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Việt Hưng, Vietnam

Snake Village

This tiny Vietnamese village is known for eating snakes and serving their still-beating hearts in shots of vodka.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Cafe Pho Co

Walk through a clothing store, across a courtyard, and up several flights of stairs for delicious coffee with a side of beautiful views.
Hanoi, Vietnam

B-52 Wreckage

Monument to a brutal, ineffectual US bombing campaign and a sobering reminder of the human cost of the Vietnam War.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh's perfectly preserved body has been on display here since 1975.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi's Train Street

Twice a day a speeding train passes only inches from the homes of this residential neighborhood.
Hội An, Vietnam

Reaching Out Teahouse

Located off a bustling strip, a silent teahouse employs workers with hearing- or speech-related disabilities.
Thọ Quang, Vietnam

Lady Buddha

Vietnam's largest Buddha statue depicts a female sage.
Da Nang, Vietnam

Fire-Breathing Dragon Bridge

This bridge is embedded with a giant steel dragon that breathes fire from its mouth.
Hòa Phú, Vietnam

Golden Bridge

This spectacular bridge supported by two gigantic hands looks like something out of a fantasy universe.
North Coogee, Australia

The South Fremantle Power Station

The ruins of a once prosperous power station have become a mouldering seaside gem.
Fremantle, Australia

Tom Edwards Memorial Fountain

A monument to a working class martyr.
North Fremantle, Australia

Dingo Flour Sign

Visible from both land and sea.
Perth, Australia

Bottle Cap Tree

Hundreds of people walk past this palm tree every day without spotting its secret.
Perth, Australia

The Perth Mint

This Western Australian mint was established during the height of the Australian gold rush.
Hyden, Australia

Wave Rock

This gracefully curving formation looks like a massive wave that was suddenly turned to stone.
Norseman, Australia

Disappointment Rock

No one seems to know who suffered the disappointment at this particular place.
Esperance, Australia

Skylab’s Remains

A tiny museum in Esperance, Australia, displays a bunch of space debris from NASA’s Skylab.
Australia

Lake Hillier

An Australian lake whose pink hue defies scientific explanation.
Caiguna, Australia

Giant Readymix Logo

Some of the world's largest letters are carved into the limestone bedrock of the Nullarbor Plain.
Border Village, Australia

Nullarbor Links

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

Penong Windmill Museum

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

Port Pirie Barnacle Bill

Worship at the altar of seafood at this fish-and-chip shop housed inside the town's oldest stone church.
Brisbane, Australia

Streets Beach

Brisbane's manmade urban beach has enough water to fill five Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Brisbane, Australia

Hector Vasyli Memorial

A nearly lost tribute to an 11-year-old boy killed during a World War I homecoming parade.