Put Your Traveling Knowledge To The Test With This Location Quiz

By: Kennita Leon

Put Your Traveling Knowledge To The Test With This Location Quiz
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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. 

Machu Picchu What is this famous landmark called?
Machu Picchu
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.
St. Basil’s Cathedral
The Great Sphinx
Neptune and the Palace of Versailles

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Angkor Wat Identify the place in this picture.
Big Ben
Angkor Wat
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.
Statue of Liberty
The Burj al Arab

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Yellowstone National Park Where do you think this is?
Lascaux
Loch Ness
Yellowstone National Park
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.
Windmills at Kinderdijk

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Rocky Mountains What do people call this place?
Rocky Mountains
The Rocky Mountains extend for over 3,000 miles across Canada and the United States, offering hiking trails, wilderness, picturesque views and various wildlife.
The Little Mermaid
Bran Castle
Stonehenge

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Eiffel Tower What is this place known as?
Mecca
The Eiffel Tower
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.
Mont St. Michel
Brandenburg Gate

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The Great Barrier Reef Name the place pictured here.
Hagia Sophia
Neptune and the Palace of Versailles
The Great Sphinx
The Great Barrier Reef
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.

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Petra Which of these names matches the photo you see here?
Petra
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.
Blue Domed Church
Mount Fuji
Capitol Hill

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New York Can you tell us where this is?
Mount Rushmore
The Burj al Arab
Statue of Liberty
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.
Mont St. Michel

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Sydney Opera House Match this place to its name.
Bran Castle
Lascaux
Loch Ness
Sydney Opera House
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.

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Taj Mahal Take a guess and tell us what this location is.
Windmills at Kinderdijk
Big Ben
The Grand Canyon
Taj Mahal
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.

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Musee du Louvre (France) Which famous location is this?
Stonehenge
The Louvre
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.
Mecca
Victoria Falls

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Burj Khalifa Do you know what the name of this place is?
Burj Khalifa
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.
St. Basil’s Cathedral
Neptune and the Palace of Versailles
Brandenburg Gate

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The Colosseum Tell us where you think this is.
Agia Sophia
The Burj al Arab
Blue Domed Church
Colosseum
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.

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Buckingham Palace This particular site, what is it called?
Buckingham Palace
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.
The Great Sphinx
Mont St. Michel
Bran Castle

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Great Wall of China Prove to us that you know this location.
Great Wall of China
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.
Statue of Liberty
The Little Mermaid
Lascaux

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French Quarter What is this famous landmark called?
French Quarter
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.
Big Ben
Loch Ness
Capitol Hill

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The Great Pyramid of Giza Identify the place in this picture.
Mount Fuji
Great Pyramid of Giza
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.
Windmills at Kinderdijk
Mecca

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Sagrada Familia Where do you think this is?
Neptune and the Palace of Versailles
St. Basil’s Cathedral
Sagrada Familia
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.
Blue Domed Church

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Christ the Redeemer What do people call this place?
Christ the Redeemer
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.
The Burj al Arab
Mount Rushmore
Victoria Falls

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Berlin Wall What is this place known as?
Stonehenge
Berlin Wall
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.
The Great Sphinx
Mont St. Michel

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Grand Canyon Name the place pictured here.
Hagia Sophia
Bran Castle
Grand Canyon
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.
Brandenburg Gate

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Mount Fuji Which of these names matches the photo you see here?
The Little Mermaid
Windmills at Kinderdijk
Statue of Liberty
Mount Fuji
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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Do You Know the History of Las Vegas Can you tell us where this is?
Loch Ness
Lascaux
The Vegas Strip
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.
Neptune and the Palace of Versailles

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Neuschwanstein Castle Match this place to its name.
Big Ben
Blue Domed Church
Neuschwanstein Castle
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.
The Grand Canyon

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Oriental Pearl Tower Take a guess and tell us what this location is.
The Great Buddha of Kamakura
Capitol Hill
Mecca
Oriental Pearl Tower
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.

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Blue Mosque Which famous location is this?
Blue Mosque
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.
St. Basil’s Cathedral
The Burj al Arab
The Great Sphinx

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Times Square NY Do you know what the name of this place is?
Mount Rushmore
Times Square
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.
Mount Fuji
Statue of Liberty

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Leaning Tower of Pisa Tell us where you think this is.
Stonehenge
Leaning Tower of Pisa
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.
Agia Sophia
Neptune and the Palace of Versailles

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Forbidden City This particular site, what is it called?
Lascaux
Forbidden City
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.
Windmills at Kinderdijk
Victoria Falls

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Iguazu Falls Prove to us that you know this location.
Loch Ness
Big Ben
Blue Domed Church
Iguazu Falls
As the world's largest waterfall system, the Iguazu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River which borders Argentina and Brazil.

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Vatican City What is this famous landmark called?
Bran Castle
Mont St. Michel
Vatican City
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.
Brandenburg Gate

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Mount Everest Identify the place in this picture.
The Burj al Arab
Mount Everest
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.
The Little Mermaid
Mecca

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Terracotta Army Where do you think this is?
Terra Cotta Warriors
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.
Statue of Liberty
Neptune and the Palace of Versailles
Capitol Hill

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Niagra Falls What do people call this place?
The Great Sphinx
St. Basil’s Cathedral
Niagara Falls
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.
Stonehenge

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Library of Celsus What is this place known as?
Library of Celsus
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.
Blue Domed Church
Lascaux
Mount Fuji

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Borobudur Name the place pictured here.
Brandenburg Gate
Bran Castle
Agia Sophia
Borobudur Temple
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.

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Mount Kilimanjaro Which of these names matches the photo you see here?
Big Ben
Mount Kilimanjaro
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.
Loch Ness
Mont St. Michel

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Easter Island Can you tell us where this is?
Mecca
Easter Island
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.
Windmills at Kinderdijk
The Burj al Arab

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Acropolis Match this place to its name.
Neptune and the Palace of Versailles
The Great Sphinx
The Little Mermaid
Acropolis
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.

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Table Mountain Take a guess and tell us what this location is.
Blue Domed Church
St. Basil’s Cathedral
Table Mountain
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.
Statue of Liberty

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