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The stacked homes of the Monster Building.
Hong Kong

Quarry Bay 'Monster Building'

This hulking behemoth is actually five interconnected towers built in the 1960s.
22.2841, 114.2123
Personal gadgets for sale in Akihabara around 2008.
Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara Electric Town

Once a black market electronics marketplace, now an otaku shopper's paradise.
35.6989, 139.7699
The scourge of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Godzilla Head

He's not quite the menace he once was, but he still has some chops.
35.6954, 139.7018
Night-time GUNDAM view with the lit-up cranes of the port district behind it.
Tokyo, Japan

Giant GUNDAM Robot

A 20-meter (65-foot) robot towers over Tokyo Bay.
35.6248, 139.7767
Huis Ten Bosch
Sasebo, Japan

Huis Ten Bosch

Historical Japanese-Dutch relations are honored with haunted rides and flower fields in this replica town.
33.0863, 129.7872
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
-33.8646, 151.2198
Noonday Gun
Hong Kong

Noonday Gun

This naval gun is fired every day at noon, an odd timekeeping tradition the origin of which is local legend.
22.2826, 114.1838
(Flickr/antwerpenR)
Hong Kong

Kowloon Walled City Park

Remnants of the most densely packed city in world history, that thrived on anarchy for 30 years.
22.3318, 114.1903
Jumbo Kingdom
Hong Kong

Jumbo Kingdom

A colossal floating restaurant built to look like a ancient Chinese imperial palace.
22.2434, 114.1619
Singapore

The Clinic

"Would you like your sangria in an IV bag, or straight-up?"
1.2908, 103.8455
CHIJMES
Singapore

CHIJMES

A historical convent known for taking in bad luck babies left on its doorstep is now an upscale shopping center.
1.2953, 103.8515
World Islands
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The World Islands

This artificial archipelago was supposed to resemble a map of the world.
25.2242, 55.1658
An unimpressive storefront hides an astonishing hoard of treasures.
Doha, Qatar

The Rugman of Doha

Exotic Persian and tribal rugs from some of the world's most dangerous places.
25.2803, 51.5225
Desert leading to the Tree of Life. (Harold Laudeus/Flickr)
Bahrain

Tree of Life

Unusual tale of vegetation and fertility in the desert.
25.9937, 50.5835
Arad Fort
Hidd, Bahrain

Arad Fort

This beautifully historic Bahrain fortress might not be the most popular attraction around, but that might make it all the better.
26.2546, 50.6308
The bathroom
Kuwait City, Kuwait

House of Mirrors

Lived-in building, bedecked with an astonishing array of mirror mosaics.
29.3748, 47.9895
The statue at the Smithsonian.
Washington, D.C.

Bare-Chested George Washington

Perhaps the most scandalous statue of America's first president.
38.8913, -77.0299
The Watergate Steps.
Washington, D.C.

Watergate Steps

Decades before the scandal, this staircase on the river was a literal "water gate."
38.8893, -77.0526
The monument on Memorial Day.
Washington, D.C.

D.C. War Memorial

An overlooked memorial honoring the local Washington residents who died in World War I.
38.8876, -77.0435
Kilroy Was Here.
Washington, D.C.

Kilroy Was Here

There’s a hidden military meme engraved on the World War II Memorial.
38.8895, -77.0410
Wall behind soldiers.
Washington, D.C.

The K-9 of the Korean War Veterans Memorial

Those with a sharp eye can find the hidden image of a German Shepherd on the memorial's Mural Wall.
38.8877, -77.0472
Detroit, Michigan

Motown Historical Museum

Berry Gordy Jr.'s old home, the original headquarters of Motown Record Corporation.
42.3641, -83.0883
Roadside park with marker
Peshtigo, Wisconsin

45th Parallel Marker

Almost half-way between the Equator and North Pole.
44.9989, -87.8535
Sweep of the lakefront with perched dunes in distance
Glen Arbor Township, Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

This national park on the shore of Lake Michigan features remarkable dunes that inspired a Chippewa legend.
44.8825, -86.0411