February 2, 2016

Tam Coc, Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Photograph by Dennis Walton, Getty Images

Boaters paddle their way down a river in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh, Vietnam, at the heart of the Trang An Landscape Complex. The area, designated as Vietnam’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014, is a mere 64 miles from the capital of Hanoi. There is evidence of human activity in the site’s caves dating back thousands of years, and temples, pagodas, and small villages dot the landscape of steep cliffs and paddy fields.

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