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Viña del Mar, Chile

Wulff Castle

A whimsical European-style chateau that calls the coast of Chile home.
Viña del Mar, Chile

Reloj de Flores (Flower Clock)

Built for the 1962 World Cup, this fully functioning botanical clock is still ticking.
Valparaiso, Chile

Elevators of Valparaiso

What was once a unique system of urban elevators is turning into a mechanical ruin.
Valparaiso, Chile

La Sebastiana

Pivotal home of Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda.
Lota, Chile

The Devil's Blast

The hellish conditions of this abandoned mine that snakes beneath the Pacific Ocean gave it its diabolic name.
Panguipulli, Chile

Montaña Mágica Lodge

This odd Chilean waterfall-cano hotel must be entered via a rope bridge.
Panguipulli, Chile

Hotel Nothofagus

This enchanting rainforest hotel looks as though it grew from the forest itself.
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SS Thistlegorm

The wreck of a World War II cargo ship has become an unintentional time capsule at the bottom of the Red Sea.
Valdivia, Chile

O'Brien Submarine Museum

A 300-foot-long Cold War submarine floats in a Chilean River as a maritime museum.
Valdivia, Chile

Foucault Pendulum of Valdivia

A 63-foot-tall swinging ball hypnotizes passersby, and proves to any remaining doubters that the Earth is spinning.
Santiago, Chile

Torre Telefonica Chile

It's just another skyscraper, but it's shaped like '90s cell phone.
Santiago, Chile

La Chascona

Pablo Neruda's custom-built lover's nest was made to remind him of the sea and named after his mistress' hair.
Córdoba, Argentina

Cabildo de Córdoba

One of the oldest colonial buildings still standing in South America.
El Chaltén, Argentina

Cerro Fitz Roy

The inspiration for the Patagonia Clothing logo, Cerro Fitz Roy turns pink at sunrise.
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier

This stunning mass of ice spans 121 square miles and is still growing.
El Calafate, Argentina

Glaciarium

This glacier interpretation center houses the world’s only bar made completely from glacial ice.
El Bolsón, Argentina

El Bosque Tallado

This mountainside open-air museum was built from the ashes left behind by a devastating fire.
Cushamen, Argentina

Butch Cassidy's Cabin

With the Wild Bunch hunted almost to extinction and the law closing in on him, Butch Cassidy fled to this remote cabin in Argentina.
Llao Llao, Argentina

Llao Llao Resort

One of South America's most exclusive resorts has a storied history dating back to World War II.
Rosario, Argentina

Pasaje Pan

This 19th-century shopping arcade has charming, unusual stores like a luthier workshop and even the local Esperanto Association.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cementerio de la Recoleta

Buenos Aires' city of the dead contains some very famous remains, including Eva Perón.
Kyoto, Japan

Kamo River Turtle Stepping Stones

These turtle-shaped concrete stepping stones provide a unique river crossing in central Kyoto.
Iga, Japan

Iga Ryu Ninja Museum

Be a ninja - or just act like one.
Ikeda, Japan

Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum

An unlikely hit, this museum is dedicated to the inventor of instant ramen and cup noodles.