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Brno, Czechia

Brno Astronomical Clock

A peculiar clock commemorates a historic victory won by ringing the noonday bell an hour early.
Brno, Czechia

Brno Dragon

This hanging crocodile is thought to be the "dragon" that once plagued a Czech city.
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg Castle

A castle from the Holy Roman Empire that hosts traveling youth... in its stables.
Bhutan

Kyichu Lhakhang Temple

One of Bhutan's oldest temples was purportedly built to halt a giant female ogre from preventing the spread of Buddhism across Tibet.
Dochula, Bhutan

Dochula Pass Meditation Caves

The small sanctuaries lie just off the beaten path near one of Bhutan's most famous attractions.
Bhutan

Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

A stupa built to protect Bhutan from evil forces and help bring peace to the world.
Punakha, Bhutan

Chimi Lhakhang

This penis-focused monastery is dedicated to Buddhism's "Divine Madman."
Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha Suspension Bridge

This colorful overpass is one of Bhutan's longest suspension bridges.
Bhutan

Gangteng Gompa

This 17th-century Bhutanese monastery is ensconced in Buddhist legend.
Thimphu, Bhutan

Motithang Takin Preserve

Strange, gentle beasts resembling goat-cow hybrids roam within this patch of forest.
Thimphu, Bhutan

Buddha Dordenma Statue

This giant Buddha statue has 125,000 smaller Buddhas hidden inside it.
Paro, Bhutan

Paro Taktsang

The small cliffside monastery known as the Tiger's Nest is said to be the meditation site of an 8th-century Buddhist master.
Paro, Bhutan

Drukgyel Dzong

The ruins of an abandoned 17th-century fort that was almost completely destroyed by a fire.
Paro, Bhutan

Paro International Airport

This Himalayan airport provides one of the most difficult landings in the world.
Bhatiari, Bangladesh

Chittagong Ship-breaking Yards

Where giant ships go to die.
Cox's Bazar District, Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar Beach

One of the longest natural sand beaches in the world.
Dhaka, Bangladesh

National Assembly of Bangladesh

Ancient and modern architecture are joined in Louis Kahn's monument to democracy.
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace)

This colorful palace is an oasis of calm amid the hustle and bustle of the Buriganga riverfront.
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Armenian Church of Dhaka

All that is left of an Armenian community that thrived in Dhaka 200 years ago.
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Lalbagh Fort

The untimely death of a dignitary's daughter led to this fort being abandoned before it was ever finished.
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Curzon Hall

The fight to make Bengali an official language started in this stunning university hall.
London, England

Hoa Hakananai'a

The "lost friend” is the most famous of the six moai statues that were removed from Easter Island.
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.