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Beijing, China

The World Park

Beijing's World Park offers the excitment of international travel without the hassle of actually traveling.
39.8107, 116.2875
The statue of Tian Yi
Beijing, China

Tian Yi's Tomb

The burial grounds of a Chinese eunuch who served his way into the highest levels of Imperial government.
39.9352, 116.1622
(WikiCommons)
Beijing, China

Ming Dynasty Tombs

Ming Dynasty necropolis raided during the Cultural Revolution.
40.2207, 116.2312
The Forbidden City
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
39.9225, 116.3968
Central Perk Cafe
Beijing, China

The Central Perk, Beijing

This working replica of the 'Friends' coffee shop is more accurate to the show than the set itself.
39.9205, 116.4543
Trojaborg Labyrinth.
Sweden

Gotland

Largest island in the Baltic Sea experiences such idyllic weather that roses bloom in the middle of December.
57.5000, 18.5500
Kronborg Castle. (Wikimedia Commons)
Helsingør, Denmark

Kronborg Castle (Elsinore)

Old Danish castle immortalized in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
56.0386, 12.6219
The Cuckold of Skeppsbron
Stockholm, Sweden

The Cuckold of Skeppsbron

A man has revenged his true love's betrayal through tears and stone genitalia.
59.3223, 18.0743
The exterior of the Drottningholms Slottsteater (Flickr/Holger Motzkau)
Ekerö, Sweden

Drottningholms Slottsteater

18th century opera in its original splendor.
59.3249, 17.8902
Dragon Gate.
Älvkarleby S, Sweden

Dragon Gate

Not quite the cultural gateway between China and Sweden its designer imagined.
60.4629, 17.4156
The Sand-Covered Church
Skagen, Denmark

The Sand-Covered Church

Tiring of digging out the door to this historic church for every service it was eventually abandoned to the sands.
57.7135, 10.5509
Grenen
Skagen, Denmark

Grenen

The northernmost point in Denmark is a turbulent sandbar created by two clashing seas.
57.7439, 10.6475
Amidst spring colors
Bergen, Norway

Fløibanen Funicular

A favorite with sightseers, this Norwegian funicular provides easy access to a stunning view of Bergen and its environs.
60.3964, 5.3286
Fantoft Stave Church
Bergen, Norway

Fantoft Stave Church

The burning of this 12th-century church kicked off a campaign of Norwegian Black Metal terror.
60.3393, 5.3532
Rag and Bone
Stockholm, Sweden

Rag and Bone

This homeless brass fox tugs at your heartstrings from the foot of a Stockholm bridge.
59.3284, 18.0667
Stomatol Sign
Stockholm, Sweden

Stomatol Sign

Sweden's oldest animated sign is still lighting up the skyline today.
59.3189, 18.0724
Blue Lagoon
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
63.8801, -22.4494
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
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

The oldest structure used as a bar in the United States.
29.9606, -90.0639
New Orleans, Louisiana

Metairie Cemetery

New Orleans' famous cemetery, located on the site of a former race track.
29.9858, -90.1178
Marie Laveau's tomb in 2005
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's Tomb

The final resting place of New Orleans' most famous voodoo priestess.
29.9591, -90.0714
Palermo, Italy

Capuchin Monastery Catacombs

Catacombs with thousands of well-dressed mummies.
38.1119, 13.3392
Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs
Brașov, Romania

Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs

The European towns of Brașov and Râșnov each have proud signs reminiscent of the Hollywood sign.
45.6580, 25.6012
Arch of Triumph, Bucharest, Romania. (Liliana Suruceanu/AtlasObscura)
Bucharest, Romania

Arcul de Triumf

Romania's triumphal arch looks out over Bucharest.
44.4672, 26.0781