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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France

Pont de Gau Ornithological Park

Thousands of flamingos and other bird species flourish in these Camargue wetlands.
Aigues-Mortes, France

Salin Aigues-Mortes

This salt marsh in Southern France is as pink as the flamingos that inhabit it.
Salses-le-Château, France

Château de Salses

This castle-fortress is a living example of the transition from medieval defenses to modern fortifications.
Sant Adrià de Besòs, Spain

Tres Xemeneies (Three Chimneys)

The unexpectedly beloved remnants of a controversial thermal power plant.
Cape Town, South Africa

The Most Southwestern Point of Africa

The Cape of Good Hope is not quite as low as you can go on the African continent, but it's still geographically significant.
Mid Clyth, Scotland

Hill O' Many Stanes

A collection of short standing stones covers this hillside.
Arnhem, Netherlands

Nederlands Openluchtmuseum

This large open-air museum showcases the ordinary lives of the people of the Netherlands and pre-industrial crafts and practices.
Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, Netherlands

Laagste Punt van Nederland (Lowest Point in the Netherlands)

A large measuring stick marks the lowest point of a country that is partially under sea level.
Schokland, Netherlands

Schokland

The struggle of a small Dutch island against the sea.
Westerhaar-Vriezenveensewijk, Netherlands

Veenmuseum

Hop aboard a charming bog train to explore this rare open-air museum of peat.
The Hague, Netherlands

Het Rariteiten Kabinet

Strange secondhand shop showcasing taxidermy and oddies
Maastricht, Netherlands

St. Pietersberg Caves

Incredible labyrinth of man made caves.
Valkenburg, Netherlands

Kasteelruine Fluweelengrot

The ruins of this Dutch castle sit atop a labyrinth of once-secret tunnels and passageways, dating back over 900 years.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Normaal Amsterdams Peil (Amsterdam Ordnance Datum)

Europe's official "zero-level," the equator of elevation.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

De Waag

Amsterdam's former hotspot for public executions and dissections.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Homomonument

Three connected pink triangles memorialize persecuted gays and lesbians throughout history.
Warsaw, Poland

Gnojna Góra (Dung Hill Lookout Point)

Catch a scenic view of Warsaw's Old Town from the top of a centuries-old dumping ground.
Warsaw, Poland

Tchorek Plaques

These plaques found across Warsaw commemorate the sites where executions or battles took place during the German occupation.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Uprising Monument

A tribute to the Polish insurgents who fought in the failed attempt to end their city's Nazi occupation.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Gasworks Museum

Warsaw's fantastically preserved gasworks...almost.
Karlovy Vary, Czechia

Karl Marx Monument

A larger-than-life statue of the German revolutionist stands proud in a small town where he never lived.
Turnov, Czechia

Český Ráj (Bohemian Paradise)

Bohemian paradise covered in majestic forests.
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

A chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result of the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Circus World

China's most famous acrobatics act.