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Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy - mammoth and Lascaux paintings
Paris, France

Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy

This museum houses an imposing skeleton army comprised of creatures great and small.
48.8429, 2.3628
Musee du Santon
Marseille, France

Musee du Santon

This folk museum is devoted to small figurines of provincial village life.
43.2915, 5.3669
Puppy at its permanent location in Aguirre plaza outside the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum.
Bilbao, Spain

Jeff Koons' Puppy

Giant topiary dog once played a role in a terrorist bomb plot.
43.2743, -2.9337
Cross section of dog skull
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Museum Vrolik

An anatomical collection dedicated to human mutants.
52.2954, 4.9590
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Torture Museum

Museum preserving torture methods from the past.
52.3674, 4.8906
Museé Fragonard
Maisons-Alfort, France

Museé Fragonard

The only remaining collection of flayed figures made by French "madman" Honoré Fragonard.
48.8005, 2.4356
Pont de la Concorde
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

Bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison.
48.8634, 2.3196
Paris, France

Deyrolle Taxidermy

Paris' fabled purveyor of exotic taxidermy and natural history curios.
48.8563, 2.3263
Schomburgk's Deer
Paris, France

The Room of Endangered and Extinct Species

A haunting collection of the vanished and disappearing natural world.
48.8422, 2.3563
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution
Paris, France

Grande Galerie de l'Évolution

Natural history museum celebrating biodiversity with a parade of taxidermy animals.
48.8417, 2.3564
Statue of Death
Paris, France

Statue of Death of the University of Medicine

Statue of death tucked in the University of Medicine courtyard.
48.8508, 2.3412
Paris, France

Museum of the History of Medicine

One of the oldest medical collections in Europe focusing on rare surgical instruments.
48.8512, 2.3408
Paris, France

Musée Dupuytren

Weird wax anatomical models reside here, as do other anatomical specimens.
48.8508, 2.3412
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel."
48.8526, 2.3471
View of the Pura Dalem temple
Ubud, Indonesia

Sacred Monkey Forest (Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana)

Hindu temple of the dead home to hundreds of long-tailed macaques.
-8.5179, 115.2597
Hachikō at the station
Tokyo, Japan

Hachiko

After a profound show of devotion for his master, a dog becomes the symbol of loyalty for an entire nation.
35.7180, 139.7788
Tokyo Tower Wax Museum. (R. Peter Seuffert/Atlas Obscura)
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Tower Wax Museum's Progressive Rock Room

Unlikely place for krautrock legends to hang out.
35.6575, 139.7522
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
The Whampoa
Hong Kong

The Whampoa

Take a cruise with no movement but plenty of style in this one-of-a-kind boat mall.
22.3065, 114.1849
Shelley Street and Elgin Street intersection
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
22.2837, 114.1548
Chunking Mansions malls.
Hong Kong

Chungking Mansions

Teeming with illegal goods and services, this towering maze of vice is also a popular tourist accommodation.
22.2965, 114.1728
Marikina, Philippines

Marikina Shoe Museum

Iron Butterfly's personal collection of footwear.
14.6295, 121.0960
Record-breaking shoes on display in Marikina (Pinoy Records)
Marikina, Philippines

World's Largest Shoes

Marikina's record-breaking loafers.
14.6341, 121.0862
Philippines

Vulcan Point

An island in the middle of a lake, in the middle of a volcano, in the middle of a bigger lake, in the middle of a bigger island, in an archipelago, in the Pacific Ocean.
14.0145, 121.0004