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Chimi Lhakhang
Punakha, Bhutan

Chimi Lhakhang

This penis-focused monastery is dedicated to Buddhism's "Divine Madman."
27.5921, 89.8797
The meditation caves.
Dochula, Bhutan

Dochula Pass Meditation Caves

The small sanctuaries lie just off the beaten path near one of Bhutan's most famous attractions.
27.4900, 89.7503
Head on view of the Buddha Dordenma statue
Thimphu, Bhutan

Buddha Dordenma Statue

This giant Buddha statue has 125,000 smaller Buddhas hidden inside it.
27.4438, 89.6455
Garden of Phallus.
Thimphu, Bhutan

Garden of Phallus (Wangchuk Chenmoi Dümra)

This garden is very fertile.
27.4714, 89.6313
Paro, Bhutan

Paro Taktsang: The Tiger's Nest Monastery

This small monastery on a cliff in Bhutan where the 'Second Buddha' is said to have meditated.
27.4917, 89.3633
Paro Airport.
Paro, Bhutan

Paro Airport

Himalayan airport provides one of the most difficult landings in the world.
27.4333, 89.4167
The Mansions of Kanadukathan
Kanadukathan, India

The Mansions of Kanadukathan

A collection of crumbling mansions stand as a reminder of a more prosperous time in this Indian village.
10.1744, 78.7815
Reliquary of St. Francis Xavier
Velha Goa, India

Body of St. Francis Xavier

Scholar, adventurer, saint, and instigator of the Goa Inquisition.
15.5032, 73.9113
The abandoned Mughal fortress, Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri, India

Fatehpur Sikri

An imperial fortress city that incorporated cultural elements from the entire Mughal empire, only to be abandoned the year it was finished.
27.0945, 77.6679
Aurangabad, India

Bibi Ka Maqbara

Half-size replica of the Taj Mahal.
19.8853, 75.3197
The sati handprints
Jodhpur, India

Sati handprints

Fifteen Jodhpur queens left their handprints before going to their fiery death.
26.2816, 73.0232
South Park Street Cemetery
Kolkata, India

South Park Street Cemetery

An eclectic mix of influences rot together in harmony in this India necropolis.
22.5458, 88.3606
Man and a cow
Madurai, India

Meenakshi Amman Temple

This ancient Hindu temple is covered in thousands of colorful statues and has a long mythological history.
9.9195, 78.1193
Chhatarpur, India

Temples of Khajuraho

Temples adorned with intricate, erotic sculptures make up one of the "seven wonders" of India.
24.8423, 79.9246
Chennai, India

Ramanujan Museum

One-room museum dedicated to India's most enigmatic mathematician.
13.1136, 80.2906
New Delhi, India

Iron Pillar of Delhi

An ancient iron pillar in Delhi that seems to be rustproof.
28.6353, 77.2250
Howrah, India

Great Banyan Tree

A single tree's 2,800 aerial roots give the appearance of a complete forest.
22.5614, 88.2921
A gang of monkeys relax near the temple. (robertbrauneis/Flickr)
Jaipur, India

Hanuman’s Temple

Sacred Indian temple that’s all monkey business.
26.9168, 75.8589
New Delhi, India

Sulabh Museum of Toilets

Made by a man on a worldwide sanitation crusade.
28.5980, 77.0814
Illuminated Lotus petals at night (Flickr/blond avenger)
New Delhi, India

Bahá'í Lotus Temple

A blooming house of worship for the masses.
28.5533, 77.2586
Reserve Jangal Masrur Joni-I, India

Masrur Temple

15 monolithic temples emulate an eroding sand castle.
32.0729, 76.1372
(WikiCommons)
Bodhgaya, India

Mahabodhi Temple

Siddhartha Gautama sat here and received enlightenment.
24.6955, 84.9915
Marble Palace
Kolkata, India

Marble Palace

This lavish estate recalls the opulent history of Calcutta.
22.5828, 88.3604
Nanda Devi
Chamoli, India

Nanda Devi

One of the tallest mountains in India was closed for years after a botched CIA mission.
30.3758, 79.9708