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Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute
Bangkok, Thailand

Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute

A collection of poisonous snakes and reptiles for the whole family to enjoy.
13.7237, 100.5510
Many of the phalluses are adorned with garlands of flowers and have coins scattered at their bases
Bangkok, Thailand

Goddess Tuptim Shrine

A forest of phallic offerings found in a quiet corner of a hotel car park.
13.7466, 100.5461
The Brahma Phra Phom.
Bangkok, Thailand

Erawan Shrine

A shrine built to combat the bad karma of a commercial venture.
13.7443, 100.5404
After the earthquake.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch Basilica

The ruins of New Zealand's largest classical-style church.
-43.5392, 172.6462
185 Chairs Memorial
Christchurch, New Zealand

185 Chairs

An unusual and powerful memorial in which earthquake victims are remembered by empty white chairs.
-43.5331, 172.6425
Re:START Mall
Christchurch, New Zealand

Re:START Mall

After the devastating 2011 earthquake, historic Christchurch begins to recover, starting with the pop-up Re:START mall.
-43.5331, 172.6503
The airport landing strip.
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Airport Runway

High winds and a short landing strip make this one of the scariest runways in the world.
-41.3276, 174.8076
Visitors at the Kuroshio Sea main tank
Motobu, Japan

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

One of the world's largest tanks mimics the experience of watching rare whale sharks, giant rays, and deep sea creatures from the ocean floor.
26.6945, 127.8781
Kaufmann's Clock
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Kaufmann's Clock

Meet your friends, marry your true love, or tell your enemies to kiss your butt under this historic Pittsburgh timepiece.
40.4395, -79.9982
The view at night.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

West End Overlook

The only way to see Pittsburgh is from the top of this lookout point, just like the ancient members of the native peoples did.
40.4448, -80.0370
West Side Market
Cleveland, Ohio

West Side Market

This spectacular public market has got meat, fish, vegetables, flowers, and enough kielbasa for a lifetime.
41.4847, -81.7031
The Cleveland Arcade
Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland Arcade

Funded by John D. Rockefeller, this is one of the earliest, and most beautiful, shopping arcades in America.
41.5000, -81.6903
Up close image of the giant stamp
Cleveland, Ohio

World's Largest Rubber Stamp

Cleveland's giant "free" stamp is a nod to the Civil War, but was misinterpreted for years.
41.5054, -81.6925
Olympic champion Jesse Owens
Cleveland, Ohio

Jesse Owens Statue

A bronze monument to Cleveland's favorite, fastest son.
41.5023, -81.6983
The Dunham Tavern
Cleveland, Ohio

The Dunham Tavern

This retired stagecoach tavern is the oldest building in Cleveland.
41.5052, -81.6432
Cleveland, Ohio

The Percy Skuy Collection on the History of Contraception

Unique collection containing a wide and curious range of contraceptive items.
41.5003, -81.6858
The Center of the World.
Leavittsburg, Ohio

Center of the World, Ohio

A grandiose title could not save this mercantile community from obscurity.
41.2280, -80.9100
David Grohl Alley
Warren, Ohio

David Grohl Alley

This alley-cum-fan gallery in the ex-Nirvana drummer's hometown holds the world's largest drumsticks.
41.2357, -80.8194
Kintai Bridge. (Ken Spink/Atlas Obscura)
Iwakuni, Japan

Kintai Bridge

One of Japan's most famous sights, the bridge was originally built in 1673.
34.1666, 132.2188
The O-torii, 16 meters high, was rebuilt in 1875.
Hatsukaichi, Japan

Itsukushima Shrine

Japanese national treasure originally built in 593 CE.
34.2924, 132.3152
watch stopped at 8:15 by the blast
Hiroshima, Japan

A-bomb Memorial

Peace Park and the A-bomb dome.
34.3920, 132.4519
The hypocenter and surrounding devastation immediately after the detonation of the bomb
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima's Hypocenter

A plaque marks the site directly below the mid-air detonation of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
34.3948, 132.4547
Amanohashidate.
Miyazu-shi, Japan

Amanohashidate

Turn around and stick your head between your legs for the best view of this tree-covered sandbar.
35.5698, 135.1918
Ryōan-ji
Kyoto, Japan

Ryōan-ji

The quintessential Japanese rock garden has existed for more than 500 years.
35.0323, 135.7213