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Hong Kong

Chungking Mansions

Teeming with illegal goods and services, this towering maze of vice is also a popular tourist accommodation.
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
Khwaeng Wat Arun, Thailand

Wat Arun

This dazzling Buddhist temple was constructed from over one million ceramic tiles salvaged from a British shipwreck.
Pattaya, Thailand

Sanctuary of Truth

A modern temple with an ancient philosophy.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon

Witnesses claim the Virgin Mary statue outside the church once mysteriously shed a single tear.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Reunification Palace

Meant to be a lavish presidential home, the palace became a symbol of the fall of South Vietnam.
ambon Kalai, Thailand

Ko Ta Pu (James Bond Island)

A tall karst islet popularized by 007.
Singapore

Singapore's Rooftop Pool

The largest pool at its elevation sits on top of one of the most expensive resorts in the world.
Singapore

Fountain of Wealth

This fountain was once heralded as the largest in the world.
Singapore

Merlion

This statue once earned the distinction as one of the "Three Major Disappointments of the World."
Singapore

Atlas Bar

A gorgeous gilded tower houses what may be the world's largest collection of gin.
Singapore

Southernmost Point of Continental Asia

Across this single-file rope bridge is what has been claimed to be the edge of continental Asia.
Singapore

Sri Mariamman Temple

Singapore's oldest Hindu temple.
Singapore

House of Tan Teng Niah

This house is one of the most colorful in the country, and is the last remaining example of a historic villa.
Singapore

Henderson Waves

The highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore looks like a series of undulating waves rising between two public parks.
Singapore

Little Guilin

A disused quarry turned lake in the middle of a residential district.
Aarhus, Denmark

Your Rainbow Panorama

This colorful artistic feature atop a Danish art gallery allows visitors to stroll through a rainbow.
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Thousands of coffin-like pillars make up this controversial Holocaust memorial.
Berlin, Germany

Stolpersteine Holocaust Memorials

Tiny memorials honor individual victims of the Holocaust.
Wrocław, Poland

The Train to Heaven

A 90-ton, gravity-defiant steam locomotive shoots for the skies in this bizarrely beautiful public artwork.
Wrocław, Poland

Wroclaw Dwarves

The silly symbol for an underground protest group is now scattered around the city.
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons.
Prague, Czechia

Speculum Alchemiae

The hidden lair of an alchemist rediscovered in a 2002 flood.
Prague, Czechia

Velvet Revolution Monument

Nine bronze hands protruding from a wall honor the student uprising that led to the fall of Czechoslovakia's Communist government.