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Brim, Australia

Brim Silo Murals

These giant grain silo portraits capture elements of rural life in Australia.
Bangkok, Thailand

Robot Building

The bank's whimsical shape was inspired by a child’s toy.
Los Angeles, California

Wat Thai Temple Food Market

Every weekend, the parking lot of this Buddhist temple turns into a Thai street-food paradise.
Beverly Hills, California

Beverly Hills Bermuda Triangle

One of the richest places in the United States has a cursed street.
Vientiane, Laos

Patuxai

When the USA donated cement and funds to expand the airport in Laos, the Laotians built a massive monument instead.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Spitting Caves

A unique set of caves that spits waves back out into the ocean.
Hana, Hawaii

Hana Lava Tube

A tunnel of hardened lava along Maui’s famous Road to Hana.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Koko Crater Trail

Climbing this abandoned railway leads to breathtaking vistas of O‘ahu.
Kaneohe, Hawaii

Battery Cooper Bunker

This World War II-era bunker is now packed with posters and props from movies and TV shows filmed nearby.
Los Angeles, California

Venice of America Canals

After starting as a whimsical tourist attraction that eventually found its way to ruin, these renovated canals offer a lush and exotic locale on the Pacific Coast.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
Washington, D.C.

Georgetown Waterfront

The little-known, 300-year history of the area includes former lives as a bustling tobacco port, parking lot, and industrial dump.
Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian Sushi Collection

Seemingly unremarkable items like empty sushi trays, chef hats, and freshness stickers are being preserved so future generations can look back on this beloved cultural import.
Washington, D.C.

Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega

The "lovely red Vega" of the legendary record-settling pilot.
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Airport Runway

High winds and a short landing strip make this one of the scariest runways in the world.
Yuchi Township, Taiwan

Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village

This Taiwan attraction is part anthropological journey through a fading native culture and part Six Flags rip off.
Hong Kong

HSBC Building Feng Shui Cannons

Two cannon-like cranes were installed on top of the bank building to fend off bad feng shui.
Baturiti, Indonesia

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

This tiny lake temple dedicated to a water goddess seems to float on the surface.
Hilo, Hawaii

Waiānuenue (Rainbow Falls)

This legendary urban waterfall creates a dazzling display of rainbows.
Bukit Batok, Singapore

Little Guilin

A disused quarry turned lake in the middle of a residential district.
Trunyan, Indonesia

Trunyan

One native village in Bali lays their dead at the foot of a holy tree whose natural fragrance seems to hide the stench as the bodies decompose.
Rantepao, Indonesia

The Funeral Rites of Torajaland

Eerie cemeteries carved into the side of cliffs and Babies are buried in the hollows of trees.
Shinjuku, Japan

Omoide Yokocho

Colloquially known as “piss alley,” this narrow street filled with tiny bars and barbecue stands looks like it was pulled straight out of “Blade Runner.”
St. Augustine, Florida

Castillo de San Marcos

The walls of America's oldest masonry fort famously "swallowed" cannonballs.