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Boonarga, Australia

Cactoblastis Memorial Cairn

A monument to the moth that saved Australia from a cactus crisis.
Xian Shi, China

Xi'an City Walls

An ancient fortification lives on in this Chinese city.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai French Concession

An out-of-place slice of France, smack in the middle of Shanghai.
Pudong Xinqu, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline.
Hobart, Australia

Mawson's Huts Replica Museum

The world's only full-size replica of the research hut used by Douglas Mawson for his 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.
South Hobart, Australia

The Cascades Female Factory

The forgotten and tragic story of the thousands of female convicts forcibly transported to Tasmania is told inside the ruins of this notorious 19th-century workhouse.
Maryborough, Australia

Mary Poppins Statue

A statue of the beloved storybook character stands in front of the building in which her creator was born.
Derwent Bridge, Australia

The Wall In The Wilderness

Carved panels tell the complete history of the harsh Central Highlands region.
Bodalla, Australia

Big Cheese

Giant wheel of cheese marks a dairying village.
Kilcoy, Australia

Kilcoy

This small Australian town is considered home to the "Yowie" or the Aussie Big Foot.
Taranna, Australia

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

The world's first cageless zoo is working to save endangered Tasmanian devils.
Perth, Australia

The Perth Mint

This Western Australian mint was established during the height of the Australian gold rush.
Hillvue, Australia

Big Golden Guitar

Monument that stands 40 feet and weighs 1,000 pounds.
Gumeracha, Australia

The Big Rocking Horse

You can climb to the top of the world's largest rocking horse.
Adelaide, Australia

'A Day Out'

These bronze sculptures sow whimsy by hamming it up on a pedestrian mall.
Darwin, Australia

Darwin Oil Storage Tunnels

World War II ended before these tunnels built to protect vital oil from Japanese bombs were ever used.
Canberra, Australia

Phar Lap's Heart

The gigantic preserved heart of a champion racehorse.
Adaminaby, Australia

The Big Trout

This giant trout was made by a singular fisherman who wanted to honor his local trade.
Gumeracha, Australia

The Toy Factory

A Giant Rocking Horse in Adelaide, Australia.
Melbourne, Australia

Phar Lap

Taxidermy of the racing horse with a huge heart, who inspired hope in the Depression.
Parkes, Australia

Parkes Radio Telescope

This giant dish located in a sheep paddock was the primary receiver of Apollo 11 TV transmissions.
Adelaide, Australia

South Australian Museum

The largest collection of Indigenous Australian artifacts in the world, and the rare museum where wood-and-glass cabinets have trumped interactive exhibits.
Sheffield, Australia

Tasmania's 'Town of Murals'

The once-dying town of Sheffield, Tasmania has reinvented itself as a village of painted wonders.
Woombye, Australia

The Big Pineapple

A giant Australian fruit and tropical farm.