Quiz about Famous Chinese Landmarks
Quiz about Famous Chinese Landmarks

Famous Chinese Landmarks Trivia Quiz


Join the Phoenix Rising's Red Crew as we tour some of China's best landmarks. P.S. If this route seems a little crazy, blame our Tour Guide, 1nn1.

A multiple-choice quiz by Team Phoenix Rising. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
jaknginger
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
409,945
Updated
Aug 23 22
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Avg Score
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1. Starting in northeast China, we visit Harbin. Harbin has long, frigid winters which help with its famous festival. Can you name the annual Harbin festival? Hint

International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival
Frozen Dead Guys Day
Winterlude
Winter Lantern Festival

2. Next, we are off to Shanghai to see the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel. Which river will we be traveling under with this experience? Hint

Dianpu River
Yangtze River
Huangpu River
Yingtao River

3. Just a short hop to our next tourist site, Zhujiajiao. It is a famous water town in Shanghai. What European city lends Zhujiajiao an appropriate nickname? Hint

Amsterdam
London
Paris
Venice

4. From Zhujiajiao, we travel to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Which large city lies just east of the West Lake Cultural Landscape? Hint

Lhasa
Guiyang
Yinchuan
Hangzhou

5. From West Lake we travel west to Nanjing. We are visiting a memorial of the Nanjing Massacre victims. Which country was responsible for this massacre? Hint

Germany
Korea
Vietnam
Japan

6. What is a trip to China without seeing the Great Wall? Only one place along the wall is connected with a lake. Can you name that city? Don't get hung up on it! Hint

Badaling
Huanghuacheng
Gubeikou
Jiankou

7. Heading to south China, we seasoned tourists are riding a Ding Ding tram in the city with the most skyscrapers in the world. Which island city is it? Hint

Beijing
Hong Kong
Guangzhou
Wuhan

8. For the next part of our adventure, we are going on a river cruise! While time doesn't allow us to cruise the nearly 4000 miles through China, which river will take us to the Three Gorges between Chongqing and Yichang? Hint

Yangtze River
Mekong River
Amur River
Huaihe River

9. For this next stop, we are heading to south China to see the Guanyin of Nanshan. This statue is unique in that it has more than one face. How many aspects does this statue have? Hint

5
2
3
4

10. We are going to round out this tour at Tiger Leaping Gorge. Which Chinese province will we be visiting? Hint

Gansu
Sichuan
Yunnan
Guizhou


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Starting in northeast China, we visit Harbin. Harbin has long, frigid winters which help with its famous festival. Can you name the annual Harbin festival?

Answer: International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival

The festival generally occurs throughout January and February, although some attractions may be built as early as December. One section includes buildings constructed from blocks of ice carved from the Songhau River. It can be quite cold, with an average winter temperature of -16.8°C, so pack your down jacket and thick boots! The festival began in 1963, initially solely with Chinese participants, but as the name implies it has expanded to include international competitors. The event is popular, with about 18 million visitors. Activities include ice lantern shows, fireworks, skiing, and even swimming in the Songhau!

All of the incorrect choices are actual events elsewhere in the world - Winterlude is in Ottawa, Frozen Dead Guys Day is in Colorado, and there are many Winter Lantern festivals.

Player pusdoc prefers to stay inside with a warm beverage but provided this question for Phoenix Rising's Red Crew.
2. Next, we are off to Shanghai to see the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel. Which river will we be traveling under with this experience?

Answer: Huangpu River

Honoured as the 'Mother River of Shanghai', the Huangpu River is over 100km long and splits the city of Shanghai in two. It was created by Lord Chunshen (Huang Xie) circa 475 BCE to 221 BCE. Today it is the longest river in Shanghai and is a tributary of the mighty Yangtze.

Opening in 2000, the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel was the first ever under-river pedestrian tunnel. Specially designed automatic traction carriages ferry passengers from one side to the other in a five minute trip. A light show on the walls of the tunnel depict images from people, history and culture through to geometric designs an rainbows.

Phoenix Rising's leith90 would like to see the Bund Tunnel, but much prefers to be on the water rather than under it.
3. Just a short hop to our next tourist site, Zhujiajiao. It is a famous water town in Shanghai. What European city lends Zhujiajiao an appropriate nickname?

Answer: Venice

Zhujiajiao is a water town in the Qingpu district of Shanghai. Similar to Venice, Italy, a labryinth of canals are used by boats as the main source of transportation. There are 36 ancient bridges in Zhujiajiao and gondola tours are available.

With its old stone bridges, gardens and shops lining the river bank, you are transported back in time. The quaint town is over 1700 years old! But you can be transported to modern day Shanghai with a short hop on the train.

Jaknginger sailed this question into the PR Red Crew's team quiz on China landmarks.
4. From Zhujiajiao, we travel to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Which large city lies just east of the West Lake Cultural Landscape?

Answer: Hangzhou

Hangzhou is the capital of Zeijiang, a province in China. It sits at the southern end of China's Grand Canal and is major centre of economics and scientific research. West Lake is a UNESCO site that borders the city, but is otherwise surrounded on the other sides by rolling hills. The lakes are divided into three and boast pagodas, gardens and temples situated on artificial islands. Their beauty and tranquillity have inspired artists and have had a major influence on garden design in China, Japan and Korea.

Red Crew's smpdit would love to visit and see the lake in all its glory.
5. From West Lake we travel west to Nanjing. We are visiting a memorial of the Nanjing Massacre victims. Which country was responsible for this massacre?

Answer: Japan

The massacre is estimated to have killed upwards of 300,000 people; it occurred in December of 1937 when Japan occupied the city during World War II.

The museum was built in 1985 and enlarged a decade later at the site of a mass burial called the "pit of 10,000 corpses." The memorial is often crowded, admission is free, but you will need valid identification such as your passport. It is within walking distance of the Yunjinlu metro station and several bus lines stop there. The site includes outdoor exhibits, skeletal remains, and historical documents - videos illustrate the history, and a memorial wall lists the names of the victims. The architecture reflects the solemn nature of the memorial.

Of note, a Japanese-Chinese friendship group donated many of the items and provided a garden. Western witnesses to the tragedy who testified at the war crimes tribunal are also remembered.

Player pusdoc wrote this question for Phoenix Rising's Red Crew; she presumes that experiencing this memorial would be similar to Holocaust memorial visits - sobering but important.
6. What is a trip to China without seeing the Great Wall? Only one place along the wall is connected with a lake. Can you name that city? Don't get hung up on it!

Answer: Huanghuacheng

The major architectural feat that is the Great Wall of China stretches for 628km (390miles) and is a series of fortification built between the 7th and the 17th centuries. Huanghuacheng is a village that has a number of man made reservoirs, some of which abut the wall, the only place where the wall gets its feet wet. As well as the lakes, this section of wall is pretty to visit in summer- a less touristy section that is very green and is carpeted with yellow wildflowers.

Red Crew's smpdit legs ache just looking at the pictures.
7. Heading to south China, we seasoned tourists are riding a Ding Ding tram in the city with the most skyscrapers in the world. Which island city is it?

Answer: Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a city and an island. It is a special region of China. Hong Kong is known to have the most skyscrapers in the world! The city's transportation system is far advanced. Most daily trips within the city are on public transportation. They have trams, moving pavements, escalators, single-deck and double-decker buses, ferries and trains. The Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway has over 5 million riders a day! Personal vehicles are also used.

When visiting Hong Kong Island as a tourist, the Ding Ding Tram can take you east-west or west-east routes only but it will stop at many of the major tourist hot spots. It is a double-decker bus on rails.

Jaknginger escalated this question into Phoenix Rising's Red Crew team quiz.
8. For the next part of our adventure, we are going on a river cruise! While time doesn't allow us to cruise the nearly 4000 miles through China, which river will take us to the Three Gorges between Chongqing and Yichang?

Answer: Yangtze River

The Yangtze, also known as Cháng Jiāng, is the third longest river in the world, after the Nile and Amazon. It rises in Tibet and flows for over 6,300 kilometres before it empties in the East China Sea.

The Three Gorges Dam was a massive undertaking, opening in 2012, after almost two decades of construction. It had a profound impact in many ways, with more than a million people relocated, hundreds of towns flooded, many archaeological items submerged and wildlife species lost.

This question was floated into the quiz by the Phoenix Rising Red Crew's member ozzz2002.
9. For this next stop, we are heading to south China to see the Guanyin of Nanshan. This statue is unique in that it has more than one face. How many aspects does this statue have?

Answer: 3

The Guanyin of Nanshan is not an old statue. The 108-meter statue's construction was finished in 2005. It is located in the Hainan province on China's south coast. It is three-sided. The inland side shows her holding a sutra. The other two aspects have her facing the South China Sea. One aspect facing the sea has her holding prayer beads and in the other she is holding a lotus flower.

Jaknginger of the Red Crew sailed this question into the team quiz.
10. We are going to round out this tour at Tiger Leaping Gorge. Which Chinese province will we be visiting?

Answer: Yunnan

TIger Leaping Gorge is part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan and is a World Heritage Site. The gorge is over 9 miles long with a hike of over 14 miles. Although there are no tigers in the gorge, legend has it that a tiger jumped across the narrowest point of 82 feet with only one rock between the banks used as a landing spot.

This gorge is on the Jinsha River and is the deepest gorge in China. The river flows between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain. In recent years, there have been threats of building a dam on the river but so far, the Yunnan government has not allowed it. The dam would displace over 100,000 residents and flood many cultural sites.

Red Crew's jaknginger dug in for this question.
Source: Author jaknginger

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