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Tourist Attraction by Wikipedia Description

Can you name these tourist attractions by excerpts from their Wikipedia articles?
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Last updated: November 11, 2022
First submittedMarch 5, 2019
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Wikipedia Description
Tourist Attraction
When it opened to the public in 2000 it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel
London Eye
The copper statue was a gift from France to the United States
Statue of Liberty
Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre
Colosseum
It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around 13 feet high
Stonehenge
The former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty
Forbidden City
A large unfinished Roman Catholic church in Spain, designed by
Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí
Sagrada Família
One of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains"
Mount Fuji
The oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one
to remain largely intact
Great Pyramid of
Giza
Hiking down to the river and back up to the rim in one day is discouraged by park officials
Grand Canyon
A symbol of Christianity across the world, the statue has also become a cultural icon of
both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil
Christ the
Redeemer
It was envisioned after discussion about a suitable centrepiece for the proposed
1889 Exposition Universelle
Eiffel Tower
Built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls
Machu Picchu
A large sandstone rock formation in central Australia
Uluru
An ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river
Taj Mahal
The world's largest coral reef system
Great Barrier Reef
Built to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions
of the various nomadic groups
Great Wall of
China
Soon after exiting the barrel, she said, "No one ought ever do that again."
Niagara Falls
The principal public square of Venice, Italy
Piazza San Marco
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Level 69
May 6, 2019
Come on, you accept the common English name for every attraction besides the Sagrada Familia (for which there is NO English name), yet St. Mark's Square won't work for Piazza San Marco????
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Level 81
May 6, 2019
I tried all sorts of ways st marc's square, st mark's square, square of st..., marcus square... nope. I'd never have gotten that Italian name, especially when it didn't say you needed to write it in Italian!
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Level 81
May 6, 2019
Considering just "christ" is enough for the statue in Rio, it's suddenly a huge jump in difficulty too.
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Level ∞
May 6, 2019
My mistake. Now fixed.
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Level 69
May 8, 2019
Thank you Quizmaster! Much appreciated.
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Level 74
May 9, 2019
Travelfan, Sagrada familia is literally "sacred family", more commonly known in English as the "Holy family"
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Level 59
May 12, 2019
Yes, but nobody refers to the sagrada familia as the holy family. People do, however, refer to piazza san marco as st marks square
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Level 67
Jun 7, 2019
I have never heard of that. I figured in english they called it the same (without the piazza perhaps, but still san marco)
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Level 68
Jun 19, 2021
I failed to spell sagrada familia correctly (Spanish being my fifth- or sixth- choice language). Imagine my disquiet that "holy family" was not acceptable!
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Level 44
Nov 18, 2022
Yeah but we still say Notre-Dame instead of the english Our Lady.

(Ik the full name is Notre-Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris))

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Level 70
May 6, 2019
The text for Mount Fuji also can be found on the pages for Mount Haku and Mount Tate. Should've seen this coming.
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Level ∞
May 7, 2019
Extra credit for you!
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Level 64
May 7, 2019
Easy 5/5 for me. It was still fun though.
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Level 45
May 7, 2019
Glad to hear that :)
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Level 76
May 10, 2019
I can never remember the name of Sagrada Familia :-(
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Level 73
Jun 17, 2019
I get forgetting Sagrada, but surely the other half is familia?
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Level 76
Jun 23, 2019
Ha ha, I will certainly remember that part now!
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Level 80
Nov 18, 2022
I always remember familia but never sagrada...annoys me every time!
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Level 84
Jun 15, 2019
Easy for me, as well. Seen more than half.
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Level 58
Jun 15, 2019
Forbidden Palace for Forbidden City?
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Level 84
Jun 15, 2019
city
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Level 67
Jun 16, 2019
From my understanding the question seems to be asking about the palace itself, which would mean "Forbidden Palace" should be accepted, and not the complex surrounding the palace.
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Level 84
Jun 16, 2019
the palace complex you are thinking of is called the Forbidden City. It's a complex consisting of almost 1000 buildings twice the size of Vatican City, not a single structure. It's always called the Forbidden City (in English, anyway). It's never called the Forbidden Palace. The most famous building inside the Forbidden City is probably what is called now the Palace Museum. But that palace wasn't off limits, the entire complex was. The original Chinese name for it translates as Purple Forbidden City. The clue could be improved by adding the word "complex," but in any case the answer is not Forbidden Palace. That's not a thing.
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Level 78
Jun 19, 2019
In Civilization V there is a wonder (building) that is called the Forbidden Palace. So clearly some people refer to it as that. Still got it when palace was'nt accepted though.
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Level 84
Nov 18, 2022
so... The Great Wall of China, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Apollo missions, and The Internet are all also buildings? (all wonders of the world that can be built in Civilization)
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Level 58
Nov 18, 2022
The Palace Museum
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Level 67
Jun 16, 2019
I was confused about the Niagara Falls question. I thought it was asking for the name of the person who said the quote and so I was thinking about what person would be a tourist attraction and would say something like that.
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Level 82
Nov 18, 2022
I noted the same thing. I knew I'd never get the name of the person, so tried entering the feat: going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Got it, but the wording could definitely be improved.
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Level 56
Nov 18, 2022
I'd respectfully disagree and argue that the clue is fine. I mean, the quiz never said that the excerpts are directly describing the attraction itself; the clues are just excerpts from the wikipedia page. The Grand Canyon clue also technically doesn't describe the canyon, but it can be assumed that the quiz is asking for the name of the attraction where the hike takes place. This is perhaps a very nitpicky justification, but the clue fits in for the concept of the quiz.
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Level 73
Oct 19, 2021
Format is no good for mobiles
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Level ∞
Nov 11, 2022
Fixed!
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Level 58
Nov 18, 2022
Can you accept the Palace Museum for the Forbidden City? It is more commonly known as the Palace Museum in China
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Level 70
Nov 18, 2022
Two suggestions: First, the Niagara Falls question is worded such that the answer should be the person's name rather than the place. Second (and a little nitpicky, since almost nobody is going to guess anything but Fuji), but Haku and Tate should also be answers, since they are also "One of Japan's Three Holy Mountains."