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"Stone of the Pregnant Woman" from a distance
Baalbek, Lebanon

Baalbek Trilithon

The largest hewn stone in history
34.0049, 36.2115
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Floralis Generica

105-foot wide giant metallic flower blooms anew every day in the heart of Buenos Aires
-34.5815, -58.3936
Leshan, China

Giant Buddha

This Tang Dynasty behemoth is the biggest Buddha in the world
29.5521, 103.7656
Puxian Emei and the Golden Summit Temple
Meishan, China

Golden Summit Temple

A golden temple atop a sacred mountain, known for its giant effigy of the revered Pu Xian
29.7417, 103.3086
Photo Courtesy the Long Now Foundation
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city 3000 years old and harboring many surprises
30.3285, 35.4427
Haerbin, China

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

One of the world's largest ice festivals dazzles visitors for over a month with radiant sculptures and carvings
45.7570, 126.6425
Urubamba, Peru

The Stonework of Machu Picchu

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers
-13.1631, -72.5455
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The tomb of Rufina Cambacérès

A beautiful young girl said to have been buried alive in her coffin…
-34.5883, -58.3924
Outside the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.
Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel

Paranormal experiences in room 217 led Stephen King to write "The Shining"
40.3830, -105.5190
Peru

Choquequirao, Peru

White llama terraces dazzle in Peru's "other Machu Picchu"
-13.3892, -72.8824
Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Zanjón de Granados

Museum housed in underground tunnels that date back to Buenos Aires's earliest settlements
-34.6167, -58.3717
El Ateneo Grand Splendid.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

This historic, palatial theater is now one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores
-34.5958, -58.3941
wax sculptures
Tahouitet El Ghadir, Lebanon

Moussa Castle

Lebanese castle built by one man, over a lifetime
33.6972, 35.5606
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Guilin, China

Yangshuo and Moon Hill

Natural arch gives panoramic views of Yangshuo's karst hills
24.7784, 110.4967
Shelley Street and Elgin Street intersection
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain
22.2837, 114.1548
View of Shanghai and the Oriental Pearl Tower
Shanghai, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline
31.2420, 121.4950
European architechture mixes with traditional Chinese iconography throughout the area.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai French Concession

An out-of-place slice of France, smack in the middle of Shanghai
31.2096, 121.4693
The Forbidden City
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers
39.9225, 116.3968
View From Peak of Changchun Shrine in Taroko National Park
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Taroko Gorge

An extraordinary natural landscape of mountains, waterfalls, and rocky cliffs riddled with tunnels
24.1347, 121.3825
Rincon Center Murals
San Francisco, California

Rincon Center Murals

These WWII-era murals were initially booed as a libelous portrayal of the American dream but have survived multiple attempts to have them destroyed
37.7919, -122.3928
Vallaincourt Fountain
San Francisco, California

Vaillancourt Fountain

This concrete tangle of square pipes has stood as a proud thorn in the city's side since the '70s
37.7954, -122.3953