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West Mineral, Kansas

Big Brutus

The Bucyrus-Erie model 1850B electric shovel, or "Big Brutus", the largest existing electric shovel in the world.
Topeka, Kansas

Truckhenge

These elevated trucks were put in place as a middle finger to The Man, but are now considered folk art.
Austin, Texas

Animatronic Lyndon Baines Johnson

Just like the real 36th president of the United States, animatronic LBJ amuses visitors with jokes and stories.
Little Rock, Arkansas

H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden

A beautiful South Korean gate and garden in Little Rock honors American Taekwondo.
Little Rock, Arkansas

Billy Bass Adoption Center

Where animatronic singing fish go to retire.
Knoxville, Tennessee

The Sunsphere

Knoxville’s architectural icon was the symbol of the 1982 World’s Fair, even catching the googly eye of Bart Simpson.
Doha, Qatar

National Museum of Qatar

The building is a gigantic piece of art inspired by the shape of a desert rose.
Naypyitaw, Myanmar (Burma)

The Road through Naypyidaw

A deserted 20-lane highway runs through Myanmar's empty capital city.
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Insein Prison

Prison notorious for its inhumane conditions and torture tactics has been used to hold Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Pegu Club

An eerie abandoned gentlemen's club built for British officials during the colonial era.
Thaton District, Myanmar (Burma)

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

A precariously perched golden rock defies gravity and brings pilgrims from across Myanmar.
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwedagon Pagoda

This gem-encrusted temple is said to contain some of the Buddha's hair which can make the deaf hear and the blind see.
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwenandaw Kyaung Temple

A grand example of 19th century Burmese teak architecture, and the most significant of Mandalay's historic buildings.
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

World's Largest Book at Kuthodaw Pagoda

This golden temple is surrounded by hundreds of stone tablets that comprise the "world's largest book."
Huế, Vietnam

Thien Mu Pagoda

Giant pagoda houses the car that drove Thích Quảng Đức to his death by self-immolation.
Trân Châu, Vietnam

Hospital Cave

This cavern was used as a hidden hospital and safe house during the Vietnam War.
tx. Hương Thủy, Vietnam

Hồ Thuỷ Tiên

Vietnam's feral abandoned water park offers access to a post-apocalyptic funscape, now with fewer crocodiles.
Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)

Bagan

Over 2,000 ancient temples dot the Myanmar landscape at the site of this famed archaeological site.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh's perfectly preserved body has been on display here since 1975.
Da Nang, Vietnam

Fire-Breathing Dragon Bridge

This bridge is embedded with a giant steel dragon that breathes fire from its mouth.
Da Nang, Vietnam

Am Phu Cave

This Vietnamese hell cave lets visitors take a walk through a devilish underworld full of demons.
Dalat, Vietnam

The Massive Darahoa Rooster

Fowl, love and death in Vietnam.
Dalat, Vietnam

100 Roofs Cafe

This Vietnamese bar doubles as a multistory labyrinth.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon

Witnesses claim the Virgin Mary statue outside the church once mysteriously shed a single tear.