Emoji Meaning – Travel & Places πŸŒπŸŒ‹πŸ¨πŸŒ…

🌍 Globe Showing Europe-Africa

Place Map

It’s the image of the world focusing on Europe and Africa. The continents are depicted as green while the oceans and sea as blue. Has a realistic look, as if the image is captured from space. Used in our planet context, including ecology, conservation, traveling and maybe a visit to space.

β€œConservation is a key factor to ensure the survival of our globe πŸŒβ€

🌎 Globe Showing Americas

It is the planet image which is focused on the America continent. The ground is portrayed as green while the water as blue. Serves as a symbol of global citizenship, internationalization and can also apply in social networks since they are global.

β€œAmerica is really big when viewed globally. πŸŒŽβ€

🌏 Globe Showing Asia-Australia

It is the globe picture displaying Asia and Australia. Green is used to indicate the ground while blue water. Has a more realistic and detailed look, including the meridians. It symbolizes earth, and applicable in travel, nature and conservation contexts.

β€œI heard Australia has many species diversity πŸŒβ€

🌐 Globe With Meridians

It is the image of the plat but with continents or oceans and seas, only grid lines that are blue in color. It may apply in as globalization symbol, but also in Geography in the study of latitude and longitude lines. Its use is to depict the planet in general, unlike the other version which focuses on a particular continent.

β€œPlanet earth is so beautiful πŸŒβ€

πŸ—Ί World Map

It’s the map of the world on a rectangular paper, creases at the points of folding. The map is more detail differentiation bare land from that with vegetation. It’s applicable in Geographic study of the world. Uses include exploration, travel, nature and much more.

β€œWhere is the Sahara desert πŸ—Ί ?”

πŸ—Ύ Map Of Japan

This focuses precisely on Japan. Also, it’s the only country with its own map of emoji. The land is depicted as green. This is mainly because the main source of the emojis is Japan. Other nations are found in the general continent map. It focuses only on Japan nature, travel and news.

β€œAm definitely heading on a vacation to Japan πŸ—Ύβ€

🧭 Compass

Have been shown as the typical form of a compass, has either a gold or silver casing with a pointing needle that is red at one end. Popularly used in exploration and travels, as the direction is required. Or if one is lost, it’s a humble way for inquiring for direction.

β€œHow can I get to the waterfalls 🧭?”

Place Geographic

πŸ” Snow-Capped Mountain

The emoji shows the peak of a mountain covered with snow. This portrays the mountain has a higher or highest latitude. The mountain is shown to have three zones, the vegetative at the base, and the rocky at the middle and at the top is covered with snow. It symbolizes nature, camping, and mountain climbing.

β€œAm going for a hike on the weekend πŸ”β€

β›° Mountain

It has the same look as the emoji for Snow capped mountain, except it lacks the snow. It is made up of two regions, the vegetation region, and the rocky region as the peak. Without the snow, it means its’ a high mountain. Represents nature, but can also apply in hiking and nature exploration.

β€œThe mountain view was the best ⛰”

πŸŒ‹ Volcano

This image displays a realistic mountain with lava eruption. It directly represents the active volcanic mountains. Also, it depicts nature and its natural occurrence. Symbolic, it may represent danger, explosiveness, sensation, and hotness

β€œAm terrified of venturing onto volcanic mountains that are active πŸŒ‹β€

πŸ—» Mount Fuji

It’s featured with snow cap at the peak. Among the mountains in Japan, it’s the highest. It’s in the category of the active volcano. It specifically denotes Mount Fuji in Japan. It can be paired with the map of Japan, to illustrate where it’s found. Also, it represents adventure and nature.

β€œI have never seen Mount Fuji πŸ—»β€

πŸ• Camping

Have a representation of a tent on a green ground and a tree or two next to it. In some programs, there is a fire made of wood lit at the front of the tent. Due to nature illustration by both kinds of wood and grass, it applies in activities carried outside, vacation, weekend, and camp.

β€œWe are going to camp in the forest πŸ•β€

πŸ– Beach With Umbrella

It’s represented by sand, blue water, and an open umbrella which is red – white striped and pinned in the sand. Β The umbrella portrays securing yourself from the sun. In some platforms, there is a starfish to illustrate the presence of the ocean or sea.

β€œAm heading to the beach πŸ–, do you want to come?”

🏜 Desert

It’s portrayed by the image of a rocky or sandy and barren landscape, with a scorching sun and a cactus plant, showing a complete absence of water. Unlike the other nature emojis, this has a complete contrary meaning. It’s symbolic for extreme hot condition, exhaustion, and absence of water.

β€œThis place is really hot πŸœβ€™

🏝 Desert Island

It’s an image of a small island which is isolated and completely covered with sand. Has a single palm tree and in some cases, a scorching sun is available. It may have the dessert name, but it’s not even close to the emoji for dessert. It means a vacation, nature or even depicts loneliness.

β€œI want to be left alone. πŸβ€

🏞 National Park

Is it’s featured with a landscape that contains a river, trees, mountain and at times a lake. It directly represents the parks, nature and also preservation. But it also carries other indirect meanings, such as outdoor activities, vacation, and camping too.

β€œI love the countryside; it’s so quiet and peaceful. πŸžβ€

Place Building

🏟 Stadium

An image of a stadium with a capacity that is large with fans of sports filled on the sits. It can also be a concert for music or any other show that requires a large arena. Its meaning revolves around the activities that are done in a stadium.

β€œI have bought the tickets to the concert on the weekend. πŸŸβ€

πŸ› Classical Building

It is a type of building that is elegant and contains pillars similar to that of mayor’s offices, administrative building, judgment building and much more. This emoji rhymes with individuals professions. For instance a judge and also it represents things like museums, architecture designs, and art gallery.

β€œThe art exhibition was amazing πŸ›β€

πŸ— Building Construction

Have an image representation of building material being lifted up by a crane in some programs a building is shown. The crane is yellowish orange or red depending on the program it’s found. Therefore it directly means and ongoing construction.

β€œHow is your construction project fairing πŸ—?”

🧱 Brick

Brownish red bricks, portrayed as single, double or a single with a hole, it’s also presented as a wall made of bricks. It illustrates the construction of a structure or even a description of a structure made of the same material. Indirectly, it has a metaphorical meaning or portraying an object as nonfunctional.

β€œDon’t just lie there like a brick, do something πŸ§±β€

🏘 Houses

It represents residential areas, with the houses organized along a road or on land. The houses designs differ depending on the program they are provided from. They may also have a garden surrounding them. It portrays a neighborhood, private property, or outside the city or town.

β€œWe have great neighbors in our estate πŸ˜β€

🏚 Derelict House

Have the looks of an abandoned house or resident. It can also be used to depict a being repaired house. Due to its loneliness and state of ruin, it may directly mean desolation, neglected or even in the context of remodeling or repair.

β€œThere is an abandoned house in our neighborhood which looks very creepy πŸšβ€

🏠 House

It’s a house which has an appearance of being occupied; it’s well organized and looks neat both in general structure and its garden. The color and design rely on the provider of the house emoji. due to its form of detached, it portrays rural or suburbs area.

β€œWow! You have a beautiful home πŸ β€

🏑 House With Garden

It’s similar to the emoji for House, except it has a garden surrounding it. The garden is composed of bushes which are well kept, shrubs, tree, and well-kept grass. Portrays a home, private property, a neighborhood or even outside the urban areas. If you need to describe the state of your house which has a garden, this is the emoji for you.

β€œToday is my turn to prune the shrubs πŸ‘β€

🏒 Office Building

This emoji portrays building with several stories. It applies as an office block or a residential apartment. But it generally depicts an urban setup. The design and color of the building rely on the provider. It has a direct meaning of work or a living place.

β€œAm heading to the office πŸ’β€

🏣 Japanese Post Office

This is a post office block with a Japanese mark or logo at the building front. Thus it directly represents a Japanese post office. Due to the mark, it applies to describe the Japanese individuals, architectural design and even their lifestyle.

β€œOn your way to town, drop this package at the πŸ£β€

🏀 Post Office

It looks similar to the Japanese post office except for the logo. In this particular building, a horn symbol is put instead. It’s a similar logo to that of the post offices of the Europeans. Thus it’s used in the context of European countries lifestyle, architectural design or even city life.

β€œGo and get me a package from the post office πŸ€β€

πŸ₯ Hospital

This is a white complex building with a Red Cross logo at the front. It’s a similar logo which portrays hospitals. Symbolizes a health care building, where people go to get medical care. Due to its structure, it also represents an urban setup, apart from health services.

β€œI am not feeling well, am going for check up πŸ₯”

🏦 Bank

It is a building with a dollar sign, the B for bank symbol or even the name bank at the front of the building. Have various colors and designs. It applies in the money and business context. Due to the BK letters, in Japan, it means evasion of responsibility.

β€œAm going to deposit cash at the bank πŸ¦β€

🏨 Hotel

It’s a building with a large H symbol at the front, meant to depict a hotel. It can easily be mistaken for Hospital emoji. The color and design vary across the programs. Due to the role of the hotels, which is offering accommodation for a given time period. It portrays a place to relax or rest or a vacation.

β€œI’ll be staying in the hotel nearby for the night πŸ¨β€

🏩 Love Hotel

Looks similar to the emoji for hotel, except its pinkish red in color, and has a heart symbol at the front. Bookings can be for hours rather than days. Serves a similar role as the hotel, but this accommodates couples. It symbolizes romance, honeymoon or a date on a weekend.

β€œWe will be going out of town for a date πŸ©β€

πŸͺ Convenience Store

Labeled with a 24 symbol, it depicts a store which works throughout compared to the regular shops or supermarket that have closing hours. Despite the operation time, has a lower capacity and sells basic commodities. It has a direct meaning relating to buying any goods or even traveling.

β€œIt’s very late at night, am heading to buy it at the convenience store πŸͺ”

🏫 School

A building with a huge clock at the front phase, it has several floors while the design may resemble, the colors differ. Β It’s an establishment for education, either an elementary, high school or even middle school. Colleges can also be represented. Symbolizes education and is applied in the same context.

β€œHow was school 🏫?”

🏬 Department Store

It’s being portrayed by a large complex building; some have a board written store. It provides an avenue for the sale of various products to the public in general. Colors and the building design vary. Unlike the convenience store, this may have closing hours, but have a larger capacity of products. Uses including, sales, purchase and so on.

β€œThere were many products on offer at the πŸ¬β€

🏭 Factory

It’s a building featured with one, two or, more very large chimneys emitting smoke. The designs do resemble except for the color. It’s an industrial house and has a general representation of manufacturing. Β It may symbolize environmental pollution due to the fumes, or professions.

β€œThat industry is disposing of choking fumes πŸ­β€

🏯 Japanese Castle

It is an image of the traditional building of Japanese. They were majorly designed for many years in the past. They are a form of culture and traditional heritage. Therefore it serves to depict the Japanese culture and architectural designs.

β€œWow! I didn’t know Japan looks this beautiful πŸ―β€

🏰 Castle

Have the typical design of the castles, with the majority being white in color. The designs look specific to France or European countries which had Kingdoms. It serves as a cultural and traditional heritage. It’s applied in epic films and Fairy tales stories.

β€œThe castle was huge with so many rooms πŸ°β€

πŸ’’ Wedding

It’s portrayed by a charge with a heart symbol at the front or above it. The church is depicted with pink, red or white colors. In some cases, it’s a blend of the three. It serves for wedding celebrations or weddings. It can also be paired with a bride.

β€œMy brother is marrying on the weekend πŸ’’β€

πŸ—Ό Tokyo Tower

It’s a high tower image, with red color and its ranking as the second tallest in Japan. Β It’s made entirely of steel and located in Japan capital city. Forms one of the iconic Japan symbols that are worldly recognized. It serves to depict Japan as well as their architectural designs.

β€œI had the Tokyo tower was once the world tallest πŸ—Όβ€

πŸ—½ Statue Of Liberty

It’s the liberty statue in New York depicted as realistic or animated. It’s depicted with green color, with the flame being golden orange. It serves as a global symbol of the United States. Thus it applies in a topic related to US, traditions, news, events and even celebrations.

β€œWhen I visit the US, the first thing I want to see is the statue of liberty πŸ—½β€

Place Religious

β›ͺ Church

It’s a building design with the typical form of the church containing a cross at the entry point. It’s closely associated with denominations of Christians, and all other activities are done within it. some of them include private prayers, weddings, worship service, baptism and so much more.

β€œThere will be a wedding in the church today β›ͺ”

πŸ•Œ Mosque

Like the church which serves Christians, this serves the Muslim religion or denominations. It’s featured with a roof which is domed, with a moon symbol or lacks. It has the direct meaning of Islamic religion or architectural design related to then.

β€œThat mosque has an exclusive design πŸ•Œβ€

πŸ›• Hindu Temple

Serves the Hindu denomination, it’s featured with a domed roof, golden color and sometimes with a statue or flag at the top. Offers a place where the humans and their gods gather during prayers. Popularly used by Hindus in prayer discussions. It also depicts their traditional architectural designs.

β€œWhich day have Hindus reserved for Temple πŸ›•?”

πŸ• Synagogue

A Judaism place of worshipping, it’s depicted by David’s star at the front of the building. It’s also referred to as a Jewish place of worship. This building also serves as a Jewish symbol, Israel symbol, and even the Jewish people and their traditions.

β€œI have a Jew friend, he is the best ever πŸ•β€

β›© Shinto Shrine

It is a religious Japanese shrine. It’s represented by the entrance also referred to as Tori. The gate is colored red with a roof that is curved above the two posts. The structure is applied as an icon in Japanese maps. It indicates the location of the shrine.

β€œThe Japanese have an intense belief in their culture and traditions⛩”

πŸ•‹ Kaaba

Is building with a shape of a black cube, it is usually centrally placed at the mosque of Al-Masjid al-haram located in Mecca. It’s considered very sacred by the Muslims, other sacred places are the mosques where they conduct their prayers. It is mostly used in the context of Islam.

β€œAll the mosques are considered sacred for conducting prayers. πŸ•‹β€

Place Other

β›² Fountain

It is a form of decoration architectural design pouring water either down a basin or up in the air. Each platform has its own unique design, with water being blue across. It applies in the context of urban scenery, in parks and so much more.

β€œI loved the fountain patterns at Las Vegas β›².”

β›Ί Tent

Have an inverted V design, but also the dome-shaped designs. They are mostly portrayed with the golden color, orange or a blend of both. It is suitable for outdoor activities, camping, and adventures in the woods. Indirectly it denotes staying in a place temporarily.

β€œI will be staying at my cousin’s place before I get my apartment ⛺”

🌁 Foggy

It is represented by the fog covering the base of a given landscape, city, town, bridge and so on. The fog is usually white and dense that’s its only a given fraction of an object is seen from its top end. Has a direct meaning of weather that is foggy or covered with smoke.

β€œEarly in the morning, it was so cold and foggy πŸŒβ€

πŸŒƒ Night With Stars

It’s is portrayed by a cityscape which is dark at night with blue sky and the stars shiny all over, it’s also has a crescent, moon glowing in yellow color or white as per the program it’s found. It applies in the nightlife in the city context.

β€œHey! Are we still going to the party tonight πŸŒƒ?”

πŸ™ Cityscape

It’s represented by the organization of tall buildings in one place. It’s depicted in both the day version and the night version. It represents various situations, including the working environment, a living environment, and administrative blocks among others. It portrays the city life.

β€œI am heading to the city to look for a job πŸ™β€

πŸŒ„ Sunrise Over Mountains

This emoji illustrates the sun rising early in the mornings between the mountain ridges. The scenery of the images provided differs across the programs. With the mountain portrayed as grey, green and even brown. The sun is golden yellow across. it symbolizes a new beginning.

β€œFinally, its morning πŸŒ„β€

πŸŒ… Sunrise

Similar to the Sunrise over the mountains emoji, except it lacks the mountain range. With this particular sunrise, it rises above a large body of water. It can easily be mistaken for a sunset. The meaning is direct, depicting the new day beginning, or symbolically a fresh start.

β€œI have never seen the most beautiful sunrise like that in Hawaii πŸŒ…β€

πŸŒ† Cityscape At Dusk

This emoji depicts the image of the city buildings and the sky as the final light disappears. Its characterized by a reddish orange sky or blue glow, before the appearance of the stars. It symbolizes the end of the day, the exact time of the day in the city and even its lifestyle.

β€œFinally, the day is over πŸŒ†β€

πŸŒ‡ Sunset

This is the setting of the sun down the tall buildings of the city or urban center. It may easily be mistaken for sunrise. The emoji portrays the end of the day, and also the activities in the city, which include coming from work, shopping and even closure of certain places.

β€œThe city sunset is very beautiful πŸŒ‡β€

πŸŒ‰ Bridge At Night

Is the image of the most popular bridge in San Francisco, it’s also known as Golden Gate. This represents the context of night. Including the lifestyle and can also be for romance. Other uses include travel and appreciation of the architectural design of the bridge.

β€œYou should see the Golden Bridge πŸŒ‰β€

♨ Hot Springs

It’s an imagery illustration of a hot spring. It’s characterized by steam like pattern and colored red to depict the hotness. Indirectly, it can indicate boiling of something, hot temperature or have metaphorical meaning such as a person looking very good.

β€œHey, be back, I think water is boiling by now ♨”

🎠 Carousel Horse

A wooden curved horse, which is white in general but has different color decorations depending on the program it’s found. It’s known for being in a carnival on the carousel. Also found in amusement parks. It symbolizes happiness and joy in a child as they love to be taken there.

β€œI am taking my son to the amusement park πŸŽ β€

🎑 Ferris Wheel

A rotating wheel which is very large, and have sitting compartments to carry people. The color varies according to the source. It applies in the context of travel, happiness, amusement parks, and joy.

β€œWhen I was a child, I was terrified of the ferry wheel because it was so high πŸŽ‘β€

🎒 Roller Coaster

Have a roller coaster moving up and down its rail in an amusement park. The numbers of carriages that carry people vary, with the least being two. It is shown having persons on board as they have a great time. It falls in the context of vacations, having good moments, spending time with family and so on.

β€œRoller coaster is the best πŸŽ’β€

πŸ’ˆ Barber Pole

This is a spinning pole, decorated with white, red and blue strips. It’s closely linked with barbershops where it’s most common. Therefore its use is the context of getting hair cuts in the barbershop or as a decoration.

β€œIt is time to visit a barbershop πŸ’ˆβ€

πŸŽͺ Circus Tent

It is circular in shape, the top is big and pointed, and sometimes having a flag on top. They have a vertical stripe of red with white or yellow with red. Due to the activities that are done within, it symbolizes excitement, amusement, fun, and crazy.

β€œThe circus show was hilarious πŸŽͺ”