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Velha Goa, India

Body of St. Francis Xavier

Scholar, adventurer, saint, and instigator of the Goa Inquisition.
Auckland, New Zealand

Sky Tower

A New Zealand communications tower stands as the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere.
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua

Major tourist destination known for its bubbling mud-pools and hot thermal springs.
Matamata, New Zealand

Hobbiton

The real life Hobbiton, this sheep farm has been forever transformed since being built for The Hobbit film series.
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
Hong Kong

Kowloon Walled City Park

Remnants of the most densely packed city in world history, that thrived on anarchy for 30 years.
Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Climb to the top of the world's largest seated bronze Buddha.
Hong Kong

Jumbo Kingdom

A colossal floating restaurant built to look like a ancient Chinese imperial palace.
Casablanca, Morocco

Hassan II Mosque

An awe-inspiring mosque in Morocco with one of the tallest minarets in the world.
Rufisque, Senegal

Lake Retba

This deceptively salty lake looks like blushing pink lemonade.
Dakar, Senegal

African Renaissance Monument

This giant statue is the product of a mixture of corruption, Stalinist architecture, and North Korean manpower.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Owia Salt Pond

A natural tidal swimming pool is ringed by bizarrely artistic lava rock formations.
Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten

Maho Beach

Commercial airplanes land mere feet over the heads of sunbathing beachgoers on this tiny island.
Barbados

Project HARP Space Gun

A giant gun barrel in Barbados that once hoped to shoot outer space with science.
Barbados

Harrison's Cave

This popular tourist cave was ignored for almost 200 years before being mined into an attraction.
Trinidad and Tobago

Abandoned Radar Base in Trinidad

This giant Cold War satellite dish has become a symbol of Trinidad's need for sovereignty.
Plymouth, Trinidad and Tobago

Mystery Tomb of Betty Stiven

A three-centuries-old crypt in the foothills of an old plantation.
New Jersey, Trinidad and Tobago

Pitch Lake

This peculiar lake of pitch is so thick and viscous that one can walk on its surface.
Delices, Dominica

Boiling Lake

This mountaintop lake bubbles and steams in a perpetual boil, thanks to its direct link to the Earth's interior.
Saint-Pierre, Martinique

The Prison Cell of Ludger Sylbaris

The cell which saved the life of Ludger Sylbaris, "the man who lived through Doomsday."
Dakar, Senegal

Cap Manuel's Abandoned Bunker

This abandoned bunker looks out over the Atlantic from its clifftop perch.
Lima, Peru

Pizarro's Tomb

Now containing the bones of the actual conquistador, instead of someone else.
Lima, Peru

Convento de San Francisco Ossuary

The mortal remains of an estimated 70,000 people lie in the basement of a monastery in Lima, Peru.
Lima, Peru

Jicamarca Ionospheric Radio Observatory

Enormous array of antennae fill a desert valley.