Can You Match the Picture to Where in the World It Was Taken?

Tasha Moore

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About This Quiz

Your next worldly adventure is just a few scrolls away with our destination picture quiz. We've chosen images from around the world. See if you can identify the names of the places that you see. Some of the settings that you'll notice have been around for thousands of years, so it's imperative that you finally nail these names!

Don't take for granted the amazing sites, venues and natural wonders that exist in the world today. Some technological marvels include the Tokyo Tower, the Seattle Space Needle and the Atomium in Brussels. These structures are erected to signify human innovation in general, as well as a respective region's achievements of the past, present or future. There are also natural wonders that cannot be fully explained, like the Niagara Falls of North America or Northern Ireland's Giant Causeway. 

Whether man-made or natural, recent or centuries old, these destination marvels are visited by millions of people each year. It's a wonder how curators handle crowd control at these locales. For natural structures, there's a particularly clever balance that's maintained to keep earthly treasures in their natural condition by using artificial means to best sustain what nature has designed.

But you don't need to watch your step or hold your breath for any of the amazing imagery that we have in store for you. Feast your eyes on these sites and guess the correct names, if you can!

Where in the world is this location?

Japan's Tokyo Tower is a lofty symbol of the city's economic prosperity since World War II. The tower is home to a number of broadcasting companies that service the Kanto region of Japan.

Can you identify this famous spot?

As it boldly contrasts the old-world architecture of its home city, the London Eye is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. The 443-foot observation wheel is situated along the South Bank of London's River Thames and was the prominent landmark symbol of the August 2012 Olympic Games.

Try to quickly choose this holy venue.

Pope Julius II installed the first stone of St. Peter's Basilica in 1506, and Pope Urban VIII consecrated the structure in 1626. Michelangelo designed the Vatican City basilica's dome, and the Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican is the biggest Catholic church in the world, spanning 452 feet wide and 614 feet long.

Is it a challenge for you to identify this landmark?

Architect Antoni Gaudi designed La Sagrada Familia, which is one of Europe's tallest religious buildings. Located in Barcelona, Spain, the cathedral's first stone was laid in 1882 and has been in development for over 130 years.

Try to guess which natural wonder this is.

Uhuru Peak is the highest peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, standing at 19,340 feet. Some 20,000 climbers arrive in Tanzania, Africa each year to brave Mount Kilimanjaro. Seventy percent of all climbers who seek to master Uhuru Peak are successful.

Do you know where this picture was taken?

Considered by many as the world's most luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai was constructed to resemble a bulging sail. The skyscraper includes 202 suites and is illuminated at night with choreographed lighting.

Can you identify this place?

The Trevi Fountain is one of Rome's most famous tourist attractions. The 18th-century fountain includes sculptures of tritons, Corinthian columns and a giant statue of Neptune, the Roman god of freshwater and the sea.

See if you can choose the correct name of this place.

Neuschwanstein Castle is Schwangau, Germany's fairy-tale castle built by King Ludwig the II of Bavaria. Construction for the building started in 1869. Neuschwansteun Castle inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyland.

What is this picture of?

Nestled in Peru's Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu is the former retreat dwelling for the elite rulers of the Incan Empire. The name for the well-preserved royal ruins means "old Mountain Peak" in the Incan language of Quechua.

Can you quickly figure out the name of this location?

The cataracts of Niagara Falls, New York are considered one of the world's seven natural wonders. The majestic waterfalls attract hundreds of tourists daily and lie approximately 84 miles southeast of Toronto, Canada.

Can you select the correct locale among these options?

Three million tourists visit Mont St. Michel, which ascends from the flatlands of Normandy along France's Atlantic coast. The monastery 's granite surfaces have survived for 1,000 years.

Where on earth are these modern marvels?

The Petronas Twin Towers are the most recognizable structures of Kuala Lumpur's skyline. The megastructures, which unofficially opened August 28, 1999, symbolize Malaysia's growing international prominence and are two of the tallest buildings in the world.

Do you recognize this location?

Arena Di Verona is a 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheater located in the Italian city of Verona. The historic coliseum features 16,000 seats and has served as a venue for anything from opera performances to gory gladiator exhibitions.

Try to correctly spot the name of this destination.

The Space Needle is the symbol for Seattle, Washington, as well as for science and technological innovation. The Space Needle sponsored someone from the general public to fly into space for an event called "Space Race 2012," which celebrated the iconic structure's 50th Anniversary in 2012.

Is this setting familiar to you?

U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy shut down Alcatraz in 1963. The federal penitentiary, dubbed "The Rock," was slated for $3.5 million in renovations in 2010 to make the facility more accessible to the public. Alcatraz was an Army fortress in the 1800s and became a military prison in 1861.

How well do you know the name of this site?

The White Cliffs of Dover ascend 300 feet high as a solid white wall that fringes the city of Dover, England. The cliffs have served as a protective barrier for England, in general. The English military manned the tops of the cliffs after Germany conquered France in 1940.

Can you guess the name of this location?

The U.S. Washington National Monument began as a private group project rather than a government enterprise. The Washington National Monument Society was founded in 1833 to finance the 178-foot monument, which was installed in the National Mall in the District of Columbia.

The name of this site is ________?

The Gherkin is the very recognizable symbol of London's financial district. The 40-storied, pickle-shaped steel-and-glass property was formally known as 30 St Mary Axe and was put up for sale in August 2014 as a result of the global financial crisis.

How recognizable is this place to you?

In 2015, a suicide bomber targeted the ancient Egyptian temple in Luxor, which contained several tourists and Egyptians at the time of the ambush. The New Kingdom pharaoh Amenhotep III was responsible for constructing much of the temple that largely serves as a backdrop for tourist shops today.

Try to correctly choose the name of this wonderful site.

There are 394 moai scattered about Rano Raraku, a volcanic cone which has a crater lake. Although some moai appear to only have heads, they are full figures partially buried in centuries of soil.

Is it a challenge for you to match the wonderful site to the image you see here?

Mount Vesuvius is a volcano near Naples, Italy that last erupted in 1944. "Chicken Vesuvio" is the American chicken dish named for the volcano that produces a large amount of smoke during the cooking process.

What is the name of this unique site?

Cambodia's Angkor Wat is a hand-carved stone mountain that ascends in three huge square banks. Thais ambushed the fortress several times in the 1300s and 1400s; in 1431, they booted the Khmer regime that was based there. The Khmer people soon relocated to Phnom Penh.

How well do you know this place?

Petra, which is the Greek term for "rock," was the spiritual capital of the Nabateans, an ancient culture that once dominated much of the region now known as Jordan. Built by affluent spice merchants in ancient times, Petra was constructed as a network of huge monuments, trading zones and tombs.

Do you know which is the right title among these choices?

Potala Palace of Lhasa is one of Tibet's most famous landmarks and had served as the Dalai Lama's residence during winter months. People who visit the Chinese-controlled monastery are required to walk in a counterclockwise direction.

Try to quickly identify the designation of this location.

The Hagia Sophia is a 1,500-year-old building located in Istanbul, Turkey. The structure is adorned with high-rising minarets and massive buttresses. Its name translates from Greek to mean "Sacred Wisdom."

The name of this European marvel is ________?

The more than 200-years-old Nyhavn is a picturesque waterway in Copenhagen, Denmark whose name means "new harbor." Old homes and small shops line the banks of the canal, which is a popular hangout spot for beer drinkers.

What is this place?

The Wailing Wall, or Western Wall, is a religious shrine in Jerusalem. At the end of World War I in 1929, the British Mandate for Palestine decreed that "in certain Jewish circles the right to pray has ... become linked with the claim of actual ownership of the Wall."

How well do you know the name of this place?

Venice, Italy is home to the Baroque-styled Bridge of Sighs. The bridge, which spans the narrow Rio di Palazzo waterway, was constructed in 1600s by Italian architect Antonio Contino.

The name of this place was debated at one point. Can you identify what it's called?

The Spanish Steps are a set of steps that extend from the Piazza di Spagna, a modern-day square in Rome, Italy that was once a bullring. Religious authorities named the Spanish Steps such because the Spanish Embassy was located in the square below.

What is this location?

Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park is situated in the state's south-central region. The park spans roughly 35,835 acres, and its elevation levels range between 6,600 and 9,100 feet. A 1923 presidential declaration originally established the park as a national monument.

Can you match this image to any of these choices?

A series of basalt rock formations located in northern Ireland that are collectively known as Giant's Causeway have existed for 60 million years. Formed from vigorous volcanic activity, the mysterious rocks have been a source of inspiration for many philosophers, writers and scientists.

See if you can correctly choose the name of this place.

The medieval city of Alhambra in Spain is a Moorish architectural wonder. 700 years ago, Moors built Alhambra, which was their last fortress in Europe. Today, the city is home to a broad mixture of cultures.

Do you recognize this image?

Rising 335 feet high, the Atomium structure in Brussels, Belgium is a magnified replica of an iron molecule. Designed by Belgian engineer Andre Waterkeyn, the formation was placed on the northern edge of the city in 1958.

A museum exists somewhere inside. Do you know what this place is called?

Copenhagen's Amalienborg Palace is the official home of Queen Margrethe II and the rest of the Danish royal family. Twelve of the palace rooms were converted into a museum and opened to the public in the spring of 1994.

Is it hard for you to name this bridge?

France's Millau Bridge spans 1.6 miles through the Massif Central mountains and allows travelers to ride 891 feet above Southern France's Tarn River valley. British architect Norman Foster designed the concrete-and-steel structure.

What is this destination?

The 15th-century Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmet was erected on a site where the palace of the city of Septimus Severus once stood in present-day Istanbul. On November 29, 2014, Pope Francis visited the Turkish mosque as a show of solidarity with Turkey.

What is the right label for this place?

The Kremlin of Moscow, Russia is 58 acres of several cathedrals which construction started on in 1147. The complex holds national treasures that date back hundreds of years to the consecutive reigns of Russian czars.

Can you name this famous political venue correctly?

Prague Castle of the Czech Republic serves as seat to the country's government. During Communist rule, the castle was closed off completely to the public. Prague Castle is planted on a hill across from the Charles Bridge.

Is it a challenge for you to choose the right location from these options?

Everglades National Park is a vast stretch of 1.5 million acres of wetlands, which opened to the public in 1947. Years prior, in 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved legislation that made the Florida park possible.

The name of this site is _______?

Lascaux is a network of Paleolithic caverns in southwestern France. There exists replicas of the original caves, which the French government closed to the public in 1963 due to years of damage from carbon dioxide erosion and human vandalism.

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