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Miyoshi, Japan

Peeing Boy of Iya Valley

A statue erected on an infamous cliff where young boys would hold dangerous "pee offs" to prove their mettle.
Kyoto, Japan

Sagano Bamboo Forest

The sound of swaying stalks in this stunning grove has been voted to be a governmentally recognized sound.
Jenolan, Australia

Nettle Cave Tour in Klingon

The first tourist attraction to offer tours for interstellar tourists.
Rookwood, Australia

Rookwood Cemetery

The largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere.
Millers Point, Australia

Sydney Observatory

This historic observatory contains the world's oldest refracting lens telescope.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Suoi Tien Cultural Theme Park

Have fun at the world's first Buddhist waterslide park.
Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves

Holy Hindu shrine in an enormous, monkey-filled limestone cavern.
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange (and purposeful) humming noise.
Chicago, Illinois

Haymarket Square

Home to a protest movement, a bombing, and a dramatic change in labor history.
Phan Thiet, Vietnam

The Fairy Stream

This whimsically named Vietnamese stream is closer to a walkway than a waterway.
Tokushima-shi, Japan

Awa Odori

"The Dance of Fools" is Japan's largest dance festival.
New York, New York

City Hall Station

A beautiful and abandoned New York subway station from 1904, complete with chandelier.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop.
Wagin, Australia

Giant Ram

Everything about this over-size novelty animal is huge including its testicles.
Hiroshima, Japan

A-bomb Memorial

Peace Park and the A-bomb dome.
Kyoto, Japan

Yokai Street

This neighborhood thoroughfare is haunted by dozens of homemade monsters.
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima's Hypocenter

A plaque marks the site directly below the mid-air detonation of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
Miyoshi, Japan

The Vine Bridges of Iya Valley

Hanging over one of Japan's "hidden valleys," these vine bridges must be remade every three years.
Tokyo, Japan

Fantasy Dining Alice in a Labyrinth

Fine dining in the bizarre world of Lewis Carroll.
Tokyo, Japan

Vampire Café

A taste of the macabre Tokyo's ritzy shopping district.
Kiama, Australia

Kiama Blowhole

This massive water spout has been luring visitors for hundreds of years, some to their death.
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

This trio of Australian rock spires may have inspired aboriginal legend or just modern tourism.
Whitsundays, Australia

Whitehaven Beach

A small, but award-winning beach known for its literally spotless reputation.