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Manila, Philippines

GOMBURZA Monument

Dedicated to the three priests whose execution inspired author José Rizal.
Manila, Philippines

Lagusnilad (Manila City Hall Underpass)

Once a crime hotspot, this refurbished underpass is now home to a bookstore and a mural celebrating the history of Manila.
Laos

Kuang Si Waterfalls

This tiered waterfall is so pretty it may cause visitors to cry tears of their own.
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.
Vientiane, Laos

COPE Visitor Centre

In the world's most bombed country relative to its size, this incredible organization helps pick up the pieces.
Luang Prabang, Laos

Bamboo Bridges of Luang Prabang

These bamboo and rope bridges cross the Nam Khan River for six months every year.
Vientiane, Laos

Patuxai

When the USA donated cement and funds to expand the airport in Laos, the Laotians built a massive monument instead.
Quezon City, Philippines

Vargas Museum

Philippine art and culture are on display at this university museum.
Isulan, Philippines

Sultan Kudarat Provincial Capitol

This grand building inspired by classic Islamic architecture is home to a seat of provincial government.
Quezon City, Philippines

College of Engineering Sundial

A series of increasingly larger sundials have grown with this school.
Manila, Philippines

Manila Clock Tower

This iconic clock tower is the largest in the Philippines.
Manila, Philippines

San Sebastian Church

A church made of steel.
Bislig, Philippines

Tinuy-An Falls

Sometimes known as the little Niagara Falls of the Philippines.
Sagada, Philippines

Lumiang Cave

This burial cave houses around 100 ancient coffins, neatly stacked to form a massive wall.
Baguio, Philippines

Lion's Head

Just off the road outside Baguio, a gigantic lion's head carved into a mountain greets those driving by.
Catarman, Philippines

Sunken Cemetery

A cemetery and the town it served sinks beneath the sea during the volcanic birth of Mt. Vulcan.
San Pablo City, Philippines

Waterfalls Restaurant

An eatery in a shallow river where diners can enjoy their meal mere feet from the base of an artificial waterfall.
Luxor, Egypt

Hatshepsut's Myrrh Tree

This unassuming tree stump reportedly traces its roots to the famous pharaoh queen's reign.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Frame

The world's largest frame offers spectacular views of the city's past and present.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Gold Souk

On any given day this sprawling market houses literally tons of government-regulated gold, gems, and precious metals.
Nagoa Ash Shatb, Egypt

Temple of Kom Ombo

One of its engravings is believed to be among the first representations of medical and surgical instruments.
Luxor, Egypt

Colossi of Memnon

These Egyptian statues have survived for 3,400 years and were an acoustic wonder of the ancient world.
Nubia, Egypt

The Temple of Abu Simbel

Ozymandias’ time-keeping temple.
Talisay City, Philippines

The Ruins in Talisay

A once great mansion stands in stately ruin.