Virtually visit the World’s most famous destinations. Some projections for the current pandemic lasting a year or more does not look good for those of us who like to travel. In the meantime you can take online interactive tours of some of the most famous places on Earth.
With walking routes around the site, this virtual tour shows the impressive structures from near and far. This includes two of the largest pyramids ever built – the Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of Khafre, plus the Great Sphinx to the east.
This tour takes travelers up to the viewing platform of the 324-metre tower – and shows how much the iron contracts and expands by – depending on the temperature. Additional immersive digital exhibitions explore its construction, from 1887-89, with photos of the first glamorous Parisian visitors. There are also 360-degree shots showing a helicopter’s view of the tower against the city skyline.
This has a series of 360-degree images on YouVisit’s virtual tour explore various areas of the site. The tour also includes a voice-over guide with information on the architecture, history and resident alpacas. For a bird’s-eye view, head to Air Pano for stunning interactive images, including from the summit of Machu Picchu mountain.
This virtual tour explores several of the magical temples, including the five towers of Angkor Wat itself; the pink sandstone Banteay Srei; and Ta Prohm, where nature has reclaimed the ruins. For a glimpse of the living city as it would have been in the 13th century, the Virtual Angkor project includes 360-degree video simulations created collaboratively by archaeologists, historians and CGI artists.
The interactive digital pathways include routes around the mausoleum itself, reflecting pool, paradise gardens and ornate red sandstone mosque. Aerial 360-degree images soar above the lotus-topped dome and minarets for a view over the Yamuna River.
The English Heritage virtual tour includes a 360-degree interactive image from the center of the site, with pop-out videos on its excavation, conservation and design, including as a site for celestial observation. Other interactive CGI images give more information on its construction and the landscape at different periods in its history.