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Carpello, Italy

Lake Posta Fibreno

This serene, turquoise lake in an extraordinary nature reserve showcases a rare natural phenomenon.
Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland

Rathlin West Lighthouse

A beloved upside-down beacon off the coast of Northern Ireland.
Cavaillon, France

Maison Prévôt

From the dishes to the art, this Michelin-starred restaurant orbits around one beloved French melon.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast Botanic Gardens Palm House

For part of the year, this innovative greenhouse is painted white to keep the plants from getting scorched.
Tozeur, Tunisia

Chott el Djerid

The largest salt lake in the Sahara is mysteriously alluring.
Newfoundland and Labrador

Abandoned Hebron Mission

This remote Moravian mission brought Christianity—as well as devastation—to the Inuit people.
Sam Roi Yot, Thailand

Phraya Nakhon Cave

At the right time of day, sunlight floods through the roof of this cave and illuminates the small pavilion hidden within.
London, England

Chi-Chi the Giant Panda

The beloved beast's taxidermy remains sit in the Natural History Museum's cafe.
Elberta, Alabama

Barber Marina

Come for the boats, stay to explore the intriguing assortment of art.
Staten Island, New York

Holtermann's Bakery

In the middle of suburban Staten Island, a nearly 150-year-old bakery is preserving the art of a disappearing New York treat.
Tongren, China

Fanjingshan (Mount Fanjing)

Two ancient Buddhist temples crown this dramatic rocky pinnacle.
Hrodna, Belarus

Museum of Interesting Things

A unique museum dedicated to the history of household appliances from across the globe.
Progreso, Mexico

Puerto de Altura (Progreso Pier)

It would take you approximately an hour and a half to walk to the end of Mexico's largest pier.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Snelgrov Ice Cream Cone

This giant ice cream cone is the last remaining icon of a Salt Lake City staple.
Hunza Nagar, Pakistan

Attabad Lake

This dazzlingly turquoise mountain lake was created in the wake of a natural disaster.
Nea Tiryntha, Greece

Tholos Tomb of Tiryns

Step inside an ancient beehive tomb built for a mysterious cult hero.
Alxa, China

Heicheng Ruins

Sited in an Inner Mongolian desert are the remnants of an important trade stop along the Silk Road.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mariposario Chapultepec (Chapultepec Butterfly Garden)

You can release a young butterfly at this beautiful indoor garden.
Nai Mueang, Thailand

Phaya Thaen Public Park

Its tremendous toad is actually a five-story museum and viewing platform.
Coron, Philippines

Barracuda Lake

This curious fresh and salt water lake holds a secret that draws in deep divers from around the world.
Kawasaki, Japan

Tower of Wind

Curious onlookers have suspected this strange structure is a secret government base.
Metamora, Indiana

Grannie's Cookie Jars & Ice Cream Parlor

More than 3,200 cookie jars line the walls and shelves of this little shop and over 1,000 salt and pepper shakers
Singapore

Atlas Bar

A gorgeous gilded tower houses what may be the world's largest collection of gin.
Cabezón de la Sal, Spain

Bosque De Secuoyas (Redwood Forest)

An out-of-place grove of sequoias thrives in northern Spain.