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Taipei, Taiwan

Tuned Mass Damper of Taipei 101

Enormous pendulum helps keep Taiwan's tallest building from swaying.
Xinyi District, Taiwan

Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall

Memorial to the father of the Republic of China.
Taiwan

Lotus Lake Taoist Complex

This collection of lakeside pagodas and temples are flanked by giant lions, tigers, and dragons as well as their welcoming maws.
Tainan City, Taiwan

Grand Matsu Temple

Only through deep darkness and tragedy did this elaborate royal palace become a sacred temple.
Datong District, Taiwan

Rixing Type Foundry

Taiwan's last Chinese character letterpress preserves the dying art of Chinese character mold making.
West District, Taiwan

Painted Animation Lane

A small alleyway lined with locally drawn scenes of nostalgic anime and cartoon characters.
Zhongshan District, Taiwan

Leaning Mailboxes

These charming mailboxes became social media stars after a typhoon failed to topple them.
Hong Kong

The Whampoa

Take a cruise with no movement but plenty of style in this one-of-a-kind boat mall.
Hong Kong

Man Mo Temple Complex

A serene space tucked amid the skyscrapers of Hong Kong's bustling financial district.
Hong Kong

HSBC Building Feng Shui Cannons

Two cannon-like cranes were installed on top of the bank building to fend off bad feng shui.
Berlin, Germany

Old City Wall of Berlin

The last remnants of a massive medieval wall that once encompassed the city of Berlin.
Bremen, Germany

Der Lichtbringer (The Bearer of Light)

A stunning gilt bronze relief denounced by Hitler "degenerate art"—even though it was dedicated to the Nazi leader.
Valkenburg, Netherlands

Museum Romeinse Katakomben (Roman Catacombs Museum)

Visit the ancient, mysterious Roman catacombs... in the Netherlands.
Valkenburg, Netherlands

Kasteelruine Fluweelengrot

The ruins of this Dutch castle sit atop a labyrinth of once-secret tunnels and passageways, dating back over 900 years.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

A'DAM Lookout and Over The Edge Swing

This 22-floor tower's Skydeck offers panoramic views of Amsterdam.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cube House

These slanted cubic abodes are a creative if odd solution to a zoning pickle.
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Evoluon

A UFO-shaped event building originally intended to be a science museum showcasing the future.
Maastricht, Netherlands

Kruisherenhotel

A luxury hotel housed in a former 15th century Gothic church.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Homomonument

Three connected pink triangles memorialize persecuted gays and lesbians throughout history.
Breezanddijk, Netherlands

Afsluitdijk

The 20-mile causeway that separates the Netherlands from the sea.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Oersoep

A Dutch passageway's artistic, aquatic-themed makeover pays tribute to the capital city's famed waterways.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

City Hall Urinal

A public urinal so pretty, it was declared a national monument.
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Silly Walks Tunnel

Crouch down, stretch tall, and be sure to flail your legs to pay homage to the Monty Python classic.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cuypers Library

This gorgeous reading room houses the oldest and largest art history library in the Netherlands.