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Travel Trivial Quizzes for Fun Plus Learn a thing or Two

Many of us like quizzes since they are usually fun and challenging. We’re going to try to fulfill your need for travel and trivia quizzes. So you’ll know in advance some of our quizzes might frustrate you. Others may make you smile or say to yourself “I knew that.” Give them a go and see how you do.

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These are just for fun quizzes. But you can also learn a thing or two, so pay attention. Don’t stand on your head trying to figure out the answers. Either you know or can figure out the answers in a relatively short period of time.

Name this famous place which was the imperial palace of China for five centuries, until the early 20th century.

View from Jingshan Park. Photo by Francisco Anzola / CC BY 2.0

The Forbidden City is a palace complex in central Beijing, China. The former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty (years 1420 to 1912), it now houses the Palace Museum. The Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for almost 500 years. The Forbidden City has been a World Heritage Site since 1987. It is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.

What's the name of this famous waterfall which resides in two countries? Hint - Both countries are very large.

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the American state of New York. From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lies on the border of the United States and Canada. The American Falls reside entirely on the United States, separated by Goat Island. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also on the United States side, separated from the American Falls by Luna Island. Niagara Falls is famed both for its beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power.

Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace located where in Europe?

Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The castle was intended as a home for the king, until he died in 1886. It was open to the public shortly after his death. Since then more than 61 million people have visited the castle. More than 1.3 million people visit Neuschwanstein Castle annually.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, is a unique underground river located on an island. Where is it located?

Entrance to the Puerto Princesa Underground River. Photo by Mike Gonzalez / CC BY-SA 3.0

The underground river is located on the northern coast of the island. The island is a nature lover’s paradise and home to unspoiled landscapes rich in wildlife. The River is protected and within a national park. This natural wonder was claimed to be the world’s longest navigable underground river. You can take guided boat tours show rock formations and fluttering bats within the river's caves.

This palace is fit for a king but no king resides in it. It is an attraction that draws lots of people. Where is it? Hint, the city might not be one you will recognize.

Paradise is an unincorporated town in Clark County, Nevada, United States, adjacent to the city of Las Vegas. The hotel is situated on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip between Bellagio and The Mirage. It is one of Las Vegas's largest and best known landmarks. Caesars Palace was established in 1966 by Jay Sarno, who sought to create an opulent facility that gave guests a sense of life during the Roman Empire. It contains many statues, columns, including a 20-foot statue of Augustus Caesar near the entrance. The hotel has a large range of restaurants. Among them are several which serve authentic Chinese cuisine to cater to wealthy East Asian gamblers. From the outset, Caesars Palace has been oriented towards attracting high rollers.

This area in the United States has some of the oldest Coast Redwood trees on earth. It's located in a state next to the ocean. What state?

The trees are Sequoia sempervirens, or common names include coast redwood, coastal redwood and California redwood. It is an evergreen, long-lived, tree living 1,200–1,800 years or more. This species includes the tallest living trees on Earth, reaching up to 379 feet (115.5 m) in height and up to 29.2 feet in diameter at breast height. These trees are also among the oldest living things on Earth. Coast redwoods occupy a narrow strip of land approximately 470 miles in length and 5–47 miles in width along the Pacific coast. The largest (and tallest) are in Redwood National and State Parks and Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Also in Los Padres National Forest's Silver Peak Wilderness in the Santa Lucia Mountains of the Big Sur area of Monterey County, California. The southernmost grove is in the Southern Redwood Botanical Area and can be seen from California Highway 1.

Where is this beautiful glass and metal pyramid located? Hint - It is not in the usual place when you think of pyramids.

The Louvre Pyramid is a large glass and metal pyramid designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei. It is surrounded by three smaller pyramids in the main courtyard of the Louvre Palace in Paris, France. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum. Completed in 1989, it has become a landmark of the city of Paris. A few other museums have duplicated this concept, most notably the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. There is an urban legend associated with the structure. It has been claimed by some that the glass panes in the Louvre Pyramid number exactly 666, "the number of the beast", often associated with Satan. The Louvre museum, however, states that the finished pyramid contains 673 glass panes.

What is the name of this very famous long bridge located on the West Coast of the USA?

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge. It spans the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The bridge links the city of San Francisco, California to Marin County. It carries both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait. This bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. Initially At the time of its opening in 1937, it was both the longest and the tallest suspension bridge in the world. It has a main span of 4,200 feet and a total height of 746 feet.

This is a rare brown Panda bear waiting for you to visit him or his country. The giant panda also known as panda bear or simply panda, is a bear native to south central part of what country?

The giant panda lives in a few mountain ranges in central China. They are a conservation reliant vulnerable species. Although native to China, as of 2018, there are 26 zoos in 18 countries that have pandas. Giant pandas, besides being rare, are a threatened species. These zoos have contracts with China to house these pandas for a few years. So unless you travel to China, selected zoos are where you will see a giant panda.

This little island, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, is visited by millions of people each year. Where is it located? Hint - The country has another very famous tall attraction.

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island and mainland commune in Normandy, France. It is very small. The island is located about one kilometer off the country's northwestern coast. It is 7 hectares (17 acres) in area. The mainland part of the commune is 393 hectares (971 acres) in area. So the total surface of the commune is 400 hectares (988 acres). As of 2015, the island had a population of 50. The island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times. Since the 8th century AD it has been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name. One of France's most recognizable landmarks, it is visited by more than 3 million people each year. Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

 

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