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West Rand, South Africa

Sterkfontein Caves

Caves that can't seem to quit producing the remains of prehistoric humans.
Mogale, South Africa

Cradle of Humankind

Home to some of the oldest hominid fossils ever found.
Soweto, South Africa

Orlando Towers

Two giant painted cooling towers make for one of the world’s most epic bungee jumps.
Ehlanzeni, South Africa

Bourke's Luck Potholes

Raging waters have created a strange geological site that looks like something off of a progressive rock album cover.
Zipaquira, Colombia

Cathedral of Salt

Cathedral carved out of salt, located a mile below the earth's surface.
Sogamoso, Colombia

Vargas Swamp Lancers Memorial

Largest monument in Colombia depicts 14 lancers who drove back an army.
Merida, Venezuela

Coromoto Ice Cream Shop

Shop the world's largest number of ice cream flavors, ranging from delightful to downright bizarre.
Caracas, Venezuela

El Monumento a la Paz

Dr. Farid Mattar's Monument of Peace.
Lund, Sweden

Horologium mirabile Lundense

This Swedish astronomical clock was in storage for almost a century before its glorious workings were put on display once more.
Geneva, Switzerland

CERN

Large Hadron Collider and the Birthplace of World Wide Web.
San Juan Parangaricutiro, Mexico

Viejo San Juan Parangaricutiro

This church, buried halfway in lava rock, is all that remains of a Mexican village destroyed by a volcano.
Schnals, Italy

Campanile di Curon

Bell tower juts out from a village buried under a lake.
Denizli, Turkey

Pamukkale Water Terraces

Roman ruins top white travertine terraces formed by ancient hot springs.
Denizli Merkez, Turkey

Pluto's Gate

A deadly ancient portal to the underworld.
Selçuk, Turkey

The Public Toilets of Ephesus

The ancient latrines of the Greeks, in all their public glory.
Sultaniye Köyü, Turkey

House of the Virgin Mary

The alleged house of the Virgin Mary is tucked away in a park and nature preserve on Mt. Koressos in Turkey and is holy to both Catholics and Muslims alike.
Çanakkale, Turkey

Troy

This famous city eluded concrete detection until the early 2000's.
Akyazı, Turkey

Suluklugol

Fantastic lake on the heart of a fault line.
Derinkuyu, Turkey

Derinkuyu Underground City

The deepest underground city in Turkey was designed to protect 20,000 people behind massive stone doors.
Aksaray, Turkey

Cappadocia

In this historic region, homes and churches are carved into ancient volcanic rock formations.
Kemer, Turkey

Olympos Coastal National Park (Çıralı)

Roman ruins, natural methane fires and a lovely beach.
Bern, Switzerland

Bärengraben

The bears of Bern have been a city highlight for over 500 years.
Bern, Switzerland

The Child Eater of Bern

A nearly 500-year-old sculpture depicts a man eating a sack of babies, and no one is sure why.
Valencia, Spain

La Mascletá

A daily pyrotechnic celebration marks a beloved tradition during Valencia's festival season.