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Arraba, Israel

Arraba Statue of Liberty

This mysterious Lady Liberty stands at the entrance to a small Israeli village.
Muynak District, Uzbekistan

Moynaq

Once a bustling fishing port, this semi-ghost town is now more than 90 miles away from the shore.
Jerusalem, Israel

Church of the Pater Noster

Dozens of elegant ceramic tiles decorate these ancient walls, each displaying the Lord's Prayer in a different language.
Neve Ilan, Israel

Elvis American Diner

In a small town outside Jerusalem, a roadside diner is devoted to all things Elvis Presley.
Markaz Al Belina, Egypt

'Helicopter' Hieroglyphs

Some believe that this ancient mural depicts technology far ahead of its time, but in reality it's nothing quite out of place.
Nizwa, Oman

Nizwa Fort

This beautifully restored fortification kept the city safe for centuries.
Nakhl, Oman

Nakhal Fort

An imposing Omani fortress surrounded by date palm trees.
Yerevan, Armenia

Lusik Aguletsi House-Museum

A museum dedicated to traditional Armenian clothing and their designer.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Leaning Tower of Tbilisi

The charmingly disheveled clock tower of Tbilisi's puppet theater.
Atlanta, Georgia

Junkman's Daughter

This massive store is home to an eccentric collection of vintage, retro, and peculiar goods.
Istanbul, Turkey

Piri Reis Map at Topkapi Palace

1513 Turkish world map, full of European state secrets and snarky commentary.
İkizler Köyü, Turkey

Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross

An ancient church on a tiny island covered in stone bible stories has controversially been turned into a museum.
Kaymaklı Belediyesi, Turkey

Kaymaklı Underground City

While not Turkey's deepest underground city, this subterranean redoubt is the largest.
Kayaköy, Turkey

Abandoned Village of Kayakoy

A Turkish ghost town abandoned in a population exchange with Greece.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Bells Monument

"Unity, Creativity, Beauty."
Sofia, Bulgaria

Monument to the Soviet Army

A Bulgarian monument to Russia's role in World War II is constantly being painted in pop culture protest.
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Abandoned Textile Factory

The social hall of this former factory is a Communist-era time capsule.
Turda, Romania

Salina Turda

This massive underground salt mine now holds a sci-fi theme park in its depths.
Scorțoasa, Romania

Berca Mud Volcanoes

A muddy alien landscape that is home to rare species of exotic plants.
Lviv, Ukraine

Beer Belly of Ukraine

A peculiarly shaped brass sculpture hidden in a courtyard in central Lviv
Kyiv, Ukraine

Museum of Unnecessary Things

A Kyiv-based repository for all manners of discarded curiosities.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Hoia-Baciu Forest

Some call this eerie forest of crooked trees the "Bermuda Triangle of Romania."
Egina, Greece

Tower of Markellos

This pink watchtower served as the seat of the Greek government after independence from the Turks.
Kalabaka, Greece

Meteora

Monasteries on rock pillars, once accessible only by frayed ropes.