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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
Buddha Park
Vientiane, Laos

Xieng Khuan (Buddha Park)

More than 200 statues filled with cryptic symbols give this park spot an aura of horror vacui fantasy.
17.9123, 102.7654
Tambon Tha Kradan, Thailand

Erawan Cascading Waterfalls and Caves

A limestone wonderland of water and subterranean secrets.
14.3611, 99.1429
The Bridge today
Ban Tai, Thailand

Death Railway Bridge

This bridge made famous in novel and on-screen wasn't actually built over the river Kwai.
14.0415, 99.5042
Dragonfruit and mangosteen bungalows.
Ban Tai, Thailand

Banphasawan

From dragonfruit to mangoes to durian this Thailand resort allows guests to stay inside all manner of giant fruit.
14.0228, 99.5328
House of Opium
Wiang, Thailand

House of Opium

A small museum in the Golden Triangle tells the story of the opium drug trade that gripped Northern Thailand.
20.3515, 100.0819
Nang Lae, Thailand

Baan Dam - Black House

An entire elephant skeleton, snake skin table runner, and thousands of animal remains become art in Thailand's Black House.
19.9919, 99.8605
The White Temple
Tambon Pa O Don Chai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun

White Buddhist Temple with a golden restroom.
19.8242, 99.7631
Cloaca machine at MONA
Berriedale, Australia

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

This controversial museum includes such detested exhibits as a chocolate suicide bomber and fecal-smelling digestion machine.
-42.8127, 147.2613
Toilet hot pot. Appetizing!
Datong District, Taiwan

Modern Toilet Restaurant

Looking for a crappy restaurant? Pull up a porcelain bowl and enjoy your meal.
25.0487, 121.5077
1810s English Rotunda, Thorne Miniature Rooms
Chicago, Illinois

Thorne Miniature Rooms

Each of these gorgeous, intricately decorated rooms is painstakingly crafted to the scale of 1 inch: 1 foot.
41.8796, -87.6237
Looking down the lobby
Chicago, Illinois

Palmer House Hilton

This historic hotel invented the chocolate brownie.
41.8803, -87.6269
Chicago, Illinois

Willis Tower Glass Platform

Four glass boxes hover over 1,000 feet in the air to give visitors an unparalleled view of Chicago.
41.8789, -87.6363
Crown Fountain
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
41.8816, -87.6242
Chicago, Illinois

Wicker Park

Once called the "Polish Gold Coast" it is an icon of the neighborhood that bears its same name.
41.9080, -87.6767
This is what Myopic books looks like.
Chicago, Illinois

Myopic Books

A Bibliophile's Dream.
41.9099, -87.6769
Khlong Mai, Thailand

Wat Samphran Temple

An enormous dragon scales the walls of this 16-story temple.
13.7353, 100.2148
Middleton, Wisconsin

Mustard Museum

Over 5,000 contemporary and "historic" mustards from around the world.
43.0954, -89.5114
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Mount Horeb Trollway

Bypass decorated with large wooden troll carvings.
43.0086, -89.7385
One of nine gardens
Wilmette, Illinois

Bahá'í Temple

The only Bahá'í house of worship in North America and one of only eight worldwide.
42.0744, -87.6842
Hobo Museum
Britt, Iowa

The Hobo Museum

An old town theater converted by modern hoboes into a celebration of the hobo legacy.
43.0964, -93.8014
West Bend, Iowa

Father Paul Dobberstein's Grotto of the Redemption

A four story, football field-sized, nine-grotto creation made of shells, minerals, and rare stones.
42.9642, -94.4451
Three levels of shopping stacked on top of one another, built above the world's largest underground aquarium, and centered around a full-blown indoor amusement park.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more then you think it is...
44.8550, -93.2421
The Day The Music Died Memorial
Clear Lake, Iowa

The Day The Music Died Memorial

A giant pair of thick black glasses mark the tragic demise of a trio of rock and roll legends.
43.2238, -93.3751