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Vatican City

Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche

Breathtaking and huge 430 year old maps of Italy.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Rundetårn

The old observatory in Copenhagen has a spiral corridor used as a racetrack.
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
Hiroshima, Japan

A-bomb Memorial

Peace Park and the A-bomb dome.
Portland, Oregon

Portlandia

Portlandia is the second-largest copper repoussé statue in the United States.
Murmansk, Russia

Alyosha Statue

A monument to the defenders of the arctic in Murmansk, Russia.
French Guiana

Devil's Island

An abandoned colonial French prison notorious for its hellish conditions.
Kampung Lupak Luas, Brunei

Kampong Ayer

Ferdinand Magellan dubbed the world's largest water village the "Venice of the East."
Weeki Wachee, Florida

Weeki Wachee: City of Live Mermaids

Welcome to old Florida, where a 1940s mermaid show is still enchanting visitors.
Estero, Florida

Koreshan State Historic Site

Former utopian colony based on the belief that the universe exists in a hollow sphere.
Boston, Massachusetts

Mapparium

An enormous, inside-out glass globe built in 1935.
Ona, Florida

Solomon's Castle

Florida castle built with aluminum printing plates.
Apollo Beach, Florida

Big Bend Power Plant Manatee Viewing Area

Manatees congregate around a power plant's discharge canal where the water is especially warm.
Cusco, Peru

Qenqo Temple

Death rituals and sacrifice inside a Peruvian megalith.
Røst, Norway

Lofoten Islands

The convergence of two currents makes this a surprisingly pleasant getaway in the Arctic Circle.
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
Easter Island, Chile

Mataveri International Airport

The world's most remote airport.
Singapore

Singapore Philatelic Museum

Postal archives over 150 years old offer a window into Singapore's culture and tradition.
The Hague, Netherlands

Madurodam

A miniature city, once ruled by the Queen of the Netherlands.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Police Museum

Housing a morgue, rare and confiscated weapons, and autopsy remains, the Vancouver police museum displays the dark side of Canada.
Vancouver, British Columbia

VanDusen Garden's Elizabethan Hedge Maze

This Elizabethan hedge maze is one of only six in North America.
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Sam Kee (Jack Chow) Building

At just six feet two inches deep, it is said by Guiness and Ripley to be the world’s narrowest freestanding office building.
Kalabaka, Greece

Meteora

Monasteries on rock pillars, once accessible only by frayed ropes.