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Parque Kennedy
Lima, Peru

Parque Kennedy

A Peruvian public park has a mysteriously large cat population that a number of locals would rather see dead.
-12.1220, -77.0308
Machu Picchu.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
-13.1631, -72.5450
The highly textured Qenqo Temple
Cusco, Peru

Qenqo Temple

Death rituals and sacrifice inside a Peruvian megalith.
-13.5182, -72.0041
Massive bomb remnants outside Craters (Flickr/Paul Carson / Embikei Images)
Phonsavan, Laos

Craters Restaurant

Eat a meal surrounded by bomb fragments.
19.4546, 103.2286
The interior of Hang Sung Sot.
tt. Cái Rồng, Vietnam

Hang Sung Sot

Ha Long Bay's "Cave of Surprises" houses a popular phallic rock formation.
21.2359, 107.6319
Yamagata, Japan

Yamadera Temple Complex

The Buddhist temples of Yamadera, built into a mountain side, feature a viewing deck with sweeping views.
38.3122, 140.4360
(Flickr/mana_wu)
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The Zaisan Memorial

A huge communist-era propaganda monument and mural that offers stunning views of the Mongolian capital.
47.8840, 106.9139
View of the Pura Dalem temple
Ubud, Indonesia

Sacred Monkey Forest (Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana)

Hindu temple of the dead home to hundreds of long-tailed macaques.
-8.5179, 115.2597
Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar

The world's largest sundial, made entirely out of stone.
26.9246, 75.8242
New Delhi, India

Iron Pillar of Delhi

An ancient iron pillar in Delhi that seems to be rustproof.
28.5248, 77.1850
Khangsar, Nepal

Annapurna

Named after the Goddess of Harvests, Annapurna is the deadliest member of the Eight-thousanders club.
28.5902, 83.8080
(Flickr/a1245)
Lahore, Pakistan

Badshahi Mosque

17th century mosque used for war more than worship.
31.5881, 74.3101
(WikiCommons)
Islamabad, Pakistan

Faisal Mosque

Space-age minarets towering over Islamabad.
33.7280, 73.0396
Dara Adamkhel, Pakistan

Darra Adam Khel

A city entirely devoted to illegal gun production.
33.6835, 71.5191
Closer look at the stairs
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Chilzina and the Forty Steps of Kandahar

Rock-cut chamber at top of an outcroup, reached by a mountain stairway of forty steps.
31.6169, 65.7169
The new bridge and the trench
Aybak, Afghanistan

Stupa of Takht-e Rostam

Highly unusual subterranean stupa and adjacent cave monastery.
36.2458, 68.0217
A closer look on the niche of the Great Buddha
Bamyan, Afghanistan

Site of the Bamiyan Buddhas

Once an impressive link to Afghanistan’s Buddhist past, now a sad reminder of intolerance towards other cultures.
34.8321, 67.8268
Bagram Valley, Afghanistan today.
Bagram, Afghanistan

Site of Alexandria on the Caucasus

The West's first incursion into the Afghan world lies buried beneath a military base.
34.9403, 69.2550
Children at a community school (Teakdoor.com)
Chitral District, Pakistan

Kalasha Valleys

Unique pagan culture in three extremely remote mountain valleys.
35.7290, 71.7125
Karimabad, Pakistan

Baltit Fort

Tibetan-influenced mountain fortress in Northern Pakistan.
36.3256, 74.6697
Mycenae
Argolis, Greece

Mycenae

This legendary city has been a tourist attraction for centuries.
37.7309, 22.7561
The lakes are known for their deep blue waters (Wikimedia Commons)
Yakawlang, Afghanistan

Band-e Amir Lakes

Splashes of blue in an otherwise monotonous lunar landscape.
34.8387, 67.2326
Shahrak, Afghanistan

Minaret of Jam

200-foot-high minaret and only remnant of Afghanistan's lost city of the Turquoise Mountain.
34.3966, 64.5161
Plain of Jars site 1.
Phonsavan, Laos

Plain of Jars

Believed to have once stored either human remains or rice wine, thousands of mysterious stone jars lie in ruin.
19.4600, 103.1800