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Điện Biên, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh's perfectly preserved body has been on display here since 1975.
21.0373, 105.8360
Thaton District, Myanmar (Burma)

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

A precariously perched golden rock defies gravity and brings pilgrims from across Myanmar
17.4817, 97.0986
Partially uncovered obelisk
Sheyakhah Thalethah, Egypt

Unfinished Obelisk

The Largest Known Ancient Egyptian Obelisk
24.0889, 32.8997
Krak des Chevaliers
Safita, Syria

Krak des Chevaliers

Ruins of the Crusaders' headquarters
34.7569, 36.2944
Ancient Agora, Athens
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
37.9758, 23.7247
The Temple of Apollo, Delphi
Delphi, Greece

The Oracle of Delphi

The hallucinogenic center of the ancient world
38.4785, 22.4947
The ruins of Knossos.
Iraklio, Greece

Knossos

A minotaur, a labyrinth, and a dubious restoration pull in visitors from around the world
35.2980, 25.1630
Santa Barbara, California

Franceschi Park

The home of one of California's most important horticulturalists wilts amidst a lovely park
34.4405, -119.6941
Jesus relaxing in the garden.
Yucca Valley, California

Desert Christ Park

On a barren hillside in the Yucca Valley, the slowly decaying Desert Christ Park has attracted pilgrims and kitsch hunters for over 50 years
34.1291, -116.4395
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

Self-built mound covered in messages of God's love
33.2542, -115.4727
Big Merino in Goulburn, Australia. (Wikimedia Commons)
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop
-34.7737, 149.6914
The Big Blue Heeler in Muswellbrook, New South Wales. (Wikimedia Commons)
Muswellbrook, Australia

Big Blue Heeler

Standing in celebration of where the cattle dog was bred
-32.2652, 150.8883
Big Miner's Lamp in Lithgow, Australia. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bowenfels, Australia

Big Miner's Lamp

Giant lamp houses the tourism information center
-33.4780, 150.1357
Big Golden Guitar in Tamworth, Australia.
Hillvue, Australia

Big Golden Guitar

Monument that stands 40 feet and weighs 1,000 pounds
-31.1298, 150.9208
Big Gold Panner in Bathurst, Australia. (Wikimedia Commons)
West Bathurst, Australia

Big Gold Panner

Hopefully inspecting his tin pan for little nuggets of gold
-33.4167, 149.5667
Parkes, Australia

Parkes Radio Telescope

Giant dish located in a sheep paddock was primary receiver of Apollo 11 TV transmissions
-32.9899, 148.2626
Arumpo, Australia

Mungo National Park

Prehistoric park filled with the fossils of dozens of extinct species including Australian megafauna
-33.3857, 143.0029
Entrance to PJ's B and B, White Cliffs, New South Wales. (Wikimedia Commons)
White Cliffs, Australia

White Cliffs

Australia's first opal field led to a mining rush in the 1890s
-30.8518, 143.0852
Australia's Big Bench. (Wikimedia Commons)
Broken Hill, Australia

Big Bench

Located on top of mines that run through Broken Hill
-31.9559, 141.4651
Broken Hill, Australia

Broken Hill Sculpture Symposium

Twelve sculptures designed to make their best showing with the coming or going of the sun
-31.8992, 141.4499
Villarrica, Chile

Caves of the Villarrica Volcano

One of Chile's most active volcanoes is riddled with beautiful caves
-39.2667, -72.2167
Puzzling World
Wanaka, New Zealand

Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World

New Zealand's epic shrine to all things puzzling
-44.6968, 169.1616