Top 10 tourist attractions facts Selected as the most interesting among famous places related questions in Famous places quiz Where is the famous Shipwreck's Bay?In Zakynthos. The beach is named after a shipwreck of MV Panagiotis, a smugglers ship. It ran aground in 1980, probably while carrying contraband cigarettes and being chased by the Greek Navy. According to a popular story, locals raided the cargo, and for the following four years no 'official' tobacco products were sold on the island.Created by: globalquiz.orgislands of Greece facts » Where was this photo taken most likely?In Israel. The Dead Sea is one of the world's saltiest lakes. Its water has a density of 1.240 kg/l, which makes swimming similar to floating. For comparison, fresh water has 1.0 kg/l and average seawater has 1.025 kg/l.Created by: CleoIsrael facts » Who built and lived in Teotihuacan, the most impressive pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city?It is not known. The city is ancient - its largest pyramid, the Pyramid of the Sun, was completed by AD 100. It predates most known cultures of Mesoamerica. The origin of its founders is uncertain, and its original name is also unknown. It housed a population of about 150,000 people, making it one of the largest cities in the world at that time. Created by: globalquiz.orgAmerica facts » This tower is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Lisbon. What was it used for?It is a lift. The Santa Justa Lift connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Carmo Square. Since its construction, the Lift has become a tourist attraction in Lisbon. Among the urban lifts in the city, Santa Justa is the only remaining vertical one.Created by: globalquiz.orgtowers facts » With whom is this building associated?William Shakespeare. The Globe Theatre was built in 1599 by Shakespeare's playing company. A modern reconstruction of the Globe, named "Shakespeare's Globe" (pictured), opened in 1997 approximately 750 feet (230 m) from the site of the original theatre.Created by: globalquiz.orgLondon facts » What island is that?Runit Island, Enewetok Atoll. In 1977, the United States military began decontamination of Enewetak and other islands. During the three-year, $100 million cleanup process, the military mixed more than 111,000 cubic yards (85,000 m3) of contaminated soil with Portland cement and buried it in an atomic blast crater. Today, a concrete dome covers the material.Created by: Masahiro Yakobuildings facts » How tall is Angel Falls, the world's tallest uninterrupted waterfall?979 m (3,212 ft). Angel Falls is over twice as tall as the Empire State Building. It is one of Venezuela's top tourist attractions, though a trip to the falls is a complicated affair, as the falls are located in an isolated jungle.Created by: globalquiz.orgwaterfalls facts » In which country is Petra?Jordan. Petra is famous for its rock-cut architecture. Established in 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a and symbol and most-visited tourist attraction of Jordan. Petra declined rapidly under Roman rule, in large part from the revision of sea-based trade routes. In 363 an earthquake destroyed many buildings. The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812.Created by: Park Youn-jooMiddle East facts » Where are such formations usually found?In deserts. Desert rose is the colloquial name given to rosette formations of crystal clusters of gypsum or baryte which contain abundant included sand grains. Desert roses occur when the crystals form in arid sandy conditions, such as the evaporation of a shallow salt basin.Created by: Carlos Saltodeserts of North Africa facts » Where is this Holocaust Memorial?In Berlin. The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a well known memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. It consists of 2,711 concrete blocks. Opened in 2005, this large memorial site (19,000 m2, 4.7-acre) is today one of the must-see places in Berlin. It is estimated that some 3.5 million visitors entered the memorial in the first year it was open, or about 10,000 every day.Created by: Hitter smasherBerlin facts » Play famous places quiz and see all the questions.