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Dresden, Germany

Pillnitz Camellia

An engineering wonder at Pillnitz Castle protects a precious 230-year-old flowering shrub.
Schipkau, Germany

Bagger 258: The "Blue Wonder"

The industrial monstrosity known as Bagger 258 is a colossal mining machine built in the DDR - but now left for dead in a German field.
Gablenz, Germany

Rakotzbrücke Devil's Bridge

This jaw-dropping 19th-century bridge uses its reflection to form what appears to be a perfect circle.
Zittau, Germany

Zittau Narrow-Gauge Railway

This historic little railroad runs through some of the most beautiful scenery in Germany.
Singapore

Soy Sauce Bottles of Sultan Mosque

A ring of soy sauce bottle bases decorate an important Singaporean landmark.
Singapore

Fountain of Wealth

This fountain was once heralded as the largest in the world.
Singapore

Merlion

This statue once earned the distinction as one of the "Three Major Disappointments of the World."
Singapore

House of Tan Teng Niah

This house is one of the most colorful in the country, and is the last remaining example of a historic villa.
Iran

Khalid Nabi Cemetery

Iranian tombstones shaped like male and female sexual organs.
Orost, Iran

Badab-e Surt

Iran's colorful terraces are a rare geological masterpiece.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Central Asian Plov Center

Giant cauldrons overflow with Uzbekistan's favorite rice dish at this cavernous dining hall.
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

"The Bug Pit" at Zindon Prison

Where Stoddart and Connolly suffered in the infamous Bug Pit.
Ulugnor District, Uzbekistan

Fergana Valley

One of the most ethnically diverse spots on the planet.
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Tomb of Daniel at Samarkand

18m long sarcophagus of a constantly growing dead prophet.
Beruni, Uzbekistan

Elliq-Qala

These "50 Fortresses" have been unearthed in the ancient oasis of Khwarezm.
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Kalyan Minaret

This "tower of death" has acted as an observatory, a religious hub, and an executioner's lair.
Xiva, Uzbekistan

Walls of Itchan Kala

Ancient barriers wrap around what was once an important stop along the Silk Road.
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Ulugh Beg Observatory

Light still pours into the ruins of this ancient Islamic observatory.
Muynak District, Uzbekistan

Moynaq

Once a bustling fishing port, this semi-ghost town is now more than 90 miles away from the shore.
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis

The Avenue of Mausolea is a series of grand palatial tombs.
Coron, Philippines

Barracuda Lake

This curious fresh and salt water lake holds a secret that draws in deep divers from around the world.
Mukilteo, Washington

Future of Flight Aviation Center

A rare tour of a commercial jet assembly plant, held inside one of the largest buildings in the world.
Seattle, Washington

Smith Tower Penthouse

42nd story Pyramid shaped penthouse tops Seattle's oldest skyscraper.
Seattle, Washington

Kurt Cobain's Benches

A sliver of nostalgia in Seattle's Viretta Park.