Travel trivia: October

Travel trivia: October

Want a quick workout for your brain? Test your travel knowledge against our cheeky little travel trivia quiz of the month!

lights travel trivia

  1. The biggest fireworks display in history happened on New Year’s Eve of 2013–2014. What city hosted the event?
  2. What city has the highest level of light pollution in the world?
  3. My residents helped me to earn the nickname “City of Light” during a 1962 space mission. Who am I?
  4. Name three Asian cities that celebrate the annual Lantern Festival.
  5. Akshardham, one of the biggest Hindu temples in the world, will be lit up for Diwali this month. In what city can you find this temple?

BONUS QUESTION!

It’s Urban Adventures’ birthday this month and we’re blowing out FIVE candles on our cake! Can you guess which cities hosted our first-ever tours five years ago? (Hint: They’re located in this country.)

Hoi An lanterns

Answers

  1. On December 31, 2013, Dubai broke the Guinness World Record for the biggest fireworks display. How big was it? More than 500,000 fireworks were set off; the previous record, set by Kuwait in 2012, featured some 77,000 fireworks.
  2. Don’t expect to see any stars while you’re in Hong Kong! All that densely populated neon makes the city’s sky 1,000 times brighter than international norms.
  3. To acknowledge American astronaut John Glenn’s mission orbiting the Earth in 1962, Perth residents turned on their lights in greeting as the spacecraft flew over Western Australia. Glenn commented that the city was visible from space, earning Perth an international nickname.
  4. You can join Lantern Festival celebrations all over Asia, but some of the biggest are in Hoi An, Vietnam; Chengdu, China; Taipei, Taiwan; Nagasaki, Japan; Seoul, Korea; and Chiang Mai, Thailand. We know we’ve missed some, so points to you even if you didn’t name one of these ones!
  5. The Swaminarayan Akshardham temple is located in Delhi, and is the third largest Hindu complex in the world, after Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Sri Ranganathaswamy in India.

BONUS ANSWER!

Urban Adventures started out in Vietnam five years ago, with our first tours operating in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City!

Dubai nighttime

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