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A golden hue settles over Bagan, Myanmar. http://on.natgeo.com/1lsGLIl Photograph by Zay Yar Lynn, National Geographic Your Shot

Perfect Paradise: Phuket

This December marks the tenth anniversary of the devastating tsunami that struck Southeast Asia. But <b>Phuket</b>, Thailand’s largest island, refuses to be defined by the tragedy. On a recent visit there, I discovered what makes this beach retreat so special and why, a decade after enduring one of the …

At 12,389 ft, Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan.

The 10 Weirdest Tourist Attractions

By Marisa Lascala, CNTraveler.com<p>An homage to Stonehenge made of classic cars. A museum devoted to instant noodles. A gnome reserve. We track down some of the world's wackiest tourist attractions, for our amusement and yours.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Weird Attractions<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>5 Bars in …

Plastic fantastic: Denmark's Legoland

'The Happiest Place on Earth'? Disneyland may lay claim to the cheesy slogan, but we like to think that Denmark's Legoland, though considerably smaller, may give it a run for its money.<p>Legoland is, after all, a theme park celebrating the 'toy of the century' (title courtesy of <i>Fortune</i> magazine) in …

The best beaches of the Philippines

For serious beach bums, the Philippines is a less-discovered alternative to Southeast Asian hotspots like Bali and southern Thailand.<p>But with more than 7000 islands, it can be tricky to pick your spot. Here are a few areas to home in on in search of your own slice of paradise.<p>El Nido<p>The dramatic …

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …