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Tokyo, Japan

The Asahi Flame

This enormous monument is one of the most iconic structures in Tokyo, rudely nicknamed "The Golden Turd."
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

First Bank of the United States

Alexander Hamilton’s creation caused quite a bit of controversy.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Foucault Pendulum at the Franklin Institute

A daily replay of the experiment that proved the rotation of the Earth.
Hilo, Hawaii

Waiānuenue (Rainbow Falls)

This legendary urban waterfall creates a dazzling display of rainbows.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Koko Crater Trail

Climbing this abandoned railway leads to breathtaking vistas of O‘ahu.
Moab, Utah

Landscape Arch

Utah is home to the fifth-longest natural arch in the world, and the longest outside China.
Lima, Peru

Huaca Pucllana

This stone complex marks the urban center of a lost civilization.
Cusco, Peru

Tambomachay

An Inca spa, military outpost or maybe… both?
Cusco, Peru

Plaza de Armas

Built on the remains of one the Incas’ most important gathering spots, this square keeps the spirit of a fallen empire alive.
Cusco, Peru

Coricancha

A Christian monastery stands on what was once a holy Incan temple.
Cusco, Peru

The Twelve-Angled Stone

This geometric feat is a testament to the Incas' mesmerizing architectural abilities.
Cusco, Peru

Cusco Cathedral

Situated on a sacred Inca site, this 16th-century cathedral took nearly 100 years to build.
Cusco, Peru

Qenqo Temple

Death rituals and sacrifice inside a Peruvian megalith.
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.
Anstruther, Scotland

Smuggler's Inn

Stay in the one time home to one of Scotland's most notorious gentleman's sex clubs.
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

The Ruthwell Cross

An Anglo-Saxon cross inscribed with possibly the oldest written work of English literature.
Invergarry, Scotland

Glengarry Viewpoint

From here, the loch appears to take the shape of mainland Scotland.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Sheep Heid Inn

One of Edinburgh's oldest pubs hides a 19th-century skittles alley in the back.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Great Hall Ceiling at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Sprawled across the Great Hall ceiling are various constellations and images relating to the zodiac.
Edinburgh, Scotland

David Hume's Statue

Touching this 18th-century Scottish philosopher’s toe allegedly conjures good fortune.
Strathcarron, Scotland

Applecross Pass

This single-track road rewards brave drivers with stunning Scottish scenery.
Edinburgh, Scotland

World's End Close

This otherwise ordinary close on the Royal Mile constituted the end of the world for Edinburgh’s poorest residents.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Statues

Overlooked by many, the two famous Scottish warriors guard the main gate of Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wojtek the Soldier Bear Memorial

A statue in the heart of Edinburgh honors a bear that served in the Polish military during World War II.