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Karla, India

Karla Caves

A complex of ancient Buddhist rock-cut caves with a large, well preserved prayer hall.
Alishan, Taiwan

Pagoda of the Tree Spirit

A monument to placate the spirits of an ancient forest.
Paraburdoo, Australia

Red Dog Sculpture

This bronze memorial pays tribute to a local dog.
Mijas, Spain

Museo Historico-Etnologico (Mijas Folk Museum)

Step into the past of this Andalusian town through exhibits with traditional tools, local crafts, and cultural artifacts.
Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines

Subic Spanish Gate

This impressive gate is the only remaining remnant of a Spanish naval station.
San Marino, San Marino

Cistern of the Convent of San Francesco

A historic cavernous cistern lies hidden behind a wall at San Marino’s stamp and coin museum.
Bronson, Texas

Lobanillo Swales

The preserved wheel ruts of El Camino Real de los Tejas, an 18th-century Spanish colonial road across America's Southwest.
Teruel, Spain

Escalinata del Óvalo

This grandiose staircase was part of the revival of a medieval Spanish architectural style combining Christian and Islamic influences.
Pune, India

Amruteshwar Siddheshwar Temple Complex

A cluster of 18th-century temples with an underground shrine.
Naples, Italy

Cavalli di Bronzo

These bronze horses on the gates of the Royal Palace of Naples were a gift from a Russian tsar.
Glasgow, Scotland

Bella the Beithir

A mythological Celtic beast built with thousands of colorful tiles stands guard over a historic canal junction.
Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza River Aquarium

Europe's largest river aquarium features freshwater species from around the world.
Battle Creek, Michigan

Graves of the Kellogg Brothers

The final resting place of the visionary founders of Kelloggs, a global leader in breakfast cereals.
Dorset, England

Badbury Rings

An Iron Age hill fort turned scenic nature park.
Rome, Italy

Museo Barracco di Scultura Antica

An expansive collection donated by an heirless nobleman formed this admission-free civic museum.
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Hockomock Swamp

Tales of ghosts, cryptids, and true crime rise from the murky waters of the largest freshwater wetland in Massachusetts.
Şehzadeler, Turkey

Saruhan Bey Pine Tree

A centuries-old pine tree is growing through the floor and roof of this building.
Mayorga, Spain

Spain's Oldest Postbox

The oldest functioning mailbox in Spain was installed in 1793.
Naxxar, Malta

Palazzo Parisio

An 18th-century hunting lodge turned haunted Baroque palace.
Visaginas, Lithuania

Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Saint John

Originally built for nuclear power plant workers, this church sits between apartment buildings.
St. Augustine, Florida

Bluebird of Happiness Statue

An oversized bluebird statue returns to its rightful place on Vilano Beach pier.
Aigües, Spain

Aguas de Busot Spa

Once a spa resort, then a tuberculosis sanatorium, and now a crumbling ruin.
Leesburg, Virginia

Oatlands Ginkgo Tree

This giant 200-year-old ginkgo is one of the largest in the United States.
Yaese, Japan

Tomori Stone Lion

The oldest stone lion in Okinawa survived a major battle during World War II.