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Bewdley, England

Dowles Graveyard

The church is gone, but the graves and legends remain.
Kinver, England

Holy Austin Rock Houses

The last occupied troglodyte dwellings in England weren't abandoned until the 1960s.
Telford, England

The Frog Clock

This whimsical, unique clock has been entertaining shoppers for well over 20 years.
Bangkok, Thailand

Democracy Monument

Bangkok celebrated its shifting monarchy with a militaristic homage to democracy.
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.
Varanasi, India

Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple

Known as the leaning temple, the sacred structure has somehow developed a severe nine-degree slant.
Varanasi, India

Cremation Ghats of Varanasi

Many Hindus make the long pilgrimage to this holy city to have their remains burned on the banks of the Ganges River.
Amer, India

Amber Fort

This opulent 16th-century Maharaja’s palace is a unique mix of Hindu and Muslim designs.
Jaipur, India

Jal Mahal

More than half of this Indian palace is drowned but it looks all the more spectacular for it.
Jaipur, India

Palace of Winds

The 953 windows undoubtedly make this the world's most beautiful screened porch.
Nang Lae, Thailand

Baan Dam - Black House

An entire elephant skeleton, snake skin table runner, and thousands of animal remains become art in Thailand's Black House.
Tambon Pa O Don Chai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun

White Buddhist Temple with a golden restroom.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh Memorial Stupa

5,000 skulls in memorial to those killed by the Khmer Rouge.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tuol Sleng

Khmer Rouge's high security prison.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phsar Thmei (Central Market)

One of the biggest markets in Asia, under one of the continent's largest domes.
Kantuot, Cambodia

Preah Vihear Temple

This impressive clifftop temple was once at the center of an international custody dispute.
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
Hòa Phú, Vietnam

Golden Bridge

This spectacular bridge supported by two gigantic hands looks like something out of a fantasy universe.
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.
Napier, New Zealand

Opossum World

This museum/fur store is devoted to educating guests on how awful opossums can be.
Birmingham, England

Birmingham Walk of Stars

The star-studded street honors the city's most notable Brummies.
Birmingham, England

Newman Brothers Coffin Works

England's foremost purveyor of funeral furniture hasn't changed a bit since the 1960s.
Birmingham, England

Curzon Street Station

This historic abandoned train station looks like a stop for ghost trains.