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Hong Kong

Wong Tai Sin Temple

Taoism, Buddhist and Confucianism are all represented in this temple that claims to answer anyone's wishes.
Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Colonial Post Boxes

These post boxes from a bygone era have been the source of controversy and debate.
Hong Kong

Quarry Bay 'Monster Building'

This hulking behemoth is actually five interconnected towers built in the 1960s.
Hong Kong

A Sky Full of Gods and Buddhas

Thousands of abandoned statues of deities are taken to this hillside in southern Hong Kong.
Hong Kong

Chungking Mansions

Teeming with illegal goods and services, this towering maze of vice is also a popular tourist accommodation.
Hong Kong

Kowloon Walled City Park

Remnants of the most densely packed city in world history, that thrived on anarchy for 30 years.
Xuzhou, China

Western Han Dynasty Terracotta Warriors Museum

The tiny statues form China's only known terracotta army from the Han dynasty.
Beijing, China

Great Wall of China Slide

Why walk on this historical site when you can zoom down instead?
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
Panama City, Panama

Iglesia de la Merced

This church was transported brick by brick from the ruins of a 16th-century city into Panama City's current historic district.
Kotor, Montenegro

Fortifications of Kotor

These historic defenses ensured the city within would survive hundreds of years of occupations, sieges, and invasions.
Skopje, North Macedonia

The Statues of Skopje

These abundant, over-the-top monuments are so widely scattered that they define the entire compact capital cityscape, often leading to jokes about whether there are more statues than residents.
Prizren, Kosovo

Arasta Mosque Minaret

This lonely minaret with an unusual decorative symbol is all that remains of a historic Ottoman mosque.
Prizren, Kosovo

Our Lady of Ljeviš

A 14th-century Serbian Orthodox church that was once converted into a mosque under the much-disfavored Ottoman Empire.
Riga, Latvia

Monument to the Latvian Riflemen

A statue built to honor the elite soldiers who fought for Latvia during World War I.
Riga, Latvia

House of the Blackheads

The reconstruction of this prominent building fulfilled a long-written command.
Riga, Latvia

The Three Brothers

The oldest housing complex in Riga is a mini timeline of architectural trends.
Narva, Estonia

Narva Lenin

A statue of the Soviet leader still stands in a quiet corner of Estonia’s most Russian city.
Narva, Estonia

Monument to Paul Keres

Visitors can sit and study the board with this Estonian chess legend and International Grandmaster.
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn Black Angus Sculpture

A unique sculpture calls the outside of this steakhouse home.
Tallinn, Estonia

Saint Olaf's Church

During the Soviet era, the spire of this longstanding church was used as a radio transmission tower.
Tallinn, Estonia

Hellemann Tower and City Walls

Walk along the medieval fortifications that have been protecting Tallinn since the 14th century.
Tallinn, Estonia

Old Thomas

The Guardian of Tallinn.
Sillamäe, Estonia

Sillamäe

This Soviet-era "closed town" was a top secret uranium producer often left off of maps.