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Iguazu Falls
Foz do Iguaçu, Argentina

Iguazu Falls

A series of waterfalls so massive they straddle the border of Argentina and Brazil.
-25.6954, -54.4370
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
-33.8646, 151.2198
El Tatio geysers seen in the morning from Cerro Soquete.
Campamento Geotermico Corfo, Chile

El Tatio Geysers

The largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere is a spectacular sight.
-22.3349, -68.0130
Inside the tree
Parnamirim, Brazil

World's Largest Cashew Tree

You feel like you're in a forest, but you're actually walking amidst the branches and trunks of a single giant tree.
-5.9787, -35.1234
Christ carrying the cross - Aleijadinho
Ouro Preto, Brazil

Museu do Aleijadinho

A display of works by one of the world masters sacred art, an 18th-century Brazilian sculptor nicknamed "the little cripple."
-20.3625, -43.7100
Rua do Amendoim.
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Rua do Amendoim (Peanut Street)

Cars mysteriously roll uphill on this street.
-19.9558, -43.9147
Rio de Janeiro Cathedral
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Cathedral

This massive Brazilian church is built like an angular, technicolor pyramid left by Mayans from the future.
-22.9107, -43.1808
Artists display their wares along Caminito.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Caminito

A bright little alley in La Boca is a part of tango history.
-34.6393, -58.3627
Three Sisters
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

This trio of Australian rock spires may have inspired aboriginal legend or just modern tourism.
-33.7150, 150.3114
Millers Point, Australia

Sydney Observatory

This historic observatory contains the world's oldest refracting lens telescope.
-33.8596, 151.2047
Loch Ard Gorge panorama, July 2005. (Wikimedia Commons)
Port Campbell, Australia

Loch Ard Gorge

A clear example of the process of erosion in action.
-38.6177, 142.9986
london-bridge-after collapse
Port Campbell, Australia

The Twelve Apostles

Nine limestone rock stacks on Australia's "Shipwreck Coast."
-38.6490, 143.0640
Cow up a Tree, Australian history and humor
Docklands, Australia

Cow Up a Tree

This piece of Australian modern art is part joke and part history.
-37.8171, 144.9453
Perito Moreno Glacier
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier

This stunning mass of ice spans 121 square miles and is still growing.
-50.4714, -73.0364
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego, California

San Diego Museum of Man

An extraordinarily ornate museum in San Diego holds wondrous anthropological treasures.
32.7314, -117.1517
Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida
St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí Museum

Florida might be at its most surreal in this museum devoted to the famed Spanish artist.
27.7660, -82.6314
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Patrocinio (Church of Our Lady of Patronage), Tenaún
Castro, Chile

Churches of Chiloé

Spanish religion mixed with local architecture has yielded a network of churches unlike any other.
-42.4816, -73.7643
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Floralis Generica

105-foot wide giant metallic flower blooms anew every day in the heart of Buenos Aires.
-34.5815, -58.3936
Itaipu Dam
Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Itaipu Dam

As one of the world's largest hydroelectric dams this plant took two countries to get built.
-25.4080, -54.5888
Bonito, Brazil

Gruta Do Lago Azul: The Blue Lake Grotto

Part of one of the largest flooded cavities on the planet, and littered with prehistoric animal bones.
-21.1448, -56.5913
The gallery of maps, showing the ceiling
Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche

Breathtaking and huge 430 year old maps of Italy.
41.9065, 12.4534
Mundo a Vapor
Canela, Brazil

Mundo a Vapor

This attraction is devoted to the wonders of steam power and features a replica of one of its most public disasters.
-29.3612, -50.8346
(Flickr/DoNotLick)
Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Climb to the top of the world's largest seated bronze Buddha.
22.2526, 113.8997
Montevideo, Uruguay

Monumento la Carreta

An epic sculpture depicting a wagon and straining oxen.
-34.9000, -56.1453