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Mexico City, Mexico

La Casa Azul

Frida Kahlo's childhood home, now a museum of her life and works.
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

A chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result of the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock.
Al Badrashin, Egypt

Pyramid of Djoser

This ancient structure is widely thought to be the oldest intact pyramid in the world.
Summerville, South Carolina

Dorchester - South Carolina's Abandoned Town

Settled in 1696, abandoned after the Revolutionary War.
Charleston, South Carolina

Old Charleston City Jail

Charleston's historic city jail once held everyone from pirates to Civil War POWs.
Johns Island, South Carolina

The Angel Oak

One of the Southeast's oldest living oak trees.
Walhalla, South Carolina

Stumphouse Tunnel

An unfinished rail tunnel that has since been used to house cheese and bats.
Bantimurung, Indonesia

Prehistoric Cave Art of Maros Pangkep

These 40,000-year-old stenciled hands are older than the famous cave art in France and Spain.
Kuta Selatan, Indonesia

Bali's Abandoned Plane

Someone left a Boeing 737 in a field in southern Bali.
Ngô Thì Nhậm, Vietnam

Anthony Bourdain and Barack Obama's Dinner Table

The spot where the two men ate together now stands enclosed in glass.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Suoi Tien Cultural Theme Park

Have fun at the world's first Buddhist waterslide park.
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
Ottawa, Ontario

Maman

Louise Bourgeois' 30-foot-tall steel spider sculpture.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Bloedel Conservatory

This conservatory allows a little bit of the tropics to thrive in the middle of a major Canadian city.
Ranua, Finland

Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos

This bed and breakfast is steeped in history and offers guests a unique way to experience nature.
Helsinki, Finland

Tire Gorilla

A giant gorilla made of used car tires used to sit sentinel over a Helsinki college campus.
Oulu, Finland

Air Guitar World Championships

The grandest stage for the world's foremost masters of invisible instruments.
Raahe, Finland

Matti Lepistö Sculpture Garden

More than 200 eclectic sculptures surround the artist's home.
Imatra, Finland

Imatrankoski

These Finnish rapids have been attracting tourists for over a hundred years and are now released with the push of a button.
Iisalmi, Finland

Kuappi

The smallest restaurant in the world.
Enontekiö, Finland

Treriksröset

This lake-bound geographical marker sits at the point where three European countries intersect.
Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukio Church

A subterranean house of worship carved right out of the bedrock.
Leninskiy rayon, Russia

The Kamera (The Chamber)

The laboratory where the Soviet secret police invented exotic poisons used to kill dissidents in hideous and (mostly) untraceable ways.
Yaropolets, Russia

The Church of Our Lady of Kazan

An unusual abandoned church damaged in World War II sits in a small village outside Moscow.