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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Hoia-Baciu Forest

Some call this eerie forest of crooked trees the "Bermuda Triangle of Romania."
Turda, Romania

Salina Turda

This massive underground salt mine now holds a sci-fi theme park in its depths.
Caraș-Severin, Romania

Bigar Waterfall

Moss and stone turn this waterfall into an otherworldly liquid veil.
Hunedoara, Romania

Corvin Castle

This fairy-tale castle would make Dracula (who is said to have been imprisoned there) jealous.
Lviv, Ukraine

Salo Art Museum

This cheeky restaurant has a serious devotion to lard sculptures.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Golden Gate of Kyiv

A reconstructed medieval gateway that was the magnificent entrance to the capital city dating back to 1037.
Odessa, Ukraine

Darth Vader Statue

A monument to Lenin has been transformed into a statue of everyone's favorite black-helmeted, fool-choking Sith Lord.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum

This unassuming museum's slogan translates to “there is a limit of sadness, anxiety has no limits."
Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa Catacombs

The largest catacomb system in the world.
Klevan, Ukraine

Tunnel of Love

This beautiful natural train tunnel is said to grant the wishes of visiting lovebirds.
Bommayapalayam, India

Auroville

This experimental utopian "city of the future" in rural India may hold a dark secret.
Chitradurga, India

Chitradurga Fort

This sprawling stronghold has been at the center of some of South India's bloodiest wars.
Booluvampatti, India

The Adiyogi Shiva Statue

The world's largest bust sculpture celebrates the Hindu deity, Shiva.
Kanchipuram, India

Athi Varadar Idol

An effigy of the deity emerges from a temple's water every 40 years.
Bylakuppe, India

Bylakuppe

The world's largest Tibetan refugee settlement.
Edurudona, India

Thimmamma Marrimanu

The world's largest banyan tree is followed by a community of worshippers.
Shravanabelagola, India

Gomateshvara

World's tallest monolithic statue has served as a pilgrimage site since its completion in 993 CE.
Mysore, India

Mysore Palace

Modest by day, illuminated majestically at sunset.
Lepakshi, India

Hanging Pillar of Lepakshi

Inside a beautiful Indian temple is a seemingly magical floating pillar that doesn't touch the ground.
Hogenakkal, India

Hogenakkal Falls

The Kaveri River cuts through the rocky terrain then drops off to form these misty falls.
Bengaluru, India

Neuropathology Brain Museum

India’s only Brain Museum displays over 200 fascinating ways that your brain might kill you.