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The Ghost King
Chongqing, China

Fengdu Ghost City

City of Ghosts attracts tourists from all over looking to learn about the Chinese vision of the afterlife.
29.8636, 107.7308
(WikiCommons)
Guilin, China

Yangshuo and Moon Hill

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

Guoliang Tunnel

A tunnel dug through the side of a mountain by hand provides convenient yet death-defying access to a small village in China.
35.7288, 113.6052
Part of the sewers seen in the tour, as it was in the film.
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Sewer System

Vienna's underworld of tunnels and subterranean rivers made an iconic appearance in a 1949 Orson Welles film.
48.2009, 16.3676
Vienna, Austria

Josephinum Medical Museum

One of the best collections of wax anatomical models in the world.
48.2192, 16.3571
Riegersburg Castle
Riegersburg, Austria

Riegersburg Castle

A centuries old castle atop a dormant volcano houses museums devoted to both women and witches.
47.0011, 15.9368
Hallstatt Charnel House
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt Charnel House

An Austrian house of bones filled with hundreds of intricately painted skulls.
47.5637, 13.6487
Salzburg, Austria

St. Sebastian’s Cemetery

Terrifically morbid cemetary and site of famous Paracelsus' grave.
47.8038, 13.0471
Barely standing ruins (Flickr/GnZrG)
Suakin, Sudan

Suakin Island Ruins

Remains of an abandoned coral city.
19.1000, 37.3321
Sheikh Hamad-al Nil Tomb.
Omdurman, Sudan

Sheikh Hamad-al Nil Tomb

Every Friday, Sufi dervishes whirl around the tomb in a trance-like state as part of a sacred ritual called dhikr.
15.6251, 32.4644
Shendi, Sudan

Meroe Pyramids

These Nubian pyramids are strange and unique, even by pyramid standards.
16.9400, 33.7500
A watery path
Oman

Snake Canyon

Nature's water park in the Wadi Bani Awf valley is full of pools flanked with cliffs and natural water slides.
23.2106, 57.3856
The Berm, Western Sahara
Mauritania

Moroccan Wall

A fortified sand barrier dividing the contested territory of Western Sahara is the longest minefield in the world.
21.3340, -15.3028
Bay of Nouadhibou Ship Graveyard
Nouadhibou, Mauritania

Bay of Nouadhibou Ship Graveyard

The world's largest ship graveyard is the product of decades of corruption.
20.9344, -17.0292
The World's Longest Conveyor Belt System
Bu Craa, Morocco

The World's Longest Conveyor Belt System

This record setting conveyor belt system can even be seen from space.
26.3228, -12.8497
Vienna, Austria

Republic of Kugelmugel

A spherical "micro-nation" in the heart of Vienna.
48.2155, 16.3961
Museum of Art Fakes
Vienna, Austria

Museum of Art Fakes

This Austrian museum celebrates the work of famous forgers and their inimitable imitations.
48.2075, 16.3933
Close up view of Boltzmann's tombstone, with a bust of the physicist and his entropy formula.
Vienna, Austria

Boltzmann's Grave

Physicist’s epitaph provides final confirmation to a career of turmoil.
48.1517, 16.4388
Vienna, Austria

Stock im Eisen Nail Tree

Legends surround an ancient tree trunk riddled with nails for good luck.
48.2079, 16.3717
Vienna, Austria

Stephansdom Crypt

The crypt of the imposing Stephensdom holds royal intestines and thousands of skeletons.
48.2080, 16.3729
Apotheosis of St Carlo Borromeo
Vienna, Austria

Karlskirche (St. Charles's Church)

Built to give thanks for the passing of a plague epidemic, this cathedral is a one-of-a-kind architectural hybrid.
48.1982, 16.3718
Windows For Peace
Vienna, Austria

Windows For Peace

On a winding Vienna side street, one museum has turned their windows into a monument to history’s peace-minded heroes.
48.2078, 16.3745
Vienna, Austria

The Lost Garden of Schloss Schonbrunn

The topiary maze at the Habsburg hunting lodge.
48.1848, 16.3122
Wotruba Church
Vienna, Austria

Wotruba Church

This cubist Vienna church building looks like some sort of alien stonehenge.
48.1481, 16.2533