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Places visited in Xiulin Township, Taiwan
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The Constitution
Vilnius, Lithuania

Republic of Uzupis

This micro-nation may be some sort of prank, but its constitution sure seems official.
54.6804, 25.2938
Bettie Page mural
Seattle, Washington

Bettie Page House

What's that on the side of that building? Va Va Voom, it's Bettie!
47.6714, -122.3209
Boudhanath Stupa
Kathmandu, Nepal

Boudhanath Stupa

One of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world keeps an eye out in every direction.
27.7201, 85.3578
Kathmandu, Nepal

Swayambhunath Monkey Temple

Sacred Buddhist home of some spiritual monkeys.
27.7152, 85.2899
Section of the restored Cliff Walk
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Cliff Walk

Three and a half miles of cliffs, rocky beaches, Gilded Age mansions and 40 Steps to nowhere in particular.
41.4851, -71.2976
Meoto Iwa
Ise, Japan

Meoto Iwa

This pair of small sea rocks has been "wed" using rope and ancient Shinto tradition.
34.5090, 136.7879
Totoro stares out
Tokyo, Japan

Ghibli Museum

A magical place that lets you play in and explore the world of Studio Ghibli.
35.6962, 139.5704
Stebuklas Miracle Tile
Vilnius, Lithuania

Stebuklas Miracle Tile

While this monument tile is shrouded in mystery it also marks the end of the longest ever human chain.
54.6857, 25.2869
Fort Pickens
Pensacola Beach, Florida

Fort Pickens

One of the only Florida forts to remain in the hands of the Union all through the Civil War still stands as a historic stronghold.
30.3297, -87.2925
Hatch Show Print at dusk
Nashville, Tennessee

Hatch Show Print

At 135 years old and counting, this historic print shop is heaven for poster nerds and music buffs.
36.1582, -86.7768
Kubota Gardens
Seattle, Washington

Kubota Gardens

This semi-secret garden in south Seattle emulates a traditional Japanese garden using the plants of the Pacific Northwest.
47.5128, -122.2650
Dongyue Temple
Beijing, China

Dongyue Temple

This sensational Chinese temple walks visitors through the 76 weird departments of the afterlife.
39.9245, 116.4447
Eternal Spring Shrine
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Eternal Spring Shrine

A waterfall runs right through the middle of this Taiwanese shrine to the hundreds of workers killed while building a nearby highway.
24.1611, 121.6022
Japan

Nihonji Daibutsu: The Great of Buddha of Nihonji

This giant seated Bhudda of Healing dates to the 1780s.
35.1576, 139.8385
Cart tracks carved out of the bedrock.
Honshu, Japan

Saw Mountain

This sawtooth mountain range still bears the strangely lovely marks of its history as a medieval quarry.
35.1604, 139.8409
Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamondo
Hiraizumi, Japan

Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamondo

Founded over a thousand years ago, this shrine is said to be built on the site of a warlord's harem prison.
38.9867, 141.1138
Sagano Bamboo Forest
Kyoto, Japan

Sagano Bamboo Forest

The sound of swaying stalks in this stunning grove has been voted to be a governmentally recognized sound.
35.0167, 135.6710
Yamagata, Japan

Yamadera Temple Complex

"ah this silence / sinking into the rocks / voice of cicada" -Yamadera haiku poet, Matsuo Bashō.
38.3122, 140.4360
Toilet hot pot. Appetizing!
Datong District, Taiwan

Modern Toilet Restaurant

Looking for a crappy restaurant? Pull up a porcelain bowl and enjoy your meal.
25.0487, 121.5077
Xinyi District, Taiwan

Tuned Mass Damper of Taipei 101

Enormous pendulum helps keep Taiwan's tallest building from swaying.
25.0336, 121.5650
View From Peak of Changchun Shrine in Taroko National Park
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Taroko Gorge

An extraordinary natural landscape of mountains, waterfalls, and rocky cliffs riddled with tunnels.
24.1347, 121.3825
Snooker table, Eastlake Zoo.
Seattle, Washington

Eastlake Zoo Tavern

One of the only cooperatively owned bars in the nation wears its eclectic history on its walls.
47.6399, -122.3262
Grand Prismatic Spring
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring

The largest hot spring in the US is, as the name suggests, a stunning show of natural color.
44.5251, -110.8390
The Old Slave Mart Museum
Charleston, South Carolina

Old Slave Mart

South Carolina's last remaining slavery auction house is now a museum devoted to its own tragic history.
32.7778, -79.9284