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Labyrinth Park of Horta
Barcelona, Spain

Labyrinth Park of Horta

This semi-secret storybook hedge maze is also the oldest garden in the city.
41.4379, 2.1476
'The Little Prince' statue at the Northport-East Northport Public Library
Northport, New York

The Little Prince Statue

This graceful little figure is a one-of-a-kind version of the cherished character.
40.8960, -73.3375
A close-up photograph of the chained books
Hereford, England

Hereford Cathedral Chained Library

Rare collection of medieval books under lock and key.
52.0533, -2.7145
Originally brightly illustrated, the map is now darkened with age.
Hereford, England

Hereford Mappa Mundi

The largest known medieval map of the world.
52.0543, -2.7172
Los Angeles, California

Mosaic Tile House

Rainbow-hued local gem in Venice.
34.0000, -118.4568
Skulls
Krong Battambang, Cambodia

Killing Caves of Phnom Sampeau

Limestone caves in the Cambodia countryside, once the setting of genocide horror, now a place of peaceful beauty.
13.0167, 103.0667
Santa Cruz, California

Court of Mysteries

A strange house built only at night, with rumored mystic inspiration.
36.9549, -122.0453
Cave where the remains of Homo floresiensis were found.
Boawae, Indonesia

Liang Bua cave

Real-life "hobbit" cave in Flores, Indonesia.
-8.5450, 120.4300
Komodo Island
East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Komodo National Park

A sprawling nature preserve harbors the world's only living dragons.
-8.5786, 119.4699
Original elevators
Brooklyn, New York

The Remains of Abraham & Straus Department Store

The gilded vestiges of a sterling department store can still be found in a Brooklyn shopping center.
40.6904, -73.9862
1920s Subway Car complete with ceiling fansPhoto by Curious Expeditions
Brooklyn, New York

New York Transit Museum

Ride the subways of yesteryear.
40.6890, -73.9861
Plymouth Street in Vinegar Hill
Brooklyn, New York

Vinegar Hill

Walk into the 19th century without leaving Brooklyn.
40.7026, -73.9811
Music fills the barge.
Brooklyn, New York

BargeMusic

A cargo of beautiful music.
40.7030, -73.9953
Dentist Smile
Berlin, Germany

Design Panoptikum

A surreal museum of extraordinary industrial objects.
52.5169, 13.4060
Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park

One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies."
59.9245, 10.7075
Oslo, Norway

Viking Ship Museum

Home to three historic ships from the age of Vikings.
59.9043, 10.6860
Kuang Si Waterfalls
Laos

Kuang Si Waterfalls

This tiered waterfall is so pretty it may cause visitors to cry tears of their own.
19.7492, 101.9917
(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
Chunking Mansions malls.
Hong Kong

Chungking Mansions

Teeming with illegal goods and services, this towering maze of vice is also a popular tourist accommodation.
22.2965, 114.1728
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
Singapore

Mint Museum of Toys

30 years worth of pressed-tin, bakalite, and characters both loved and forgotten.
1.2963, 103.8546
The OCBC Skyway traverses the Supertree Grove
Singapore

Gardens by the Bay

Singapore's landscaping project is home to 18 incredible Supertrees.
1.2787, 103.8649
The Pinnacles of Gunung Mulu
Marudi, Malaysia

The Pinnacles of Gunung Mulu

These jagged limestone blades cut out through the canopy of the jungles of Borneo.
4.1320, 114.9190