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Peterborough, England

RTV 31 Tracked Hovercraft

A clumsy-looking flying locomotive rusts within sight of a busy rail station.
Cavite City, Philippines

Corregidor Island

The ruins on a deserted tropical island in the Philippines bear the scars of WWII.
Lemery, Philippines

Fantasy World

The abandoned medieval theme park was meant to be the "Disneyland of the Philippines."
Highland, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Now famous as the "Harry Potter bridge," this impressive concrete viaduct has long been an icon in its own right.
Glenfinnan, Scotland

The Leaning Tower of Glenfinnan

A close look reveals that the Scottish monument is just slightly off-kilter.
Knoydart, Scotland

Old Forge Pub

A pub that is literally in the middle of nowhere, but continues to do business.
Inarajan, Guam

Gadao's Cave

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

Old Japanese Jail

This spooky jail once controlled by the Japanese military now sits abandoned on a remote Pacific island.
San Roque, Northern Mariana Islands

Abandoned La Fiesta Mall

Once a popular hangout spot this huge mall was left to ruin after economic crash.
Northern Mariana Islands

Banzai Cliff

Where hundreds of Japanese civilians committed suicide to avoid being captured by American soldiers during WWII.
Batac, Philippines

Marcos Museum and Mausoleum

The late, disgraced President's embalmed remains displayed for all to see… theoretically.
Hong Kong

Quarry Bay 'Monster Building'

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

Ferrari World

This enormous sports car themed amusement park is home to the world’s fastest roller coaster.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Whitewashed mosque contains the world's largest carpet.
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."
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Elephant Clock

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

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

The biggest and deepest Cold War bunker open to the public in southeast England.
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.
Tattershall, England

Grave of Tom Thumb

An engraved stone in a village church claims to be the grave of a minuscule folk legend.
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.
Chiefland, Florida

Manatee Springs

Where manatees are the snowbird vacationers in these balmy Florida springs.
Gharapuri, India

Elephanta Caves

An extraordinary "City of Caves" carved from solid stone.