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Port Hedland, Australia

Black Rock Stakes Sculpture

This sculpture honors the legacy of Australia's now-defunct, Black Rock Stakes wheelbarrow race.
Derby, Australia

Derby Boab 'Prison Tree'

Critics argue this boab tree has been mislabeled for the sake of dark tourism, undermining its spiritual significance.
Sri Lanka

Shark Point Reef

One of the few places where inexperienced snorkelers can spot a shark.
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Kayman’s Gate Bell Tower

A neglected bell tower in modern Colombo is a symbol of the city's colonial past.
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Koneswaram Temple

An ancient temple to the Hindu god Shiva surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery.
Moyenne Island, Seychelles

Moyenne Island

A newspaper editor turned this abandoned island into a tortoise nature preserve that's now the world's smallest national park.
Mombasa, Kenya

Fort Jesus

This colonial fort is an intriguing example of Renaissance military architecture.
Malindi, Kenya

Marafa Depression

Strange sandstone canyon known as the "place broken by itself."
Malindi, Kenya

Gedi Ruins

Abandoned city hidden from the world by tropical forest and isolation on the coast of Kenya.
Penong, Australia

Penong Windmill Museum

A tiny town's spinning, whirling propeller collection holds Australia's largest windmill.
Holbrook, Australia

HMAS Otway

The decommissioned submarine is now the symbol of a small, inland Australian town.
Atherton, Australia

Hou Wang Temple

The last timber and iron Chinese temple in Australia.
Dumbleyung, Australia

Site of 1964 World Water Speed Record

Australia's Dumbleyung Lake facilitated the first daredevil who ever broke both the land and water speed record in the same year.
North Fremantle, Australia

Dingo Flour Sign

Visible from both land and sea.
Broken Hill, Australia

Big Ant

Designed by artist Pro Hart, built elsewhere in 1980.
Canberra, Australia

Australian-American Memorial

From a distance, this statue of an eagle looks like a giant chicken on a stick.
Fremantle, Australia

Tom Edwards Memorial Fountain

A monument to a working class martyr.
West Bathurst, Australia

Big Gold Panner

Hopefully inspecting his tin pan for little nuggets of gold.
Canberra, Australia

The Shine Dome

This copper-coated, multi-arched dome is surrounded by a moat and lights up at night.
South Wharf, Australia

Polly Woodside

This historic tall ship traveled 1.5 million miles around the globe, and once did duty as the mythical pirate ship in Peter Pan.
Cairns, Australia

Cairns Library Bats

These flying foxes dangle from the trees around the library like fuzzy black fruit.
Border Village, Australia

Nullarbor Links

The holes in the world's longest golf course are in a series of different towns.
Wauchope, Australia

Big Bull

Large enough to house an internal gift shop.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Bunch of Bananas

Roadside display for a popular fruit and vegetable stand.