Wakayama Electric Railway, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan; +81 073 478 0110
Undersea restaurant: Rangalis Island, Maldives
Ithaa (meaning Mother of Pearl) is an underwater restaurant in the Maldives.
The acrylic shell of the restaurant was constructed in Singapore before being shipped to Rangalis island, where it can now be found five meters (16 feeet) below sea level.
The transparent roof and walls provide diners with a 270-degree view of the blue waters and marine life surrounding the restaurant.
Ithaa Undersea restaurant, sea floor, Rangalis Island, Maldives; +960 668 0629
Underwater escalator: Hualien Farglory Ocean Park, Taiwan
Visitors to Taiwan's Hualien Farglory Ocean Park can travel through the aquarium on an undulating airtight escalator as sharks, rays and other creatures swim above their heads.
Equally impressive is the fact that the escalator is staggered, allowing passengers to ascend and descend into the depths of the aquarium on a single stairway.
Hualien Farglory ocean park, Taiwan; +886 3 812 3123
Restrooms at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Danang City, Vietnam
Bill Bensley, the architect responsible for this Vietnamese hotel, has designed more than 100 resorts and hotels in 26 countries.
He was eager to incorporate traditional Vietnamese design when he created the Danang Sun Peninsula resort, and this notion even extended to the restrooms, which are rigged out to look like enormous pieces of antique wooden furniture.
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Bai Bac, Sontra Peninsula, Danang City, Vietnam; +84 511 3938888