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Old 05-29-2017, 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Natural510 View Post
Havana since it looks perpetually stuck in 1960.
Hasn't Cuba recently opened its doors?
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Old 05-29-2017, 07:16 AM
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This is more of a town, but Centralia, Pennsylvania.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:16 AM
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Amadiya, Iraq (which looks like something out of a historical epic movie):

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Old 08-07-2017, 09:16 AM
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan-Looks like a significantly less enjoyable Las Vegas.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia-Yurts scattered among gleaming sky scrapers. Decrepit Soviet-era apartment blocks and Buddhist Temples.
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:03 PM
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Guangdong Province Pearl River Delta Megalopolis region is already ending up even more impressive than Hong Kong depending on the measure. Welcome to ultimate real space age dreamy recently built:






Right outside of Hong Kong, Macau, my third favorite is Shenzhen for what the pictures display.
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:06 PM
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia has to be pretty darn up there, unfortunately about the hardest "World Wonder" type place to get access to though (impossible if you aren't Muslim, or really effective at acting like you are).

In terms of the Alpha World Cities, Riyadh is probably the most surreal, or at least different from the others.
Per Wikitravel, alcohol, cinema etc. are all banned, and there appear to be an astounding number of restrictions on women. Most bizarre though is that one of their central squares is actually nicknamed Chop-Chop square, as public beheadings of convicts happen here on Fridays.

On a brighter note, Jeddah is trying to brand themselves as more like Dubai, in terms of atmosphere, entertainment, etc., in fact, I believe Jeddah has a building that will be completed next year which will dwarf Dubai's Burj Khalifa at 3,030 ft. Speaking of Dubai, it's hard to forget there, or a place like Doha, when thinking of surreal areas.

Transitioning from the Arabian peninsula, Jerusalem is an obvious answer, with all the narrow streets, and just the bizarre dichotomy that comes from being a city that is a central place for 3 major world religions (and 4 Billion+ people).

Derinkuyu, Turkey has to be up there, near the very top, looking like something out of Star Wars: http://newsonhunt.com/wp-content/upl...uyu-Turkey.jpg

Sadly, I think Mogadishu has to be considered here:

Dhaka, Bangladesh:

Chefchaouen (sp?), Morocco:

Ouarzazate, Morocco:

Ronda, Spain:

Hallstatt, Austria:

Brasilia, Brazil:

Tombstone, Arizona (among the most surreal in America likely)

There's more, and this topic is highly fascinating to me, but I will stop for now.
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