Free enamel pin when you buy any two Atlas Obscura products. Shop now.
  • member
    since
  • places
    I've been
  • places
    I want to go
  • places added
    to the atlas
  • places
    edited
Leaderboard Highlights
samsfrank89's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Xiulin Township, Taiwan
1st
Places added to Reykjavik, Iceland
1st
Places added to Olomouc, Czechia
2nd
Places edited in Olomouc, Czechia
Loading map...
Tom Edwards Memorial Fountain.
Fremantle, Australia

Tom Edwards Memorial Fountain

A monument to a working class martyr.
-32.0539, 115.7478
Jeju Mermaids
Seogwipo, South Korea

Jeju Mermaids

South Korea's women of the sea have completely flipped their society's structure by becoming revered fisherwomen.
33.4035, 126.8896
Trick Eye Museum
Seoul, South Korea

Trick Eye Museum

South Korea's love of the silly photograph is on full display at this goofy collection of trompe l'oeil paintings.
37.5535, 126.9217
Tokyo, Japan

Nakagin Capsule Tower

Masterpiece of metabolist architecture and the original "capsule building."
35.6656, 139.7634
Shakaden Reiyukai Temple
Tokyo, Japan

Shakaden Reiyukai Temple

Starship-temple contains 400 tons of drinking water and offers free Japanese lessons.
35.6612, 139.7430
Outside of the mermaid's temple.
Fujinomiya, Japan

Tenshou-Kyousha Shrine Mermaid Mummy

Reportedly 1,400 years old, this may be the first of the Fiji Mermaids.
35.2221, 138.6216
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
Eternal Spring Shrine
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.
24.1611, 121.6022
View From Peak of Changchun Shrine in Taroko National Park
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Taroko Gorge

An extraordinary natural landscape of mountains, waterfalls, and rocky cliffs riddled with tunnels.
24.1347, 121.3825
Strelley Pool, Western Australia
Marble Bar, Australia

The Birthplace of Life on Earth

Microscopic fossils suggest Australia as the birthplace of sulphur-based life forms.
-21.0488, 119.9741
Giant Ram
Wagin, Australia

Giant Ram

Everything about this over-size novelty animal is huge including its testicles.
-33.3115, 117.3389
more rocks, you can't get tired of them
Cervantes, Australia

The Pinnacles

Alien rock formations grown from the sands of an Australian national park.
-30.5015, 115.0679
The Leaning Tower of Gingin
Yeal, Australia

The Leaning Tower of Gingin

The world's "leaniest" tower encourages you to test the gravity of its situation.
-31.3562, 115.7127
The mighty King Neptune, prior to his makeover in 2015
Two Rocks, Australia

Atlantis Marine Park

Abandoned marine theme park creates a difficult experiment in dolphin rewilding.
-31.4963, 115.5863
The South Fremantle Power Station
North Coogee, Australia

The South Fremantle Power Station

The ruins of a once prosperous power station have become a mouldering seaside gem.
-32.0886, 115.7572
Reykjavik, Iceland

Piece of Berlin Wall In Iceland

A bit of the Berlin Wall was gifted to the Icelandic capital to commemorate the 25th anniversary of German reunification.
64.1464, -21.9059
Sintra, Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira

Eccentrically decorated palace and gardens replete with grottoes, fountains, underground tunnels, caves, and numerous statues.
38.7963, -9.3960
Portugal's Chapel of Bones
Évora, Portugal

Portugal's Chapel of Bones

A 16th century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall.
38.5689, -7.9090
Standing in the middle of Almendres Cromlech
Évora, Portugal

Almendres Cromlech

"Portugual's Stonehenge" is made up of nut-like stones aligned with the heavens.
38.5575, -8.0611
The tomb of Ines de Castro at the Monastery of Alcobaca
Alcobaça, Portugal

Tomb of Ines de Castro

The Corpse Bride of Portugal.
39.5481, -8.9793
East Highgate
London, England

Highgate Cemetery

London's creepiest cemetery was once the site of dueling magicians and mobs of stake-carrying vampire hunters.
51.5675, -0.1483
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies
London, England

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

The world's only shop catering to the needs of things that go bump in the night also helps kids become writers.
51.5314, -0.0801
The railcars atop the club.
London, England

Village Underground

Artists and musicians now rule over this former rail station.
51.5237, -0.0785
Horses - Stables Market
London, England

Stables Market

Catacombs turned marketplace.
51.5424, -0.1477