Landmarks, both natural and manmade, can give us a sense of place and time; connect us to a destination and inspire travel. Monuments and natural wonders can come to symbolize a country or belief system and be huge draws on travel adventures! Most can guess a destination just by seeing a photo of a world landmark.
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One of the 7 natural wonders of the world, which marker is found in not one but two National Parks? Hint – This water-based landmark can also be seen from two different countries.
Which landmarks are located in the city of London, England? Select ALL that apply.
Christ the Redeemer, one of the most famous religious statues, was completed in 1931 and features a 98 foot tall Jesus with outstretched arms spanning an amazing 92 feet! What South American city does it overlook?
Match the landmark to the correct country of residence.
- United Arab Emirates
- United States of America
Cliffs of Moher
What notable mausoleum was built in 1632 to house the tomb of the ruler’s favorite wife who had died in childbirth? (Note that his tomb is also there as well)
Which of the original Seven Wonders of the World, from 2nd Century BCE, is still standing?
What “in the clouds” stonework landmark is known for being so incredibly advanced in construction for its time, and is remnants of a lost civilization? Hint: It’s also famous for llamas sneaking into photos!
Match the landmark to its country of residence.
Christ the Redeemer
Sydney Opera House
In what country can you find the faces of 4 notable leaders carved into the side of a mountain?
In what notable structure did Ancient gladiators fight to the death?
Match the famous religious structure with their country of residence.
- Vatican City
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
St. Peter's Basilica
What famous mountain peak (well actually an active volcano) is a notable symbol for this Japan? It’s actually THREE volcanoes in one.
What famous wall stretches over 20,000 km, took over 2,000 years to complete, and is technically not a wall but a series of fortifications with beacon towers and barracks along the way?
Now a landmark known to inspire and welcome weary immigrants as they enter this country, what was actually given as a gift by the French in 1886 as a symbol of friendship between the two nations?
Select ALL the landmarks and monuments that are located within the United States of America.
In which city in Egypt can you find the famous ancient landmarks of the notable three pyramids and great sphinx structure?
Located in one of the oldest cities in the world, this landmark is packed with intricately sculpted tombs. In fact, it is one of the largest royal tomb complexes in the world, with approximately 1,000 individual tombs identified to date. What is it?
Spreading across over 400 acres and using five million tons of sandstone to build, it is the largest religious monument on the planet. When it was originally built in the 12th century it was dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, but over time transitioned into a Buddhist temple. What is it?
True or False? Upon the unveiling of the Eiffel Tower, locals called it: “A truly tragic street lamp,” a “useless and monstrous eyesore that would taint the city forever,” and “a hideous column with railings”.
True or False? Hallgrimskirkja Church, the symbol of Reykjavik, is the largest church in Iceland.
More About World Landmarks
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