You Can Virtually Tour 10 of the World’s Greatest Landmarks Right Now—Here’s How!

Have you ever wanted to walk the Great Wall of China or climb the Eiffel Tower? Now you can.

We’re all experiencing a little cabin fever. It’s time to get creative with our online social gatherings and armchair travel. Fortunately, museums like The Louvre and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History have been offering virtual tours to take during your downtime. Maybe you’ll see one of these photos that will define the era of social distancing hanging there one day.

Now you can continue your at-home cultural immersion with landmark tours! Even though these popular attractions are closed to the public, it’s possible to do virtual tours from home. Here are 10 notable landmarks you can get familiar with from your spot on the sofa. Or maybe one of these panoramic webcams that’ll let you virtually travel the world is more your speed!

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.

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.

Palace of Versailles

Take a tour fit for a king when you look around Louis XIV’s opulent French palace.

Machu Picchu

Drop by Machu Picchu on this virtual tour from Google Arts & Culture. You can see how the individual blocks of stone fit together!

Colosseum

The was once the world’s largest amphitheater—and it’s currently one of Italy’s most popular attractions. You can take a walk inside.

Angkor Wat

This Cambodian “city of temples” is the largest religious monument in the world, and the tour includes many of the most iconic temples. Here are a few virtual day trips you can now take online.

Taj Mahal

No need to fly to India to see one of the world’s most beautiful buildings and its equally beautiful grounds. The interactive tour includes routes around the mausoleum, reflecting pool and paradise gardens.

Stonehenge

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.

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? Here are 17 virtual museums and concerts you can now see online.

Originally Published on Taste of Home

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Krista Garcia
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