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Fontenay-en-Parisis, France

Goussainville-Vieux Pays

The post-apocalyptic remnants of a bucolic town ruined by a plane crash.
Ouidah, Benin

La Porte du Non-Retour (The Door of No Return)

A monument to the more than one million enslaved Africans deported from the port of Ouidah.
Ouidah, Benin

The Temple of Pythons

Dozens of snakes are housed and worshipped within the walls of this Vodun temple.
Cotonou, Benin

Ganvie Lake Village

Africa's Venice on stilts.
Dissani, Togo

Koutammakou

The unique building practices of the Batammariba reflect the community's deep reverence for and connection to the earth.
Tallinn, Estonia

Hellemann Tower and City Walls

Walk along the medieval fortifications that have been protecting Tallinn since the 14th century.
Helsinki, Finland

Lyhdynkantajat (The Lantern Bearers)

These enormous, stern-faced statues greet visitors with lanterns, and sometimes costumes.
Heimaey, Iceland

Eldheimar Museum

This museum explores how a 1973 volcanic eruption forever changed this small Icelandic island.
Bruère-Allichamps, France

Bruère-Allichamps Borne Milliaire

Designed to mark the geographical center of France.
Étretat, France

Monument L'Oiseau Blanc

In 1927, a biplane disappeared while attempting to complete the first non-stop transatlantic flight between Paris and New York City. This memorial stands at the last place it was seen.
Paris, France

Notre Dame du Travail Church

The industrial architecture honors the laborers who brought the Exposition Universelle of 1900 to life.
Trakai, Lithuania

Trakai Island Castle

Over time, this castle grew to encompass the entire island.
Port-d'Envaux, France

Les Lapidiales

A quarry cum sculpture park where the works of art are chiseled into the very walls.
Kharkhorin, Mongolia

Kharkhorin Rock

A mysterious phallic rock on the grounds of a Buddhist monastery.
Harhorin, Mongolia

Imperial Map Monument

History, geography, and shamanism meet in this eye-catching monument to the greatness of three empires.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Central Museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs

An exceptional assortment of fossils recovered from private collections.
Bulgan, Mongolia

Flaming Cliffs

Dinosaur eggs were first discovered at these fiery red cliffs.
Kharkhorin, Mongolia

Erdene Zuu

The oldest Buddhist monastery in Mongolia has survived centuries of invasions, political shifts, and religious purges.
Mongolia

Khustain Nuruu National Park

The grassy landscape is home to the world's last truly wild horses.
Zanzibar, Tanzania

Slave Market Memorial

This monument is a stark reminder of the horrors of the Zanzibar slave trade.
Zanzibar, Tanzania

Tippu Tip's House

This slowly crumbling mansion was home to one of East Africa's richest and most powerful slave traders.
Zanzibar, Tanzania

The House of Wonders

In Zanzibar, a historic 19th-century palace is a reminder of the world's shortest war.
Zanzibar, Tanzania

Mercury House

Freddie Mercury's childhood home is now a monument to the iconic Queen rockstar.
Kusini, Tanzania

Kuza Cave

This sacred, circular cave is lined with pools so clear and still that it's hard to tell where the water begins.