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Dakar, Senegal

Bantyii Dibiterie

A smoky doorway in Dakar leads to one of the city’s great communal eating experiences.
Pokhara, Nepal

Gurkha Memorial Museum

This institution honors Nepal’s most storied warriors.
Kathmandu, Nepal

The Pashupatinath Temple

The oldest Hindu temple complex in Nepal serves as the seat of Nepal’s national deity, Lord Pashupatinath.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu Durbar Square

This historic square in Nepal is home to temples dating back to the third century.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Boudhanath Stupa

One of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world keeps an eye out in every direction.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Swayambhunath Monkey Temple

Sacred Buddhist home of some spiritual monkeys.
New Delhi, India

Khari Baoli Rooftop

The roof of one of the world’s largest spice markets provides a grand view over the neighborhood's glorious bustle.
Mali, Guinea

Tourist Office of Mali-ville

This small building is a living testament to the remoteness and warmth of the town that it represents.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Fendika Azmari Bet

This nightlife venue and cultural center keeps a unique Ethiopian musical tradition alive in the nation’s capital, but breakneck urban development threatens to shut it down.
Johannesburg South, South Africa

Ponte Tower

The tallest residential building in Africa is an unsettling Brutalist monolith.
East Tigray, Ethiopia

Abuna Yemata Guh

Reaching the "Church in the Sky" requires scaling the cliff face of a sandstone pinnacle with a 650-foot drop.
Afar Zone 2, Ethiopia

Dallol

The hottest place on the planet.
Saint-Louis, Senegal

Faidherbe Bridge

A 19th-century architectural masterpiece with ties to Gustave Eiffel.
Dakar, Senegal

Gorée Island

This tiny, tranquil Senegalese island serves as a powerful symbol of the Atlantic slave trade.
Dakar, Senegal

Mosque of the Divinity

This unique religious structure is an architectural gem with arresting ocean views.
Dakar, Senegal

African Renaissance Monument

This giant statue is the product of a mixture of corruption, Stalinist architecture, and North Korean manpower.
Rufisque, Senegal

Lake Retba

This deceptively salty lake looks like blushing pink lemonade.
Dakar, Senegal

House of Slaves

Despite a fraught and controversial history this African island holds a powerful monument to the tragedy of the slave trade.
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Devil's Swimming Pool

The world's highest and most dangerous infinity pool lies at the precipice of Victoria Falls.
Lagos, Nigeria

Makoko Floating School

The innovative Nigerian floating school that may just be a glimpse into the future of design in a world of troubling climate changes.
New Delhi, India

Iron Pillar of Delhi

An ancient iron pillar in Delhi that seems to be rustproof.
Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer Fort

The oldest still-inhabited hill fort in India looks like a magnificent golden sandcastle.
New Delhi, India

Agrasen ki Baoli

A startling, centuries-old subterranean marvel hides in plain sight.
New Delhi, India

Bahá'í Lotus Temple

A blooming house of worship for the masses.