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Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
Krakow, Poland

The Bones of the Wawel Dragon

Real bones which are said to have belonged to a Polish dragon.
Tallinn, Estonia

Old Thomas

The Guardian of Tallinn.
Tallinn, Estonia

KGB Museum

"There's nothing there," and other lies the KGB told us.
Klaipėda, Lithuania

Memel-Nord Museum

A WWII museum that tries to reenact history.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Frank Zappa Memorial

The Frank Zappa fan club erected this monument to their prog-rock hero to mark a new era of post-Soviet Lithuania.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Republic of Uzupis

This micro-nation may be some sort of prank, but its constitution sure seems official.
Neringos savivaldybė, Lithuania

The Dead Dunes

A narrow strip of land is home to the tallest migrating dunes in Europe.
Kaunas, Lithuania

Devils' Museum

Ever-growing collection of devils in art.
Kaunas, Lithuania

Monument to the Victims of Fascism

A memorial to the murdered Jews of Kaunas.
Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas Museum for the Blind

Museum deep in the catacombs of St. Michael the Archangel Church is explored by touch, sound, and smell.
Meškuičių seniūnija, Lithuania

Hill of Crosses

An old hill fort covered in over 100,000 crosses is a symbol of Lithuanian nationalism and beliefs.
Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara Electric Town

Once a black market electronics marketplace, now an otaku shopper's paradise.
Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

The Ten Thousand "Torii" Shrine.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Gold Souk

On any given day this sprawling market houses literally tons of government-regulated gold, gems, and precious metals.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The World Islands

This artificial archipelago was supposed to resemble a map of the world.
Réunion

Trou de Fer (The Iron Hole)

At the center of an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean is a deep chasm ringed by tall waterfalls.
Salazie, Réunion

Piton des Neiges

Réunion Island's highest point is a 2 million-year-old volcano and a paraglider's paradise.
Moka, Mauritius

Le Pouce (The Thumb)

The “Thumb” of Mauritius provides a 360 degree view of the entire country.
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.
Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)

Bagan

Over 2,000 ancient temples dot the Myanmar landscape at the site of this famed archaeological site.
Bangkok, Thailand

Erawan Shrine

A shrine built to combat the bad karma of a commercial venture.
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok's Ghost Tower: The Sathorn Unique

On stormy days debris from this unfinished and abandoned skyscraper rains down on the Bangkok streets.
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

A symbol of Islam in oil-rich Brunei.