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37. Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Founded in 723, this Himalayan capital may be beginning to show its age, or at least the effects of living in a new age. Given Kathmandu's recent civil unrest, breakneck redevelopment, and pollution, Traveler magazine's panel pronounces the city "in a state of decline." (See Nepal maps, videos, and facts.)

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