Cities of Asia questions This is a list of recently added questions about cities of Asia. Which city is associated with cremated bodies lying on the banks of a river?Varanasi. Hindus believe that bathing in the Ganges remits sins and that dying in Varanasi ensures release of a person's soul from the cycle of its transmigrations. Those who are lucky enough to die in Varanasi, are cremated on the banks of the Ganges, and are granted instant salvation. Thus, many Hindus arrive here for dying.Created by: globalquiz.orgdeath riddles »hard 45% HyderabadHyderabad1006KanpurKanpur3615VaranasiVaranasi4932LuxorLuxor1329 Where is Beijing?At point 1. Beijing is located in northern China. Its name, which means "Northern Capital", was applied to the city in 1403 during the Ming Dynasty to distinguish the city from Nanjing (the "Southern Capital").Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of China riddles »very hard 33% at point 1at point 12777at point 2at point 22331at point 3at point 32262at point 4at point 4923 Where is the capital of Turkey?At point 4. Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city after Istanbul. It is located in central Anatolia.Created by: Debbie Foxgeography of Turkey riddles »hard 47% at point 1at point 12125at point 2at point 23218at point 3at point 34165at point 4at point 48624 Chennai is one of the India's largest cities. What was the previous city name?Madras. The renaming of cities in India started after the end of the British imperial period in India in 1947 and continues to date. Madras was changed to Chennai in 1994, but the old name preserved in many institutions, like Madras Stock Exchange, Madras University and Madras High Court.Created by: Kasiageography of India riddles »hard 47% CalcuttaCalcutta1909BombayBombay2018MadrasMadras5871BangaloreBangalore2645 The renaming of cities in India started after the end of the British imperial period in India and continues to date. Which of the following names is still the official one?Hyderabad. Bombay was renamed to Mumbai in 1995; Madras was renamed to Chennai in 1996; Calcutta changed name to Kolkata in 2001. Bhopal, Bangalore and Mysore are speculated to be renamed in the future.Created by: Kasiacity names riddles »very hard 28% CalcuttaCalcutta1368BombayBombay1152MadrasMadras685HyderabadHyderabad1292 Which major city is that?Istanbul. The city is easily recognizable due to Bosphorus strait dividing it into two parts located on different continents. Istambul's commercial and historical center is situated in Europe, while one third of its population live in Asia.Created by: Kasiasatellite images riddles »average 64% New YorkNew York1418IstanbulIstanbul9050YokohamaYokohama1324CopenhagenCopenhagen2198 What does the name Singapore mean?City of Lions. The English name of Singapore is derived from the Malay word Singapura (lit. Lion City), hence the customary reference to the nation as the Lion City. Lions probably never lived there; the beast seen by Sang Nila Utama, who founded and named ancient Singapore, was most likely a tiger.Created by: globalquiz.orgSoutheast Asia riddles »hard 40% City of BirdsCity of Birds1742City of MonkeysCity of Monkeys2775City of LionsCity of Lions4204City of ElephantsCity of Elephants1611 What was the previous name of Ho Chi Minh city?Saigon. Immediately after the communist takeover of South Vietnam in 1975, a provisional government renamed the city after Ho Chi Minh. Even today, however, the informal name of Sai Gon remains in daily speech both domestically and internationally.Created by: Gizem İsmailoğluVietnam riddles »hard 54% HanoiHanoi2985SaigonSaigon7347Hai PhongHai Phong2530Da NangDa Nang690 Play geography quiz and see all the questions.