Asian Cities A-Z

Based on the clues, name these Asian cities starting with each letter.
Quiz by Kvkq
Rate:
Last updated: October 24, 2016
First submittedSeptember 25, 2013
Times taken23,416
Average score65.4%
Rating4.36
5:00
Enter city here:
0
 / 26 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
 
Hint
City
A
Taj Mahal location
Agra
B
Site of the 2008 Olympics
Beijing
C
Once called Madras
Chennai
D
Site of the world's tallest building
Dubai
E
Israeli resort city on Red Sea
Eilat
F
2011 nuclear disaster area
Fukushima
G
Huge city just upriver
from Hong Kong
Guangzhou
H
Named for a Vietnamese leader
Ho Chi Minh City
I
Battle here led to recapture of Seoul
Incheon
J
Capital of Indonesia
Jakarta
K
Petronas Towers
Kuala Lumpur
L
Capital of Tibet
Lhasa
M
Former Portuguese territory -
home to many casinos
Macau
 
Hint
City
N
Struck by an atomic bomb
Nagasaki
O
Second-biggest metro in Japan
Osaka
P
Kim Jong-un lives here
Pyongyang
Q
High-altitude city in Pakistan
Quetta
R
Located in the center of Arabia
Riyadh
S
City-state on the tip of the
Malay Peninsula
Singapore
T
Hostage crisis city, 1979–81
Tehran
U
Its name literally means "Red Hero"
Ulaanbaatar
V
Ganges holy city also called Benares
Varanasi
W
"The Chicago of China"
Wuhan
X
City in Shaanxi, one of the four
ancient capitals of China
Xi'an
Y
Formerly called Rangoon
Yangon
Z
Capital of Henan province, China
Zhengzhou
+1
Level 72
Nov 20, 2013
Chinese city names keep changing to make them more authentic, at least that's the way it seems in English. No way to figure out what's what anymore.
+11
Level 68
May 7, 2016
They changed around twenty years ago to match the more accurate pinyin system of writing Chinese in English letters.
+4
Level 77
Dec 19, 2016
I always just type ngzhou and put whatever letter is needed at the beginning, trying different vowels, and if that doesn't work, then eliminate the "g" and try again. I first tried zangzhous and then zengzhou and I got credit for that one. Gungzhou, Hangzhou, Tengzhou, Wengzhou, Changzhou, Yangzhou, Wenzhou, Quanzhou, Lanzhou, etc.
+1
Level 60
Feb 2, 2021
Wowzhwers!
+4
Level 83
Nov 20, 2013
Missed Q and Z. What makes Wuhan like Chicago?
+8
Level 71
Nov 20, 2013
Dozens of roads, railways and expressways pass through the city. Also in the center part of the eastern part of China, like Chicago is in the Midwest of the US.
+18
Level 83
Nov 20, 2013
Also has won almost as many World Series.
+1
Level 75
Jun 16, 2014
Let them field a team, then see what happens...
+3
Level 67
Dec 18, 2016
Well chicago has more world series now!
+1
Level 60
Feb 2, 2021
Every time the Cubs win a World Series in a presidential election year, the Republican wins.
+1
Level 55
Nov 20, 2013
Missed the same ones you did.
+1
Level 33
Nov 30, 2013
its also quite similar in population since Chicago has around 9 million people and Wuhan has 10 million people
+4
Level 78
Feb 3, 2020
They don't put ketchup on their hot dogs.
+1
Level 22
Apr 2, 2020
I doubt a decease that could kill thousands started there.....
+5
Level 87
Feb 1, 2021
Xi Jinping could shoot someone in the middle of Jiefang Avenue and he wouldn't lose voters.
+1
Level 66
Feb 1, 2021
Deep dish crispy duck.
+2
Level 37
Nov 20, 2013
You should do quizzes like these for all the continents.
+1
Level 73
Nov 20, 2013
Good one, quite hard because of the spelling, lenient enough though.
+2
Level 81
May 13, 2014
Not lenient enough for some of us Guangzu and Fukujima, for example, not accepted.
+1
Level 74
Feb 1, 2021
I typed Fukujima at first as well.
+1
Level 70
Mar 7, 2014
could you accept teheran and lhassa ?
+1
Level ∞
Oct 24, 2016
Okay
+1
Level 68
Aug 15, 2016
Missed only Z.
+3
Level 83
Dec 18, 2016
I like that "Rangoon" is accepted for "city formerly called Rangoon".
+1
Level 85
Dec 19, 2016
Did you try Madras?
+1
Level 73
May 31, 2018
Madras and Rangoon both work, but Benares does not. In this case the quizmaster needs to change the accepted type-ins.
+2
Level 76
Feb 1, 2021
Madras doesn't work now, but Rangoon still does.
+1
Level 72
Dec 20, 2016
I typed Zhangzhou instead of Zhengzhou :(
+1
Level 65
Apr 21, 2018
Missed Beijing. *facepalm*
+1
Level 91
Dec 23, 2018
Too Sinocentric!!
+1
Level 45
Mar 4, 2019
Easy!
+1
Level 74
Sep 5, 2019
Got all ten that less than 60% of people get, but missed 2/16 that are gotten by 60% of people or more. Suspicious......
+1
Level 42
Dec 6, 2019
i put in wuhan as a hunch and it was right
+1
Level 83
Jan 11, 2020
Please accept Zingo for Zhengzhou.
+1
Level 43
Feb 1, 2021
I don't think it should be accepted.
+1
Level 65
Jul 23, 2020
All correct
+1
Level 63
Sep 4, 2020
I don't think Madras and Rangoon should be accepted, as they are given in the hint.

And for sure , there can be a better hint for Pyongyang than "Kim Jong Un's city".

+1
Level 74
Oct 8, 2020
Where table tennis was invented...?
+5
Level 63
Dec 14, 2020
"Wuhan- The Chicago of China" aged terribly in 2020. It's still correct though.
+5
Level 63
Feb 1, 2021
came for this comment. I got fairly sick once in chicago but there really isn't a comparison.....
+1
Level 69
Feb 1, 2021
is the R hint meant to say Saudi Arabia?
+1
Level 54
Feb 1, 2021
No, means that answer is starting from R.
+1
Level 67
Feb 1, 2021
you should have put for wuhan- birthplace of covid.

then everyone would have found it

+3
Level 43
Feb 1, 2021
Why make it so obvious? Give it a little challenge.
+1
Level 47
Feb 1, 2021
I'm always fascinated by "Ho Chi Minh City" as a quiz answer as NO ONE in the southern part of Vietnam, let alone in the city itself, calls it anything other than Saigon. You can't even find a tee shirt which references Ho Chi Minh City.
+1
Level 72
Feb 2, 2021
Zhengzhou is really obscure. I'd think a better Z would be "Province north of Fujian". It's a whole province!
+1
Level 67
Feb 3, 2021
When you have a go and guess Zhenzhou... then see the correct answer at the end.
+1
Level 33
Feb 3, 2021
For Z it is spelled wrong, its Zhangzhou
+1
Level 38
Feb 20, 2021
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhengzhou