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Gapyeong-gun, South Korea

Naminara Republic

This small island declared independence from South Korea in the hopes of attracting tourists.
Parramatta, Australia

St. John’s Cemetery

The oldest European burial ground in Australia.
Chullora, Australia

Big Bicycle

Roadside attraction outside of a recycling center.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Kaohsiung National Stadium

This dragon-shaped sports arena is the world’s largest solar-powered stadium.
Pudong Xinqu, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline.
Rookwood, Australia

Rookwood Cemetery

The largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere.
Adaminaby, Australia

The Big Trout

This giant trout was made by a singular fisherman who wanted to honor his local trade.
Canberra, Australia

Phar Lap's Heart

The gigantic preserved heart of a champion racehorse.
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop.
Brisbane, Australia

Streets Beach

Brisbane's manmade urban beach has enough water to fill five Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

One of the first big sculptures anywhere in Australia.
Sydney, Australia

Mortuary Station

A special train service transported Sydney's dead from this station to "Necropolis Receiving Houses" at Rookwood Cemetery.
Woombye, Australia

The Big Pineapple

A giant Australian fruit and tropical farm.
Sydney, Australia

Justice and Police Museum

This grim museum collects artifacts and evidence of some of the most sensational antipodean crimes.
Sydney, Australia

Sirius Building

Though considered an eyesore by some, this boxy Brutalist high-rise plays a significant role in Sydney's past.
Sydney, Australia

Wendy's Secret Garden

Built over an abandoned train yard, this hidden gem is full of winding paths and offers gorgeous views of Sydney Harbour.
Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

The Ten Thousand "Torii" Shrine.
Taipei City, Taiwan

Tengfeng Fish Ball Museum

If you've ever wanted to learn about the history of Asian fish balls, this Taiwanese museum has you covered.
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Taroko Gorge

An extraordinary natural landscape of mountains, waterfalls, and rocky cliffs riddled with tunnels.
Xinxing District, Taiwan

The Dome of Light

The world’s largest work of glass art hides in this stunning Taiwanese subway station.
Nara, Japan

Tōdai-ji Daibutsuden (The Great Buddha Hall)

The former world's largest wooden building containing a giant Buddha, healing pillars, and tame deer which wander the grounds.
Taipei City, Taiwan

Tuned Mass Damper of Taipei 101

Enormous pendulum helps keep Taiwan's tallest building from swaying.
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Eternal Spring Shrine

A waterfall runs right through the middle of this Taiwanese shrine to the hundreds of workers killed while building a nearby highway.
Taiwan

Lotus Lake Taoist Complex

This collection of lakeside pagodas and temples are flanked by giant lions, tigers, and dragons as well as their welcoming maws.