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Doha, Qatar

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

This mix of Islamic art, vintage vehicles, weaponry, architecture, and history is an ode to eclecticism. 
25.3493, 51.2611
Barzan Towers.
Umm Salal Muhammed, Qatar

Barzan Towers

These beautiful historic watchtowers were used for both scanning the desert for enemy invaders and observing the celestial world.
25.4181, 51.4132
View of Trongsa Dzong from Trongsa village
Trongsa, Bhutan

Trongsa Dzong

The largest and, arguably, most scenic fortress in Bhutan.
27.4997, 90.5050
Bhutan's national animal, the Takin, at Motithang Takin Preserve.
Thimphu, Bhutan

Motithang Takin Preserve

Strange, gentle beasts resembling goat-cow hybrids roam within this patch of forest.
27.4818, 89.6114
Kuza Cave.
Kusini, Tanzania

Kuza Cave

This sacred, circular cave is lined with pools so clear and still that it's hard to tell where the water begins.
-6.3038, 39.5349
Zanzibar Town, Tanzania

Zanzibar's Night Market

After sunset the heart of Zanzibar's historic Stone Town neighborhood transforms into a culinary playground.
-6.1606, 39.1891
Cast of Laetoli footprints Olduvai Gorge museum
Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Laetoli Footprints

Human ancestor’s 3.6 million year-old footprints.
-2.9208, 35.3905
African wild dogs
Liwale, Tanzania

Selous Game Preserve

The largest game reserve in Africa is home to thousands of species but refuses to house humans.
-9.0000, 37.5000
Grand Mosque
Kilwa Masoko, Tanzania

Kilwa Kisiwani Ruins

Stunning ruins of what was once the center of one of the greatest empires in East Africa.
-8.9787, 39.5227
Garratts
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi Railway Museum

Strolling through these vintage locomotives offers a surprising amount of insight into the history of Kenya.
-1.2935, 36.8223
Mosaic sculptures at Kitengela.
Nairobi, Kenya

Kitengela

A glass wonderland in the middle of the Kenyan desert.
-1.3928, 36.8172
Malindi, Kenya

Marafa Depression

Strange sandstone canyon known as the "place broken by itself."
-3.2166, 40.1101
Giraffe Centre
Nairobi, Kenya

Giraffe Centre

Get tall with nature's lankiest beasts and their warthog friends at this Kenyan preserve.
-1.3748, 36.7450
Kenya

Kitum Cave

A salty cave excavated by elephants and the location of a deadly disease vector.
1.1333, 34.5500
(Flickr/tik_tok)
Malindi, Kenya

Gedi Ruins

Abandoned city hidden from the world by tropical forest and isolation on the coast of Kenya.
-3.3167, 39.9833
Robert the Bruce (left) and William Wallace (right) stand guard at the gates.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Statues

Overlooked by many, the two famous Scottish warriors guard the main gate of Edinburgh Castle.
55.9486, -3.1999
Mehrangarh.
Jodhpur, India

Rajaram Meghwal Burial Place

Legend has it a commoner volunteered to be buried alive in the foundation so that the great fortress could be built.
26.2978, 73.0185
A section of the Great Thangka.
Xining Shi, China

The Great Thangka

Stretching almost 2,000 feet, this painting is one longest pieces of Buddhist artwork in the world.
36.6894, 101.7479
Uma lulik in Oecusse
Lospalos, Timor-Leste

Uma Lulik

These sacred totem houses connect the Fatakulu people with the spirits of their ancestors.
-8.4955, 126.9989
Gaitore cenotaphs.
Jaipur, India

Gaitore Ki Chhatriyan

Ornate, dome-topped cenotaphs fill this royal crematorium.
26.9430, 75.8246
The Djoser Pyramid (4,700 years old) and a camel (age unknown).
Al Badrashin, Egypt

Pyramid of Djoser

This ancient structure is widely thought to be the oldest intact pyramid in the world.
29.8713, 31.2165
Kolossi, Cyprus

Kolossi Castle

This 700-year-old Cyprus castle is the birthplace of the world's oldest wine, said to be toasted by Richard the Lionheart at his wedding.
34.6651, 32.9341
Blue-footed booby.
Ecuador

Isla de la Plata

This small uninhabited island offers Galapagos-like biodiversity.
-1.2687, -81.0660
Al Shahaniya camel racetrack.
Ash-Shahaniyah, Qatar

Al Shahaniya Camel Racetrack

Robot jockeys ride their humped mounts to victory as part of a 21st-century twist on an ancient desert sport.
25.4063, 51.2067