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Villavieja, Colombia

The Tatacoa Desert

Unparalleled stargazing, one of Colombia's best observatories, and a swimming pool can all be found in the middle of this ancient tropical forest.
Athens, Greece

St. John Around the Column

There are many Byzantine-era churches still standing in Athens, but this is the only one with a 2,500-year-old column rising through its roof.
Athens, Greece

Wax Museum of Andreas Syggros

A grotesque collection of wax limbs depicting the symptoms of venereal disease.
Akhmeta, Georgia

Alaverdi Monastery Cellar

Monks in the empyreal Alazani River valley have preserved their 1,000-year-old winemaking tradition.
Georgia

Vardzia Cave Monastery

Underground monastery and fortress.
Ubud, Indonesia

Sacred Monkey Forest (Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana)

Hindu temple of the dead home to hundreds of long-tailed macaques.
Baturiti, Indonesia

Ghost Palace Hotel

An abandoned hotel in the highlands of Bali is shrouded in stories of ghosts, curses, and corruption.
Kediri, Indonesia

Tanah Lot

Isolated atop this Balinese sea crag is a lovely Hindu temple that is said to be guarded by sea snakes.
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Ascension Cathedral

In Kazakhstan, a colorful cathedral with many lives once survived the most powerful earthquake in the region.
Saty, Kazakhstan

Kaindy Lake

Submerged trees jut ghost-like out of an idyllic turquoise mountain lake.
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Ulugh Beg Observatory

Light still pours into the ruins of this ancient Islamic observatory.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Central Asian Plov Center

Giant cauldrons overflow with Uzbekistan's favorite rice dish at this cavernous dining hall.
Desert Springs, Australia

Olive Pink Botanic Garden

Olive’s garden serves up a seemingly endless helping of outback delights.
Callanna, Australia

Mutonia Sculpture Park

Lonely industrial sculptures in South Australia created by a mechanic turned artist.
Opalton, Australia

Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways

These tracks are believed to be from a panicked dinosaur stampede.
Sturt Creek, Australia

Wolfe Creek Crater

A stray meteor left this picturesque hole in the Australian outback.
Davenport, Australia

Devil's Marbles

Clusters of huge boulders in the Australian Outback.
Ghan, Australia

Henbury Meteorites Conservation Park

Curious crater remnants in the middle of the Australian outback.
Tainan City, Taiwan

Grand Matsu Temple

Only through deep darkness and tragedy did this elaborate royal palace become a sacred temple.
New Taipei City, Taiwan

Wanli UFO Village

A rare pod of derelict midcentury Futuro and Venturo houses lines a semi-abandoned beachfront resort outside Taipei.
Liverpool, England

Western Approaches Museum

Hiding in plain sight is a World War II-era bunker that looks like it's frozen in time.
Liverpool, England

St. John's Beacon

The tower was originally used as a chimney for the waste incinerator of St. John's Precinct and Market.
Liverpool, England

Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse

This aging storage facility is the world's largest brick warehouse.
Liverpool, England

William MacKenzie's Tomb

Pyramid shaped monument with a tall tale attached.