At least if you find yourself waiting around at one of these architectural anomalies you'll have a spectacular view to admire. Pictured (top left) China's Shezhen Bao-an airport, built to mimic a manta ray, (top right) Russia's Pulkovo International Airport in St Petersburg, which boasts an 'envelope roof' to withstand heavy snow, (bottom right) Georgia's Queen Tamar Airport in Mestia, designed to look like a spaceship, (bottom left) the interior of Shezhen Bao and (inset) Spain's colourful Barajas Airport in Madrid, which is the largest in Europe.
Kim Kardashian's travel pillow, Gwyneth Paltrow's 'silver' spray and Miranda Kerr's face oil: The in-flight essentials stars swear by revealed
MailOnline Travel has unearthed tips and flight essentials from 12 stars who spend half their lives in the air, including (clockwise from top left) Miranda Kerr's rosehip oil, Kim Kardashian's black silk 'make-up pillow', Gwyneth Paltrow's germ-busting colloidal silver spray, Lily Aldridge's under-eye patches, Cara Delevingne's comfy Ostrich Pillow, and Chrissy Teigen's face sheet masks.
See the world... and take your house with you! The one-bedroom home that can be dismantled and reassembled in four hours
Estonian company Kodasema has invented a new one-bedroom house with factory-made parts that can be broken down easily. The 260 sq ft house has a living room (top right), kitchen, bathroom and bedroom (bottom right). For anyone needing more space, extra units can easily be bought and added to the structure. To set up home, all a person would need is connection points for water, electricity and sewerage.
Glass-bottomed pools and a SNOW room: Designers reveal what it's like to build £100m superyachts for the world's most demanding customers
Superyacht designers reveal to MailOnline Travel how they create extravagant vessels to satisfy the world's wealthiest one per cent. From the late Steve Jobs' sleek vessel Venus, to the triple deck Galactica Star where Beyonce (centre) celebrated her 32nd birthday, there is an art to designing the perfect yacht for the oligarchs, billionaires and the top echelon of celeb land. Heesen's latest 'Haute Couture' yacht, Galactica Super Nova (top left) features a glass-bottomed infinity pool with its own waterfall (bottom left). The Ariana (top right) boasts an infinity hot tub with glass waterfall steps and concept yacht Kilkea (bottom right) comes complete with a helipad.
Designer Pierre Delavie used a canvas almost 13,000 square foot in size to create an optical illusion on Paris' Conciergerie building, located on the Ile de la Cite overlooking the Seine. Describing it as an 'urban lie' intended to confuse viewers, Mr Delavie created it for the annual Nuit Blanche festival - an all-night celebration of art and culture which took place earlier this month - using a giant image on the canvas to give the illusion of the facade being upside down.
Straight jackets and a crumbling autopsy room: Haunting photos capture America's abandoned mental asylums
New York-based photographer Christopher Payne spent six years travelling America to explore abandoned asylums. Pictured (top left) what remains of the Norwich State Hospital in Preston Connecticut, (top right) Kankakee State Hospital in Illinois, (bottom left) an autopsy theatre at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C., (bottom right) a marble staircase at the Yankton State Hospital in South Dakota and (inset) a straightjacket at the Logansport State Hospital in Indiana.
100 years of the Trans-Siberian railway: Fascinating pictures chart the growth of the longest train line in the world
Today, a journey across Russia's Trans-Siberian railway takes about a week. But exactly 100 years ago, upon its official completion, the trip took almost a month because the train trundled along at 20 miles an hour. Now the longest train line in the world, stretching more than 5,700 miles from Moscow to Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian railway crosses two continents, 80 towns and cities, 16 large rivers and eight time zones. Here, MailOnline Travel takes a look back over a century of the Trans-Siberian's history with a series of fascinating pictures.
The best of British! From a pub in Devon to a former hostel in Yorkshire, a preview of the 2017 Good Hotel Guide's Cesar Awards
A former hostel in Yorkshire (top left), a village pub in Devon (top right), an eco-friendly coaching inn (bottom left), an Elizabethan manor in Sussex (bottom right) and a thatched retreat in Wiltshire (centre) are among the winners of the 2017 Good Hotel Guide’s Cesar Awards. The winners will be announced on Monday - but the Daily Mail has an exclusive preview from Adam Raphael, editor of The Good Hotel Guide.
Sawdust-strewn New York drinking den declared World's Best Bar... with London's Savoy hot on its heels
The Dead Rabbit (top left), nestled in the heart of the Financial District, scooped first place on The World’s 50 Best Bars list for the first time, with London's American Bar at the Savoy (top right) coming second. Two more London bars came in third and fourth - Dandelyan (bottom left) and The Connaught (bottom right) respectively.
Horseback yoga is a growing trend. As well as in resorts in the US, the sport is also available at a new luxury resort in Spain and a stable just outside Bristol in the UK. Earlier this year, MailOnline reported how Angela Nunez, a yoga teach from Middleburg, Virginia, gained over 10,000 followers on Instagram by sharing images of her horseback yoga poses (main).
Navigating your way at night can be tricky - especially when you're on two wheels. But now cyclists in Poland have been given a helping hand, thanks to glowing pathway. The high-tech track gleams at night, as the phosphor crystals it's made from emit light after being charged by the sun. Photographs show the path illuminated at night, glowing a vivid shade of blue. The luminous cycling strip is located in a park near the town of Lidzbark Warminski, in the north of Poland. It was created by the technology firm TPA Instytut Badań Technicznych Sp. z o.o. and is currently still in the testing faze.
So THAT’S why all the photographs are of the outside! Revealing the boring interiors of the Leaning Tower of Pisa after 300-stair hike to the top
The Leaning Tower of Pisa took 199 years to build. And it appears by the time builders reached the rafters they had run out of steam. Photos showing the tower's interiors reveal it as a hollow shell. It comes as a surprise to many, given the landmark's grand exterior, adorned with marble arches and intricate stone carvings. After climbing 300 stairs and paying a €15 entrance fee, visitors are greeted with bare bricks when they reach the bell tower.
Now THAT'S a tourist attraction that rocks: The incredible field of boulders that covers 720,000 square feet
Hickory Run State Park in Pennsylvania is home to a remarkable boulder field. The weight of the rocks is so great that the ground they've depressed the ground they sit on by 12 feet over the years. The surreal nature of the phenomenon is heightened by the fact that it's surrounded by lush evergreens. It's a bizarre, incongruous formation that draws in a steady stream of visitors, who often love to jump from rock to rock. Stunning drone footage (main shows a still from this) shows just how huge the field is.
Views to dine for! From the Empire State Building to the Colosseum, the restaurants with the best panoramas revealed
At some restaurants it's not just delicious food and highly quaffable wine that's on the menu. Some have views that are just as eye-catching as their dishes and drinks list. From The Rainbow Room in New York boasting a sublime panorama of the Empire State Building, to the Aroma in Rome looking over the floodlit Colosseum, there are dozens of settings to choose from. For city slickers, there are sky-high eateries looking down on the world below, and for those looking for something a bit more rural there are dinner tables looking out over the ocean or the African plains. In a bid to help you make the winning choice, MailOnline Travel has put together a directory of some of the best restaurant views in the world.
Would you rest in peace? The floating hotel that has a cinema, restaurants and a CEMETERY for up to 48,000 urns
The H.K. Ship Art Club is proposing the transformation of a 60,000 tonne cruise ship into a floating cemetery that will be stationed in Hong Kong and it will come with enough room for 48,000 funeral urns. But, extraordinarily, the vessel will also operate as a hotel and offer a range of services typically associated with cruises, including restaurants, gyms and even a cinema.
Five-star hotel? No, it's a plane! Inside the Dreamliner that's been converted into a private jet with bedrooms, walk-in wardrobes and a CINEMA
The Dream Jet (inset) has been converted by US firm Kestrel Aviation Management from a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to a private jet capable of carrying up to 40 passengers for 17 hours without stopping. They will be in the lap of luxury. There's a sprawling entertainment area and convertible dining table (top left and right), plus a master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe (bottom right) and en-suite bathroom (bottom left).
Don't mourn the end of summer: Magnificent photos celebrate autumn's crimson leaves, misty mornings and foraging wildlife
For many people, autumn marks the most beautiful season of the year, as evidenced in these photos captured as the trees shed their leaves in Britain, Tuscany, Canada and beyond. Pictured (main) a forest pathway shrouded with fiery leaves in Derbyshire, (bottom right) a pair of hedgehogs nestled together in a German park and (bottom left) Scotland's Loch Ard in the early morning fog.
Dwarfed by nature: Photographer captures awe-inspiring images of lone humans against the world's most dramatic backdrops
Andrew Studer, 20, from Portland, Oregon, has travelled the world to capture solo voyagers deep in the vast wilderness of places like Washington (top left), Oregon (top right and bottom left), and Iceland (bottom right and inset). With his photos, he is aiming to demonstrate the earth's prowess, and what 'small fish in a big, big pond' we are.
Now THAT'S a copy cat! Bronze statue honors famed Istanbul feline Tombili - striking his favourite 'chilled out' pose
A rather plump cat who found fame after a photo of him 'chilling out' swept the web, has had a statue erected in his honor. Tombili from Istanbul, who passed away in August, was apparently known for lounging on the curb with his belly hanging out and his front paw up. And now, a statue has been installed in the feline's favourite spot, with his chilled-out pose captured for posterity. Many fans of Tombili have applauded the piece of art, while others are less keen on it.
Fantastic fjords and beautiful beaches: Breathtaking photos from Lonely Planet's immense new travel book that celebrates every country in the world
Lonely Planet's new edition of its voyage bible, The Travel Book, is extremely heavy - but that should come as no surprise, because it's laden with descriptions and facts for every country in the world and is stunningly furnished with more than 800 photographs. These spectacular images capture the unique essence of exotic travel destinations around the world. The book's odyssey starts in Afghanistan and circumnavigates the globe from A to Z, ending with Zimbabwe, and visiting every single country in between, from Norway's Geirangerfjord and Seven Sisters waterfall (top), to the seascapes of New Zealand (bottom left) and the mountains of Turkey (bottom right).