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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane
39.9673, -75.1737
The World Museum of Insects and Natural Wonders
Thailand

The World Museum of Insects and Natural Wonders

This extensive collection of dead bugs may be the world's most idiosyncratic and personal insect museum.
18.7961, 98.9707
Plane in Hangar B
Brooklyn, New York

Floyd Bennett Field

Home of aviation trailblazers
40.5819, -73.8913
EVE Online Monument
Reykjavik, Iceland

EVE Online Monument

This monument to one of the largest science fiction games of all time bears the names of hundreds of thousands of players
64.1494, -21.9385
Þingvellir
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past
64.2581, -21.1250
Silfra
Iceland

Silfra

This natural Icelandic fissure allows divers to swim right between two volatile tectonic plates
64.2564, -21.1181
Belize

The Crystal Maiden of the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave

Belize cave containing the sparkling, calcite covered skeletons of Mayan children, sacrificed to the rain god
17.1155, -88.8959
Post Office Bay
Ecuador

Post Office Bay

Since the 1700s this old barrel has acted as a post box that relies on the kindness of travelers.
-1.3083, -90.4314
Ecuador

Intiñan Solar Museum

Home of the "true" equator
-0.0007, -78.4544
This would be very hard to move. We'll just leave that there.
San Antonio de Pichincha, Ecuador

Middle of the World

An elaborate shrine dedicated to the four corners of the world unfortunately misses its mark
-0.0021, -78.4558
Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Mahathat (Temple of the Great Relic)

One of Bangkok's oldest temples and home to Thailand's largest monastic order
14.3692, 100.5877
The OCBC Skyway traverses the Supertree Grove
Singapore

Gardens by the Bay

Singapore's landscaping project is home to 18 incredible Supertrees
1.2787, 103.8649
Sagano Bamboo Forest
Kyoto, Japan

Sagano Bamboo Forest

The sound of swaying stalks in this stunning grove has been voted to be a governmentally recognized sound.
35.0167, 135.6710
Ryōan-ji
Kyoto, Japan

Ryōan-ji

The quintessential Japanese rock garden has existed for more than 500 years
35.0323, 135.7213
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXiVVAVfiWw
Nara-shi, Japan

Buddha's Nostril

Devoted Buddhists can earn enlightenment in the next life by crawling through this symbolic nostril.
34.6889, 135.8400
Nara-shi, Japan

Tōdai-ji Daibutsuden (The Great Buddha Hall)

The former world's largest wooden building containing a giant Buddha, healing pillars, and tame deer which wander the grounds.
34.6890, 135.8398
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
Bago, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwethalyaung Buddha of Bago

The second largest reclining Buddha in the world got "lost" for over 120 years
17.3277, 96.4985
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
Thaton District, Myanmar (Burma)

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

A precariously perched golden rock defies gravity and brings pilgrims from across Myanmar
17.4817, 97.0986
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
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
Methuselah Grove
Big Pine, California

Methuselah Tree

Once thought to be the oldest living tree in the world, Methuselah was germinated before the Egyptian Pyramids were built
37.3856, -118.1788
Bishop, California

Erick Schat's Bakkerÿ

A charming desert roadside bakery that produces 10 times more bread daily than it has residents in its town
37.3679, -118.3957