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Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
Utrecht, Netherlands

The UFO of Inktpot

Atop this former dutch railway office sits an interstellar work of art.
Nieuwkuijk, Netherlands

Castle d'Oultremont

This medieval castle was dyed pink as part of a now-abandoned children's theme park.
Burgh-Haamstede, Netherlands

Plompe Toren

Its town washed away centuries ago, this lonely tower by the sea tells the tale of a mermaid and a curse.
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Bolwoningen

This neighborhood of futuristic ball houses looks like an alien settlement in a science fiction film.
Schiphol, Netherlands

Schiphol Clock

It appears as if a man is standing behind this giant airport clock, painting the hands in real time.
Tilburg, Netherlands

Doloris' Meta Maze

A dream-like maze full of strange art, surreal spaces, and fantasy landscapes to get lost in.
The Hague, Netherlands

Madurodam

A miniature city, once ruled by the Queen of the Netherlands.
Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Apenheul Primate Park

Go inside a revolutionary, cage-less zoo where 70 species of monkeys roam free alongside their human visitors.
Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Efteling Sprookjesbos

This fairy tale forest hides scenes from some of the more obscure and bizarre Western nursery stories.
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Jheronimus Bosch Art Center

Take a stroll through the hellish grotesques of Hieronymus Bosch in this elaborate Netherlands church.
Oegstgeest, Netherlands

Corpus Museum

The world's first interactive human body museum also serves as a chair for a giant orange man.
Budapest, Hungary

Szimpla Kert

A Trabant car, a kangaroo statue, and a plethora of plants take over this abandoned-factory-turned-bar.
Budapest, Hungary

Shoes on the Danube Promenade

A trail of iron footwear stands as a monument to the thousands executed along this riverbank during WWII.
Nagano, Japan

Nagano's Darkroom

This ancient temple is set up to take you on a pilgrimage of self.
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima's Hypocenter

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

Scale Model of Shanghai

A giant scale model giving a sneak peek at what urban planners see for Shanghai by 2020.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Circus World

China's most famous acrobatics act.
Shanghai, China

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

This psychedelic tourist trap is a leisurely descent into madness.
Bangkok, Thailand

Cabbages & Condoms

A condom-covered Thai restaurant that is more concerned with birth control than food.
Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Climb to the top of the world's largest seated bronze Buddha.
Beijing, China

798 Art District

This probably wasn't what Mao had in mind.
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.