Stuck at home and feeling restless? Have you ever wanted to walk the Great Wall of China or climb the Eiffel Tower? Now you can with our amazing Virtual Tours of World’s Greatest Landmarks.
1. Taj Mahal
A trip to India’s majestic and romantic Taj Mahal is a major money investment. But the Google Arts & Culture app lets you wander all around the stunning structure, built by a 17th-century emperor as a monument and tomb for his beloved late wife. It’s a great way to explore the intricacies of one of the most mesmerizing places on earth.
2. Machu Picchu
It’s the gap yah attraction to beat all gap yah attractions. Drop by on this virtual tour from Google Arts & Culture.
3. Eiffel Tower
See one of the world’s most visited monuments on this interactive tour. It takes travelers up to the viewing platform, which is the next best thing to being there. Wouldn’t hurt to make some palmiers, too.
4. Palace of Versailles
Want to feel like a king? Take in the glitz and glamour of Louis XIV’s pad on this virtual tour from Google.
5. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, “the city of temples”, is the largest religious monument in the world, originally built as a Hindu temple complex dedicated to the god Vishnu in the first half of the 12th century, but gradually transformed into the centre of worship for Buddhism in the latter part of the same century. This virtual tour explores several of the magical temples.
6. Petra, Jordan
One of the oldest cities in the world, Petra was occupied thousands of years BC, though it is believed the spectacular sandstone city was built in the 3rd century BC by the Nabatean Arabs. It’s rose-coloured buildings have been viewed by the world in films such as The Mummy Returns and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, though around 85% of the city remains underground, yet to be excavated. This online tour includes a guide narrating the interactive walk around some of Petra’s most iconic monuments.
7. Pyramids of Giza
You can check this trip to Egypt off your bucket list with an online tour, which includes the Great Pyramid, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Great Sphinx.
8. Colosseum, Rome
Once seating between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators who came through 80 entrances, the Colosseum was the world’s largest amphitheatre when it was built between AD70 and AD80 for sporting events and gladiatorial combat. Around two-thirds of the structure has been destroyed in the 2,000 years since but the remaining ruins are one of Italy’s most popular attractions. Take a walk inside, around the various levels, or fly overhead in these 360-degree images.
This English Heritage virtual tour includes a 360-degree interactive image from the center of this United Kingdom prehistoric site. How did they build Stonehenge? Maybe you’ll find out.
10. Great Wall of China
Explore some of the most photographed sections of China’s most famous landmark without a passport or a visa. Looking for more things to do virtually?