Atlas Obscura Lists
Just Released! The second edition of our bestselling book.

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

39 New Places in the Second-Edition Atlas Obscura Book
The Devil's Heads.
Mafra Palace Library
An aerial view of the Sky Garden's crater and central altar
Arctic Henge
Liberation Army Soldier

39 New Places in the Second-Edition Atlas Obscura Book

Now available wherever books are sold.


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10 Extraordinary Places That Celebrate 10 Years of Atlas Obscura
What may be the most worrisome part of the house.
Don't let the unassuming entrance fool you.
The Gates of Hell.
Root Bridges of Cherrapunji
Snake Island

10 Extraordinary Places That Celebrate 10 Years of Atlas Obscura

Our absolute favorite spots on the planet.


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7 Places Worth Trying to See on a Visit to the Korean DMZ
Third Tunnel of Aggression. (Wikimedia Commons)
Heyri Art Valley
The not-at-all bustling entrance to Dorasan Station.
Bridge of No Return
The observatory.
South Korean visitors often tie colored ribbons to nearby fences to remember loved ones across the border.

7 Places Worth Trying to See on a Visit to the Korean DMZ

One of the world’s most historically contentious borders is peppered with intriguing attractions.


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10 Unusual Border Feuds Around the World
Liberland flag.
The Kuril Islands
An overview of the Marble Hill neighborhood, seen from the west.
Hans Island
Preah Vihear Temple
This lighthouse island defines the border between Sweden and Finland.

10 Unusual Border Feuds Around the World

Disputed islands, urban exclaves, and twists of geopolitics.


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14 Wondrous Fruits With Extraordinary Flavors
The ackee's yellow portion is edible, but the black seeds are toxic.
The bright pink engkala with its signature green cap.

14 Wondrous Fruits With Extraordinary Flavors

These fruits give “nature’s candy” a whole new meaning.


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14 Unique and Extraordinary Breads From Around the World
Behold, the most popular bread topping in the Netherlands.
A pile of crispy borsok.
An array of t'anta wawa.

14 Unique and Extraordinary Breads From Around the World

Less Wonder Bread, more wondrous bread.


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