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Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Traditional 15th century Chinese garden in the middle of Vancouver.
North Vancouver, British Columbia

Capilano Suspension Bridge

This expansive bridge in the Canadian wilderness was originally just built for friends.
Toronto, Ontario

Casa Loma

A 98-room castle in the middle of Toronto that bankrupted a 19th century electricity multimillionaire.
Cabo de Hornos, Chile

Cape Horn Monument

This sculpture pays homage to sailors that perished attempting to round Cape Horn.
Concepción, Chile

'The Presence of Latin America' Mural

The imposing piece of artwork is a celebration of Pan-American fraternity.
Sierra Gorda, Chile

Chacabuco

This abandoned nitrate town was repurposed as a dictator's prison.
Punta Arenas, Chile

Nao Victoria Museum

A display of hand-built replicas of the legendary vessels used by Patagonian and Antarctic explorers.
Valparaiso, Chile

Cementerio Numero 3 de Playa Ancha

Hand-made memorials and a wish-granting murderer lie within this seaside pauper's cemetery.
Castro, Chile

Churches of Chiloé

Spanish religion mixed with local architecture has yielded a network of churches unlike any other.
San Miguel, Chile

Museo a Cielo Abierto

The gorgeous murals at this open-air museum form the largest street art collective in Chile.
Collipulli, Chile

Malleco Viaduct

This bright yellow bridge is a true engineering feat.
Concepción, Chile

Enrique Molina Theater

The ruins of a grand theater destroyed during the most powerful seismic catastrophe ever recorded.
Valparaiso, Chile

The Dissidents Cemetery

This historic Chilean cemetery is the burial place of hundreds of European and American freethinkers and non-Catholics.
Valparaiso, Chile

La Sebastiana

Pivotal home of Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda.
Chile

Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)

One of the world's most advanced radio observatories sprawls across the Atacama Desert.
Punta Arenas, Chile

Port Famine

The geographical center of Chile is a port so depressing that it has driven men to suicide.
Valparaiso, Chile

Iglesia de San Francisco

This iconic hilltop church doubled as a lighthouse in the 19th century, guiding ships into the port of Valparaíso.
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Pukará de Quitor

The ruins of a pre-Columbian fortress city so secure it held off the Spanish conquistadors for over 20 years.
Lota, Chile

The Devil's Blast

The hellish conditions of this abandoned mine that snakes beneath the Pacific Ocean gave it its diabolic name.
Tamarugal, Chile

The Nitrate Towns of Chile

Towns with a resource known as "white gold," valuable enough to fight a war over, now stand ghostly empty.
Valparaiso, Chile

Elevators of Valparaiso

What was once a unique system of urban elevators is turning into a mechanical ruin.
Easter Island, Chile

"El Gigante" and the Stone Moai of Easter Island

The largest stone Moai on Easter Island.
Chile

Hand of the Desert

A sculpture of a giant hand reaches for the stars in the middle of the Atacama desert.
Santiago, Chile

Monument to the Indigenous People

This sculpture meant to honor the bravery of the Indigenous Mapuche people of Chile proved controversial.