World Landmarks Quiz 5

The world has many iconic landmarks, both natural and built, which symbolize countries and cities.  Take our World Landmarks Quiz 5 to see how many you know. 

How long is the total length of the Great Wall of China?

The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, rammed earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups.

Famous for its cone-shaped rock formations, nicknamed Fairy Chimneys, what is the name of this region in Turkey?

Cappadocia is a semi-arid region in central Turkey known for its distinctive “fairy chimneys,” tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley and Göreme. Other notables sites include Bronze Age homes carved into valley walls by troglodytes (cave dwellers) and later used as refuges by early Christians.

What is the name of this symbolic bridge in London?

Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London.

Combining Mughal and Moorish architecture this iconic building, called Sheikh Zayed Mosque, is located in which city?

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, and is considered to be the key site for worship in the country. The design of the mosque was done by a Syrian architect named Yousef Abdelky.

The Alhambra, a moorish style building is located in which region in Spain?

The Alhambra, the complete Arabic form of which was Qalat Al-Hamra, is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain

The Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in which country?

This 99-metre-tall pagoda is situated on Singuttara Hill, to the west of Lakethe Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present kalpa.

This symbolic landmark has been attracting visitors to its calcium-rich springs for centuries. In which country is it located?

Known as Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) or ancient Hierapolis (Holy City), this village has been drawing the weary to its thermal springs for more than 23 centuries. The Turkish name refers to the surface of the shimmering, snow-white limestone, shaped over millennia by calcium-rich springs. Dripping slowly down the vast mountainside, mineral-rich waters foam and collect in terraces, spilling over cascades of stalactites into milky pools below.

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