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From the water
Lisbon, Portugal

Belem Tower Rhinoceros - Torre de Belém

A king's pet, a pope's gift, an artist's inspiration, and a tragic shipwreck
38.6916, -9.2160
Xinxing District, Taiwan

The Dome of Light

The world’s largest work of glass art hides in this stunning Taiwanese subway station.
22.6315, 120.3013
The Dragon and Tiger Temples
Zuoying District, Taiwan

Lotus Lake Taoist Complex

This collection of lakeside pagodas and temples are flanked by giant lions, tigers, and dragons as well as their welcoming maws
22.6844, 120.2963
Prison interior
Lvdao Township, Taiwan

Green Island Human Rights Culture Park

A memorial to the thousands of political dissidents imprisoned during the 38-year period of martial law in Taiwan.
22.6581, 121.4856
The High-Heel Church
Budai Township, Taiwan

The High Heel Church

Visit this church that's shaped like a giant glass pump either to cater to women or to reference a tragic local tale. Or both.
23.3778, 120.1484
Eternal Spring Shrine
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Eternal Spring Shrine

A waterfall runs right through the middle of this Taiwanese shrine to the hundreds of workers killed while building a nearby highway
24.1611, 121.6022
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
Zugarramurdi Witch Museum
Zugarramurdi, Spain

Museo de las Brujas (Witches Museum)

A museum dedicated to the Spanish occult in a town that was terrorized by the Inquisition.
43.2694, -1.5438
Moscow, Russia

Hotel Ukraina

Tallest hotel in Europe
55.7515, 37.5656
Monument to the Conquerors of Space.
Moscow, Russia

Monument to the Conquerors of Space

Moscow's imposing monument to the space age.
55.8228, 37.6398
Children are the Victims of Adult Vices
Moscow, Russia

Children are the Victims of Adult Vices

Thirteen sculptures in central Moscow graphically depicting vices of the modern world
55.7461, 37.6204
A view of Lenin.
Moscow, Russia

Lenin's Mausoleum

Embalmed remains of the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution
55.7532, 37.6215
Moscow, Russia

Lubyanka

Former headquarters of the KGB
55.7599, 37.6259
Moscow, Russia

Fallen Monument Park

A sculpture park of the tossed aside relics of the USSR, from Stalin to a massive Soviet emblem
55.7267, 37.5994
Soviet Moon Suit
Moscow, Russia

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

Museum celebrating the achievements of the Soviet space program
55.8240, 37.6207
Shwedagon Pagoda
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwedagon Pagoda

This gem-encrusted temple is said to contain some of the Buddha's hair which can make the deaf hear and the blind see
16.7984, 96.1488
Watch out for oncoming vehicles
Naypyitaw, Myanmar (Burma)

The Road through Naypyidaw

A deserted 20-lane highway runs through Myanmar's empty capital city.
19.7662, 96.0952
Bagan
Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)

Bagan

Over 2,000 ancient temples dot the Myanmar landscape at the site of this famed archeological site
21.1667, 94.8667
World's Largest Book at Kuthodaw Pagoda
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

World's Largest Book at Kuthodaw Pagoda

This golden temple is surrounded by hundreds of stone tablets that comprise the "world's largest book"
22.0050, 96.1133
The stupa entrance (Flickr/druidabruxux)
Min Kun, Myanmar (Burma)

The Mingun Pagoda and Bell

Gigantic unfinished stupa and the world's 2nd largest bell
22.0530, 96.0177
Kyaukse, Myanmar (Burma)

Snake Pagoda of Myanmar

These serpents are considered holy and pampered accordingly
21.8283, 96.0512
U Bein Bridge
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

U Bein Bridge

The oldest teak bridge in the world is made from the remains of a royal palace
21.8916, 96.0580
Maha Aungmye Bonzan (Me Nu Oak Kyaung) Monastery
Inn Wa, Myanmar (Burma)

Inwa

A grand imperial capital left to fall into magnificent ruin
21.8583, 95.9846
Moscow, Russia

Moscow State University

Gargantuan home of Russian science
55.7028, 37.5306