serflac's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Pre-order the second edition of our bestselling book now.
Leaderboard Highlights
serflac's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Datong, China
1st
Places added to Spain
1st
Places edited in Kaunas, Lithuania
2nd
Places added to France
2nd
Places edited in New Delhi, India
2nd
Places added to Netherlands
3rd
Places visited in Dalat, Vietnam
3rd
Places added to India
3rd
Places edited in Uruguay
Loading map...
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
Denizli, Turkey

Pamukkale Water Terraces

Roman ruins top white travertine terraces formed by ancient hot springs.
Manazan, Turkey

City of Manazan

Naturally protected city carved from a rock face.
Mersin Province, Turkey

Fortress of Kızkalesi

Mediterranean castle on a tiny Turkish island.
Ston, Croatia

Walls of Ston

Longest fortress system anywhere in Europe.
Chamis, Peru

Cumbe Mayo and Los Frailones

Pre-Incan aqueduct amidst a stone forest in Peru.
San Andrés Cholula, Mexico

Church of Santa María Tonantzintla

An indigenous take on European design creates a stunning visual overload.
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

La Iglesia de San Andres de Xecul

Experiencing Guatemala's sensory-exploding church is a blunt reminder of European influence.
Cusco, Peru

Qenqo Temple

Death rituals and sacrifice inside a Peruvian megalith.
Zunil, Guatemala

Las Fuentes Georginas

Volcanically heated hot springs.
Dzitnup, Mexico

Cenote Xkeken

These azure waters were thought to lead to the Mayan Underworld.
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish Conquistadors.
Dalat, Vietnam

The Massive Darahoa Rooster

Fowl, love and death in Vietnam.
White Cliffs, Australia

White Cliffs

Australia's first opal field led to a mining rush in the 1890s.
Leshan, China

Giant Buddha

This Tang Dynasty behemoth is the biggest Buddha in the world.
Aba, China

Huanglong Travertine Pools

Intensely colorful calcite pools in Southern China.
Ziyang, China

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Snow-capped peaks, colorful waterfalls and stunning vistas on the edge of the Himalayas.
Mount Dandenong, Australia

William Ricketts Sanctuary

A collection of outdoor mystical statues paying homage to indigenous Australians and ecological stewardship.
Davenport, Australia

Devil's Marbles

Clusters of huge boulders in the Australian Outback.
Fraser Island, Australia

Lake McKenzie

The only pollutant in the clear blue water is sunscreen.
Thaton District, Myanmar (Burma)

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

A precariously perched golden rock defies gravity and brings pilgrims from across Myanmar.
Lohmen, Germany

The Bastei

Ruins of a German Castle on top of a towering stone pillar.
Kudowa-Zdrój, Poland

Kaplica Czaszek: The Chapel of Skulls

The walls and ceiling of this Polish church are decorated with thousands of skulls, with another 21,000 skeletons just below.
Évora, Portugal

Portugal's Chapel of Bones

A 16th century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall.