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San Francisco, California

Rincon Center Murals

These WWII-era murals were initially booed as a libelous portrayal of the American dream but have survived multiple attempts to have them destroyed.
San Francisco, California

Vaillancourt Fountain

This concrete tangle of square pipes has stood as a proud thorn in the city's side since the '70s.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai French Concession

An out-of-place slice of France, smack in the middle of Shanghai.
Baalbek, Lebanon

Baalbek Trilithon

The largest hewn stone in history.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Floralis Generica

105-foot wide giant metallic flower blooms anew every day in the heart of Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Zanjón de Granados

Museum housed in underground tunnels that date back to Buenos Aires's earliest settlements.
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Taroko Gorge

An extraordinary natural landscape of mountains, waterfalls, and rocky cliffs riddled with tunnels.
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
China

Yangshuo and Moon Hill

Natural arch gives panoramic views of Yangshuo's karst hills.
Dongcheng Qu, China

The Forbidden City

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

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline.
Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel

Paranormal experiences in room 217 led Stephen King to write "The Shining."
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
China

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

One of the world's largest ice festivals dazzles visitors for over a month with radiant sculptures and carvings.
Leshan, China

Giant Buddha

This Tang Dynasty behemoth is the biggest Buddha in the world.
Meishan, China

Golden Summit Temple

A golden temple atop a sacred mountain, known for its giant effigy of the revered Pu Xian.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Tomb of Rufina Cambacérès

A beautiful young girl said to have been buried alive in her coffin…
Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

This historic, palatial theater is now one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores.
Peru

Choquequirao, Peru

White llama terraces dazzle in Peru's "other Machu Picchu."
Tahouitet El Ghadir, Lebanon

Moussa Castle

Lebanese castle built by one man, over a lifetime.
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city 3000 years old and harboring many surprises.