Can You Name All of These Asian Capitals?

By: Olivia Cantor

Can You Name All of These Asian Capitals?
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About This Quiz

Welcome to one of the most diverse, most eclectic, and most dynamic continents in the world: Asia. Think you can tell us what the capital cities of these countries are? Open the quiz to test your travel knowledge!

People outside of Asia often have many misconceptions about the continent, its countries, and the cities they have. But that's how most human beings feel about lands unfamiliar to them anyway. However, with the advent of 24/7 cable television content feeding, and of course the always-plugged-in life we now have due to the internet, we feel that we are exposed to many places that were alien to us when we were smaller or when we were growing up.

Now that we have all come of age in the digital age, we are more familiar with places that are not that far to begin with. And for some of us who want to see and explore the world, well, we just pack up and go! And one of the favorite destinations of those kinds of people is Asia. Even Asians love traveling within their region because it is indeed such a dynamic place that offers varieties of experiences for all of your senses.

So test yourself if you're up to it. Start by knowing the capitals of the countries of Asia. And if you get surprised to see the name of a country you thought was on another continent, well, prepare yourself! For indeed, some countries here also share boundaries with other continents, so it's truly that diverse!

Open the quiz and travel now!

Thailand
Bangkok
Bangkok is where the seat of the government is located. It is also where many of the famous big temples are located in this Buddhist country.
Chiang Mai
Phuket
Lopburi

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Malaysia
Boracay
Georgia
Kota Kinabalu
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is where you will find the famed Petronas Twin Towers. Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones once shot a film here.

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China
Shanghai
Beijing
Beijing is the capital of China. The country has the biggest population on the planet.
Gobi
Shenzhen

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South Korea
Gangnam
Tbilisi
Seoul
Seoul is the newest hot destination in Asia. This South Korean capital's main attraction is its K-Pop culture hub.
Sana'a

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Cambodia
Angkor Wat
Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh is located near the Mekong River, the waterway that touches Cambodia and other Southeast Asian nations within this region. You have to pass through here to get to the touristy areas of the country.
Port-au-Prince
Sao Paolo

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Japan
Tokyo
Tokyo is a busy cosmopolitan hub in Japan. But when you travel outside of it, you'll find that the fast-paced beat of the capital is different from its slower neighboring areas.
Kyoto
Okinawa
Shinjuku

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India
Bangalore
New Delhi
New Delhi is the starting point for when you want to explore the northern part of India. The capital serves as the gateway entry point if you plan to reach the famed Taj Mahal.
Rajasthan
Gujarat

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Vietnam
Hanoi
Hanoi is characterized as a charming old-world type of capital located in the former communist area of Vietnam. They recently welcomed their first McDonald's in 2017, the first in the city but not for the country.
Kinsasha
Saigon
Vienna

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Afghanistan
Kabul
Yes, Afghanistan is part of Asia. With Kabul as its capital, the country is located in South Asia.
Guam
Phuket
Belgrade

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Indonesia
Yogyakarta
Jakarta
Jakarta is an eclectic hub of old world and new world charm. This Indonesian capital has high-end malls carrying high-end brands, but it also has localized shops full of their cultural displays.
Java
Bali

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Singapore
Singapore
Singapore is considered as a sovereign city-state. Therefore, its capital and the country share the same name.
Raffles City
Orchard Road
Marina Bay Sands

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United Arab Emirates
Algiers
Tashkent
Abu Dhabi
Generally, the area known to westerners as "the Middle East" is technically West Asia in geographical terms. UAE is considered as such, therefore Abu Dhabi is considered an Asian city.
Kinsasha

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Philippines
Manila
The famed Thrilla in Manila boxing match spearheaded by Muhammad Ali took place in the Philippine capital of Manila. The country was once a Spanish and US colony.
Makati
Quezon City
Malate

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Nepal
Porto Alegre
Annapurna
Dhulikel
Kathmandu
The dusty city of Kathmandu is a charming laid back city. But shops close early here, which is a characteristic in all of Nepal, so better do it early.

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North Korea
Mindanao
San Marino
Pyongyang
The communist side of Korea is at North Korea. The capital of Pyongyang gets cold during the winter season.
Chad

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Mongolia
Nauru
Helsinki
Ulaanbaatar
The East Asian country of Mongolia counts Ulaanbaatar as its capital. It's a landlocked state, so don't look for beaches here.
Oahu

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Iran
Ashgabat
Tehran
Tehran houses some of the best universities in Iran. It's also a picturesque metropolitan area that's cool to visit.
Casablanca
Lithuania

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Myanmar
Visayas
Samoa
Naypyidaw
Naypyidaw is now the capital of Myanmar, or Burma if you remember. Its capital used to be Yangon.
Kiribati

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Taiwan
Taipei
Taipei has great eateries worthy of sampling. If you find yourself cruising this capital of Taiwan, prepare to have a food trip!
Binondo
Dushanbe
Vanuatu

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Bahrain
Cebu City
Roma
Fiji
Manama
The Kingdom of Bahrain counts Manama as its capital. Various skilled workers from neighboring Asian countries also flock here in search of better opportunities -- and they find it, since it's a country deemed as a "high income economy."

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Iraq
San Salvador
Baghdad
Iraq has been controversial in the last 10-15 years in world history. Its capital of Baghdad has been devastated by fighting, but we hope ancient relics there remain preserved.
Mali
Shukran

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Bangladesh
Luzon
Dhaka
Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. This South Asian city boasts a great arts and culture heritage.
Chakma
Bishkek

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Laos
Latvia
Sumampong
Tuvalu
Vientiane
Laos is actually named Lao People's Democratic Republic or Lao PDR as they shorten it. Its capital of Vientiane is a colorful city to roam around in, and prices here are very affordable.

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Russia
Czechoslovakia
Moscow
Believe it or not, Russia is part of the Asian continent as well as the European continent. Moscow appears more European, though.
Chechnya
Chernobyl

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Qatar
Sonoma
Doha
Doha, Qatar's capital, has been the site of many important international conferences. Financing conferences as well as climate change conferences have been held here.
Davao
Cairo

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Bhutan
Thimpu
Thimpu is the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan. This South Asian region is largely Buddhist.
Gabon
Astana
Warsaw

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Sri Lanka
Colombo
Sri Lanka recognizes Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte as its administrative capital. However, its commercial capital is Colombo, which is also the largest city, and the one more familiar to visitors.
Baguio City
Chiang Mai
Marshall

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Brunei
Darussalam
Lagos
Bandar Seri Begawan
The Sultanate of Brunei hails Bandar Seri Begawan as its capital. The city reflects the riches of the nation, as it is ranked among one of the top 10 richest nations in the world.
Ruffa

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Jordan
Ouagadougou
Amman
Amman, Jordan is a picturesque city. If you speak Arabic, it will be easier for you to navigate the city.
Amsterdam
Amanpour

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Maldives
Malé
Malé is the capital of Maldives. This island country boasts of great beach sceneries.
Lee
Aceh
Banda

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Lebanon
Macau
Quito
Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon, is located in West Asia. It is where relics of one of the oldest civilizations can be found.
Gulf

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Oman
Bacu
Hijab
Burka
Muscat
Muscat in Oman could get cosmopolitan and conservative at the same time. Women travelers should read up about the dos and don'ts of the city before going there.

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Kuwait
Angkor Wat
Kuwait City
Kuwait City is the capital of Kuwait. This West Asian country has long been subjected to various invasions and conflict situations.
Yogyakarta
Murphy

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Syria
Monrovia
Belgrade
Damascus
It's unclear if Damascus was badly hit by in-fighting in Syria lately. But the world knows by now that there is a refugee crisis because of what's happening here.
Tonga

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Israel
Orchard Road
Djibouti
Jerusalem
Jerusalem is the holy city considered as the capital of Israel. And no, Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot is not from the capital, but from another city...
Gadot

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