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Quiz: Where in the world are these incredible canyons?

Hikers, kayakers and horse riders will be in their element in the world’s most impressive gorges

Blyde River Canyon (Shutterstock)

1. In which country will you find the ‘Grand Canyon of Arabia’?

Oman

Kuwait

Saudi Arabia

Qatar

2. This canyon is named after a precious metal. Where is it?

USA

Australia

Jordan

Mexico

3. The walls of this canyon are 400m high – that’s taller than the 102nd floor observatory in New York’s Empire State Building. Where is it?

Morocco

Jordan

Namibia

Tunisia

4. A 1.6km boardwalk snakes its way through this lush gorge. Where is it?

Slovakia

Slovenia

Austria

Switzerland

5. This canyon is home to red rock formations known as the Valley of Castles. Where is it?

Syria

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Jordan

6. This beautiful gorge is part of a National Park which is a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Where is it?

Turkey

Albania

Greece

Bulgaria

7. Where would you find this canyon, which is also known as the marble gorge?

Taiwan

China

South Korea

Japan

8. In which country might you see wild horses in this canyon?

Canada

Namibia

Jordan

Turkmenistan

9. This lush gorge is known for its caves, goats and locally produced cheese. Where is it?

Germany

The United Kingdom

France

Switzerland

10. This national park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – is known for its four canyons, white water river and cave network. Where is it?

New Zealand

Canada

Mexico

Uzbekistan

11. This is the deepest canyon in this South American country, and twice as deep as the USA’s Grand Canyon. Where is it?

Chile

Argentina

Bolivia

Peru

12. Part of this 70km canyon is a UNESCO biosphere reserve prized for wildlife including the Syrian wolf and caracal mountain cat. Where is it?

Israel

Jordan

Syria

Lebanon

13. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the indigenous Naxi people. Where is it?

Nepal

Mongolia

China

Tibet

14. Surrounded by mature podocarp forest native to the southern hemisphere, this canyon is renowned for its vibrant turquoise waters. Where is it?

New Zealand

Australia

Argentina

Uruguay

15. You can loop the edge of this limestone canyon by bike or explore it by kayak. Where is it?

Italy

France

Switzerland

Laos

16. This canyon now goes by another name which means ‘place of the rising sun’ in a few indigenous languages. Where is it?

New Zealand

Australia

South Africa

USA

17. This striking, stripy valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Where is it?

Turkey

Argentina

China

Peru

18. In which USA state is this Grand Canyon in? Clue: it’s not in Arizona!

Wyoming

Utah

Idaho

Texas

19. Known for its microclimate as much as its beauty, this 1km deep limestone gorge passes through a national park. Where is it?

Portugal

Algeria

Turkey

Spain

20. The sisal plant grows wild in this gorge, which is how it got its name. Where is it?

Kenya

Mexico

Tanzania

Brazil

21. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, this gorge is named after a dome made from rock which resembles a cathedral’s ceiling. Where is it?

Jordan

Mongolia

Kazakhstan

Australia

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