Can You Match These Breathtaking Monuments to the Country They're In?

By: Khadija Leon
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From the Eiffel Tower in France to Stonehenge in England to the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt to the Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates, the world in which we live not only has some extremely stunning landscapes, it also has some of the most beautiful man-made monuments to ever exist.

 Every year, millions of people flock to these places to witness the wonder of these landmarks, some of which date as far back the 4300 B.C. Many of these monuments  have played an integral role in the country's history and have been symbols of progress, hope, faith and freedom to the people of that country. Take the Berlin Wall in German,y for example, or the Statue of Liberty in the United States.  Each of these beautiful monuments is of significant importance to the country.

Whether or not you know your world geography or whether you've actually seen these places in real life or on television, let's see how many of them you will be able to recognize. Make it a contest and challenge a friend to see which one of you will can identify more of them correctly. Either way, take this quiz to test your knowledge of monuments and their locations!

The Statue of Liberty is a 151-foot-tall neoclassical sculpture of Libertas (a Roman goddess) which is found on Liberty Island in New York City Harbor. Designed by sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the statue was a gift from the French to the America people which was dedicated in October of 1886.

Angkor Wat is a Cambodian temple complex which sits on over 400 acres of land, making it the largest religious monument in the world. The temple was built in the 12th century and was meant to be a Hindu temple for the “preserver and protector” deity, Vishnu.

Located in Wiltshire, England is the prehistoric monument called Stonehenge which archeologists estimate to date back to 3000 BC. The structure consists of stones, some as tall as 13 feet, standing and encircling what was believed to be an ancient burial ground.

Petra is an archeological city located in the southern region of Jordan. Believed to be established in the 4th century BC, it was the location of the Nabataean Kingdom, and home to approximately 20,000 of its people. Today, the site is a popular tourist destination and sees hundreds of thousands of people every year.

Located on the South Bank of River Thames in London is the giant Ferris wheel called the London Eye. Completed in March of 2000, it is just over 440 feet tall, making it the tallest of its kind in the world.

The Hagia Sophia, which was constructed in 537 AD, was a Greek Orthodox Christian church which then became an imperial mosque and is now a museum. Famous for its large dome, the Turkish building was the world’s largest cathedral until the Seville Cathedral was built in 1520.

The Taj Mahal, which is located in Agra, India, was commissioned by Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor, as a tomb for his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. The building is constructed from ivory-white marble and sits on over 42 acres of land.

The Oriental Pearl Radio and TV Tower is located in Shanghai, China and was the tallest structure in Shanghai (over 1500 feet tall) until 2007. In its upper ball, you will find glass-bottomed corridors, and 360-degree views of the city.

The Colosseum, sometimes called the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval shaped amphitheater located in Rome. Completed in 80 AD, everything from gladiator contests to executions to re-enactments were held there and it was estimated to hold as many as 80,000 people.

Located in the Old City of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall (sometimes called the Western or Al-Buraq Wall) is a limestone wall which is considered to be one of the holiest places in the world, and is visited by millions of people every year.

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the largest and oldest pyramid in the Giza pyramid complex. Located in what we now know as El Giza in Egypt, it is not only the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it also contains three chambers, one for the king, one for the queen and one chamber which was left unfinished.

Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano located in Sicily, Italy. The volcano is currently over 10, 000 feet high and is the largest active volcano in Italy. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 2013, the same year that it had its most recent eruption.

Tokyo Tower is an observation and communications tower located in the Minato district of Tokyo, Japan. The tower, which was completed in 1958 and was inspired by the Eiffel Tower, is the second tallest structure in Japan, with a height of 1092 ft.

The Great Buddha monument is a large bronze statue which sits in Kotoku-in, a Jodo-shu Buddhist temple in Kamakura, Japan. The statue, which dates back to 1252, is almost 50 feet tall and 93 tons and has since been designated as a national treasure.

Gateway Arch is a 630-foot-tall arch located in St. Louis, Missouri in the United States. The arch was completed in October 1965 and is the tallest of its kind in the world. It was built as a monument to commemorate the westward expansion of the United States.

Big Ben, which is also known as Elizabeth Tower, Clock Tower or the Great Bell, is a 315-foot-tall clock tower located on the northern end of the Palace of Westminster in London, England. In 2009, it celebrated its 150th anniversary and has been a cultural symbol of the United Kingdom since its completion.

The Great Sphinx of Giza is a limestone statue of the mythological sphinx located on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The Sphinx’s body is that of a lion, and the head is believed to be Pharaoh Khafre’s. This old monument is over 60 feet tall and 200 feet in length.

The Giant's Causeway consists of over 40,000 interlocking columns which were as a result of volcanic eruptions. Located in Northern Ireland, the hexagonal basalt columns which belong to the UNESCO World Heritage Site List, are said to date as far back as 50 million years ago.

St. Peter’s Basilica is a renaissance church located in Vatican City, in Rome, Italy. Completed in 1626, the church was dedicated to one of Jesus’ 12 apostles, Peter, and is still the largest church in the world.

The Burj Khalifa, which was previously known as the Burj Dubai, is a 2700-foot-tall skyscraper located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The building is the tallest structure in the world and inside, one can find, restaurants, a hotel, corporate suits and an observation deck.

The Empire State Building is an Art Deco skyscraper located in Manhattan, New York and is over 1450 feet tall with its antenna. Constructed in 1931, the 102-story building is the 5th tallest building in the United States and one of the most-visited monuments in the world.

The Kremlin is a fortified complex located in the center of Moscow, Russia. The site includes 4 cathedrals and 5 palaces, one of which is the Grand Kremlin Palace, and all of which are enclosed within the Kremlin Walls. Today, it is one of the country’s most visited and easily recognizable sites.

Trevi Fountain is an 80-foot-tall Baroque styled fountain located in the Trevi District in Rome, Italy. Designed by Nicola Salvi, the fountain was constructed in 1762 and since then, is one of the most famous in the world, generating $1.5 million in coin throwing in 2016 alone.

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historic mosque and tourist site located in Istanbul, Turkey. Constructed in 1616 during the Sultan’s rule, it contains hand-painted blue tiles on the interior which makes the building appear blue when light is shone on it at night.

The Sagrada Familia, which is located in Barcelona, Spain, was designed by Antoni Gaudi and is the largest unfinished Roman Catholic church in the world. The church was built in a gothic style and is known for its iconic 18 spires, the tallest of which represents Jesus Christ, and the others, his twelve apostles, the Virgin Mary and four other Evangelists.

Mount Kilimanjaro is a 16,000-foot-tall stratovolcano located in Tanzania. It is composed of three volcanic cones, Shira, Mawenzi and Kibo, the first two of which are extinct and the latter of which is dormant and has the ability to erupt in the future.

Manneken Pis, which means “Little Man Pee,” in English, is a 24-inch sculpture of a naked boy urinating into a fountain, located in Brussels, Belgium. During different times of the year, the statue is dressed in different outfits to celebrate different occasions.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a free-standing bell tower located in Pisa, Italy. The unintended tilt was due to an unstable foundation when construction began in the 12th century. In the 20th century, the tilt was partially corrected, and the foundation was stabilized, leaving what we see today.

The Acropolis is a citadel located on an outcrop in the city of Athens, Greece. It contains many ancient structures and buildings, some of which are Propylaia, Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike and the ever-popular Parthenon.

The Matterhorn is a 14,692-foot-tall mountain located in the Swiss Alps between Switzerland and Italy. The dangerous climb to the summit takes trekkers an estimated 10 days to complete, and an average of 12 people have died every year between 2005 to 2015 while trying to climb it.

Buckingham Palace is the 830,000-square foot London residence of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. The building, which was once a townhouse for the Duke of Buckingham, expanded to a palace which was the first inhabited by Queen Victoria in 1837.

The Sydney Opera House is an iconic multi venue performing arts center that was designed by Jorn Utzon and opened on Oct. 20, 1973. The building is located on the Sydney Harbor near Harbor Bridge in Sydney, Australia.

Christ the Redeemer is a 98-foot-tall statue of Jesus Christ, located at the peak of Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Completed in 1931, the monument has been listed as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

The Great Wall of China is a stone fortification that was built to protect the Chinese states from invasions during the 7th century. The wall's total length is approximately 13,000 miles, and because of its significance is also one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

The Eiffel Tower is a 1063-foot-tall wrought iron tower which was built for the 1889 World Fair in Paris, France. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and it is one of the most visited paid monuments in the world, with almost 7 million visitors in 2015 alone.

Uluru, which is located in the Norther Territory of Australia, is one of the largest sandstone rock formations in the world, standing approximately 2831 feet above sea level and with a circumference of almost 6 miles. The landmark bears significant importance to the local people, and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The CN Tower is a 1814-foot-tall observation and communications tower, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Completed in 1976, it is the third tallest tower in the world and it is also known for bringing in almost 2 million visitors every year.

The Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile is a 164-foot-tall arch located in Paris, France. Constructed in 1806, the arc was built to honor the people who fought and died in both the Napoleonic and French Revolutionary Wars. Inscribed on the inner and outer surfaces of the arch are the names of all of the French generals who fought in the war.

The Petronas Twin Towers are twin skyscrapers, located in the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They are both over 1200 feet tall, making them the tallest twin towers in the world and they also have an interconnecting bridge on the 41st and 42nd floors.

The Hollywood Sign is a cultural monument located in the city of Los Angeles, California. Situated on Mount Lee, the word “Hollywood” is spelled out in white capital 45 feet tall letters which were initially put up in 1923.

Located in Seattle, Washington is the observation tower known as the Space Needle. Built in 1962 for the World's Fair, the structure is over 600 feet tall and offers great view of the Cascade Mountains, downtown Seattle and Elliot Bay at both the Sky city restaurant (at 500 feet) and the observation tower (at 520 feet).

The Berlin Wall was constructed in 1961 and was a physical barrier that divided West Berlin from East Berlin and Germany until its fall in 1989. It was put up to prevent people from fleeing East Germany’s communist government and was a major symbol of the Cold War.

Located on Honshu Island off the coast of Japan is the tallest active stratovolcano in the country. Just over 12,300 feet tall, Mount Fuji’s is one of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains” whose last eruption was between 1707 and 1708.

Moai are monolithic human figures found on Easter Island, Polynesia. Carved by the Rapa Nui people many centuries ago, there are over 900 of these 13 feet tall (average) statues scattered around the island.

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge that connects San Francisco to Marin County. The bridge is over 1.5 miles in length and has faced many issues since opening in 1937, some of which include wind and seismic shifts.

The Shard, previously called London Bridge Tower, is a 95-story skyscraper that stands over 1016 feet tall in London England. It is the tallest building in the United Kingdom and since its completion in 2012, the structure has been in several movies and television series.

Located in Berlin, Germany, the Brandenburg Gate was constructed under the orders of King Frederik William II after restoring order during the Batavian Revolution. Since its construction, the gate is one of the best-known and most visited landmarks in Germany.

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