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Brno, Czechia

The Samurai of Brno

A peculiar samurai statue overlooks the center of Brno.
Brno, Czechia

11-Year-Old Mozart Statue

This strange statue depicts a young boy's body with an adult Mozart's head and a single wing.
Brno, Czechia

The Indecent Little Man on the Church of St. James

A cheeky architectural easter egg.
Brno, Czechia

Nuclear Shelter 10-Z

A former top secret nuclear fallout shelter now operates like a hotel stuck in the Cold War.
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

Fujairah Fort

The United Arab Emirates's biggest and oldest fort pays homage to a lost era.
Al Bidya, United Arab Emirates

Al Bidya Mosque

The oldest surviving mosque in the UAE has mysterious origins and unusual architecture.
Liwa, United Arab Emirates

Moreeb Dune

One of the largest sand dunes in the world is nicknamed the "Scary Mountain" due to its steep slope and sharp incline.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Whitewashed mosque contains the world's largest carpet.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Ferrari World

This enormous sports car themed amusement park is home to the world’s fastest roller coaster.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Masdar City

The world’s first zero carbon city is currently meeting less than 1% occupancy.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ski Dubai

This indoor ski resort has a mountain contained inside a mall.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Gold Souk

On any given day this sprawling market houses literally tons of government-regulated gold, gems, and precious metals.
Qobustan, Azerbaijan

Gobustan Rock Art

A massive collection of petroglyphs dating back some 40,000 years.
Lahıc, Azerbaijan

Lahıc

The village's cobblestone streets are lined with shops displaying exquisite copper craftsmanship.
Baku, Azerbaijan

The Maiden Tower

This mysterious but iconic tapered tower appears in many Azeri fairytales and legends.
Siyazan, Azerbaijan

Candy Cane Mountains

Swirling layers of white and red rock earned these mountains their festive nickname.
Sagada, Philippines

Lumiang Cave

This burial cave houses around 100 ancient coffins, neatly stacked to form a massive wall.
Daraga, Philippines

Cagsawa Ruins

This belfry is all that remains of the town that was buried by a violent volcano eruption.
Chiatura, Georgia

The Cable Cars of Chiatura

These Stalin-era industrial death traps are still in use by daredevil commuters.
Georgia

Gergeti Trinity Church

Take respite inside this jaw-dropping church while climbing the volcano where Georgia's Prometheus was once chained.
Kamenický Šenov, Czechia

Panská Skála

Tall columns of volcanic basalt make up this improbable-seeming rock formation.
Vysoký Újezd, Czechia

Velka Amerika

This former quarry is now a picturesque gorge that hides a sunken lake.
Jáchymov, Czechia

Royal Mint Jáchymov Museum

Dedicated to the history of mining and minting in a region rich in silver and radium.
Prague, Czechia

Man Hanging Out

What looks like a suicide in progress is actually a statue of Sigmund Freud.