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Brownsville, Tennessee

Billy Tripp's Mindfield

An oversized metal construction of Billy Tripp's moods going through life.
Brownsville, Tennessee

Tina Turner Museum

A restored, one-room African-American schoolhouse in the diva's hometown now preserves the legacy of its most famous student.
Bangkok, Thailand

Elephant Building

This Bangkok high-rise looks like a rudimentary LEGO elephant.
Bangkok, Thailand

Erawan Shrine

A shrine built to combat the bad karma of a commercial venture.
Tambon Pa Fa, Thailand

Wat Pa Thewapithak

The skeletons, demons, and corpses serve as a warning of the terrors of Buddhist Hell.
Kyoto, Japan

Hōnen-in Temple

The cemetery houses the remains of Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, one of Japan's most famous novelists.
Taipei City, Taiwan

Tuned Mass Damper of Taipei 101

Enormous pendulum helps keep Taiwan's tallest building from swaying.
Magelang, Indonesia

Borobudur

Hundreds of Buddhas in a re-discovered Indonesian temple.
Kecamatan Prambanan, Indonesia

Prambanan

This massive complex is made up of hundreds of smaller temples that date back to the ninth century.
Tambon Phai Cham Sin, Thailand

Thailand's Biggest Buddha

The golden Buddha statue at the Wat Muang Monastery is the tallest in Thailand, and the ninth-tallest in the world.
Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Arun

This dazzling Buddhist temple was constructed from over one million ceramic tiles salvaged from a British shipwreck.
Khlong Mai, Thailand

Wat Samphran Temple

An enormous dragon scales the walls of this 17-story temple.
Mae Klong, Thailand

Maeklong Railway Market

Six times a day a train runs right through the middle of this Thai street market, sending vendors scrambling.
Ban Tai, Thailand

Death Railway Bridge

This bridge made famous in a novel and on-screen wasn't actually built over the river Kwai.
Tambon Nong Lu, Thailand

Wat Saam Prasob, the Sunken Temple

During the rainy season, this temple is almost entirely submerged, accessible only by boat.
Chiang Mai, Thailand

The World Museum of Insects and Natural Wonders

This extensive collection of dead bugs may be the world's most idiosyncratic and personal insect museum.
Tambon Pong Ngam, Thailand

Doi Tung Trenches

The Thai Army has dug deep trenches along the Thai/Myanmar border to prevent drug smuggling.
Po, Thailand

Phu Chi Fah

This mountain sunrise is one of the most breathtaking views in Thailand, yet well off the tourist trail.
Vientiane, Laos

Patuxai

When the USA donated cement and funds to expand the airport in Laos, the Laotians built a massive monument instead.
Gharapuri, India

Elephanta Caves

An extraordinary "City of Caves" carved from solid stone.
Mumbai, India

Bandra Fort

Designed as a 17th-century watchtower, the former fort is now a popular sunset haunt.
Mumbai, India

Tower of Silence in Mumbai

A Zoroastrian funerary tower where excarnation rituals are carried out is threatened by the area's dwindling vulture population.
Mumbai, India

The Lion & Tiger Statues

These animal carvings stand as a representation of India and Britain.
Bodhgaya, India

Mahabodhi Temple

Siddhartha Gautama sat here and received enlightenment.