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Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond as seen from the grounds of Ross Priory. (Margaret MacGillivray/Atlas Obscura)
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area
56.0453, -4.5356
Manneken Pis in US Air Force uniform
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe
50.8450, 4.3500
Zinneke Pis
Brussels, Belgium

Zinneke Pis

Meet the bronze beloved pet to a family of famous peeing statues
50.8488, 4.3456
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
55.9471, -3.1928
Chapel interior.
St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Dog Chapel

Small chapel celebrating the spiritual bond between dogs and humans
44.4445, -71.9766
Medieval Clock at Salisbury Cathedral. (Wikimedia Commons)
Salisbury, England

Medieval Clock at Salisbury Cathedral

Oldest working mechanical clock in the world
51.0661, -1.7975
Stones and Henge, respectively.
England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
51.1797, -1.8265
Camac Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Camac Street

The last of Philadelphia's wood-paved streets is now a landmark of terrible engineering
39.9487, -75.1614
The Grand Court and Organ
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Building

The first American department store, and home to the largest operating musical instrument in the world
39.9514, -75.1621
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Masonic Temple of Philadelphia

Huge masonic hall in Philadelphia with lavishly themed rooms
39.9534, -75.1633
Jiuquan, China

Crescent Lake

A lush desert oasis in the shape of a narrow crescent
40.1421, 94.6620
Memorial Hall with Taipei 101 in the background.
Xinyi District, Taiwan

Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall

Memorial to the father of the Republic of China
25.0400, 121.5599
The entrance to underground naval headquarters.
Tomigusuku, Japan

Naval Underground Headquarters

Elaborate series of tunnels where traces of mass suicide are still visible
26.1610, 127.6689
Nagano's Darkroom
Nagano, Japan

Nagano's Darkroom

This ancient temple is set up to take you on a pilgrimage of self
36.6616, 138.1886
Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamondo
Hiraizumi, Japan

Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamondo

Founded over a thousand years ago, this shrine is said to be built on the site of a warlord's harem prison
38.9867, 141.1138
Tokyo, Japan

Kan'ei-ji Temple

A Buddhist temple to honor insects that died for science.
35.7219, 139.7747
Hachikō at the station
Tokyo, Japan

Hachiko

After a profound show of devotion for his master, a dog becomes the symbol of loyalty for an entire nation
35.7180, 139.7788
The Demarcation Line marking the border between the two countries
Paju, South Korea

Korean Demilitarized Zone

Last frontier of the Cold War
37.9556, 126.6766
Third Tunnel of Aggression. (Wikimedia Commons)
Paju-si, South Korea

Third Tunnel of Aggression

Secret North Korean passage discovered below the world's most dangerous border
37.9164, 126.6987
Seoul, South Korea

War Memorial of Korea

Home to more than 13,000 pieces of war memorabilia and military equipment
37.5295, 126.9647
Seodaemun Prison's main hall.
Seoul, South Korea

Seodaemun Prison

A chilling monument to Korean patriots who resisted the Japanese occupation.
37.5743, 126.9559
Gyeongju-si, South Korea

Cheomseongdae

Numerical symbolism abound at East Asia's oldest observatory
35.8364, 129.2218
Dazu Rock Carvings
Chongqing, China

Dazu Rock Carvings

Comprised of thousands of cave temple carvings this cornucopia of ancient Chinese stone art is unrivaled anywhere in the world
29.7035, 105.7124
Sengaku-Ji
Tokyo, Japan

Sengaku-Ji

This Buddhist temple is home to the graves of the Japanese national legends, the 47 Ronin
35.6377, 139.7363