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Cherry blossoms create enchanting flower tunnels.
Bonn, Germany

Bonn Cherry Blossoms

Thousands of flowers create enchanting pink tunnels over the city streets.
50.7392, 7.0961
Train going over vegetables on display
Mae Klong, Thailand

Maeklong Railway Market

Six times a day a train runs right through the middle of this Thai street market, sending vendors scrambling.
13.4075, 100.0003
A breathtaking view.
Bath, England

Pulteney Weir

This picturesque horseshoe weir was first built in the 1600s to prevent flooding in the town of Bath.
51.3829, -2.3584
One of the collapsed turrets (Aug 2017).
Chūō-ku, Japan

Kumamoto Castle

The iconic castle that withstood a magnitude 6.2 earthquake has become a symbol of resilience.
32.8062, 130.7058
Graffiti at the base.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar Sniper Tower

A former bank seized as a sniper vantage point during the Bosnian War is now a secret graffiti art gallery.
43.3441, 17.8066
Architecture of the Ise Shrine
Ise, Japan

Ise Grand Shrine

This ancient shrine has been rebuilt every 20 years since the eighth century.
34.4549, 136.7258
You must climb a ladder to place your letter in the Bridegroom's Oak.
Eutin, Germany

Bridegroom's Oak

This ancient oak tree plays matchmaker for singles willing to branch out from the usual dating scene.
54.1361, 10.5559
The Alton Barnes White Horse.
Alton Barnes, England

Alton Barnes White Horse

This massive chalk hill carving is one of England's most beloved giant horse geoglyphs.
51.3726, -1.8480
The We Are Our Mountains monument.
Stepanakert, Azerbaijan

We Are Our Mountains

This striking icon of the micronation Republic of Artsakh caused a stir at a Eurovision Song Contest.
39.8371, 46.7700
The entrance to the underground city
Nushabad, Iran

Nushabad Underground City

A 1,500-year-old, 3-story subterranean city where ancient Persians took refuge in times of war.
34.0800, 51.4375
The monument and its surroundings.
Georgia

Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument

A cylinder monument with a spectacular vista commemorates a friendship that some say never existed.
42.4922, 44.4530
Floating gardens, Inle Lake.
Taunggyi, Myanmar (Burma)

Floating Gardens of Inle Lake

A series of tiny artificial islands rich with produce bob atop the surface of the lake.
20.4923, 96.8901
Xanten Archaeological Park
Xanten, Germany

Xanten Archaeological Park

Take a walk in a recreation of ancient Rome.
51.6670, 6.4538
Visitors at the Kuroshio Sea main tank
Motobu, Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

One of the world's largest tanks mimics the experience of watching rare whale sharks, giant rays, and deep sea creatures from the ocean floor.
26.6945, 127.8781
Memorial Hall with Taipei 101 in the background.
Xinyi District, Taiwan

Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall

Memorial to the father of the Republic of China.
25.0400, 121.5599
The rooftops, streets, and everything in-between
Nantun District, Taiwan

Rainbow Family Village

Grandpa Rainbow felt the neighborhood needed some color, so he picked up a paintbrush and went to work.
24.1336, 120.6098
Entrance gate to the Grand Matsu Temple
Taiwan

Grand Matsu Temple

Only through deep darkness and tragedy did this elaborate royal palace become a sacred temple.
22.9968, 120.2013
The Dragon and Tiger Temples
Zuoying District, Taiwan

Lotus Lake Taoist Complex

This collection of lakeside pagodas and temples are flanked by giant lions, tigers, and dragons as well as their welcoming maws.
22.6844, 120.2963
Eternal Spring Shrine
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Eternal Spring Shrine

A waterfall runs right through the middle of this Taiwanese shrine to the hundreds of workers killed while building a nearby highway.
24.1611, 121.6022
Heidelberg's Old Bridge Monkey.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Bridge Monkey

It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
49.4131, 8.7092
Hörnbrücke up
Kiel, Germany

Hörnbrücke

The world's first and only three-segment bascule bridge folds up into the shape of a capital "N" to let boat traffic through.
54.3150, 10.1352
Tnjri
Skhtorashen, Armenia

Tnjri

Local legend says that whoever burns down this 2,000 year old Armenian tree will only have seven days left to live.
39.7045, 46.9406
"The Umbrella" at the base of the gorge
Şuşa

Hunot Gorge

A scenic canyon with thick forests and historic ruins.
39.7522, 46.7619
Old Khndzoresk Cave Village
Khndzoresk, Armenia

Old Khndzoresk Cave Village

Right up until the 20th century this network of man-made caves was the biggest village in Eastern Armenia.
39.5122, 46.4336