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Vientiane, Laos

Wat Si Muang

This Khmer temple is named after a young woman who sacrificed herself to protect the city from a disastrous deluge.
Naples, Italy

Stazione Neapolis

A special area of the National Archaeological Museum of Naples is located inside a metro station.
Naples, Italy

Porta Nolana

This medieval city gate is now a blend of the past and the modern world.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

'Faces' of Locksmith Street

A trough of 700 strange bronze faces runs through a narrow alley in Ljubljana's old town.
Ohrid, North Macedonia

National Workshop For Handmade Paper

See how paper is made the old-fashioned way.
Skopje, North Macedonia

The Statues of Skopje

These abundant, over-the-top monuments are so widely scattered that they define the entire compact capital cityscape, often leading to jokes about whether there are more statues than residents.
Melbourne, Australia

Raising the Rattler Pole

Not the result of an accident, hurricane, or aliens, this is an eye-popping tribute to the Melbourne tram.
Melbourne, Australia

'Mr. Lizard and Gumnut Baby' Statue

Children's author May Gibbs's beloved stories about the tiny, human-like "Gumnut Babies" are immortalized in bronze.
Melbourne, Australia

Fire Services Museum of Victoria

A firefighting museum housed in a historic station whose Lookout Tower watches over Melbourne.
Melbourne, Australia

Pastor Sir Douglas & Lady Gladys Nicholls Memorial

This 2008 memorial commemorates two leading Aboriginal Australian rights activists.
Sydney, Australia

Thylacine Taxidermy

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

Cactus and Succulent Garden

Hidden within Sydney’s lush Royal Botanic Garden is a walled cactus rockery and the site of Australia's first zoo.
Sydney, Australia

Aboriginal Carving of a Whale

An ancient engraving by the Cammeraygal people was uncovered in the transformation of a North Sydney industrial site.
Istanbul, Turkey

Theodosian Wall Stone Ladder

Climb a set of vertiginous stone steps to the top of this impressive ancient edifice.
Istanbul, Turkey

Kaiser Wilhelm Fountain

A fountain standing as a testament to a doomed alliance.
Istanbul, Turkey

Camondo Stairs

A gorgeous, Gaudí-esque stairway constructed in the city of Istanbul by a prominent Jewish family.
Istanbul, Turkey

Obelisk of Theodosius

This remarkably well-preserved Egyptian plinth is pretty well traveled for a giant piece of stone.
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
Sofia, Bulgaria

DZI Sofia Center

This building has two facades of clashing architectural designs.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Largo

Sofia's legislative center is continuously reinventing itself.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Necropolis of St. Sophia Church

Underneath this Byzantinian church lies a necropolis filled with ancient tombs and the ruins of previous churches.
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Alyosha Monument

A gigantic statue of a Russian soldier watches over the ancient city of Plovdiv, a prominent reminder of the Soviet period in Bulgaria.
Sofia, Bulgaria

National Palace of Culture

A vast Communist-era exhibition space in the Bulgarian capital.