A place of ancient lore and mysterious legends, it should come as no surprise that many of the world’s strangest natural and man-made landmarks call the Asian continent home. From enigmatic temple complexes to natural wonders that seem like heaven and hell on earth, those who travel to Asia can visit some of the most intriguing and awe-inspiring sites in the world. While some of these sites are must-dos on most travel lists, others are relatively obscure.
Most people are aware of Angkor Wat, the beautiful temple complex located within Cambodia, but this temple is actually only a part of the larger Angkor complex, the seat of the Khmer Empire. Angkor literally translates as "capital" in the Khmer language and while the complex is covered in vines and trees today, at one point it was domed with gold and encrusted with jewels, signs of the empire's wealth.