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Talisay City, Philippines

The Ruins in Talisay

A once great mansion stands in stately ruin.
Hinatuan, Philippines

Hinatuan Enchanted River

A magically clear, blue river that seems to spring from nowhere.
Banaue, Philippines

Batad Rice Paddies

These tiered rice paddies were carved into the hillsides 2,000 years ago.
Bangkok, Thailand

Democracy Monument

Bangkok celebrated its shifting monarchy with a militaristic homage to democracy.
Gapyeong-gun, South Korea

Naminara Republic

This small island declared independence from South Korea in the hopes of attracting tourists.
Singapore

Merlion

This statue once earned the distinction as one of the "Three Major Disappointments of the World."
Pyongyang, North Korea

Arch of Triumph

Pyongyang’s Arch of Triumph is the second tallest triumphal arch in the world.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Merdeka Square Flagpole

One of the world's tallest flagpoles.
Melaka, Malaysia

A Famosa

Built by the Portuguese in the early 16th century, this fort is the oldest European structure in Southeast Asia.
Kecamatan Prambanan, Indonesia

Prambanan

This massive complex is made up of hundreds of smaller temples that date back to the ninth century.
Abang, Indonesia

Tirta Gangga Water Palace

Sacred waters rescued from the wrath of a volcano.
Ngô Thì Nhậm, Vietnam

Anthony Bourdain and Barack Obama's Dinner Table

The spot where the two men ate together now stands enclosed in glass.
Hong Kong

Wong Tai Sin Temple

Taoism, Buddhist and Confucianism are all represented in this temple that claims to answer anyone's wishes.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Cambodia–Vietnam Friendship Monument

Bombed and burned, this monument represents the often controversial ties between Vietnam and Cambodia.
Taipei City, Taiwan

Tuned Mass Damper of Taipei 101

Enormous pendulum helps keep Taiwan's tallest building from swaying.
Taiwan

Yehliu Geopark

This Taiwanese promontory is covered in otherworldly hoodoo formations.
Taipei City, Taiwan

Modern Toilet Restaurant

Looking for a crappy restaurant? Pull up a porcelain bowl and enjoy your meal.
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Taroko Gorge

An extraordinary natural landscape of mountains, waterfalls, and rocky cliffs riddled with tunnels.
Taichung City, Taiwan

Rainbow Family Village

Grandpa Rainbow felt the neighborhood needed some color, so he picked up a paintbrush and went to work.
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwedagon Pagoda

This gem-encrusted temple is said to contain some of the Buddha's hair which can make the deaf hear and the blind see.
Abang, Indonesia

Pura Lempuyang Luhur

Bali's remote "gateway to heaven" is one of the most sacred places on the island.
Baturiti, Indonesia

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

This tiny lake temple dedicated to a water goddess seems to float on the surface.
Kediri, Indonesia

Tanah Lot

Isolated atop this Balinese sea crag is a lovely Hindu temple that is said to be guarded by sea snakes.
Quezon, Philippines

Mount Banahaw

This volcano in the Philippines is believed to have miraculous healing powers.