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Stockholm, Sweden

Stadshuskällaren

Eat a Nobel banquet from any year in the basement of Stockholm's City Hall.
Yakushima, Japan

Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine

The magical, mossy forest that inspired Princess Mononoke.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cave of Kelpius

Where America's first doomsday cult awaited the end of the world.
Nagasaki, Japan

Gunkanjima Island

Once the most densely populated place in the world, this island is now a ghost town.
London, England

Still Life

Hackney's newest private museum and natural curiosity shop.
Highland, Scotland

The Quiraing

Islanders once used this dramatic, otherworldly landscape to hide their cattle from Viking raiders.
Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland

Zakłady Włókien Chemicznych

Dubbed "Wistom" by locals, this abandoned factory is an urban explorer's dream.
Marovoay, Madagascar

Ambalabongo Canyon

The runoff from these fiery cliffs sends red water flowing into the sea.
Namatjira, Australia

Gosse Bluff

A spectacular impact crater in the rugged heart of Central Australia.
Choum, Mauritania

Mauritania Railway

Climb atop one of the world's longest and heaviest trains for an unbelievable journey across the Sahara Desert.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Kyiv Crematorium

This oddly shaped building is a surprising Soviet-era crematorium.
Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Okapi Wildlife Reserve

Home to pygmy hunter-gatherers, hundreds of animal and bird species, and the strange okapi, or forest giraffe.
Želízy, Czechia

The Devil Heads

Two monstrous faces loom over a village in Czechia.
Los Angeles, California

Underground Tunnels of Los Angeles

During prohibition, corrupt city officials ran drinking dens under the streets of Downtown Los Angeles.
London, England

Clown Egg Register

An archive of ceramic eggs painted to record clowns' personal makeup designs.
Meyrin, Switzerland

Birthplace of the Web

The World Wide Web was created in this nondescript corridor at CERN.
Frederick, Maryland

One-Million-Liter Test Sphere

This four-story steel sphere in Maryland was used to test biological weapons.
New Delhi, India

Agrasen ki Baoli

A startling, centuries-old subterranean marvel hides in plain sight.
Luján de Cuyo, Argentina

Puente del Inca

A brightly colored natural bridge formed by mineral-rich hot springs high up in the Andes.
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

Bensberg Old Castle

This strange building looks like a medieval fortress crashed into a 1960s Brutalist office block.
Walker County, Georgia

Fantastic Pit

The perfectly named cave drop is the deepest in the continental U.S., almost matching the height of Seattle’s Space Needle.
Bundi, India

Raniji ki Baori

A small town in Rajasthan has been dubbed the "City of Stepwells," and Raniji ki Baori is the queen.
Amedi, Iraq

Bahdinan Gate

This beautiful arched gate is all that remains of the fortress the ancient mountaintop town of Amadiya once was.
Patan, India

Rani Ki Vav

This magnificent stepwell is designed as an inverted temple and adorned with 1,500 sculptures.