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Jaipur, India

Chand Baori

Thousands of exquisitely carved stone water storage wells, hundreds of stone steps fill this exquisite medieval stepwell.
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.
Quepos, Costa Rica

El Avion Restaurant and Bar

Sister plane of the C-123 shot down during the Iran-Contra Affair has found a new purpose in retirement.
São Paulo, Brazil

Parque Trianon

This park feels like a lush little jungle full of wildlife nestled within São Paulo.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Terra Encantada (Enchanted Land)

Plagued by riots, celebrity injuries and a tragic death, this amusement park has been demolished.
Wahiawa, Hawaii

World's Largest Plant Maze

Race through the maze, get your name on the sign.
Gavaragiriya, Sri Lanka

Fa-Hien Lena (Pahiyangala Cave)

The remains of a 37,000-year-old prehistoric society were discovered in this mammoth cave, one of the largest in Asia.
Datia, India

Datia Palace

This deserted palace is one of the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture in India.
Saaremaa, Estonia

Kiipsaare Lighthouse

Once standing on solid ground, this slender beacon is a victim of the very shoreline it was charged with announcing.
Puthukkudiyiruppu, Sri Lanka

Sea Tigers Submarine Yard

Remains of military submarines built in secret jungle factories by the Tamil guerrillas' naval wing.