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Krakow, Poland

Statue of Jan Matejko

Extremely famous in his native country, this Cracovian painter is all but unknown beyond Polish borders.
Karpacz, Poland

Karpacz's Gravitational Anomaly

On this Polish road, an optical illusion makes cars seem to roll uphill.
Wysoka, Poland

St. Annaberg Thingstätte

One of the largest amphitheaters in Europe is a former Nazi gathering place that still stands today.
Krakow, Poland

Nowa Huta

This sprawling concrete suburb of Kraków was designed by the Soviet Union as the model proletarian city.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Slavín

Thousands of slain Soviet soldiers are buried within the shadow of this enormous obelisk.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Most SNP

This Slovak bridge is known both for its connection to a national uprising and its UFO-shaped eatery.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Obrazáreň pri Dóme

An abandoned church with dreamlike images in place of windows.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Cumil the Sewer Worker

This Slovakian statue of an emerging sewer worker might just be a bronze peeping tom.
Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Cycling Through The Trees

This bike path traverses the treetops.
Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Dambulla Royal Cave Temple

This ancient cave temple complex is the largest and best-preserved temple complex in Sri Lanka.
Moneragala, Sri Lanka

Biso Pokuna

This enigmatic stone pool is all that remains of an ancient palace.
Brugge, Belgium

Torture Museum Bruges

Inside this former medieval prison is a collection of objects designed to inflict unbelievable pain and suffering on the human body and mind.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Church of Our Saviour

Climb to the top of its spiral spire for spectacular views of Copenhagen.
Halle, Belgium

The Blue Forest

Each spring, a dreamlike carpet of bluebells overtakes the forest floor of this Belgian woods.
Brno, Czechia

Brno Ossuary

Europe's second largest ossuary wasn't discovered until 2001.
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

This sacred fig tree with a link to the Buddha is one of the oldest human-planted trees in the world.
Beruwala, Sri Lanka

Kande Vihara

This amazing mountain temple is topped by one of the tallest sitting Buddha statues in the world.
Moneragala, Sri Lanka

Buduruwagala

Seven beautiful 1,000-year-old rock-cut Buddhist statues.
Kalutara, Sri Lanka

Richmond Castle in Kalutara

This palatial, 99-doored Colonial mansion is a marvel of architectural fusion.
Moneragala, Sri Lanka

Udawalawe National Park

Huge herds of Asian elephants can be seen walking, bathing, and just chilling at this Sri Lankan park.
Marknesse, Netherlands

Waterloopbos

This former hydraulic laboratory is now a woodland dotted with old engineering models.
Lovagny, France

Gorges du Fier

A suspended footbridge allows for traversing this gorge carved through the French Alps.
Brno, Czechia

11-Year-Old Mozart Statue

This strange statue depicts a young boy's body with an adult Mozart's head and a single wing.
Tunisia

Mos Espa

An abandoned film set location for a remote spaceport in a galaxy far, far away hides in the Tunisian desert.