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Docklands, Australia

Cow Up a Tree

This piece of Australian modern art is part joke and part history.
Melbourne, Australia

Coop's Shot Tower

This historic Melbourne bullet factory is fully encased in a massive glass and steel cone.
Port Arthur, Australia

Port Arthur Penal Colony

Relics of Australia's convict past, and a modern scene of unimaginable horror.
Princetown, Australia

The Twelve Apostles

Nine limestone rock stacks on Australia's "Shipwreck Coast."
Parkville, Australia

Melbourne Medical Museum

Australia's largest medical museum featuring a 19th century pharmacy.
Mount Dandenong, Australia

William Ricketts Sanctuary

A collection of outdoor mystical statues paying homage to indigenous Australians and ecological stewardship.
Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara Electric Town

Once a black market electronics marketplace, now an otaku shopper's paradise.
Pudong Xinqu, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline.
Lima, Peru

Convento de San Francisco Ossuary

The mortal remains of an estimated 70,000 people lie in the basement of a monastery in Lima, Peru.
Noboribetsu-shi, Japan

Jigokudani (Hell Valley)

A steaming, boiling hellscape sources Hokkaido's thermal baths.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Marriage Market

A son-and-daughter meat market, hawked by mom and dad.
Tokyo, Japan

Hachiko

After a profound show of devotion for his master, a dog becomes the symbol of loyalty for an entire nation.
Lima, Peru

Parque Kennedy

A Peruvian public park has a mysteriously large cat population that a number of locals would rather see dead.
Lima, Peru

Huaca Pucllana

This stone complex marks the urban center of a lost civilization.
Nara, Japan

Buddha's Nostril

Devoted Buddhists can earn enlightenment in the next life by crawling through this symbolic nostril.
Nara, Japan

Tōdai-ji Daibutsuden (The Great Buddha Hall)

The former world's largest wooden building containing a giant Buddha, healing pillars, and tame deer which wander the grounds.
Ica, Peru

Huacachina

An unexpected desert oasis in South America.
Nazca, Peru

Nazca Lines

Giant ancient line art drawn in the Peruvian desert so large that it can only be fully seen from the sky.
Kyoto, Japan

Ryōan-ji

The quintessential Japanese rock garden has existed for more than 500 years.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
Shanghai, China

M50 Art District

This former textile district now is now a thriving center for contemporary Chinese art.
Cusco, Peru

Guinea Pig Last Supper

A painting in the historic Cathedral Basilica depicts Jesus and his disciples dining on a traditional Peruvian menu.
Cusco, Peru

Sacsayhuamán

The stones of this Incan wall complex fit together so well you couldn't fit a piece of paper between some of them.
Maras, Peru

Salt Pans of Maras

This Peruvian canyon is filled with geometric salt pools that have been being harvested since the Incan empire.