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Socotra Island
Yemen

Socotra Island

The most alien-looking place on Earth.
12.4835, 53.8605
Visitors pose for a photo with one of the big cats
Mae Rim District, Thailand

Chiang Mai Tiger Kingdom

A wildlife sanctuary in Thailand invites visitors to pet some of nature's deadliest killers.
18.9240, 98.9335
Tempietto at San Pietro in Montorio
Rome, Italy

Tempietto at San Pietro in Montorio

More sculpture than building, this architecturally significant temple was built on the spot of Saint Peter's crucifixion.
41.8886, 12.4665
Pont d'Arc
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France

Pont d'Arc

A natural arch carved by a river gave its name to the so-called "Cave of Forgotten Dreams."
44.3820, 4.4160
Suncheon, South Korea

Naganeupseong Folk Village

A Korean village where times stands still.
34.9063, 127.3419
(WikiCommons)
Rome, Italy

Via Appia

2300-year-old Roman road connecting the empire.
41.8675, 12.5028
Joseph Heintz, "Competition on the Ponte dei Pugni in Venice" (1673)
Venice, Italy

Ponte dei Pugni (Bridge of Fists)

100 year tradition of fist fights, marked by marble footsteps.
45.4331, 12.3244
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
52.5050, 13.4397
The State of Genghis Khan. (Wikimedia Commons)
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Genghis Khan Statue Complex

Enormous statue of the Emperor of the Mongols.
47.8075, 107.5304
Isola San Michele Funeral gates
Murano, Italy

Isola di San Michele

Venice's island of the dead.
45.4470, 12.3466
Giant seagull terrorizing miniature farm.
The Hague, Netherlands

Madurodam

A miniature city, once ruled by the Queen of the Netherlands.
52.0995, 4.2969
Schokland as it is nowaydays; enclosed by land. The church is also visible in the painting by Hermanus Koekoek.
Schokland, Netherlands

Schokland

The struggle of a small Dutch island against the sea.
52.6492, 5.7777
Cats lounging on ancient architecture
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
41.8959, 12.4765
Rome, Italy

Basilica di San Clemente

A Nesting Doll of Churches.
41.8899, 12.4974
The river Rubicon flowing through the cave
Remouchamps, Belgium

Caves of Remouchamps

Hiding the longest subterranean river known in the world.
50.4801, 5.7122
Zadar, Croatia

Sea Organ

A musical instrument played by the sea.
44.1173, 15.2202
Datong, China

Yungang Grottoes

Massive series of 45 caves and over 51,000 sculptures carved from cliffsides in China.
40.1115, 113.1324
Hanging Temple
Datong, China

Hanging Temple of Hengshan

A 5th-century temple improbably built into the side of a cliff.
39.6595, 113.7093