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Ruins of statue heads (Flickr/B Evershed)
Kayadere, Turkey

Nemrut Dagi

Mausoleum and Holy Seat of Antiochus I of Commagene.
37.9804, 38.7422
Ignatius J. Reilly Statue
New Orleans, Louisiana

Ignatius J. Reilly Statue

This New Orleans statue of a portly figure in a goofy hat pays homage to a classic of satirical literature.
29.9542, -90.0700
The Abandoned Royal Navy Docks
Bermuda

The Abandoned Royal Navy Docks

Once a strategically imperative naval base, large portions of this Bermuda dock complex lie abandoned.
32.3247, -64.8370
Boh Tea Plantation and Factory
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

BOH Tea Plantation and Factory

This largest tea plantation in south Asia supplies gorgeous vistas alongside most of the tea for the surrounding countries.
4.5120, 101.4794
Tbilisi, Georgia

Leaning Tower of Tbilisi

Disheveled clock tower of Tbilisi's puppet theatre.
41.6958, 44.8066
Mellieha, Malta

Popeye's Village

An abandoned set from the 1980 film "Popeye," claimed and repurposed as a theme park by creative locals.
35.9608, 14.3413
Svartifoss
Iceland

Svartifoss

The unique waterfall in Iceland's south features a backdrop of geometric black lava columns.
64.0210, -16.9816
(Flickr/Surf Cologic)
Iceland

Jokulsárlón

Iceland's largest lagoon is home to stunning multi-colored icebergs.
64.0736, -16.2048
Blue Lagoon
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
63.8801, -22.4494
Leif the Lucky bridge at Midlina.
Iceland

Bridge Between Continents

Walk in the footsteps of the gods and straddle two tectonic plates.
63.8683, -22.6755
Herculaneum
Ercolano, Italy

Herculaneum

Pompeii's less famous neighbor is still revealing her secrets.
40.8062, 14.3475
Tiki Ti's original 1961 location.
Los Angeles, California

Tiki-Ti

Established in the '60s, a family-owned tropical drink bar founded by Ray Buhen, bartender to the stars.
34.0975, -118.2858
Matamata, New Zealand

Hobbiton

The real life Hobbiton, this sheep farm has been forever transformed since being built for The Hobbit film series.
-37.8721, 175.6829
Pripyat Amusement Park
Pryp'yat', Ukraine

Pripyat Amusement Park

Radioactive amusement park abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster.
51.4084, 30.0551
Easter Island, Chile

Orongo

This was once the center of the Birdman cult, and is now a World Heritage Site.
-27.1894, -109.4425
Under the statues
Klamath, California

Trees of Mystery

Two mammoth statues inspired by equally tall tales lure tourists to this roadside attraction.
41.5046, -124.0706
Route 66
Amboy, California

Amboy Ghost Town

The ghost town that ended up on Ebay.
34.5578, -115.7444
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery

This historic "City of the Dead" lies prominently in the center of New Orleans' famous Garden District.
29.9286, -90.0843