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Sydney, Australia

Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair

A 19th-century perch for spotting sailing ships now boasts one of the most iconic views in the Southern Hemisphere.
Sydney, Australia

Eric the Pliosaur

The bones of this aquatic dinosaur turned to opal over the centuries and the beast's remains were almost sold as jewelry.
Sydney, Australia

Justice and Police Museum

This grim museum collects artifacts and evidence of some of the most sensational antipodean crimes.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Sydney, Australia

Thylacine Taxidermy

A rare specimen of an iconic extinct animal in downtown Sydney.
Hong Kong

Man Mo Temple Complex

A serene space tucked amid the skyscrapers of Hong Kong's bustling financial district.
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Bab Agnaou

One of the two original gateways into the Kasbah, this gateway is a nesting site for storks.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Bahia Palace

This vast masterpiece of Moroccan architecture spreads across 20 acres.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Saadian Tombs

Deliberately hidden for centuries, the magnificent Saadian Tombs were eventually uncovered in 1917.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Jemaa el-Fna Square

Fortune tellers, snake charmers, poets, and storytellers all gather on this historic square in Morocco.
Rabat, Morocco

Kasbah of the Udayas

Morocco’s modern capital was once a haven for Barbary pirates, who went so far as to establish a republic of their own.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Musée de La Femme (Women’s Museum)

North Africa's first museum of its kind preserves the culture of Moroccan women and their artistic achievements. 
Fez, Morocco

Chouara Leather Tannery

Traditional 11th-century outdoor tannery.
Casablanca, Morocco

Hassan II Mosque

An awe-inspiring mosque in Morocco with the tallest minaret in the world.
Fez, Morocco

Fes el-Bali

Thousands of narrow alleyways in an ancient medieval city make up what's believed to be the world's largest car-free urban zone.
Meknes, Morocco

Volubilis Archaeological Site

Mosaics, storks, and brothels—this ancient city has it all.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Cathedral

This massive Brazilian church is built like an angular, technicolor pyramid left by Mayans from the future.
Montevideo, Uruguay

Estadio Centenario

This historic stadium was built to host the first-ever FIFA World Cup.
Montevideo, Uruguay

Palacio Salvo

The design of the Palacio Salvo has been described as "a lighthouse on top of a building."
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mafalda Monument

These small sculptures pay homage to the lovable star of an iconic Argentine comic strip.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Casa Mínima

The narrowest house in Buenos Aires is less than 10 feet wide.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Zanjón de Granados

Museum housed in underground tunnels that date back to Buenos Aires's earliest settlements.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Caminito

A bright little alley in La Boca is a part of tango history.