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The Incredible Dollhouse Explosion of Xi’an Offbeat Museums 

The Incredible Dollhouse Explosion of Xi’an

Dark and modern and ultra-creepy, the Hanyangling Museum of Xi’an is empty of tourists, but crammed with pits of naked, two-foot-tall men. It’s something like an explosion in a doll factory, or a scene of marionette massacre. Their silk robes and wooden swords and wooden arms rotted away centuries ago, leaving them unarmed and armless, but their little bodies (and penises) remain. It reminded me of Gacy’s basement. A clown scene of true boy terror. This is the mausoleum of Liu Qi, Emperor of China from 156 to 141 BC….

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One Ghostly Cambodian Ruin Historical Wonders Modern Ruins 

One Ghostly Cambodian Ruin

It used to be a retreat. 90 years ago, the French spent 9 months building Bokor Hill Station up as the ultimate getaway: escape from the miserable heat and humidity of Phnom Penh. 900 laborers died while building it, but to the French all these ghosts were worth it. There was a casino, a ballroom, a hotel, and when all the sinning was done, a Catholic church. But this was a century ago.

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