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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya

An ancient stone fortress considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world.
Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Dambulla Royal Cave Temple

This ancient cave temple complex is the largest and best-preserved temple complex in Sri Lanka.
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

This elaborate temple was built around one of the Buddha's teeth.
La Fortuna, Costa Rica

La Fortuna Hot Springs

The same water that fills a luxury resort’s pools feeds these free hot springs in the rainforest.
Costa Rica

Río Celeste

This neon blue river gets its color from a unique mix of bacteria and volcano minerals.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oudekerksplein

This city square is home to Amsterdam's oldest church and a statue honoring Dutch sex workers.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Red Light Secrets

This museum housed in a former brothel explores the past and present of sex work in Amsterdam.
Nijmegen, Netherlands

Valkhofbunker

This World War II-era bunker hides between medieval chapels in Nijmegen's city center.
Valkenburg, Netherlands

Museum Romeinse Katakomben (Roman Catacombs Museum)

Visit the ancient, mysterious Roman catacombs ... in the Netherlands.
Chania, Greece

Chania Lighthouse

This stone tower was built to protect Crete from incoming pirates.
Telde, Spain

Bufadero La Garita

Nature puts on a spectacular show at this blowhole on the eastern side of Gran Canaria.
Lisbon, Portugal

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

One man's remarkable private collection of art from around the world.
Colares, Portugal

Cabo da Roca

One Portuguese poet described this cape, the westernmost point in mainland Europe, as "where the land ends and the sea begins."
Peniche, Portugal

Fort of São João Baptista (Berlengas)

A fortress off the West coast of Portugal that dates back to 1502.
Portugal

Bacalhôa Buddha Eden

Explore a remarkable 35-hectare sculpture garden located an hour outside of Lisbon.
Tervuren, Belgium

Bandundu Water Jazz Band

A jazz band formed by African water animals in the heart of Flemish Brabant.
Heraklion, Greece

Knossos

A minotaur, a labyrinth, and a dubious restoration pull in visitors from around the world.
Lisbon, Portugal

A Ginjinha

Sip cherry liqueur at a bar dating back to 1840.
Lisbon, Portugal

Pastéis de Belém

Eat the ultimate iteration of Portugal's most beloved pastry.
Lisbon, Portugal

Santa Justa Lift

This Industrial Age architectural and engineering gem helps visitors and residents alike traverse Lisbon, “The City of Seven Hills.”
Lisbon, Portugal

Rhinoceros of Belem Tower

A king's pet, a pope's gift, an artist's inspiration, and a tragic shipwreck.
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

Borders of Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog

A maze of crosses marks the jumbled divide between the Netherlands and Belgium.
Tielt-Winge, Belgium

Vlooybergtoren

The "stairway to heaven" lookout tower was built to resist weather, arson, and the laws of physics.
Lier, Belgium

The Zimmer Clock Tower and Museum

A 14th-century fortified keep showcases the masterpieces of an ingenious 20th-century clockmaker.