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Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

BOH Tea Garden and Factory

The largest tea plantation in Southeast Asia supplies gorgeous vistas alongside tea for the surrounding countries.
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Crystal Mosque

Extravagant mosque honors modern Islam.
Singapore

CHIJMES

A historical convent known for taking in bad luck babies left on its doorstep is now an upscale shopping center.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

A toweringly silly piece of modern art has been delighting locals since the 1980s.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more than you think it is...
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
The Hague, Netherlands

Madurodam

A miniature city, once ruled by the Queen of the Netherlands.
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Museum of Health and Medicine

An astounding collection of medical specimens, including bits of President Lincoln.
Baraboo, Wisconsin

Circus World Museum

A large circus museum with summer performances.
Alexandria, Virginia

Torpedo Factory Art Center

A former major munitions plant that has been converted into a sprawling art space.
Middelburg, Netherlands

Miniature Walcheren

A 1:20 scale piece of the Netherlands commissioned by a queen lets visitors take a stroll as giants.
Bangkok, Thailand

Cabbages & Condoms

A condom-covered Thai restaurant that is more concerned with birth control than food.
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
Xianyang, China

Chinese Pyramids of Xian

Enormous burial mounds of ancient emperors.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai French Concession

An out-of-place slice of France, smack in the middle of Shanghai.
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
Kolkata, India

Marble Palace

This lavish estate recalls the opulent history of Calcutta.
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Taroko Gorge

An extraordinary natural landscape of mountains, waterfalls, and rocky cliffs riddled with tunnels.
Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island

Island where motor vehicles are banned -- home to the only carless highway in the United States.
Kampung Lupak Luas, Brunei

Kampong Ayer

Ferdinand Magellan dubbed the world's largest water village the "Venice of the East."
Dhaka, Bangladesh

National Assembly of Bangladesh

Ancient and modern architecture are joined in Louis Kahn's monument to democracy.
Guilin, China

Yangshuo and Moon Hill

Natural arch gives panoramic views of Yangshuo's karst hills.
Guangzhou, China

The Qingping Market

A fantastic assortment of China's finest and most disturbing wares.
Taipei City, Taiwan

Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall

Memorial to the father of the Republic of China.