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Weinan, China

Huashan Temple

A sacred mountaintop temple offers a damn fine cup of tea to visitors who can survive the journey.
Kunming, China

Shilin Stone Forest

270 million year-old forest of stone.
Zhangjiajie, China

Tianmen Skywalk

For those with no fear of heights: a skywalk 4,700 feet up on a Chinese mountain.
Zhangjiajie, China

Tianmen Shan

999 stairs lead visitors through a massive hole in a mountain known as the Gateway to Heaven.
Zhangjiajie, China

Avatar Hallelujah Mountain

This vertical pinnacle in China was the inspiration for the floating mountains in the movie “Avatar.”
Indonesia

Ternate Island

The remote island home of the overlooked explorer who co-discovered the theory of evolution by natural selection.
Banyuputih, Indonesia

Kawah Ijen

Think you have a tough job? Try carrying 200 kilos through a cloud of sulfur down the side of a volcano.
Rochor, Sri Lanka

Adam's Peak

Once thought to be the Garden of Eden it holds a holy footprint claimed to belong to Adam, Buddha and Shiva.
Chongqing, China

Fengdu Ghost City

The ancient settlement attracts tourists from all over looking to learn about the Chinese vision of the afterlife.
Guilin, China

Yangshuo and Moon Hill

Natural arch gives panoramic views of Yangshuo's karst hills.
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.
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Sewer System

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

Josephinum Medical Museum

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

Riegersburg Castle

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

Hallstatt Charnel House

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

St. Sebastian’s Cemetery

Terrifically morbid cemetary and site of famous Paracelsus' grave.
Suakin, Sudan

Suakin Island Ruins

Remains of an abandoned coral city.
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.
Shendi, Sudan

Meroe Pyramids

These Nubian pyramids are strange and unique, even by pyramid standards.
Oman

Snake Canyon

Nature's water park in the Wadi Bani Awf valley is full of pools flanked with cliffs and natural water slides.
Nouadhibou, Mauritania

Bay of Nouadhibou Ship Graveyard

The world's largest ship graveyard is the product of decades of corruption.
Bou Craa, Morocco

The World's Longest Conveyor Belt System

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

Republic of Kugelmugel

A spherical "micro-nation" in the heart of Vienna.
Vienna, Austria

Museum of Art Fakes

This Austrian museum celebrates the work of famous forgers and their inimitable imitations.