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Salvador, Brazil

Elevador Lacerda

This public elevator links the lower city to the upper city of Salvador.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Terra Encantada (Enchanted Land)

Plagued by riots, celebrity injuries and a tragic death, this amusement park has been demolished.
São Paulo, Brazil

Museu Afro Brasil

A labyrinthine museum chronicling the history of African culture in Brazil.
São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo Pedestrian Signal Lights

The pedestrian traffic signals in Brazil's teeming metropolis light up with clues to nearby landmarks.
São Paulo, Brazil

Livraria da Vila

The bookstore with bookshelves built into unlikely places.
São Paulo, Brazil

Parque Trianon

This park feels like a lush little jungle full of wildlife nestled within São Paulo.
São Paulo, Brazil

Museu de Arte de São Paulo

This singular art museum in São Paulo is unique inside and out.
Córdoba, Argentina

Rueda Eiffel

An intriguing antique iron Ferris wheel that most locals are sure was designed by Gustave Eiffel.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mafalda Monument

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

Caminito

A bright little alley in La Boca is a part of tango history.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

This historic, palatial theater is now one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores.
Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Dinosaur of Ta Prohm

Hoax, mistake, or evidence of dinosaurs in human times?
Angkor, Cambodia

Phimeanakas

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

Neak Pean

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

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Khmer Rouge's high security prison.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh Memorial Stupa

5,000 skulls in memorial to those killed by the Khmer Rouge.
Tây Ninh, Vietnam

Cao Dai Holy See

The lavish temple of the Cao Dai religion that includes Buddha, Mohammed, Joan of Arc, and Victor Hugo.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Cu Chi Tunnels

A nightmare for the claustrophobic lies hidden in Southeast Asia.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

War Remnants Museum

Artifacts and memories from the Vietnam war, located in a place that experienced it first hand.
Vinh, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh Statue

Out of all the statues of Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, this one is the tallest and the most impressive.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh's perfectly preserved body has been on display here since 1975.
Caue, Sao Tome and Principe

Pico Cao Grande

Nature’s skyscraper launches out of the terrain with attitude.