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Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre
Laos

Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre

Buried in the Laos jungle is a sanctuary for bears that would have otherwise been milked to death by poachers
19.7514, 101.9964
Kuang Si Waterfalls
Laos

Kuang Si Waterfalls

This tiered waterfall is so pretty it may cause visitors to cry tears of their own
19.7492, 101.9917
Originally a high school, Tuol Seng was converted into a high security prison.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tuol Sleng

Khmer Rouge's high security prison
11.5496, 104.9175
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh Memorial Stupa

5,000 skulls in memorial to those killed by the Khmer Rouge
11.4634, 104.8896
One of the 13 entrances of the complex
Vĩnh Thạch, Vietnam

Vịnh Mốc Tunnel Complex

This network of tunnels housed an entire village for years, and even had a hall for screening movies.
17.0743, 107.1098
Dalat, Vietnam

Da Lat Crazy House

A Surreal flight of architectural fancy in Vietnam's Central Highlands
11.9356, 108.4295
The Shepherd
Long Hoa, Vietnam

The White Sand Dunes of Vietnam

A desert in southeast Asia, complete with a beautiful lake covered in lotus flowers
10.3780, 106.8753
A typical tunnel entrance, barely wide enough to fit one's shoulders through.
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
Vietnam

War Remnants Museum

Artifacts and memories from the Vietnam war, located in a place that experienced it first hand
10.7791, 106.6926
Dragon Bridge in Da Nang
Hòa Thuận Đông, Vietnam

Fire-Breathing Dragon Bridge

This bridge is embedded with a giant steel dragon that breathes fire from its mouth
16.0516, 108.2149
tx. Hương Thủy, Vietnam

The Tomb of Nguyen Emperor Khai Dinh

An extravagant monument to an extravagantly unpopular Emperor.
16.3989, 107.5903
The crumbling dragon aquarium, in all its glory and might
tx. Hương Thủy, Vietnam

Hồ Thuỷ Tiên

Vietnam's feral abandoned water park offers access to a post-apocalyptic funscape, now with fewer crocodiles.
16.4077, 107.5786
(Flickr/Vietnam and Cambodia)
Huế, Vietnam

Thien Mu Pagoda

Giant pagoda houses the car that drove Thích Quảng Đức to his death by self-immolation
16.4582, 107.6111
Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark
Đồng Văn, Vietnam

Dong Van Karst Plateau

This striking landscape in northern Vietnam contains both geological and archaeological wonders.
23.2667, 105.3655
Snake Village
Việt Hưng, Vietnam

Snake Village

This tiny Vietnamese village is known for eating snakes and serving their still-beating hearts in shots of vodka
21.0533, 105.9010
B-52 Wreckage in Huu Tiep Lake
Hanoi, Vietnam

B-52 Wreckage

Monument to a brutal, ineffectual US bombing campaign and a sobering reminder of the human cost of the Vietnam War.
21.0379, 105.8269
Honghe, China

Honghe Hani Rice Terraces

A complex and beautiful system of rice terraces covers a million acres over the mountains
23.0933, 102.7799
Water puppet show
Hanoi, Vietnam

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

Home of the unusual art of water puppetry, one of Vietnam's oldest curiosities.
21.0317, 105.8531
Some of the park's performers
Kunming, China

Dwarf Empire Amusement Park

Theme park offers a new life in mushroom castles for China's little people
25.0377, 102.7222
Kunming, China

Shilin Stone Forest

270 million year-old forest of stone
24.8253, 103.3236
Rongbuk Monastery
Rikaze Diqu, China

Rongbuk Monastery and Guesthouse

The highest monastery in the world operates a tiny guesthouse with doors open to all
28.1964, 86.8278
Pool. (The St. Regis Lhasa Resort)
Lhasa, China

St. Regis Lhasa Resort Swimming Pool

Described as "the world's most blinging pool"
29.6468, 91.1346
European architechture mixes with traditional Chinese iconography throughout the area.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai French Concession

An out-of-place slice of France, smack in the middle of Shanghai
31.2096, 121.4693
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios
40.7281, -73.9948