Quiz: Can you identify these UNESCO sites?

If you’ve been to plenty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, then this is the quiz for you. Can you name these sites, or guess which country they belong in?

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What inspires you to travel? Is it unfamiliar cultures, fascinating histories or to simply enjoy the natural world? Whatever the case, it's likely you've come across numerous cities, sites and protected areas that are classed UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

If you're not 100% sure what UNESCO World Heritage Site means, here's the answer. And if you need to brush up your knowledge, here's where to study (or cheat). To test your current knowledge of the world's UNESCO-listed wonders, simply scroll and play. Good luck...

1. Where would you find this UNESCO-listed, rock-hewn church?

Lalibela, Ethiopia

Petra, Jordan

Windhoek, Namibia

Abu Simbel, Egypt

2. Can you name this Irish UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Aran Islands

Skellig Michael


Inis Fraoigh

3. UNESCO-listed ancient Troy is located in which country?





4. Where would you find the mosaic-covered UNESCO site Mausoleum of Galla Placidia?

Topola, Serbia

Lisbon, Portugal

Ravenna, Italy

Seville, Spain

5. Machu Picchu might be more famous, but can you name this equally important, UNESCO-listed Peruvian archaeological site?

Batán Grande




6. Do you recognise this UNESCO-listed city?

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Sofia, Bulgaria

Valletta, Malta

Palermo, Italy

7. This jaw-dropping cliff lives in a UNESCO-listed Latin American national park. Can you name the park?

Manu, Peru

Canaima, Venezuela

Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil

Sangay, Ecuador

8. These picturesque rice terraces have UNESCO World Heritage status. Which ones are they?

Long Sheng Rice Terrace in Guangxi, China

Terraced Rice Fields of Hamanoura in Kyushu, Japan

Tegallalang Rice Terrace in Bali, Indonesia

Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras in Banaue, Philippines

9. Can you recognise this UNESCO-listed city?

Potosí, Bolivia

Georgetown, Guyana

Quito, Ecuador

Cartagena, Colombia

10. Recognise this ice cave? In which (recently inscribed) UNESCO-listed national park can you find it?

Northeast Greenland, Greenland

Thingvellir, Iceland

Gates of the Arctic, Alaska

Vatnajökull, Iceland

11. Gaudi built many UNESCO-listed buildings in Barcelona, Spain, but can you identify this one?

Casa Milà

Palau Güell

Casa Calvet

Casa Batlló

12. Can you recognise this UNESCO-listed city?

Sukhothai, Thailand

Luang Prabang, Laos

Hoi An, Vietnam

Siem Reap, Cambodia

13. India has plenty of UNESCO sites. Can you name this one?


Humayun’s Tomb

Agra Fort

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

14. Where would you find the UNESCO-listed Mogao Caves, also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas?


Myanmar (Burma)



15. Do you recognise this Middle Eastern UNESCO-listed archaeological city?

Samarra, Iraq

Baalbek, Lebanon

Ouarzazate, Morocco

Aleppo, Syria

16. Can you name this penguin-covered, UNESCO-listed island from Down Under?




Lord Howe

17. This ancient Mayan citadel in Guatemela is, naturally, a World Heritage Site. What’s it called?



Copán Ruinas

El Mirador

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