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The pictograph thought to represent legendary Chiefs Gadao & Malaguaña
Inarajan, Guam

Gadao's Cave

Located on Guam's south shore, this small cave is named for an ancient and powerful Chamorro Chief.
13.2769, 144.7532
Administration Building
Garapan, Northern Mariana Islands

Old Japanese Jail

This spooky jail once controlled by the Japanese military now sits abandoned on a remote Pacific island.
15.1997, 145.7193
Left side of the beach
Northern Mariana Islands

Bird Island Beach

A gorgeous gem on the ocean.
15.2555, 145.8101
Back of the mall
San Roque, Northern Mariana Islands

Abandoned La Fiesta Mall

Once a popular hangout spot this huge mall was left to ruin after economic crash.
15.2526, 145.7806
Banzai Cliff.
Northern Mariana Islands

Banzai Cliff

Where hundreds of Japanese civilians committed suicide to avoid being captured by American soldiers during WWII.
15.2857, 145.8096
A wax likeness of Marcos at his desk in Batac
Batac, Philippines

Marcos Museum and Mausoleum

The late, disgraced President's embalmed remains displayed for all to see… theoretically.
18.0550, 120.5629
The stacked homes of the Monster Building.
Hong Kong

Quarry Bay 'Monster Building'

This hulking behemoth is actually five interconnected towers built in the 1960s.
22.2841, 114.2123
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

The largest falcon hospital in the world, caring for over 6,000 feathered patients every year.
24.4073, 54.6993
Tons and tons of gold on any given day is for sale.
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.
25.2709, 55.2983
Aerial view of Ferrari World
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Ferrari World

This enormous sports car themed amusement park is home to the world’s fastest roller coaster.
24.4837, 54.6070
(Flickr/Román Emin)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Whitewashed mosque contains the world's largest carpet.
24.4125, 54.4751
Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Khalifa

The world's tallest building features an Armani hotel, offices above the cloud line, and perfumed lounges.
25.1975, 55.2749
Burj Al Arab from the air
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Al Arab

A preposterously luxurious hotel with gold-plated iPads, Rolls Royce chauffeurs, and a staff that trains by watching "Downton Abbey."
25.1410, 55.1857
the Elephant Clock at the Ibn Battuta mall
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Elephant Clock

A faithful reproduction of Al-Jazari's enormous water clock.
25.0449, 55.1187
Kelvedon Hatch, England

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

The biggest and deepest Cold War bunker open to the public in southeast England.
51.6721, 0.2617
The Denver Sluice
Denver, England

The Denver Sluice Complex

This little-known hero has been protecting "The Fens" for close to 400 years, and now from its most powerful challenger yet: climate change.
52.5847, 0.3459
The Grave of Tom Thumb
Tattershall, England

The Grave of Tom Thumb

An engraved stone in a village church claims to be the grave of a minuscule folk legend.
53.1057, -0.1863
Philippines

Vulcan Point

An island in the middle of a lake, in the middle of a volcano, in the middle of a bigger lake, in the middle of a bigger island, in an archipelago, in the Pacific Ocean.
14.0145, 121.0004
Clear waters in Manatee Springs State Park.
Chiefland, Florida

Manatee Springs

Where manatees are the snowbird vacationers in these balmy Florida springs.
29.4969, -82.9668
Entrance to the main cave.
Gharapuri, India

Elephanta Caves

An extraordinary "City of Caves" carved from solid stone.
18.9633, 72.9316
Illuminated Lotus petals at night (Flickr/blond avenger)
New Delhi, India

Bahá'í Lotus Temple

A blooming house of worship for the masses.
28.5533, 77.2586
Dunes of Liwa. Courtesy of Sammy Dallal
Mezairaa, United Arab Emirates

Singing Sand Dunes of Liwa

Over the dunes of the Empty Quarter, the mysterious music of the desert.
23.1444, 53.7912
Mezyad Fort
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Mezyad Fort

This mysterious abandoned fort looks like something pulled right from Arabian legend.
24.1302, 55.8023
Ski Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ski Dubai

This indoor ski resort has a mountain contained inside a mall.
25.1181, 55.2004