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Train going over vegetables on display
Mae Klong, Thailand

Maeklong Railway Market

Six times a day a train runs right through the middle of this Thai street market, sending vendors scrambling.
13.4075, 100.0003
Hangar One
Mountain View, California

Hangar One

One of the largest free-standing structures ever built, this dirigible hangar is now simply a giant skeleton.
37.4129, -122.0539
Villa de Leyva, Colombia

Museo El Fósil

A museum built around a bus-sized fossil on the side of the highway.
5.6371, -73.5592
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
Steps to Tham Ting (lower cave) from the Mekong River
Pak Ou, Laos

Pak Ou's Caves

Thousands of effigies of Buddha watch from caves set high above a legendary river, plus whiskey.
20.0487, 102.2105
El Peñol, Colombia

El Peñon de Guatape

A ten-million-ton rock once worshiped by the Tahamies Indians, accessed by an astounding staircase.
6.2197, -75.1790
This would be very hard to move. We'll just leave that there.
San Antonio de Pichincha, Ecuador

Middle of the World

An elaborate shrine dedicated to the four corners of the world unfortunately misses its mark.
-0.0021, -78.4558
These things might prove useful.
Singapore

Sungei Road Thieves Market

A licentious look into Singapore's past, full of disorderly bric-a-brac and disreputable characters.
1.2894, 103.8500
Bestari Jaya, Malaysia

Flashing Fireflies of Kampung Kuantan

Malaysian fireflies create a dazzling display as thousands light up in unison.
3.3619, 101.2965
The 272 steps to the main cave, guarded by Murugan
Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves

Holy Hindu shrine in an enormous, monkey-filled limestone cavern.
3.2419, 101.6868
Zipaquira, Colombia

Cathedral of Salt

Cathedral carved out of salt, located a mile below the earth's surface.
5.0188, -74.0100
The grave of the Bodmer sisters
Bogotá, Colombia

Central Cemetery of Bogotá

Storied crypts fill the most famous cemetery in Colombia.
4.6177, -74.0778
(WikiCommons)
Bodhgaya, India

Mahabodhi Temple

Siddhartha Gautama sat here and received enlightenment.
24.6955, 84.9915
Chhatarpur, India

Temples of Khajuraho

Temples adorned with intricate, erotic sculptures make up one of the "seven wonders" of India.
24.8423, 79.9246
The National Civil Rights Museum
Memphis, Tennessee

National Civil Rights Museum

The hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot now functions as a museum dedicated to his life's work.
35.1347, -90.0577
One of the Peabody Ducks takes the stage.
Memphis, Tennessee

Peabody Hotel Duck March

Every day a troupe of pampered water fowl walk the red carpet to their favorite fountain.
35.1427, -90.0518
Memphis, Tennessee

Mud Island River Park

Walk the whole Mississippi River!
35.1489, -90.0528
Memphis, Tennessee

Silky O'Sullivan's

Home to drunken tower-climbing goats... seriously.
35.1396, -90.0520
Entrance on Union Ave, just around the corner from Beale Street
Memphis, Tennessee

Sun Studio

This Memphis recording studio launched the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley.
35.1393, -90.0377
Bourke's Luck Potholes
Ehlanzeni, South Africa

Bourke's Luck Potholes

Raging waters have created a strange geological site that looks like something off of a progressive rock album cover.
-24.6743, 30.8108
Hans Christian Anderson Museum
Solvang, California

Hans Christian Andersen Museum

Honoring the famed folktale author, this California museum looks like it belongs in the Black Forest.
34.5958, -120.1388
Vienna Grand Ferris Wheel
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Grand Ferris Wheel

Vienna's giant wonder wheel had a starring role in one of the greatest noir movies of all time.
48.2177, 16.3993
The Volcan de Lodo El Totumo
Santa Catalina, Colombia

The Volcan de Lodo El Totumo

The caldera of this mini-volcano has been turned into a naturally heated mud bath.
10.7445, -75.2414
Due to changing hands and responsibilities throughout the years, the lighthouse has fallen into disrepair.
Pescadero, California

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

A New England-style lighthouse along California's beautiful Highway 1 gets a re-do.
37.1822, -122.3943