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Ruokolahti, Finland

Kummakivi Balancing Rock

Legend has this precariously placed rock brought there by giants, science has another explanation.
Saint-Rivoal, France

Mont Saint-Michel de Brasparts

An isolated 17th-century chapel on a remarkable site once dedicated to Celtic sun worship.
Huelgoat, France

Trembling Rock

If they push on just the right spot, even the weakest person can move this titanic boulder.
Carnac, France

Carnac Stones

Hundreds of prehistoric stones, arranged in perfect lines in a French field.
Chartres, France

Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral

The famous winding walk at Chartres is surrounded in mystery and myth.
Chobe, Botswana

African Quadripoint

There is only one place in the world where the corners of four nations come together.
Vredefort, South Africa

Vredefort Impact Crater

The world's largest impact crater is mainly eroded but still remembers the planet's violent history.
Windhoek, Namibia

National Museum of Namibia

Held in a fort that once stood for colonization of the area, this museum now tells the history of its indigenous people.
Windhoek, Namibia

The Gibeon Meteorites

A public display of prehistoric space rocks named for the Namibia village where they were found.
Cape Town, South Africa

Foreshore Freeway Bridge

Despite many attempts to finish this bridge, it has been abandoned since the 1970s.
Cape Town, South Africa

Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary

This African beach is home to thousands of rare mainland penguins that are known for their annoying voice.
Cape Town, South Africa

Chapman's Peak Drive

This road winds through the steep coastal cliffside offering spectacular views for those who brave the drive.
Cape Town, South Africa

Bo Kaap

Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, Bo Kaap is a colorfully-painted township located in the “Mother City” of South Africa.
Giessen, Germany

Schlammbeiser Statue

Commemorating a unique medieval profession: men who collected feces.
Giessen, Germany

The Three Gossips

A statue beloved by—and named by—the local townsfolk it represents.
Finland

Högberget Cave

Crawling into this primordial cave may feel disconcertingly familiar.
Myingyan, Myanmar (Burma)

Mount Popa

Myanmar's Mount Olympus atop a 2,500-foot volcanic plug.
Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)

Bagan

Over 2,000 ancient temples dot the Myanmar landscape at the site of this famed archaeological site.
Bago, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwethalyaung Buddha of Bago

The second largest reclining Buddha in the world got "lost" for over 120 years.
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwedagon Pagoda

This gem-encrusted temple is said to contain some of the Buddha's hair which can make the deaf hear and the blind see.
Thaton District, Myanmar (Burma)

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

A precariously perched golden rock defies gravity and brings pilgrims from across Myanmar.
Doha, Qatar

'Untitled (Lamp/Bear)'

This 23-foot-tall bear stands amid the hustle and bustle of Hamad International Airport.
Doha, Qatar

Souq Waqif

Qatar's oldest market can trace its origins back more than a century.
Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo Museum

The place to be if you love vintage Swedish cars.