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Williams, Arizona

Sultana Bar

Bootleggers ran booze beneath this building before (and after) Route 66 appeared beside it.
Beijing, China

Beijing Capital Museum

Home to over 200,000 artifacts, this museum attempts to guide visitors through the ancient history of Beijing and Imperial China.
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

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

Beijing Ancient Observatory

This ancient Chinese observatory still contains early astronomy technology.
Beijing, China

The Central Perk, Beijing

This working replica of the 'Friends' coffee shop is more accurate to the show than the set itself.
Rochester, New York

The National Toy Hall of Fame

A collection of the best toys ever made, The National Toy Hall of Fame is filled with kids, fun, and for some reason, a bird preserve.
Romulus, New York

Seneca White Deer

World's largest herd of white deer populate a former U.S. Army depot.
Estero, Florida

Koreshan State Historic Site

Former utopian colony based on the belief that the universe exists in a hollow sphere.
Hajvali, Turkey

Gamirasu Cave Hotel

Live a night as a Byzantine King, with a minibar and private jacuzzi.
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Cave Church

Once the home of a hermetic monk, this cave now houses a small church.
Budapest, Hungary

The Holy Right

Mummified holy right fist of a 1,000-year-old Saint-king.
Budapest, Hungary

Memento Park

Budapest's Communist-era statues, banished to the suburbs.
Bangkok, Thailand

Giant Swing

For centuries young Thai men used this Giant Swing as a slingshot to heaven.
Bangkok, Thailand

Siriraj Medical Museum

A treasure trove of pathological, forensic, parasitological, and anatomical specimens.
Phonsavan, Laos

Plain of Jars

Believed to have once stored either human remains or rice wine, thousands of mysterious stone jars lie in ruin.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio)

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
Arles, France

Arles's Cryptoporticous

A unique underground structure dating back to the 1st century BC.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
Costa Rica

Diquís Spheres

These mysterious ancient stone spheres were created by a civilization lost to time and are now mostly lawn ornaments.
Nicaragua

Cerro Negro

The youngest volcano in Central America.
Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala

Maximón

Guatemalan womanizer, venerated during Holy Week.
San Juan Opico, El Salvador

Joya de Ceren - The Pompeii of the New World

A Mayan village preserved for centuries in volcanic ash.
Guatemala

Lago de Atitlán

Central America's deepest lake is actually a volcanic caldera, surrounded by three volcanoes.