Angkor Wat in Cambodia, but even without the physical evidence from the time, it's fascinating to imagine what the place was like in ancient times.
Kazan and Moscow Kremlins, the former fortress, founded in 1574, no longer exists. In 1965, the Friendship Monument was erected to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Bashkiria joining the Russian Empire. An inscription on the monument says that it was a "voluntary accession," which I find kind of ironic that they are stressing it wasn't forced.
review that said there is a legend surrounding the monument. Legend has it if you squeeze the hand of one of the figures a secret passageway will open up exposing a tunnel that leads to Sergei Aksakov's home. This legend alone made me glad that I decided to write a post on the Friendship Monument. It's like Bashkiria's own Chamber of Secrets. I would say Russia, but there are plenty of rumors of secret passage ways, especially around Moscow. The monument is constructed to look like a sword with it's handle under the ground. Maybe it's just me, but that adds to the whole "Chamber of Secrets" vibe I'm getting from this monument. It's the sword that killed the Basilisk. I'm just kidding, and please don't think people actually call this the Harry Potter monument. I'm the only person who does that.