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Buddas of Bamiyan. In March 2001 the Taliban destroyed two 6th century buddhas in the Bamyan Valley of Afghanistan. The statues had been hewn directly from the sandstone cliffs and painted to enhance the expressions on their faces.
Buddha in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Located in the valley of the Chao Phraya River, the city was founded in 1350 by King U Thong, who went there to escape a smallpox outbreak.
Honokohau Falls, Maui. This is breathtaking—It plunges in two tiers for a total of 1600 feet, making it the second highest falls in the United States (only Yosemite Falls is higher). And, it's where they filmed Jurassic Park!