Where would you find...?
Posted by Dan | Sep 3rd, 2023 - 8:00pm
Some places are just iconic, either places of beauty or grand engineering marvels to be admired. Odds are you have heard of all of these below, maybe even seen a few, but can you successfully identify where all of them can be found?
Uluru is an unmistakable landmark, a distinct red sandstone rock sitting proudly above the flatlands that surround it. Sacred to the Pitjantjatjara people and a UNESCO World Heritage Site it is a well-protected landmark and access is banned to the general public, but it is nevertheless an instantly recognisable icon of this nation
The Burj Khalifa is the current tallest building, standing at 829.8m (2,722 ft), it is over half a mile into the sky. Its staggered design is reminiscent of the Islamic architecture of the region, with staggering views at the top over the neighbouring skyscrapers and to the desert beyond. The 154 floors are navigated via 57 elevators and 8 escalators, allowing access to its 900 homes, offices, restaurants a hotel and more...
Angkor Wat is a complex of ornate temples, considered the largest religious structure in the world. Originally a Hindu temple, it has stood since the 12th century and transformed over time into a Buddhist temple. It forms part of the city of Angkor, originally the capital of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries
The Lærdal tunnel is an engineering marvel, sitting at 24.5km (15.2 miles) it is the current longest road tunnel in the world. Passing under a mountain range, great care has been taken to break up the monotony of driving, the tunnel is split into four sections separated by 3 large caves at 6km intervals - lighting changes from white to blue and yellow to give the impression of sunrise
The tallest point above sea level, Mount Everest should require no introduction. Its prominent point above the Himalayas has been a target of many explorers and adventurers for years - the peak is split between two nations however, which two?
Standing as the tallest statue in the world, the Statue of Unity is an 182 metre (597 feet) tall depiction of a statesman and independence activist. Overlooking the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada River, it is a tourist draw that has even outpaced the Statue of Liberty at times
The Cradle of Humankind is a site of scientific interest, as it contains the largest concentration of ancestral human remains anywhere in the world. The complex of limestone caves is considered a World Heritage site and is the site of the earliest primate found
Death Valley ranks as the largest National Park in its home nation, as well as the dryest, hottest and lowest. It frequently records the highest temperatures ever seen, but there is plenty more to it, with over 3,000 square miles (7,800 square kilometres) of desert landscape, with sand dunes, mountains and basins to explore
Next is the largest system of waterfalls in the world, the Iguazu Falls. Combining such falls as San Martín, Adam and Eva, Penoni, and Bergano - they form a massive network into a long curve, with multiple plateaus and islands in between. It managed a peak recorded flow rate of 45,700 cubic meters per second of water, more than 5 times the peak flow rate of Niagara falls...
The Valley of the Kings is an archaeological site renowned around the world for its collection of burial chambers. Rock-cut tombs litter the valley, more than 60 were built between the 16th and 10th centuries BC, allowing the Pharaohs a place of rest in style
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