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Guangzhou, China

Whitewater Village Scenic Area

Man-made waterfall is the tallest in Mainland China.
Beijing, China

Great Wall of China Slide

Why walk on this historical site when you can zoom down instead?
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Climb to the top of the world's largest seated bronze Buddha.
North Yorkshire, England

Gordale Scar

A long, winding trek rewards you with a gorge so captivating it inspired a painting in the Tate.
North Yorkshire, England

Malham Cove

Harry Potter once visited this massive limestone cliff, which was carved by an ancient glacial river.
Silloth, England

'Big Fella'

One man and his dog, immortalized in a giant statue.
Forest-in-Teesdale, England

High Force and Low Force Waterfalls

These remarkable cascades are the jewels of Upper Tees.
Richmond, England

Tan Hill Inn

At 1,732 feet above sea level, this spectacularly isolated yet surprisingly bustling bar is the highest pub in Britain.
Chapel-le-Dale, England

Ribblehead Viaduct

This incredible viaduct was part of the Victorian railway boom and helped the Midland Railway navigate tough terrain.
Maryport, England

'Alauna Aura'

This sculpture depicting the history of Maryport turns into a light show at night.
Smardale, England

Smardale Gill Viaduct

A spectacular disused railway viaduct in a beautiful countryside nature reserve.
Kirkby Lonsdale, England

Devil's Bridge

A beautiful medieval bridge allegedly constructed by the Devil.
Firbank, England

Waterside Viaduct

The abandoned railway bridge stands hidden in the farmland of rural Cumbria.
Capernwray, England

Capernwray Dive Centre

Planes, helicopters, and a shipwreck are underwater in this former limestone quarry.
Morecambe, England

'Venus & Cupid'

A powerful statue sits on Scalestone Point, looking out over Morecambe Bay.
Carnforth, England

Carnforth Railway Station

Inside this station, the 1945 film "Brief Encounter" is played on a loop daily.
Cumbria, England

Scafell Pike

The highest peak in all of England is plagued by dangerously fickle climate shifts.
Bowness-on-Windermere, England

New Hall Inn (The Hole in t' Wall)

This 17th-century pub once had a hole in its wall so the neighboring blacksmith could easily access beer.
Grange-over-Sands, England

Grange Lido

Abandoned for over 20 years, this art deco seaside swimming pool is a magnificent waste.
Cumbria, England

Hampsfell Hospice

This tower was created by the area's vicar as a shelter for exhausted travelers, complete with a fireplace and breathtaking views.
Barrow-in-Furness, England

Furness Abbey

What was once England's second-richest abbey is now a haunting ruin.
Ulverston, England

Ulverston Canal Rolling Bridge

This unique style of bridge is the last of its kind and runs over the straightest canal in Britain.