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Tamellalt, Morocco

Monkey Fingers

Within the Dadès Gorge, amazing vistas and towering cliff faces can be seen at each new curve and bend in the road.
Tosari, Indonesia

Gunung Bromo

Of five volcanoes located in the massive Tengger caldera, this cone is the youngest and most active.
Kecamatan Prambanan, Indonesia

Prambanan

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

Kampung Tridi

Bright Indonesian villages painted in a rainbow of competing color schemes.
Magelang, Indonesia

Borobudur

Hundreds of Buddhas in a re-discovered Indonesian temple.
Banyuputih, Indonesia

Kawah Ijen

Think you have a tough job? Try carrying 200 kilos through a cloud of sulfur down the side of a volcano.
Malang, Indonesia

Kampung Warna-Warni Jodipan (Village of Color)

This Indonesian village was revitalized by a vibrant rainbow paint job.
Kuta Selatan, Indonesia

Luhur Uluwatu Temple

This Balinese sea temple is thought to be guarded by the hundreds of monkeys that live around it.
Nang Lae, Thailand

Baan Dam - Black House

An entire elephant skeleton, snake skin table runner, and thousands of animal remains become art in Thailand's Black House.
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun

A white Buddhist temple with a golden restroom.
Istanbul, Turkey

Serpent Column

Ancient serpentine sacrifice holder that has stood the test of time.
Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia Wishing Column

Legend says if you stick your thumb in the hole and it gets wet your wish will be granted.
Istanbul, Turkey

Obelisk of Theodosius

This remarkably well-preserved Egyptian plinth is pretty well traveled for a giant piece of stone.
Istanbul, Turkey

Ottoman Bird Palaces

The ornate miniature mansions were built for Istanbul's feathered residents.
Çanakkale, Turkey

Troy

This famous city eluded concrete detection until the early 2000's.
Denizli, Turkey

Pamukkale Water Terraces

Roman ruins top white travertine terraces formed by ancient hot springs.
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
San Lawrenz, Malta

The Azure Window and the Blue Hole

Two geological phenomena in one precarious locale: a towering stone window, and a deep blue void.
Valletta, Malta

Church of St. Paul's Shipwreck

This church is named for one of the most dramatic tales in the early Christian church.
Mgarr, Malta

Ta' Hagrat Temples

At more than 5,000 years old, these structures are among the oldest free-standing stone buildings in the world.
Ix-Xagħra, Malta

Ġgantija Temples

These temples are among the oldest free-standing stone buildings in the world.
Attard, Malta

Malta Cart Tracks

Ancient mysterious ruts carved in the bedrock.
Mgarr, Malta

Binġemma Troglodyte Settlement

Enigmatic tombs and cave dwellings on the outskirts of a rural village.
Ir-Rabat, Malta

St. Cataldus Catacombs

Overshadowed by other, more famous Maltese catacombs, this ancient burial chamber has one of the best examples of a ritual agape table.