Landmarks of Countries #2

For each selected landmark, name the country in which it is located.
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Last updated: January 8, 2020
First submittedAugust 2, 2012
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Landmark
Country
Uluru
Australia
Eiffel Tower
France
The Grand Canyon
United States
Stonehenge
United Kingdom
Mount Fuji
Japan
Brandenburg Gate
Germany
Teotihuacan
Mexico
Pantheon (original)
Italy
Parthenon
Greece
Little Mermaid Statue
Denmark
Angel Falls
Venezuela
Landmark
Country
The Merlion Fountain
Singapore
Palm Islands
United Arab Emirates
Persepolis
Iran
Luxor Temple
Egypt
Blue Mosque
Turkey
Krakatoa
Indonesia
Lotus Temple
India
Sagrada Familia
Spain
Moraine Lake
Canada
Potala Palace
China
Sognefjord
Norway
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Level 52
Nov 14, 2012
I have no idea what Sognefjord is, yet still got it, for where else but Scandinavia could a name like that be found?
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Level 81
Jun 1, 2014
It's a big fjord. :)
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Level 83
Jun 9, 2017
I drive a big Fjord. Best pick-up truck I've ever had.
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Level 81
Sep 26, 2015
Norway is the obvious first guess, seeing as it's hugely famous for fjords.
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Level 82
Jan 22, 2018
And the Norwegian Blue.
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Level 24
Jun 6, 2018
Maybe this is a very dumb question, but what is a fjord?
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Level 57
Jun 11, 2018
@ ItsJerry -- a kind of very narrow bay. Like a mountain valley filled with water I guess? Wikipedia is your friend: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fjord
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Level 74
Dec 10, 2018
Caused by glaciers. Have to be longer than they are wide to qualify. Besides Norway, there are lots in NZ, Chile, and the Americas (e.g. Chile, British Columbia, Alaska, Washington).
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Level 20
Dec 11, 2012
Great quiz. Ironically, in two weeks' time I'm going to a hotel right next door to the Eureka Tower, and I still didn't get it!
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Level 78
Jul 27, 2013
There is a pantheon in Paris, as well.
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Level 83
Aug 12, 2015
Oh!! MER-Lion.. I get it. Yeah. Dang.
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Level 77
Aug 12, 2015
I still don't.
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Level 90
Aug 12, 2015
It's like mermaid, only even more ridiculous.
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Level 83
Aug 12, 2015
look up the image on google. I've seen it many many times... including in person... but... when I was reading "merlion" I was reading it as one strange word and couldn't make sense of it.
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Level 83
Nov 30, 2017
Me too, I was giving it a French twist and got stuck on that.
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Level 63
May 24, 2018
Glad I'm not the only one who read it like a French word.
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Level 57
Jun 11, 2018
@ander217 -- Singapore means "Lion City", and the Merlion is (per google) its official mascot.
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Level 74
Dec 10, 2018
Yup I thought it was French too. Learned something today. Also now know that there are 7 merlions there (one is a mere mercub). Apparently finding them makes for a fun bike ride: Tour de Merlion
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Level 72
Sep 20, 2020
It's an entirely fake thing, made up for tourism publicity purposes. Lion=Singapore, lion city; Mer=Mermaid, surrounded by the sea. It was designed from scratch as a "tourist attraction".
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Level 67
Apr 29, 2022
Yep, the last one I got and spent some time assuming a French pronunciation and trying Andorra, Belgium and other surrounding countries until it dawned on me
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Level 82
Jan 7, 2018
I've lived in Canada my entire life and I've never heard of Moraine Lake. How have 53% of people heard of a landmark that people who live there haven't?
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Level 75
Jan 8, 2018
I knew moraine was a glacial feature, and USA was already used, so I guessed Canada.
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Level 72
Jun 6, 2018
Because only Canada and the US have glacier?
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Level 57
Jun 11, 2018
@TheCrusher

No, but "lots of glacier geology and uses English terms for it" means the U.S. and Canada were the two obvious guesses.

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Level 81
Jan 8, 2018
Never heard of it either, but I got it. Ever heard of this thing called guessing?
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Level 82
Jan 8, 2018
Obviously I wasn't going to guess Canada since I live in Canada and had never heard of it!
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Level 73
May 24, 2018
Yup, Canadian and never heard of it. Looks pretty though. Maybe substitute for Lake Louise? Only semi-obscure?
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Level 82
Jun 1, 2018
I've heard of Lake Louise (and been there). It's internationally famous, is it not?
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Level 57
Jun 11, 2018
And if that doesn't work, there's the trusty fall-back of re-taking the quiz once you've seen the answers! :P
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Level 80
Jan 8, 2018
When I quickly solved everything else, I had plenty of time to guess all faraway countries (excluding Europe) with possible glacier lakes
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Level 63
Jan 8, 2018
It seems that lots of people forego traveling and exploring locally. When I lived in Philadelphia, I was astonished at how many people who lived there had never gone to see the Liberty Bell or Independence Hall. Many people were in their 20s and 30s and had lived in Philly their entire lives...
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Level 82
Jun 1, 2018
But they've heard of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, right? This isn't about a lack of exploration. I've been to 8 out of 10 provinces and I know my country very well, but I've never heard of Moraine Lake to visit it!
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Level 69
Jan 15, 2018
Same here, Canadian and never heard of Moraine Lake before, so I didn't try Canada. I had to google it afterwards to see where it was. I can only imagine that most of the people who did get the answer are non-Canadian who randomly typed Canada. How about replacing Lake Moraine with "Banff National Park", which is much more well-known and more worthy of being called a landmark on its own?
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Level 67
Apr 29, 2022
From the UK and never been to Canada but my parents have and have a photo taken of Moraine Lake on the wall in their house so luckily I knew it
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Level 59
May 24, 2018
Your loss. Moraine Lake is beautiful. In Banff NP.
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Level 68
May 24, 2018
I've visited Banff several times, stayed in lake Louise. never heard of Moraine Lake though
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Level 82
Jun 1, 2018
Indeed. I've been to Banff, so I may have visited Moraine Lake and not realized it. No one talked about it. Everyone talked about Lake Louise.
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Level 71
Jun 15, 2020
Lake = Canada
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Level 64
Nov 23, 2020
Moraine lake is actually gaining popularity. Some people prefer it over lake Louise. I've been to both but I'm not sure which one I prefer. The water is mesmerizing in both!
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Level 72
Jun 15, 2022
Never heard of Moraine lake either, I've been in Canada my whole life. Lake Louise is far better known, both are in the Banff National Park
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Level 82
Jan 7, 2018
Indonesia twice? not that it is an issue.. just wondered if an oversight?
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Level 73
Jan 11, 2018
Japan twice too.
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Level ∞
Jan 16, 2018
Not intended. This has been fixed.
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Level 45
Jan 8, 2018
You could change the Indian landmark...that is not known by many people. In fact, people outside Delhi have little chance of knowing it.
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Level 39
Jan 8, 2018
Then you should know it from now on. There are Indians on this site too.
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Level 71
Jan 10, 2018
I knew it, and I'm American, not of Indian descent, have never been to India, and am not even Baha'i. Expand your mind!
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Level 57
Jun 11, 2018
Woah I'd totally forgotten it's a Bahai temple! I was just guessing all the historically Budhist countries...
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Level 83
May 24, 2018
I knew it but probably only because I was looking up things to do when I was in Delhi. The ones I never heard of were Moron Lake and Potato Palace
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Level 57
Jun 11, 2018
I have the feeling Potala Palace is really famous, but I'm not sure why...

Well, there's this memorable bit of history which is mostly set there: https://mikedashhistory.com/2012/04/10/murder-in-the-potala/

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Level 61
Jun 23, 2020
I agree. China as well. Not that I don't know both, but most of the answers are clearly THE landmark of it's country, and while couple of others are questionable as well, these two most definitely aren't.
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Level 80
May 24, 2018
Anyone else keep typing cities instead of countries?
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Level 63
May 24, 2018
Yes...
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Level 75
May 24, 2018
Oh my goodness, I'm not alone...
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Level 83
May 28, 2018
The first few include places like Uluru, Mt. Fuji, and the Grand Canyon which definitely aren't in cities.
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Level 52
Oct 16, 2018
why do you persist with the fact that England is not a country???

The United Kingdom (UK) comprises four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Within the United Kingdom, a unitary sovereign state, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have gained a degree of autonomy through the process of devolution.

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Level 69
Apr 28, 2019
There's about a dozen Blue Mosques around the world.
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Level 61
Jun 23, 2020
And one of them is super famous, more than allnof the others combined. That's the one.
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Level 58
Nov 27, 2020
Why add "original" on Pantheon?
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Level 71
Sep 26, 2021
There's a famous one in Paris as well. It's where Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Emile Zola, Marie & Pierre Curie, Rousseau, Dumas and many more important French figures are buried.