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Greece

The Oracle of Delphi

The hallucinogenic center of the ancient world.
Myanmar (Burma)

Thanboddhay Pagoda

Luxurious devotion and 500,000 images of Buddha in Myanmar.
Hpa-An, Myanmar (Burma)

Saddar Cave

Caves full of Buddhist statues, incredible rock formations and a deserted lagoon.
Thaton District, Myanmar (Burma)

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

A precariously perched golden rock defies gravity and brings pilgrims from across Myanmar.
Malmö, Sweden

'The Knotted Gun'

This poignant sculpture of a gnarled weapon is a symbol of non-violence.
Torino, Italy

Piazza Statuto

This fountain is dedicated to the workers who perished constructing the Fréjus Rail Tunnel.
Lisbon, Portugal

Church Sagrado Coração

Tucked away inside this concrete building is a church and its grand display of brutalist architecture.
Lisbon, Portugal

Panorâmico de Monsanto

This now abandoned restaurant provides some of the most amazing views of Lisboa.
Lisbon, Portugal

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

One man's remarkable private collection of art from around the world.
Alcantarilha, Portugal

Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones)

This unassuming chapel in Portugal plays host to a ghoulish collection of bones.
Guimarães, Portugal

Castelo de Guimarães (Guimarães Castle)

This castle has links to Portugal’s founding and struggles for independence.
Bangkok, Thailand

Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute

A collection of poisonous snakes and reptiles for the whole family to enjoy.
Naypyitaw, Myanmar (Burma)

The Road through Naypyidaw

A deserted 20-lane highway runs through Myanmar's empty capital city.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat

An Amsterdam street lined with antique shops each one dedicated to a different obscure collection.
Hjärup, Sweden

Jakriborg

This cobblestoned medieval-style town was entirely constructed in the 1990s and 2000s.
Helsinki, Finland

Kamppi Chapel

An alien church provides much needed silence in the midst of a Finland shopping center.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnil Museum of Illusions

Things aren't quite what they seem at this mind-bending museum.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Margutis Easter Egg

A 300-kilogram egg sculpture that embodied a neighborhood revival.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights

This former KGB building is now a museum memorializing the people who suffered during the Soviet regime.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Literatų Gatvė (Literature Street)

Plaques celebrating Lithuanian writers freckle a wall of this picture-perfect path.
Rilski manastir, Bulgaria

Rila Monastery

This historic black and white monastery is one of Bulgaria's architectural jewels.
Athens, Greece

Anafiotika

The Cycladic architecture makes this Athens neighborhood feel like an island paradise hidden in the shadow of the Acropolis.
Vienna, Austria

Stephansdom Crypt

The crypt of the imposing Stephensdom holds royal intestines and thousands of skeletons.
London, England

'The Ambassadors'

A mysterious shape catches the eye in this 16th-century painting.