Yoro Park/Site of Reversible Destiny
Japan’s known for its bizarre attractions, and Yoro Park is definitely right up there. Designed by a collective of artists and architects, the “Site of Reversible Destiny” is basically a gigantic art installation/existential crisis wrapped into one -- we’re talking labyrinths, upside-down buildings, and epic heights. Yes, you can even borrow a helmet at the door.
Laos is best-known known for its ancient Buddhist temples and stupas, but its modern history is worth experiencing as well, especially with a visit to the Viengxay Caves. This cavernous network reveals a “hidden city” of old bomb shelters, offices, and barracks from when the Laotian guerrilla army was headquartered here during the Vietnam War.