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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s
50.0870, 14.4208
Higashiyama Ward, Japan


1001 carved statues of the Buddhist God of Mercy, each with a unique face
34.9882, 135.7717
Vienna, Austria

Stephansdom Crypt

The crypt of the imposing Stephensdom holds royal intestines and thousands of skeletons
48.2080, 16.3729
The library lobby
Vienna, Austria

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek - Austrian National Library

The beautiful baroque library of the Hapsburg empire
48.2060, 16.3673
Wall detail
Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons
49.9482, 15.2676
Forensic Museum
Bangkok, Thailand

Siriraj Medical Museum

A treasure trove of pathological, forensic, parasitological, and anatomical specimens
13.7500, 100.5167
Dragoon, Arizona

The Thing

What is the Thing?
32.0428, -110.0417
The White Temple
Lan Dokmai Tok, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun

White Buddhist Temple with a golden restroom
19.8242, 99.7631
The descent of the snake god

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Mayan pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show
20.6816, -88.5677
Nara, 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
34.6851, 135.8050
La Isla de las Munecas
Mexico City, Mexico

La Isla de las Munecas

An island filled with hundreds of hanging, decomposing, decapitated dolls
19.2908, -99.0986
Fushimi Ward, Japan

Fushimi Inari Shrine

The Ten Thousand "Torii" Shrine
34.9672, 135.7733
Detail of the sarcophagus of Emperor Charles VI.
Vienna, Austria

Habsburg Imperial Crypt

Final resting place for the remains of 143 Habsburg royalty
48.2055, 16.3699
Violent cat rollercoaster. (Norbert Löv/Flickr)
Berlin, Germany


Abandoned dinosaur amusement park outside of Berlin
52.4836, 13.4916
Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Valley in Hong Kong holds a tranquil Buddha that wants your money
22.2526, 113.8997
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Kowloon Walled City Park

Remnants of the most densely packed city in world history, that thrived on anarchy for 30 years
22.3318, 114.1903
Lübben, Germany


Explore the complex ecology of this multifaceted nature preserve by riverboat
51.9411, 13.8912
Shinjuku, Japan


The freshest fish here are the ones you catch yourself
35.6925, 139.6855