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Seoul, South Korea

Metro Farm

Some of the freshest vegetables in Seoul are grown in a subway station.
Paju, South Korea

Third Tunnel of Aggression

Secret North Korean passage discovered below the world's most dangerous border.
Paju, South Korea

Dora Observatory

The best place for scenic views of the DMZ and North Korea.
Seoul, South Korea

Museum Kimchikan

Tracking the 1,500-year history of Korea's star cabbage.
Seoul, South Korea

Jongmyo Shrine

The supreme shrine of the state.
Seoul, South Korea

Seonjeongneung

The burial ground of two kings and a queen is now a calm city park in the middle of bustling Seoul.
Gyeongju, South Korea

Wolji Pond

This human-made pond is part of a Korean palace complex first built in the 7th century.
Hapcheon, South Korea

Tripitaka Koreana

Over 80,000 carved wood blocks make up one of the world's oldest intact Buddhist canons.
Karlovy Vary, Czechia

Karl Marx Monument

A larger-than-life statue of the German revolutionist stands proud in a small town where he never lived.
Karlovy Vary, Czechia

Kaiserbad Spa

Before serving as James Bond's Casino Royale, this Victorian-era spa catered to the world's elite.
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons.
Regensburg, Germany

Document Neupfarrplatz

From Ancient Rome to WWII, Neupfarrplatz has over 2,000 years of history underneath its main square.
Idrija, Slovenia

Idrija Mercury Mine

This was the second largest mercury mine in the world and one of the oldest preserved mine complexes in Europe.
Vienna, Austria

Gasometer Town

Apartment complexes built into huge repurposed natural gas tanks.
Vienna, Austria

Dominikanerkirche (Dominican Church)

An exquisite Baroque church in Vienna's old town.
Vienna, Austria

Ungarisches Haus (Hungarian House)

The townhouse where the "Blood Countess" Elizabeth Báthory started her murderous career.
Vienna, Austria

Wiener Pestsäule (Vienna Plague Column)

Baroque celebration of the end of the Great Plague of Vienna.
Vienna, Austria

The Lost Garden of Schloss Schonbrunn

The topiary maze at the Habsburg hunting lodge.
Krakow, Poland

Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Inside this Krakow church, an explosion of psychedelic color.
Krakow, Poland

Dżok the Dog Monument

A statue commemorating a Polish dog who took his role as man's best friend very seriously.
Sark, Guernsey

Sark Dark Sky Island

The first island in the world designated a light-pollution-free astronomical observation point.
Konak, Turkey

Agora of Smyrna

An underground network of massive stone arches and their skylit vaults support ruins of portico structures above.
Kemer, Turkey

Hadrian’s Gate

This arch granting triumphal entrance into Antalya was designed to honor the emperor's visit.
Istanbul, Turkey

Pera Palace Hotel

This historic hotel preserves many treasures from its heyday hosting passengers on the Orient Express.