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Antalya, Turkey

Hadrian’s Gate

This arch granting triumphal entrance into Antalya was designed to honor the emperor's visit.
Beijing, China

Great Wall of China Slide

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

Great Mosque of Xi'an

Although resembling a grand Buddhist temple, this structure is actually the largest mosque in China.
Xian Shi, China

Xi'an City Walls

An ancient fortification lives on in this Chinese city.
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwedagon Pagoda

This gem-encrusted temple is said to contain some of the Buddha's hair which can make the deaf hear and the blind see.
Svetlogorsk, Russia

Svetlogorsk Beach Gondolas

These tiny cabins on a cableway have been carrying visitors at a Baltic resort down to the beach since 1912.
Rybachiy, Russia

Dancing Forest

The reason for the strange contortions in the trunks of these "drunken" pine trees in Russia is still a mystery.
Kayaköy, Turkey

Abandoned Village of Kayakoy

A Turkish ghost town abandoned in a population exchange with Greece.
Fethiye, Turkey

Lycian Rock Tombs

These tombs were built into the side of a mountain so that ancient angels could reach the dead.
Corella, Philippines

Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary

A patch of Philippines forest devoted to saving the lives of an emotionally sensitive species of googly-eyed primates.
Sierra Bullones, Philippines

Chocolate Hills

Bohol's mysterious brown hills.
Ruteng, Indonesia

Spider Web Rice Fields

The unique design was created by the traditional way communal rice paddies were divided among the indigenous people.
Rantepao, Indonesia

Londa Burial Caves

The unique funeral practices of the Toraja can be seen here with graves carved into caves and hung off cliffs.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Statues

Overlooked by many, the two famous Scottish warriors guard the main gate of Edinburgh Castle.
Istanbul, Turkey

Obelisk of Theodosius

This remarkably well-preserved Egyptian plinth is pretty well traveled for a giant piece of stone.
Kupari, Croatia

The Abandoned Hotels of Kupari

The now-overgrown beach resort was once frequented by Yugoslav military elite.
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

Sveti Stefan

This exclusive resort has completely covered a tiny Balkan island in a 5-star warren of guest rooms.
Zaandam, Netherlands

Czar Peter House

The place where Czar Peter I of Russia resided in 1697 during his Grand Embassy.
The Hague, Netherlands

Madurodam

A miniature city, once ruled by the Queen of the Netherlands.
Ghent, Belgium

Gravensteen

This fairytale castle was built as a show of power but was nearly torn down thanks to its history of torture.
Trier, Germany

Porta Nigra

The last bastion of Roman presence north of the Alps looms over a German town.
Naantali, Finland

The Moomin House

A replica of the home of a famous fictional troll family.
Pushkin, Russia

Chinese Village at Tsarskoe Selo

A model village fit for an emperor.
Pushkin, Russia

The Amber Room

An 18th century wonder of the world, lost in WWII, re-created at the Catherine Palace.