Total Eclipse: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder. August 19–21, 2017 in Eastern Oregon.
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La Paz, Bolivia

Cementerio General

In La Paz's huge, city-sized cemetery, the deceased are stored in rows of apartment-like buildings.
-16.4970, -68.1518
Tripitaka Koreana
Hapcheon, South Korea

Tripitaka Koreana

Over 80,000 carved wood blocks make up one of the world's oldest intact Buddhist canons
35.8013, 128.0976
(WikiCommons)
Jinan-gun, South Korea

Tapsa Temple

120 mortarless pagodas built by one Korean hermit
35.7622, 127.4048
Seoul, South Korea

War Memorial of Korea

Home to more than 13,000 pieces of war memorabilia and military equipment
37.5295, 126.9647
Broken-hearted Sailor Moon attraction at Yongma Land.
Seoul, South Korea

Yongma Land Abandoned Theme Park

Plenty of old carney magic still haunts this photogenic amusement park.
37.5944, 127.1046
Third Tunnel of Aggression. (Wikimedia Commons)
Paju-si, South Korea

Third Tunnel of Aggression

Secret North Korean passage discovered below the world's most dangerous border
37.9164, 126.6987
Seodaemun Prison's main hall.
Seoul, South Korea

Seodaemun Prison

A chilling monument to Korean patriots who resisted the Japanese occupation.
37.5743, 126.9559
An astrological instrument used by the monk.
Sainshand, Mongolia

Danzanravjaa Museum

Hidden treasures belonging to Mongolia's most revered and multi-talented monk spent decades buried in the Gobi desert.
44.8929, 110.1393
Ko Tapu islet in front of the Khao Phing Kan islands in the Phang Nga Bay.
ambon Kalai, Thailand

Ko Ta Pu (James Bond Island)

A tall karst islet popularized by 007.
8.2754, 98.5006
The Berm, Western Sahara
Western Sahara

Moroccan Wall

A fortified sand barrier dividing the contested territory of Western Sahara is the longest minefield in the world.
27.7551, -8.8318
Temple at Erdene Zuu in winter.
Harhorin, Mongolia

Erdene Zuu

The oldest Buddhist monastery in Mongolia has survived centuries of invasions, political shifts, and religious purges.
47.2016, 102.8432
The takhi is the world's last truly wild horse.
Mongolia

Khustain Nuruu National Park

The grassy landscape is home to the world's last truly wild horses.
47.7637, 105.8787
"Simple" six-piece burr puzzles.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

International Intellectual and Puzzle Museum

An institution dedicated to curiosity, logic, riddles, and Mongolia's long history of puzzles.
47.9175, 106.9418
Water puppet show
Hanoi, Vietnam

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

Home of the unusual art of water puppetry, one of Vietnam's oldest curiosities.
21.0317, 105.8531
Tons and tons of gold on any given day is for sale.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Gold Souk

On any given day this sprawling market houses literally tons of government-regulated gold, gems, and precious metals.
25.2709, 55.2983
Bir Zekreet, and one of the film location structures.
Qatar

Bir Zekreet

Some of the ancient-looking huts among these strange rock formations aren't ancient at all, but built as part of a movie set.
25.5891, 50.8488
Kings and pirates never saw this coming
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

World's First Gold-Dispensing ATM

Feed it cash, get your very own gold bar
24.4604, 54.3177
(Flickr/Román Emin)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Whitewashed mosque contains the world's largest carpet
24.4125, 54.4751
The Heart of Midlothian marks the former entrance to the Old Tolbooth.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Heart of Midlothian

A sweet symbol marks the place where torturous executions were once carried out.
55.9496, -3.1919
Gocta waterfall.
Provincia de Bongará, Peru

Gocta Waterfall

The world's third-tallest waterfall wasn't revealed to the world at large until 2006.
-6.0230, -77.8871
Tombs of the Kings
Paphos, Cyprus

Tombs of the Kings

An ancient necropolis of magnificent tombs.
34.7748, 32.4050
Qatar

Al Jumail

A 19th century pearling and fishing village abandoned before Qatar's economic boom.
26.0942, 51.1552
One of the sickly, possibly battle-damaged cats at the monastery.
Akrotiri, Cyprus

Holy Monastery of Saint Nicholas of the Cats

For almost 2000 years this church has been waging war on local snakes by importing cats.
34.6008, 32.9550
Arte Sella
Borgo Valsugana, Italy

Arte Sella

An open air museum in an Alpine mountain valley features works designed to blend in with—and disintegrate back into—their natural surroundings.
46.0028, 11.3690