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Monks Mound at Cahokia.
Collinsville, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds

Once one of the world's great cities, Cahokia was a place of religious worship, trade and mass human sacrifice before being mysteriously abandoned.
38.6570, -90.0587
Llanberis, Wales

Dolbadarn Castle Ruins

The stately remains of Llywelyn the Great's mighty fortress.
53.1165, -4.1141
Fallon, Nevada

Sand Mountain

Singing sand that stands as the final remains of an ancient lake.
39.2828, -118.4254
Kamakura, Japan

The Great Buddha of Kamakura

A bronze statue dating back as far as 1252, still has remnants of gold around its ears from its ancient gilding.
35.3169, 139.5357
(paul_appleyard/Flickr)
Bollène, France

Barry Troglodyte Village

Series of underground houses inhabited continuously for centuries.
44.3017, 4.7727
(WikiCommons)
Guilin, China

Yangshuo and Moon Hill

Natural arch gives panoramic views of Yangshuo's karst hills.
24.7784, 110.4967
Hanging Temple
Datong, China

Hanging Temple of Hengshan

A 5th-century temple improbably built into the side of a cliff.
39.6595, 113.7093
Datong, China

Yungang Grottoes

Massive series of 45 caves and over 51,000 sculptures carved from cliffsides in China.
40.1115, 113.1324
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Mosquito Bay

World's most bioluminescent bay.
18.0979, -65.4413
Visitors cling to chains above a mile-high precipice
Weinan, China

Huashan Mountain

A harrowing trail up a mile-high mountain.
34.4278, 110.1009
Forks, Washington

Tree Graveyard

Shoreline strewn with the remains of ghostly fallen trees.
47.9173, -124.6394
Hall of Mosses Photos
Forks, Washington

Hall of Mosses

Stroll through a wonderland of stupendous moss-covered trees.
47.8721, -123.9293
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
55.9471, -3.1928
Edinburgh's oldest purpose built visitor attraction, The Camera Obscura on the Royal Mile
Edinburgh, Scotland

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

360° views of the city plus five floors of optical illusions and hands-on science.
55.9490, -3.1951
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
47.6216, -122.3481
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
47.6510, -122.3473
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Atalaya

The uniquely-designed winter home and sculpture studio of Anna and Archer Huntington.
33.5018, -79.0677
Zadar, Croatia

Sea Organ

A musical instrument played by the sea.
44.1173, 15.2202
Overgrown headstones at the Unitarian Cemetery.
Charleston, South Carolina

Unitarian Church Cemetery

Paths are maintained, but trees have taken over plots.
32.7786, -79.9344
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

A chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result of the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock.
44.8783, 15.6112
Morgan Island, South Carolina

Morgan Island

4,000 monkeys used for medical testing on an island off of South Carolina.
32.4774, -80.5196
Johns Island, South Carolina

The Angel Oak

The Southeast's oldest living organism.
32.7155, -80.0850