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Towns and Cities: Asia

Including the Middle East.

Middle Eastern city where the Louvre opened its third museum (the first outside France) in 2017 Click to show or hide the answer
Taj Mahal Click to show or hide the answer
The largest city in Syria; formerly the third largest in the Ottoman Empire (after Constantinople and Cairo), and one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world (over 4,000 years) Click to show or hide the answer
The start of the Silk Road
Its 11th–century Great Mosque lost its minaret during the civil war in 2013
Largest city in Kazakhstan, and the former capital – replaced 1998 by Astana Click to show or hide the answer
Sacred city of the Sikhs, in Punjab Click to show or hide the answer
Golden temple
Scene of a massacre by British troops, 1919
Capital of the state of Karnataka, India's third most populous city (after Mumbai and Delhi): nicknamed the Garden City, centre of the Indian technology industry Click to show or hide the answer
Krung Thep is the native name for Click to show or hide the answer
Stands on the Chao Phraya river (the principal river of its country)
Grand Palace, including the Temple of the Emerald Buddha
Temple of Wat Traimit, whose Buddha is said to be the world's largest solid gold statue
Second–largest city in Iraq Click to show or hide the answer
Gate of Heavenly Peace, Monument to the People's Heroes Click to show or hide the answer
Temples of Heaven, the Earth, the Sun, the Moon, and Agriculture
Seaside resort in south–western Anatolia (Turkey) which includes the site of the ancient city of Halicarnassus, including the Mausoleum Click to show or hide the answer
Brought as part of Catherine of Braganza's dowry to Charles II Click to show or hide the answer
Sacked by the crusaders in 1204 Click to show or hide the answer
Capital of British India until 1912; now the fourth largest city in India Click to show or hide the answer
Formerly known as Madras, capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu Click to show or hide the answer
Umayyad Mosque (The Great Mosque of ...), The Gate of God Click to show or hide the answer
City at the eastern end of the Great Wall of China – on the border with North Korea; population 2.44 million in 2010 Click to show or hide the answer
Shah Jehan's Red Fort; Chandi Chawk (Silver Street) Click to show or hide the answer
The world's four tallest hotels, including the Burj Al Arab (with its distinctive "sail" shape – the third tallest, at 321 metres / 1,053 ft) Click to show or hide the answer
Headquarters of the International Cricket Council (since 2005)
Israel's southernmost city: a busy port and tourist resort on the Red Sea Click to show or hide the answer
City in India – flourishing in the 16th century, but now ruined – whose name is a metonym for "a mine of wealth", and was used as the title of a painting by René Magritte Click to show or hide the answer
City in Uttar Pradesh, India, which now boasts the world's longest railway platform (1.3 kM – surpassing that at Kharagpur, West Bengal – 1,073m) Click to show or hide the answer
Hagia Sofia; Topkapi Palace; Blue Mosque Click to show or hide the answer
The Golden Horn is the natural harbour of
Sarayburnu (Palace Point – known in English as the Seraglio Point) is a prominent headland in
The only city in the world that spans a continental border
Former Arab port, now part of Tel Aviv; said to be the world's oldest port Click to show or hide the answer
Capital of Rajasthan, India's largest state by area: 'the Pink City' – includes the pink Palace of the Winds Click to show or hide the answer
Second largest city, and principal commercial centre, of Saudi Arabia Click to show or hide the answer
Dome of the Rock (Islamic shrine) Click to show or hide the answer
al-Quds is the Arabic name for
Via Dolorosa (said to be the path walked by Jesus on the way to his crucifixion – now walked by pilgrims)
Church of the Holy Sepulchre (said to be the site of Jesus's tomb)
Western Wall – also known as the Wailing Wall or Kotel (the last remaining part of the Temple of Solomon)
Centre of the earth, according to the Mappa Mundi
The old city has Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Armenian quarters
Afghanistan end of the Khyber Pass Click to show or hide the answer
Temple of the Tooth – said to contain Buddha's tooth – often the target of terrorist bombs (Sri Lankan city) Click to show or hide the answer
Blue Nile and White Nile meet at Click to show or hide the answer
Pakistan's only major port; Pakistan's most populous city, and the world's second most populous (Wikipedia 2008) Click to show or hide the answer

Capitals of Pakistan:

1947–59 Click to show or hide the answer
1959–67 Click to show or hide the answer
1967 onwards Click to show or hide the answer

City in Greater Tokyo – the 9th largest in Japan: gives its name to an engineering company, whose most famous product is motor cycles, but which is actually based in Kobe Click to show or hide the answer
Japanese city devastated by an earthquake in January 1995 Click to show or hide the answer
Capital of Japan, before Tokyo (794–1878); name means "capital of capitals" Click to show or hide the answer
Potala Palace (residence of the Dalai Lama, until the 14th fled to India in 1959) Click to show or hide the answer
Port in Indonesia: gave its name to an oil used as a hair dressing, and to a type of ebony wood Click to show or hide the answer
Founded 1857; capital of Burma from then until 1885 Click to show or hide the answer
Gave its name to a type of fibre, and thus to a type of folder or envelope Click to show or hide the answer
Israeli fortress town, associated with Armageddon Click to show or hide the answer
Yemeni port, gives its name to a coffee drink flavoured with chocolate Click to show or hide the answer
Chaupati (Chowpatty) Beach, Dhobi Ghat (said to be the world's biggest open-air laundry) Click to show or hide the answer
Principal town of the Khumbu region (Nepal), a major landmark for expeditions to Mount Everest Click to show or hide the answer
Eastern (Pakistan) end of the Khyber Pass Click to show or hide the answer
Situated at the confluence of the Tonlé Sap and Mekong Click to show or hide the answer
Badminton was first played in, and took its first name from Click to show or hide the answer
Rungrado 1st of May Stadium: completed in 1989, and with a capacity of 114,000, the world's largest sports stadium Click to show or hide the answer
Second largest city in Uzbekistan – famous for its position at the midpoint of the Silk Road – one of the world's oldest inhabited cities Click to show or hide the answer
Largest city on Hokkaido – hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics Click to show or hide the answer
Major city of the Crimea Click to show or hide the answer
China's largest city and chief port; the world's most populous city (Wikipedia – 2012) Click to show or hide the answer
Nanjing Road (one of the world's busiest shopping streets)
The Bund (historic waterfront area)
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Iranian city known as a centre of culture, capital of Persia 1750–81; its name is now often used for a variety of grape, although there is no established connection Click to show or hide the answer
Indian hill resort; summer capital, 1865 – 1939 Click to show or hide the answer
Raffles Hotel Click to show or hide the answer
The winter capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is Jammu; the summer capital is Click to show or hide the answer
Ginza – one of the world's most exclusive shopping and dining districts Click to show or hide the answer
First Asian city to host the Olympic Games (1964) Click to show or hide the answer
"City of Lakes" in Rajasthan, India: site of the title character's floating palace in the Bond film Octopussy Click to show or hide the answer
Name means Red Hero (after the leader of the 1921 revolution when the country was freed, with Russian help, from Chinese rule) Click to show or hide the answer
Established by the British in 1842: originally known as Queenstown; considered to be the capital of Hong Kong until handover in 1997 Click to show or hide the answer
City in north–western China – one of China's oldest; starting point of the Silk Road, and home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang Click to show or hide the answer
Major seaport adjoining Tokyo (on Tokyo Bay) Click to show or hide the answer

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