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The line of Jizō statues.
Nikkō-shi, Japan

Kanmangafuchi Abyss

A remarkable lava formation encloses a line of Buddhist statues that can't be accurately counted, according to local mythology.
36.7488, 139.5882
Aerial view of "The Donut."
Lincolnshire, England

The Outer Trial Bank

"The Donut" was built as part of an expensive, ill-fated engineering endeavor.
52.8421, 0.2439
Lonar Lake is a saline soda lake made from a meteorite impact.
Buldhana, India

Lonar Lake

This rare basalt crater lake is used to study the Moon and Mars.
19.9755, 76.5039
The eternal lovers of Valdaro.
Mantova, Italy

Lovers of Valdaro

A young Italian couple has been locked in an embrace for over 6,000 years.
45.1610, 10.7985
The entrance.
Bryrup, Denmark

Velling Koller Fairy Tale Gardens

The decaying remains of a 1960s mechanical wonderland that never officially closed.
56.0384, 9.5132
King Arthur's Stone.
Cornwall, England

King Arthur's Stone

A 6th-century stone lies at the site of the mythical battle waged between King Arthur and his nemesis Mordred.
50.6386, -4.6786
The descent of the snake god
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Mayan pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
20.6816, -88.5677
Prehistoric hand prints in a cave in Maros.
Bantimurung, Indonesia

Prehistoric Cave Art of Maros Pangkep

These 40,000-year-old stenciled hands are older than the famous cave art in France and Spain.
-5.0031, 119.6944
The quaint and well-preserved Goodwin's Court.
London, England

Goodwin's Court

An easily overlooked stretch of ornate window fronts and gaslight lamps that could be right from the pages of Dickens.
51.5109, -0.1266
Bonsai trees and rock sculptures
Port Orchard, Washington

Elandan Gardens

Bonsai trees that are up to a thousand years old.
47.5267, -122.6886
The tomb of Carlos Gardel.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cementerio de la Chacarita

A vast necropolis where you'll find the elaborate mausoleums of Argentinian tango stars.
-34.5906, -58.4610
The Boutzi fortress in Greece.
Nafplio, Greece

Bourtzi

This 15th-century island fortress later served as home to the executioners no one wanted to live near.
37.5696, 22.7906
A whole herd of Cebritas.
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz Cebritas

A black and white solution to the Bolivian city's traffic problems.
-16.5020, -68.1325
The medieval Church of Saint Nicholas.
Kilkenny, Ireland

The Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint

Local legend says the remains of Father Christmas lie within the medieval grounds.
52.5100, -7.1708
Grand Mosque
Kilwa Masoko, Tanzania

Kilwa Kisiwani Ruins

Stunning ruins of what was once the center of one of the greatest empires in East Africa.
-8.9787, 39.5227
The competition has just started and the competitors are off!
Övertorneå N, Sweden

The Unofficial Mosquito-Catching World Championship

A Swedish town came up with an out-of-the-box way to eliminate the bloodthirsty insects.
66.3810, 23.6799
General Levalle, Argentina

Pedro Martín Ureta's Forest Guitar

Guitar made of trees, dedicated to a man's lost love.
-34.0164, -63.9322
The extravagant crypts at the São Paulo Cathedral.
São Paulo, Brazil

The Crypt of the São Paulo Cathedral

The crypts are so large they're basically their own underground church.
-23.5502, -46.6341
The Witches' Well Fountain.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Witches' Well

A cast-iron fountain marks the spot where hundreds of accused witches were burned at the stake.
55.9490, -3.1972
Part of an medieval aqueduct
Nice, France

La Crypte Archéologique de Nice

The construction of a tram line unveiled hidden remnants of the old medieval city.
43.7003, 7.2776
Flamboyant ceiling
Denver, Colorado

International Church of Cannabis

A technicolor place of worship for Elevationists.
39.7091, -104.9823
Coca Museum squeezed between other shops on San Blas square
Cusco, Peru

Coca Museum (Museo de la Coca)

A fascinating little museum all about the rich history of Peru’s famous plant.
-13.5151, -71.9749
The courtyard of Nakhal Fort.
Nakhl, Oman

Nakhal Fort

An imposing Omani fortress surrounded by date palm trees.
23.3947, 57.8287
The Gurkenmuseum.
Lübbenau/Spreewald, Germany

Gurkenmuseum (Cucumber Museum)

A museum honoring Germany’s cucumber mecca offers a great dill of gherkin history.
51.8663, 13.9902