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Helsinki, Finland

Suomenlinna Church

This church also serves as a lighthouse complete with a beacon.
Manchester, England

Mamucium Fort

Once used to protect important Roman trade routes.
Luang Prabang, Laos

Bamboo Bridges of Luang Prabang

These bamboo and rope bridges cross the Nam Khan River for six months every year.
Semaphore, Australia

Semaphore Time Ball Tower

This stone tower was built in the late 19th century to signal the time to ships in the water.
Helsinki, Finland

Lyhdynkantajat (The Lantern Bearers)

These enormous, stern-faced statues greet visitors with lanterns, and sometimes costumes.
Helsinki, Finland

Fortress of Suomenlinna

This irregularly shaped sea fortress has defended not one but three different sovereign states.
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Neak Pean

A small 12th-century temple surrounded by waters believed to have curative properties.
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Reclining Buddha of Baphuon Temple

Though it was originally dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, Baphuon was converted to a Buddhist temple in the 15th century, complete with a massive hidden statue.
Angkor, Cambodia

Phimeanakas

A secluded, little-known temple hidden amid the dense jungle.
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
Singapore

'Inscription of the Island'

An artist crafted this lonely left hand as an imagined relic from Singapore's history.
Singapore

Little Guilin

A disused quarry turned lake in the middle of a residential district.
Singapore

German Girl Shrine

A Singapore shrine to an unnamed German girl who has become a local deity.
Singapore

Old Hill Street Police Station

Rainbow shutters decorate this former police station.
Singapore

Singapore Philatelic Museum

Postal archives over 150 years old offer a window into Singapore's culture and tradition.
Singapore

Keramat Iskandar Shah

A venerated grave atop an ancient royal hill, often attributed to the last king of Singapura.
Singapore

Prisoner of War Steps

The history of those incarcerated in Singapore during World War II is etched into the bricks of a popular staircase.
Helsinki, Finland

Kamppi Chapel

An alien church provides much needed silence in the midst of a Finland shopping center.
Helsinki, Finland

Pohjola Insurance Building

This insurance company building reminds customers that witches, bears, and gnomes are out there, best be insured.
Los Angeles, California

Cahuenga Building

This bank is widely believed to be the inspiration for the offices of Philip Marlowe, the hardboiled detective featured in a number of Raymond Chandler's stories.
Honolulu, Hawaii

The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu

On Waikīkī Beach, a monument to four extraordinary individuals of dual male and female spirits who brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawai'i.
Los Angeles, California

Mt. Hollywood Tunnel

This nondescript tunnel has been featured in dozens of films and TV shows.
Rijeka, Croatia

PEEK&POKE Computer Museum

This Croatian computer club features such gaming relics as the infamous Virtual Boy and an 8-bit Pacman machine.
Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka Tunnel

This military tunnel dates back to World War II and provides visitors with a little wartime adrenaline.