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El Jem, Tunisia

El Jem Amphitheatre

The largest and best-preserved Roman amphitheater in Africa was designed to seat 35,000 people.
New York, New York

Albertine

Though its celestial ceiling is impressive, the true star is the vast collection of French books.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The world’s first museum dedicated to exploring human rights unleashed a wave of controversy.
Sintra, Portugal

Pena National Palace

This unreal Portuguese palace looks as though it's made from a pile of different castles.
Millbrook, Alabama

Spectre Set Ruins

The remains of an idyllic small town built for the film "Big Fish" still stand around a rundown main street.
Madrid, Spain

Atocha Station Tropical Garden

A lush indoor jungle fills this bustling Madrid transportation hub.
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Little Free Library in a 110-Year-Old Tree Stump

A black cottonwood gets a second life as a home for books.
Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Spend the night in this formerly abandoned traditional Scottish village.
Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Callanish Stones

The mysterious megaliths have enchanted and intrigued visitors for thousands of years.
Union, Connecticut

Traveler Restaurant

This small-town Connecticut restaurant gives each diner a free book from its vast library.
Barcelona, Spain

Museu de Carrosses Fúnebres de Barcelona

This Funeral Hearse Museum represents the finest in cadaver transportation.
Den Burg, Netherlands

The Wadden Sea

Rich with fauna and flora, nature-lovers can walk across the sea at this UNESCO World Heritage spot.
Chisinau, Moldova

Moldova's Little Prince Statue

At less than four inches in height, this iconic fictional character is the smallest public statue in all of Moldova.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Sabir’s Chaikhana

The last standing example of an ancient district's teatime tradition.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Zoological Museum

The Natural History Museum that time forgot.
Comuna Obreja, Romania

Tunnel of Love

The romantic botanic tunnel feels like a well-kept secret.
Shiraz, Iran

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

A spectacular rainbow of stained glass makes the "Pink Mosque" one of the most beautiful in Iran.
Jaipur, India

Palace of Winds

The 953 windows undoubtedly make this the world's most beautiful screened porch.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Leaning Tower of Tbilisi

Disheveled clock tower of Tbilisi's puppet theatre.
Georgia

Uplistsikhe Cave Town

Ancient rock-hewn town that witnessed key events of Georgian history.
Saryazd, Iran

Sar Yazd Castle

This ancient fortress in Iran was once the oldest and largest treasury in the world.
Prague, Czechia

Gulliver Airship

What looks like a crashed Zeppelin is actually a bright, airy reading room perched atop a modern museum.
Shanghai, China

Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental Hotel

The world's first hotel built in an abandoned water-filled quarry.
Iran

Naqsh-e Rustam

The ancient necropolis houses the immense rock-cut tombs of four Persian kings.