283
Mysterious skeleton carving in the cave.
Chislehurst, England

Chislehurst Caves

Shakespeare, David Bowie, Dr. Who, the Saxons, Druids and Romans are all claimed to have all made their mark on these massive man made tunnels.
51.4106, 0.0575
The landing strip on the tiny island of Saba. (Photo:
Zion's Hill, Caribbean Netherlands

Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport

The shortest in the world, this landing strip stretches a mere 1,312 feet before steep cliffs on either end plunge into the Caribbean.
17.6449, -63.2205
Brighton City Airport terminal building (interior)
Shoreham-by-Sea, England

Brighton City Airport

This tiny 1930s Art Deco airport is a beautiful remnant of a bygone era.
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The Timbuktu Manuscripts showing both mathematics and astronomy.
Timbuktu, Mali

Timbuktu Manuscripts

Ancient Manuscripts showcase the civilization of West Africans during the Middle Ages.
16.7753, -3.0083
A cliff village and mosque on the Bandiagara. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bandiagara, Mali

Cliff Villages in the Bandiagara Escarpment

Carved into the mountains, homes defy natural laws.
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Great Mosque
Djenne, Mali

Great Mud Mosque of Djenne

The central mosque of this Mali town is entirely built from mud.
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Ministry of Interior building, adorned with a steel sculpture of Che Guevara
Havana, Cuba

La Plaza de la Revolución

A focal point of the Cuban government, this city square features one of the most iconic images in the country.
23.1243, -82.3859
Mausoleo Ernesto Che Guevara
Santa Clara, Cuba

Che Guevara Mausoleum

This imposing memorial contains the remains of Che Guevara — and 29 other guerrillas who died with him in Bolivia.
22.4026, -79.9795
Mausoleum and monuments
Havana, Cuba

Colón Cemetery

In terms of history and architecture, this is one of the most remarkable cemeteries in the world.
23.1231, -82.3996
Hotel Nacional at dusk.
Havana, Cuba

Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Once a favorite playground for the world's most illustrious guests, Hotel Nacional's secret weapons and bunkers reveal a more menacing side to its golden history.
23.1431, -82.3806
Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
50.0895, 14.4174
Darwin's Greenhouse
Downe, England

Down House

The Origin of On the Origin of Species.
51.3316, 0.0534
East Sussex, England

Beachy Head

England's most notorious suicide spot.
50.7374, 0.2477
Seven Sisters Cliffs
East Sussex, England

Seven Sisters Cliffs

These stark white cliffs were spat up by the sea and are slowly being retaken by it.
50.7519, 0.1715
Lewes Bonfire
Lewes, England

Lewes Bonfire

Both church and state get put to the torch in this annual festival in the "Bonfire Capital of the World."
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