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Bangkok, Thailand

Amulet Market

Bangkok's men with dangerous jobs come here in search of protective talismans.
Sighișoara, Romania

Towers of Sighișoara

Nine centuries-old fortresses guard the walls of this medieval Romanian city.
Bucharest, Romania

Palace of the Parliament

This communist behemoth is the heaviest building in the world and a legacy of a brutal regime.
Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu's Houses with Eyes

Something's watching you.
Hunedoara, Romania

Corvin Castle

This fairy-tale castle would make Dracula (who is said to have been imprisoned there) jealous.
Warsaw, Poland

The Neon Museum

A program of Communist glamour in post-Stalin Poland is preserved in this colorful museum.
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi Sulfur Baths

A cluster of historic bathhouses built on the famed hot springs that gave the Georgian capital its name.
Tskaltubo, Georgia

Abandoned Soviet Sanatoriums of Tskaltubo

The decaying remains of a once-luxurious Soviet spa town.
Turda, Romania

Salina Turda

This massive underground salt mine now holds a sci-fi theme park in its depths.
Thessaloniki, Greece

Bensousan Han

An artistic melting pot inside an old roadside inn from the Ottoman era.
Prague, Czechia

Batalion Comic Book Museum and Club

This bar and museum are devoted to the controversial comic book work of Kája Saudek.
Rishikesh, India

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram

The abandoned site of the Beatles spiritual awakening and subsequent revolt.
Thessaloniki, Greece

Heptapyrgion Fortress

An abandoned Byzantine fortress and notorious prison.
Thessaloniki, Greece

Pasha Gardens

A little-known park with unusual, half-ruined structures and a mystical energy.
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok's Ghost Tower: The Sathorn Unique

On stormy days debris from this unfinished and abandoned skyscraper rains down on the Bangkok streets.
Chernobyl, Ukraine

Canteen 19

The dining hall that nourishes workers in Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone is also open to visitors.
Yermolaivka, Ukraine

Museum of Strategic Missile Troops

Last remaining nuclear missile base in Ukraine.
Ivankivs'kyi district, Ukraine

Duga 'Russian Woodpecker' Radar

This derelict superstructure was a very important warning system for the Soviet military.
Pripyat, Ukraine

Abandoned Avanhard Stadium of Pripyat

One of the most poignant ruins of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the local football team's stadium has been quickly reclaimed by nature.
Pripyat, Ukraine

Pripyat Amusement Park

Radioactive amusement park abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster.
Pripyat, Ukraine

Abandoned City of Pripyat

The ghost town left by the worst nuclear disaster of all time is being taken over by nature and urban explorers.
Al Badrashin, Egypt

Pyramid of Djoser

This ancient structure is widely thought to be the oldest intact pyramid in the world.
Kashan, Iran

Bazaar of Kashan

A historic trade hub teeming with gorgeous architecture, colorful goods, and vibrant designs.