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Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Reclining Buddha of Baphuon Temple

Though it was originally dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, Baphuon was converted to a Buddhist temple in the 15th century, complete with a massive hidden statue.
Oxon Hill, Maryland

The Awakening

The 72-foot giant escaped confinement in a large patch of mulch only to be reburied in the sandy shores of the Potomac River.
Arlington, Virginia

Pentagon Cable Crossing Sign

Please don’t anchor your boat onto the Department of Defense’s underwater data cables.
El Encanto, Nicaragua

Isletas de Granada

This group of small islands on Lake Nicaragua formed after an eruption of the Mombacho volcano.
Stirling, Scotland

The King's Knot

These formal gardens were designed to be admired from the vantage point of the castle.
Stirling, Scotland

Mar's Wark

The main residence of the Erskine family and the hereditary keeper of the nearby royal Stirling Castle.
Stirling, Scotland

The Star Pyramid

This pyramid is dedicated to all those who suffered martyrdom for civil and religious liberty in Scotland.
Salem, Massachusetts

Stephen Phillips House

Built in 1821 using rooms from another estate, the Phillips House is the only historic home on scenic Chestnut Street open to the public.
Stirling, Scotland

The Lion's Den

It's said this was once the home of King James V's pet lion.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Cypress "Ghost Swamp"

A serene but haunting memorial to protective wetland lost, the absence of which directly damaged the Lower 9th Ward following Hurricane Katrina.
London, England

Café in the Crypt

This coffee shop lies hidden beneath a historic church.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Canoe Club

This historic boathouse was constructed using salvaged lumber from burned barns.
London, England

Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden

The ruins of a church destroyed by both the Great Fire of London and the Blitz, now turned into a peaceful garden.
Westerly, Rhode Island

Flying Horse Carousel

One of the oldest carousels in the United States is still running in the coastal village of Watch Hill.
Leesburg, Virginia

Edward D. Baker Memorial Stone

The only U.S. Senator to die on the field of battle is buried in San Francisco but memorialized at Balls Bluff Regional Park.
Annapolis, Maryland

The Remains of Hell Point

Just outside the Naval Academy, Hell Point is a historical marker that could easily be the point where failed students wait for the bus.
Burlington, Vermont

Lake Champlain Monster Monument

Cryptid lake monster honored with its own monument.
Burlington, Vermont

Flying Monkey Sculptures

Scary metal statues adorn some of the signature buildings of Burlington, VT.
Stowe, Vermont

Emily’s Bridge

This New England covered bridge is home to the tale of a jilted lover known to haunt the area.
Waterbury, Vermont

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

The sweetest graveyard in the world is filled with headstones for dearly de-pinted ice cream flavors.
Montpelier, Vermont

Green Mount Cemetery

Beautiful hillside Vermont cemetery with amazing funerary art.
Corinth, Vermont

East Corinth

The quaint little Vermont town played a quaint little Connecticut town in Tim Burton's "Beetlejuice."
Barre, Vermont

Hope Cemetery

This large cemetery is known as the museum of granite sculptures.
Salem, Massachusetts

Proctor's Ledge

A quiet memorial marks the spot where the victims of the Salem Witch Trials were executed.