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Bulls, New Zealand

The Town of Bulls

The "punniest place on Earth” has nearly as many bull-themed puns as it does people.
Muscat, Oman

The Muttrah Souq

This bazaar is one of the oldest in the Arabian world.
Ibri, Oman

Beehive Tombs of Bat

Groups of prehistoric tombs that dot the mountains of Northern Oman.
Fars Province, Iran

The Ruins of Persepolis

The palace of the King of Kings, burned by Alexander the Great.
Shiraz, Iran

Shah Cheragh

Mirrors and glass shards cover every inch of this arrestingly beautiful mosque.
Isfahan, Iran

Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque

17th century mosque for Shah Abbas' harem.
Iran

Tomb of Cyrus

This ancient burial site is believed to be one of the first earthquake-protected structures in the world.
Shiraz, Iran

Eram Garden

Named after a legendary garden called Eram in southern Arabia, built by order of Shaddad, an Arab king who wanted to compete with Paradise.
Shush, Iran

Tomb of Daniel

Burial site of a Jewish prophet revered in Iran.
Melbourne, Australia

Old Melbourne Gaol

Once housing children next to hardened criminals this historic jail once displayed Ned Kelly's skull until it was stolen.
Waimangu, New Zealand

Lake Rotomahana

The once and future home of New Zealand's famed Pink and White Terraces.
Lake Tarawera, New Zealand

Te Wairoa Buried Village

A Maori village obliterated by an 1886 volcanic eruption.
Punakaiki, New Zealand

Pancake Rocks

This strange geological landscape erupts with sudden bursts of water.
Waimangu, New Zealand

Frying Pan Lake

Deadly scalding and one of the largest hot springs in the world.
Waiotapu, New Zealand

Devil's Bath

This electric green sulphur lake in New Zealand looks like a cartoonish radioactive dump site.
Waitomo, New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Tubing through a cave lit with glowworms is a magical underground experience.
Takaka, New Zealand

Te Waikoropupu Springs

Some of the clearest water anywhere in the world.
Puponga, New Zealand

Farewell Spit

This deadly little sliver of beach has seen hundreds of whales beach themselves over the years.
Porangahau, New Zealand

The Longest Place Name In The World

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauo tamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronuku pokaiwhenuakitanatahu.