Put Your Traveling Knowledge To The Test With This Location Quiz

Kennita Leon

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About This Quiz

It definitely pays to travel, but you have to pay to do it. Seeing the world is such a thrill because you get to experience new cultures, meet new people and try things you never thought you'd be able to try. But do you remember more than just the fun times that you've had? Could you name the famous landmarks around the world that you've seen or are planning to see? Let's find out in this quiz. 

We've come up with a list of some of the most famous landmarks that planet earth has to offer. From the Eiffel Tower to the Burj Khalifa and Mount Everest to Niagara Falls, we've scoured most of the continents to find the most-visited sites on this ball that we call home. It's now your job to look at the pictures closely and name where you think we're showing you. Now, of course, some of them will be easy, but a few of them will be a bit challenging.

But we believe in your traveling skills and knowledge and we have all the confidence in the world that you'll be able to pass this quiz with flying colors. So prove to us that you really can do it. Prove to us that you're as obsessed with traveling as we think you are. 

What is this famous landmark called?

Located above the Urubamba River Valley in Peru, Machu Picchu offers visitors panoramic views of the Andes Mountain range. This iconic Incan fortress was built in the fifteenth century and its previous usage remains unknown.

Identify the place in this picture.

As Cambodia's prime visitor's attraction, Angkor Wat is known as the largest religious monument worldwide. In 1992, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is highlighted on the Cambodian national flag.

Where do you think this is?

Considered the world's first national park, Yellowstone National Park is situated atop a volcanic hotspot and extends across the three states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.

What do people call this place?

The Rocky Mountains extend for over 3,000 miles across Canada and the United States, offering hiking trails, wilderness, picturesque views and various wildlife.

What is this place known as?

The Eiffel Tower is a popular stop for visitors when touring Paris, France. The iron tower was constructed from 1887 to 1889 by engineer Gustave Eiffel, after whom it was named.

Name the place pictured here.

Renowned as the world's largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef is a popular destination for tourists and is comprised of over 900 islands and 2, 900 distinct reefs. It also serves as a vital part of the locals' cultures and spirituality.

Which of these names matches the photo you see here?

Known to its natives as Raqmu, Petra is an ancient and archaeological city located in the south of Jordan. It is believed to have been a key regional trading hub during the days of the Nabataean Kingdom.

Can you tell us where this is?

Located in New York City, the iconic Statue of Liberty was constructed by Gustave Eiffel. This massive neoclassical statue is a representation of freedom which was gifted to the people of the United States by the French.

Match this place to its name.

Opened in 1973, the Sydney Opera House is one of the 20th century's well-known structures. This performing arts center is situated in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Take a guess and tell us what this location is.

Universally regarded as a world heritage masterpiece, the Taj Mahal, which translates to "Crown of the Palace," was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. This Indian mausoleum employed nearly 20,000 artisans during construction.

Which famous location is this?

This historic Parisian landmark is regarded as the most significant art museum worldwide. The Louvre is housed in the Louvre Palace, which served as a fort in the 12th and 13th Century during the rule of Phillip II.

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Burj Khalifa which translates to the "Khalifa Tower" is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The skyscraper, which opened its doors in 2010, has been designated as the world's tallest building.

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The Colosseum was constructed from AD 72 to AD 80 under the rules of emperors Vespasian and Titus, and is regarded as the largest amphitheater ever erected.

This particular site, what is it called?

As the headquarters of the United Kingdom's monarch, Buckingham Palace is a place of interest when visiting England. It has served as a central location for national mourning and triumphs for the British.

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Built for the protection of Chinese empires and states against attacks from nomadic groups, the Great Wall of China consists of a series of fortifications.

What is this famous landmark called?

The French Quarter, also called "The Quarter," is a key destination for locals and visitors to New Orleans. It was founded in 1718 and is the oldest section of the city.

Identify the place in this picture.

As the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid of Giza remains largely undamaged and is the largest of the three pyramids within the Giza pyramid complex.

Where do you think this is?

Sagrada Familia is a massive incomplete Roman Catholic church in Barcelona which consists of the architectural and engineering stylings of its designer, Antoni Gaudi. Its progress was hindered by the happenings of the Spanish Civil War.

What do people call this place?

Located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ which symbolizes Christianity. This cultural icon weighs over 630 metric tons and is regarded as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

What is this place known as?

Erected by the German Democratic Republic, the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989 was a protected concrete barricade which served not only as a physical barrier but an ideological divider for Berlin.

Name the place pictured here.

A popular destination for visitors at sunrise or sunset, the Grand Canyon is found in the state of Arizona. Within its layered bands of red rock, the canyon reveals millions of years of Earth's geological history.

Which of these names matches the photo you see here?

Mount Fuji, the highest peak in Japan, is an active composite volcano in the southwestern part of Tokyo. As a historic site, it is a popular destination for climbers and sightseers.

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The Vegas Strip, located in the south of the Las Vegas city in Clark Country, Nevada, is roughly 4.2 miles and known for its abundance of casinos, restaurants, hotels and resorts.

Match this place to its name.

Situated in Bavaria, Germany, the Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century revival palace which was proposed as the king's home, up until his untimely death in 1886. Shortly after, it was opened to the public and is an attraction for tourists.

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The Oriental Pearl Tower is a 468-meter TV tower which was constructed in Shanghai from 1991 to 1994. This landmark was considered the tallest structure in China until 2007.

Which famous location is this?

Built from 1609 to 1616, the historic Blue Mosque is an active mosque and prevalent tourist attraction in Istanbul. Its name derives from the blue tiles which border the walls of interior design.

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Known as the entertainment center and one of the busiest areas in New York, Times Square features vibrantly decorated billboards and advertisements and welcomes a projected 50 million visitors yearly.

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is globally renowned for its unintentional tilt. With its construction dating back to the twelfth century, the tower is the third-oldest structure in the city's Cathedral Square.

This particular site, what is it called?

The Forbidden City is found in Beijing, China and for nearly 500 years, this imperial palace has served as the home of emperors as well as the traditional and political center of the Chinese government.

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As the world's largest waterfall system, the Iguazu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River which borders Argentina and Brazil.

What is this famous landmark called?

Located in Rome, the Vatican City is a self-governing state which is ruled by the pope. With a population of approximately 1,000, it is considered the smallest country in the world.

Identify the place in this picture.

Mount Everest is considered the world's highest peak and towers at 8,848 meters high. Its dangerous climbing routes have attracted numerous mountaineers over the years, with over 300 people dying along the way.

Where do you think this is?

The Terra Cotta Warriors is a collection of sculptures representing the armies of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. This funerary art was buried with the emperor and the 8,000 warriors are intended to protect the emperor in his afterlife.

What do people call this place?

The Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls collectively make up the Niagara Falls, which span between the province of Ontario and the state of New York.

What is this place known as?

As a tribute to the Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, the Library of Celsus is an ancient structure in the Roman Empire built to serve as a mausoleum and store thousands of scrolls.

Name the place pictured here.

This ninth-century Indonesian temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in the world. The Borobudur Temple is a prime destination for pilgrimage and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Which of these names matches the photo you see here?

Mount Kilimanjaro, located in Tanzania, is the highest peak in Africa and comprises three volcanic cones. Due to its vanishing ice fields and decreasing glaciers, the mountain remains a focal point for scientific studies.

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Famous for its surviving monumental statues crafted by the early Rapa Nui tribe, Easter Island is in the southeastern Pacific Ocean and home to its Polynesian inhabitants.

Match this place to its name.

Acropolis, commonly referred to as the Acropolis of Athens, is a historic Greek citadel. This prominent ancient and architectural landmark is located above the city of Athens.

Take a guess and tell us what this location is.

Overseeing the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Table Mountain as its name suggests, is a flat-topped mountain which features a large array of endemic fauna and flora.

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