The Ultimate Landmarks You'd Better be in Shape to Visit Quiz

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About This Quiz

Most tourist destinations have a similar itinerary: touring, shopping, eating and photographing. However, if you're looking for a real challenge there are a number of landmarks you'll need to be in top shape to reach. Take this quiz and learn more about some physically challenging landmarks.

How long is the Great Wall of China?

It is 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometers) long, but only 1 percent of it is open to tourists.

At its widest spot, what is the width of the wall?

The widest section is 30 feet (9 meters) and the narrowest is 12 feet (3.65 meters).

Where is the Appalachian Trail?

It spans a range of mountains from Maine to Georgia.

How long is the Appalachian Trail?

It is 2,175 miles (3,500 kilometers) long.

What is the Kronotsky Nature Preserve?

It is a remote wildlife sanctuary located in eastern Russia.

When can you visit this Nature Preserve?

Because of the harsh winter weather, you can visit only from April to November.

How difficult is it to reach the North Pole?

Actually, it is not that difficult to get there by airplane, helicopter, hot air balloon or cruise ship. Traveling in the region, however, is physically trying to say the least.

What is a basic requirement before being permitted to visit the North Pole?

Most tour operators require clearance from a doctor, because of the extreme conditions.

What is the tallest mountain in Africa?

Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania reaches 19,340 feet (5,895 meters) high.

How can you tell if you are ready to climb this mountain?

If you can walk on a stair-climbing machine for about two hours at a time carrying a backpack equivalent in weight to what you will carry up the slopes, you are probably in shape to tackle this challenge.

Apart from being a camera manufacturer, what else is Fuji?

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan.

How long does it take on average to climb Mt. Fuji from the lowest station to the top?

The climb takes seven to eight hours.

What is the ultimate challenge for a serious mountain climber?

Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, has been conquered by thousands of climbers but has also taken the lives of 200 of them.

What is the height of the tallest mountain in the world?

Mount Everest, which is part of the Himalayas, is 29,035 feet (8,850 meters) high.

Which is one of the most visited mountains in North America?

Pikes Peak in Colorado is a famous landmark and a favorite tourist destination.

How far is the journey or stroll up the Pikes Peak trail?

The trail is 13 miles (21 kilometers) and you can walk it or ride the train.

How can you climb the pyramids of Giza?

You can't , it's forbidden, but you can tour selected areas inside this massive monument.

If you were fortunate enough to climb the tallest pyramid, what kind of challenge would you be facing?

You would have to climb massive stone blocks reaching a height of 481 feet (147 meters).

Where can you find a giant sinkhole that has become a famous tourist attraction?

The Great Blue Hole off the coast of Belize has been a popular landmark for divers since the 1970s.

Looking down from an airplane at the hole, what would you see?

You'd see a dark blue circle about 1,000 feet (300 meters) wide surrounded by light blue sea and a reef.

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