Take a guess: What is the main crop around the small town of Bathurst in the South African province of Eastern Cape? The unmissable building pictured here is a pretty good clue…

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The Big Pineapple rises 17 meters into the blue skies over Bathurst. First dreamed up by the local agricultural society in the 1980s and completed in 1991, the metal-and-fiberglass landmark is very probably the largest pineapple-shaped structure in the world. Inside, visitors can browse a three-story museum and learn all about the sweet, tangy crop. Appetite duly whetted, the museum shop on the way out sells a wide range of products and delicious treats made with the juicy, vitamin-packed fruit.