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Los Angeles, California

Underground Tunnels of Los Angeles

During prohibition, corrupt city officials ran drinking dens under the streets of Downtown Los Angeles.
Santa Luzia, Portugal

Cemetery of Anchors

Dead weights honor the dead of Portugal's fishing industry.
Vientiane, Laos

COPE Visitor Centre

In the world's most bombed country relative to its size, this incredible organization helps pick up the pieces.
Rummu, Estonia

Rummu Underwater Prison

The ruins of an Estonian prison are drowning in the quarry lake where the convicts were once forced to work.
Ennetbürgen, Switzerland

Hammetschwand Elevator

The tallest outdoor elevator in Europe rockets passengers on a dizzyingly precarious ride to the top of a mountain.
Buttala, Sri Lanka

Kumbuk River Resort

Spend the night inside a two-story elephant villa.
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Koneswaram Temple

An ancient temple to the Hindu god Shiva surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery.
Moneragala, Sri Lanka

Udawalawe National Park

Huge herds of Asian elephants can be seen walking, bathing, and just chilling at this Sri Lankan park.
Taunggyi, Myanmar (Burma)

Floating Gardens of Inle Lake

A series of tiny artificial islands rich with produce bob atop the surface of the lake.
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

U Bein Bridge

The oldest teak bridge in the world is made from the remains of a royal palace.
Catarman, Philippines

Sunken Cemetery

A cemetery and the town it served sinks beneath the sea during the volcanic birth of Mt. Vulcan.
Mae Klong, Thailand

Maeklong Railway Market

Six times a day a train runs right through the middle of this Thai street market, sending vendors scrambling.
Zhangzhou, China

Fujian Tulou Cluster

Walled family complexes in Southern China.
Xining Shi, China

The Great Thangka

Stretching almost 2,000 feet, this painting is one of the longest pieces of Buddhist artwork in the world.
Xuzhou, China

Western Han Dynasty Terracotta Warriors Museum

The tiny statues form China's only known terracotta army from the Han dynasty.
Changzhou Shi, China

World Joyland Theme Park

This incredible Chinese theme park may be the largest bootleg in history.
Kragujevac, Serbia

Spomenik Prvoj Štafeti (Monument to the First Relay)

This statue honors the first Relay of Youth.
Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia

Mangulica & Pulin Statue

Statues of two of Srem's most well-known animals.
Saturnia, Italy

Terme di Saturnia

Geothermal waterfalls in Tuscany.
Rome, Italy

The Mithraeum at Circus Maximus

The underground sanctuary of a mysterious ancient cult.
Sorrento, Italy

Valle dei Mulini (Valley of the Mills)

An Italian crevasse filled with abandoned buildings gives visitors a look at the world without humans.
Ørland, Norway

Austrått Pyramid

This strange pyramid is a unique feature of the Austrått Manor.
Norway

Diskobukta Kittiwake Colony

Thousands of birds nest in the cliffs while arctic foxes prowl below.
Larvik, Norway

The Rakke Compass

What might look like a cliffside sacrificial altar at first glance is actually a stone compass pointing to cities and lighthouses all around the world.