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Globetrotting from your living room

Have you ever wanted to walk The Great Wall of China?

What about exploring the Great Barrier Reef? Or discovering the incredible artwork depicted on the roof of the Sistine Chapel?

Well, now you can. And you can do it all from the comfort of your living room.

Below we’ve compiled some of the best free websites where you can take a virtual tour of some of the most exciting and historical holiday destinations.

 

Taj Mahal, India

Explore the marble white beauty of the Taj Mahal, India’s most famous monument.

Built from between 1632 and 1647 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the building was dedicated to Jahan’s favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died during childbirth.

Explore the Taj Mahal - https://bit.ly/3fFl3nK

 

 

Great Wall of China

The longest wall in the world, stretching more than 3,000 miles across several provinces, The Great Wall of China is one of the most awe-inspiring destinations in the world.

The Wall has an incredible history that spans more than 2,300 years, multiple dynasties and several emperors. Originally built to protect the northern borders of China against various nomadic tribes, it is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia.

Take a virtual tour of The Great Wall of China - https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

 

 

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Explore the legendary Angkor Wat, a thousand-year-old living monument and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders.

The largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat was originally built in the first half of the 12th century as a temple to the Hindu god Vishnu.

Explore it here - https://www.google.com.au/maps/about/behind-the-scenes/streetview/treks/angkor/

 

 

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Japan

Dedicated to the god of rice and sake in the 8th century, this shrine features a seemingly unending path of over 5,000 vibrant orange torii gates and dozens of statues of foxes.

Take a virtual tour of the Fushimi Inari Shrine here - https://bit.ly/3dCNIrI

 

 

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Take an interactive journey of the Great Barrier Reef with natural historian Sir David Attenborough.

Stretching over 2,300 kilometres down the east coast of Australia, and home to over 1500 species of fish, 600 species of coral and 30 different whale and dolphin species, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most vibrant natural wonders.

Join Sir Attenborough on his interactive journey - http://attenboroughsreef.com/

 

 

Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

Discover the incredible artwork depicted on the roof of the Sistine Chapel.

An incredible work of art by the Renaissance artist Michelangelo, the frescoed ceiling took over four years to paint and now features a variety of Renaissance artworks, including The Creation of Adam and the Last Supper.

Explore the Sistine Chapel virtually here - http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/cappella-sistina/tour-virtuale.html

 

Stonehenge, England

One of the world’s most mysterious structures, Stonehenge is a ring of standing stones set in the greenery of Wiltshire, England.

For decades, historians have attempted to identify the purpose of the Stonehenge, with many now believing it served as a monument for Neolithic cultures. It’s now a popular tourist destination and you can even explore it from your computer at home.

Take a virtual tour of Stonehenge - https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history-and-stories/stonehenge360/

 

 

Palace of Versailles, France

Take a virtual tour of one of the most beautiful homes in all of France, the Palace of Versailles.

Originally home to the royals right before the French Revolution, the Palace of Versailles is home to a room with 357 mirrors, beautiful ceiling artwork and incredible, historical décor.

Visit the Palace of Versailles virtually - https://artsandculture.google.com/project/versailles

 

 

Machu Picchu, Peru

Have you ever wanted to explore the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru?

Well, now you can, and all from the comfort of your living room.

Nestled high in the slopes of the Andes, Machu Picchu is a 15th century Inca citadel, believed to have been constructed as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti.

Take a virtual tour of Machu Picchu here - https://www.youvisit.com/tour/machupicchu

 

 

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Considered to be one of the most remarkable vistas in all of South America, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat, left behind by prehistoric lakes that evaporated long ago.

It has become such a popular destination for tourists that it is now home to the world’s first salt hotel!

Discover Salar de Uyuni with a virtual tour - https://www.airpano.com/360photo/bolivia-uyuni/

 

 

Grand Canyon, United States

With its ever-changing, dramatic scenery of epic proportions, the Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most incredible landscapes.

Over 446km long, 29km wide and 1.8km deep, the canyon was formed over many years as the Colorado River carved through its many layers of volcanic rock and sediment. 

It’s now one of the world’s most visited natural attractions, with over five million visitors per year.

Discover the Grand Canyon for yourself - https://bit.ly/2Lj63O6

 

 

Niagara Falls, Canada

Considered one of the most important landmarks of the United States and Canada, Niagara Falls is famed for its beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power.

Made up of three separate waterfalls, Niagara Falls was formed when glaciers receded at the end of the last ice age, and water from newly formed lakes carved a path on its way to the Atlantic Ocean.

While you may not be able to visit this year, you can still take a virtual tour and experience it for yourself.

Explore Niagara Falls virtually here - https://www.airpano.com/360photo/Niagara-Falls-USA-Canada/

 

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