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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Escadaria Selarón Mosaic Steps

A 125-meter long "tribute to the Brazilian people."
Diyarbakir, Turkey

Four-Legged Minaret

Balanced on four stone pillars, this historic tower was the site of a tragic political assassination.
Istanbul, Turkey

Pudding Shop (Lale Restaurant)

This crucial gathering spot along the "hippie trail" still displays old notes between traveling beatniks and backpackers.
Urfa, Turkey

Balıklıgöl

A sacred lake with thousands of sacred carp and a biblical history.
Sednayah, Syria

Monastery of Our Lady of Sednayah

One of the oldest monasteries in the world is a key pilgrimage site for both Muslims and Christians.
Al Ula, Saudi Arabia

Jabal Ikmah

The rocks around this mountain are filled with so many carvings that the area became known as the "open library."
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Al Masmak Fortress

A 19th-century fortress and collection of artifacts offer a tour of Saudi history.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Eve's Tomb

An archaeological site believed to be the burial place of the "mother of us all."
Saudi Arabia

The Edge of the World

These towering cliffs jut dramatically from the middle of a barren desert.
Al Ula, Saudi Arabia

Mada'in Saleh

Ancient Nabatean caravan city filled with desert tombs.
Hegra, Saudi Arabia

Mada'in Salih

The remote tomb known as Qasr al-Farid is carved right into a giant Saudi Arabian boulder.
Muscat, Oman

The Muttrah Souq

This bazaar is one of the oldest in the Arabian world.
Nizwa, Oman

Nizwa Fort

This beautifully restored fortification kept the city safe for centuries.
Jibchit, Lebanon

Hezbollah Museum of Resistance

Modern museum, designed for Jihadi tourists.
Beirut, Lebanon

The Egg

This modernist cinema has survived war and reconstruction to become a symbol of Lebanon’s revolutionary spirit.
Baalbek, Lebanon

Baalbek Trilithon

The largest hewn stone in history.
Tabriz, Iran

Grand Bazaar of Tabriz

The largest covered bazaar in the world.
Qom, Iran

Fatemeh Maasoume Shrine

One of the holiest Shi'i shrines in Iran honors the life and death of a learned noblewoman who became a saint.
Isfahan, Iran

Vank Cathedral

The cathedral stands in New Jufa, Isfahan's Armenian quarter that was established in 1606.
Iran

Graffiti at Persepolis

Marked by the hand of the explorer Henry Morton Stanley.
Tehran, Iran

Ebrat Museum

This circular Iranian jail was once a political prison run by the country's secret police.
Isfahan, Iran

Khaju Bridge

This 17th-century structure is a beautiful testimony to traditional Persian architecture
Israel

Red Canyon

Squeezing inside this deep, narrow canyon reveals a festival of desert colors.
Hormuz, Iran

Hormuz Island

The colorful soil of Iran’s "Rainbow Island" attracts artists and nature lovers.