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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon

Witnesses claim the Virgin Mary statue outside the church once mysteriously shed a single tear.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Former U.S. Embassy to South Vietnam

This historic spot was where America's involvement in the Vietnam War officially came to an end.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Saigon Central Post Office

This French colonial post office is arguably the grandest in all of Southeast Asia.
Bled, Slovenia

Bled Island and Castle

This one-time health resort was used by aristocrats around the world.
Željava, Croatia

Zeljava Airbase

Yugoslavia's biggest underground airport lies in ruins.
Šibenik, Croatia

St. Nicholas Fortress

Large, airy hallways hide within an impenetrable fortress that beckons urban explorers.
Belgrade, Serbia

Pobednik (The Victor) Monument

A towering spire in the fortress of Kalemegdan honors the victorious armies of Serbia during their struggles against the Ottoman Empire.
Zvezdan, Serbia

Ruins of Felix Romuliana at Gamzigrad

Imperial palace of Emperor Galerius, the Emperor behind the worst Christian persecutions during the Roman Empire.
Belgrade, Serbia

Monument to the U.S. Bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade

A small memorial to a deadly night in Serbia that shook the world before it was swept under the rug.
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade Aviation Museum

In the hinterlands of Serbia's capital, a giant reflective mushroom houses an aeronautical history of the former Yugoslav republic.
Čačak, Serbia

Čačak Mausoleum of Struggle and Victory

This symbol of Yugoslav liberation decorated with 620 carved heads of mythical creatures is now a forlorn relic of another time.
Kragujevac, Serbia

Šumarice Memorial Park

Abstract monuments express sorrow and resilience at the site of a horrific massacre in Nazi-occupied Serbia.
Štulac, Serbia

Popina Memorial Park

Serbia's master of striking memorials erected a forgotten, hidden gem in the hills outside a tiny village.
Belgrade, Serbia

Ruins of Yugoslav Army Headquarters

Destroyed Serbian army headquarters sits half crumbled in a largely revitalized Belgrade.
Zlatiborski okrug, Serbia

Kadinjača Memorial Complex

A grand Yugoslav memorial to the group of partisans who fought and died resisting western Serbia’s Nazi occupation.
Belgrade, Serbia

Western City Gate of Belgrade

A pair of connected skyscrapers form this symbolic gateway.
Golubac, Serbia

Golubac Fortress

This 14th century castle withstood years of battle but is now sliding off the hills into the Danube.
Koracica, Serbia

Kosmaj Monument

This spaceship-like Serbian monument reaches for the stars in celebration of the fallen fighters of fascism.
Niš, Serbia

The Skull Tower of Nis

Structure built from the skulls of vanquished foes.
Niš, Serbia

Red Cross Concentration Camp

A Red Cross memorial museum at the site of the Niš concentration camp that operated for four eventful years during World War II.
Niš, Serbia

Bubanj Memorial Park

This memorial park stands on the site of one of the largest mass executions of the Second World War.
San Pawl il-Baħar, Malta

Buġibba Temple

The ruins of a megalithic monument sit right in the garden of a luxurious Maltese resort.
Valletta, Malta

Valletta Tunnels

A centuries-old forgotten underworld lies beneath Malta.
Il-Mosta, Malta

Rotunda of Mosta

This spectacular dome managed to survive after being bombed in World War II, in an event known as the "Miracle of Mosta."