Travel the World Virtually
Vacations might be out the window for many people this year, but you can still travel the world virtually. Museums everywhere are offering virtual tours, and our new Virtual City Tour Games include the Around the World Scavenger Hunt and Around the World: The Asia Pacific Game.
Now that you’re in a globetrotting frame of mind, it’s time to see how well you know the world. Check out these 17 natural and manmade landmarks from around the world—some are incredibly famous, while others are less well known—and try to name the country they’re in. Bon voyage!
The famed Taj Mahal is of course in India.
The Christ the Redeemer statue stands high above Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
You are currently standing on the Great Wall of China.
Everyone knows these are giant heads on Easter Island. But not everyone knows Easter Island is a part of Chile!
This is the part of the always photogenic Kilauea lava flow in Hawaii, part of the United States.
This view of Sydney, Australia, includes the Sydney Opera House to the left and the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the right.
You’re looking at the great Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. But! Kilimanjaro is situated very near that country’s border with Kenya, where this photo was taken. So if you guessed either country, you’re right!
Here we have the distinctive hexagonal rock columns of the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.
Here we see Machu Picchu, a few thousand feet above the rest of Peru.
Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon, one of the most popular tourist spots in Iceland.
Sail away to Ha Long Bay, in Vietnam.
Say “Ciao!” to Alberobello, a town in Italy that is famous for its many trulli, a type of stone hut with a conical roof.
Standing more than 2,700 feet tall, the Burj Khalifa towers over Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.
Welcome to Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, France, where the tides can be so extreme that sometimes this island isn’t an island at all!
Angkor Wat is one of several famous ancient temples in Cambodia.
You’re flying high above one of the world’s largest waterfalls: Victoria Falls, which straddles the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Sorry, we cheated a little on this one. Here you can see the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s South Pole Observatory in Antarctica.
With no native population, the continent of Antarctica isn’t a country…but it’s still a sight to see.
Taj Mahal photo by Jovyn Chamb on Unsplash; Christ the Redeemer photo by Raphael Nogueira on Unsplash; Great Wall photo by Courtney Hall on Unsplash; Easter Island photo by Thomas Griggs on Unsplash; Kilauea Lava Flow photo by Marc Szeglat on Unsplash; Sydney photo by Quentin Grignet on Unsplash; Kilimanjaro photo by Sergey Pesterev on Unsplash; Giant’s Causeway photo by Sean Kuriyan on Unsplash; Machu Picchu photo by Willian Justen de Vasconcellos on Unsplash; Blue Lagoon photo by Frank Denney on Unsplash; Ha Long Bay photo by Thanti Nguyen on Unsplash; Alberobello photo by Pille Kirsi from Pexels; Burj Khalifa photo by Cem Ersozlu on Unsplash; Mont-Saint-Michel photo by Roxxie Blackham on Unsplash; Angkor photo by James Wheeler on Unsplash; Victoria Falls photo by Jason Zhao on Unsplash; Research Lab photo by NOAA on Unsplash