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Hampshire, England

Wayfarer's Dole

Ask nicely, and stewards of a centuries-old charitable tradition will give you free bread and beer.
Wiltshire, England

Hackpen White Horse

England's only square-dimension hill horse was built to celebrate Queen Victoria's coronation.
Rowde, England

Caen Hill Locks

This section of the Kennet and Avon Canal has been designated the same level of heritage protection as Stonehenge.
Wiltshire, England

Woodhenge

The first archaeological site discovered by aerial photography.
Devizes, England

Devizes Market Cross

The plaques around this 19th-century structure recall some rather strange tales.
Bsaira District, Jordan

Dana Village

A ghost village sits atop a mountain within Jordan’s largest biosphere reserve.
Petra District, Jordan

Little Petra

A more chill but no less fascinating version of the famous ancient archeological site.
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city that dates back 3,000 years old and harbors many surprises.
Shakaria, Jordan

Hejaz Railway Train of Wadi Rum

A refurbished locomotive from a bygone era in the middle of the Jordanian desert.
Jordan

Qasr Amra

A bathhouse from the second Islamic Caliphate decorated with frescoes of constellations, pleasure gardens, and naked ladies.
Madaba, Jordan

Madaba Mosaic Map

The world's oldest map of the holy land gives us a fragmented glimpse of the layout of biblical nations.
Weybridge, England

Brooklands Racetrack Remains

The world's first purpose-built motor racetrack was destroyed by the outbreak of two world wars.
Essex, England

Essex Witch Hunt Victims Memorial

Centuries later, the victims of Great Britain's greatest hysteria are finally being remembered.
Dunwich, England

The Lost Town of Dunwich

A village on the east coast of England that has almost completely eroded into the North Sea.
Dunwich, England

The Last Grave

This melancholy headstone is the only remaining evidence of a medieval church lost to the sea.
Granada, Spain

Muslim Gravestones of the Alhambra

Spanish architects used seized Muslim gravestones to rebuild parts of the fortress.
Kimberley, South Africa

Big Hole and Open Mine Museum

Mined to a depth of 240 meters with a perimeter of about 1.6 km, the largest hand-dug excavation in the world.
Taunggyi, Myanmar (Burma)

Floating Gardens of Inle Lake

A series of tiny artificial islands rich with produce bob atop the surface of the lake.
Pindaya, Myanmar (Burma)

Pindaya Cave

A Buddha-filled cave that is named after a giant monster spider.
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Pegu Club

An eerie abandoned gentlemen's club built for British officials during the colonial era.
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

U Bein Bridge

The oldest teak bridge in the world is made from the remains of a royal palace.
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.
Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)

Bagan

Over 2,000 ancient temples dot the Myanmar landscape at the site of this famed archaeological site.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Foreign Correspondents Club

Originally a meeting place for foreign correspondents and war reporters, the FCC remains an atmospheric spot for sunset drinks in Phnom Penh.