Can You Match the Picture to Where in the World It Was Taken?
By: Alex Wittman
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About This Quiz
Seven continents, four oceans and 195 countries: If you were doubting the world is big AF, then think again! Travelers spend their whole lives wandering the globe, but most of us only ever explore a teeny tiny portion of the amazingness Planet Earth has to offer. Natural wonders like Iceland's Blue Lagoon and Ireland's Cliffs of Moher are positively mind-blowing. Hawaii's coastline is a BIG mood. Mankind isn't one to be left out of all the fun. Human minds have dreamed up some insane structures, and human hands brought them to life. From the mysterious stone walls of Machu Pichu to Egypt's Great Pyramids, the world's most impressive monuments are sure to take your breath away.
Perhaps you've had the good fortune to travel the globe. Maybe you just really own at trivia. Either way, we think you're up for a little challenge. Can you match these pictures to where in the world they were taken? Woah woah, not so fast there! You need to know this quiz is going to be tough...like climbing the world's tallest mountain! Your knowledge needs to be deep...like Earth's biggest ocean! Think you've got what it takes? Well, then what are you waiting for? Let's get this party started.
Don't stand too close to the edge! Where in the world was this picture taken?
Cape Town, South Africa
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Located just south of Galway, the Cliffs of Moher are a must-see for anyone visiting Ireland. They've even been featured on the big screen! Remember "The Princess Bride"? The Cliffs of Moher starred as the Cliffs of Insanity.
Nature comes up with some crazy stuff. Where in the world was this picture taken?
Seoul, South Korea
Plan a trip to Bryce Canyon National Park in order to see these "hoodoos" for yourself. These towering orange and red rock pillars are really something! Spend all day hiking in the park, then camp out at night for an incredible view of the stars.
Nobody really knows how they got there, but that doesn't stop these statues from looking cool AF. Where in the world was this picture taken?
Easter Island, Chile
Located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, Easter Island is one of the great mysteries of the world. A Chilean territory, it's famous for its stone head statues called Moai. Some experts believe inhabitants from Polynesia created the stone heads around 1200 AD, however, no one knows for sure.
We wish someone would give us a bouquet of these beauties! Where in the world was this picture taken?
In addition to windmills and bicycles, the Netherlands is known around the world for its colorful tulip fields. Every year, millions of bulbs are planted around Holland's Keukenhof Park. To see the tulip fields at their peak, plan your visit for mid-April!
If you need us, we'll be here. Do you know where in the world this picture was taken?
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Be prepared to fall in love with that sweet island life in Bora Bora. Heaven is real, and you can find it in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. If the turquoise waters and dazzling coral reefs aren't enough, just wait till you peep the over-water bungalows.
Give us all the lagoon goodness. Where in the world was this picture taken?
In the past few years, Iceland has become one of the world's hottest destinations. People from all over the world go to take a dip in the silica-rich waters of the country's famous Blue Lagoon. This geothermal water has major skin benefits.
We think we might have seen this place on House Hunters International. Do you know where in the world this picture was taken?
As far as man-made structures, India's Taj Mahal is definitely in the running for GOAT. So, what is the Taj Mahal? Well, it's a mausoleum. The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan buried his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, there.
You might not want to visit here if you're afraid of heights. Can you name where in the world this picture was taken?
This precariously perched building is Bhutan's "Tiger's Nest" monastery. Officially named Paro Taktsang, this monastery hangs out on a cliff more than 10,000 feet up from the ground. Between the extraordinary temples and the dramatic views of the Paro Valley, you won't know where to look.
Big bucket list destination here. Can you name where in the world this picture was taken?
Machu Pichu, Peru
Like, a bazillion people flock to Peru every year to feast their eyes up on the ancient city of Machu Pachu. But, if you decide to book a trip, be wary of the altitude. Machu Pichu is so high up it's basically in the clouds.
If this place doesn't take your breath away, we don't know what will. Where in the world was this picture taken?
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Fjordland National Park, New Zealand
Grand Canyon National Park, USA
One of the seven natural wonders of the world, we totally get why more than 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon every year. To see this majestic sight for yourself, you need only book a trip to Arizona.
We are living for these whitewashed buildings. Can you name where in the world this picture was taken?
Monte Carlo, Monaco
The only bad thing about visiting Santorini is that you might never want to leave. One of Greece's most popular islands, Santorini has a host of picturesque cities, but the village of Oia is especially something to behold.
Yes, this is an actual place that exists. Do you know where in the world this picture was taken?
Can you tell we majorly have a thing for ancient cities? A long, long time ago, actual people carved Petra into the actual sides of Cliffs in Jordan. Hollywood might have you believing the Holy Grail was hidden here. Not true, but we can pretend.
This is just too adorable. Can you name where in the world this picture was taken?
There's no time of year Lake Bled doesn't look like an absolute dream. Visit Slovenia in the winter to see the Julian Alps covered in snow. If summer is more your style, rent a boat to row out to the little island in the middle of the lake.
Holy wall! Do you know where in the world this picture was taken?
You can see the Great Wall of China from outer space, but you don't need a rocket ship to experience its awesomeness. Just catch a flight to Beijing! But, if you can't get there soon, don't worry. The Great Wall has already been around for thousands of years, and we highly doubt it's going anywhere.
Going all the way up. Where in the world was this picture taken?
Snowdonia National Park, UK
Glacier National Park, Montana
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Redwood National Park, California
You're going to need lean way WAY back to see the tops of these trees. Get ready to feel teeny tiny among the 300-foot-tall trees at California's National Park. Tall AND old! These bark-covered beasts have been around more than 2,000 years.
Get your Tomb Raider on here. Can you name where in the world this picture was taken?
Siem Reap, Cambodia
There's no denying the global popularity of Cambodia's Angkor Wat. Angelina Jolie put these Asian temples on the map when she starred as Lara Croft in "Tomb Raider." This is one of those incredible destinations worth braving the crowds to check out for yourself.
Barbie would feel right at home. Do you know where in the world this picture was taken?
It doesn't take a genius to guess why Jaipur is nicknamed "The Pink City." Everyone sees the world through rose-colored glasses in this famous Indian city. If you think all the pink is impressive, just wait until you visit the Royal City Palace.
Travel back in time to the Middle Ages! Can you name where in the world this picture was taken?
This exquisitely-preserved cities looks almost the same as it did centuries ago. Nestled at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh is a treat for all your senses. Just wander the maze-like alleyways for a few hours to see what we mean.
Glacial lakes are our favorite lakes. Where in the world was this picture taken?
Banff National Park, Canada
Thinking about visiting Canada but not sure where to start? We recommend making plans to check out the country's first national park. With its blue AF glacial lakes and adorable lodges, you're sure to fall in love with Banff.
Bright lights, big city! Can you name where in the world this picture was taken?
New York City, USA
It's way noisy and super crowded, but New York City is still beautiful. Arguably the most famous skyline in the world, NYC ranks high on many travelers' bucket lists. Whether you love it or hate, there's no denying there's no place like it in the world.
That's one tall dude. Where in the world was this picture taken?
Perched high above Rio de Janeiro, the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer stands 30 meters tall. Oh, and that's on top of its 8-meter pedestal. This famous monument is opening up its arms to not just Brazil but the entire world.
We didn't know a bridge could be so beautiful. Can you name where in the world this picture was taken?
New York City, USA
San Francisco, USA
One of the most recognizable bridges in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge is synonymous with San Francisco. It's named for the body of water it spans, the Golden Gate strait. For a special treat, check it out when it's all lit up after the sun goes down.
Oui oui! Do you know where in the world this picture was taken?
Talk about iconic. The Eiffel Tour is the symbol of Paris, France. When architect Alexandre Gustave Eiffel first erected it back in 1889, he got a lot of heat. Parisians called the Eiffel Tour ugly. For real! But, the world changed its tune, and now, millions of people visit it every year.
It may look like it's made of candy, but unfortunately, it's not. Where in the world was this picture taken?
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
St. Petersburg, Russia
This spectacular St. Petersburg church goes by several names including the Church of the Savior on Blood, the Church on Spilt Blood and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ. Whatever you decide to call it, it's still one of the most important monuments in all of Russia!
Okay, we're down to explore this palace. Can you name where in the world this picture was taken?
Leave Barcelona and Madrid behind to explore Southern Spain! The Alhambra Palace in Granada is one of the region's Moorish wonders. Tour the palace, but make sure you leave time to wander the well-manicured gardens.
That dude looks kind of familiar. Do you know where in the world this picture was taken?
Auckland, New Zealand
Washington D.C., USA
Of course, that's Abraham Lincoln. One of America's greatest presidents is memorialized in Washington D.C. You can find Honest Abe kicking back in that giant chair and overlooking a pristine reflecting pool. A symbol of leadership and freedom, the statue standsan impressive 19 feet .
One word: wow. Where in the world was this picture taken?
If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting, allow us to introduce you to the world's tallest building. Built in 2004, the Burj Khalifa stands 828.8 meters tall and towers over downtown Dubai. There's no need to ask for directions on how to get there. Just look up.
Egypt isn't the only country with pyramids. Can you name where in the world this picture was taken?
The Mayan people knew a thing or two about building pyramids. Stairs were kind of their jam. Those steps are at a 45 degree angle! For one of the best displays of Mayan ingenuity, travel to Mexico and visit Chichen Itza. Make sure to check out the serpent carved into the base of the northeastern staircase.
We won't pretend to know anything about opera, but this building sure is impressive! Do you know where in the wold this picture was taken?
Sydney Harbour would be beautiful all on its own, but the Sydney Opera House takes things to the next level. It's one of the architectural wonders of Oceania! All that being , we have to ask: do kangaroos dig the opera?
Oh, this question is testing your U.S. state knowledge. Do you know where in the world this picture was taken?
Travel to the Black Hills of South Dakota for the opportunity to gaze up at a few of America's most influential presidents. You have to like someone a lot to carve their face into the side of a rock. Beats a lame gift certificate!
Watch out below! Where in the world was this picture taken?
It took more than 200 years to build Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa, and we think that might have something to do with...well, you know! Even though it has a mad tilt going on, it's still one of Italy's most beloved landmarks. Imperfection is the new perfection!
A little eerie, but we can dig it. Can you name where in the world this picture was taken?
Europe nearly has more famous landmarks than it knows what to do with, but perhaps, the most well-known is the Stone Circle at Stonehenge. People just can't pass up a good mystery! About all we know is that this Neolithic monument dates back 4,500 years.