The world as we know it has been cancelled. Please hang up and try your call again later. In the meantime, you may want to become a TikTok influencer, try 73 challenges, or eat your way around the world because the only traveling we're doing lately is with our tastebuds. That, or virtually explore anything you may have ever wanted to explore: museums, national parks, cherry blossoms blooming, the tulip fields in the Netherlands, ancient palaces, and even some of Egypt's most stunning tombs. Sure, it's not the same as being up close and personal with your experience of choice, but right now beggers can't be choosers, can we?
Look at it this way, we're basically just prepping for our future 'around the world in 80 days' experience of a lifetime. For our first challenge, can you virtually experience every single new wonder of the world in one day?
First up: the Great Wall of China, the fortification marvel that spans over 21,000 kilometres – the longest man-made structure ever created, which you can see from space. And now thanks to the China Guide you can see it from your home as well. Next, you can virtually visit the Chichen Itza in Mexico, a complex of Maya Ruins in the state of Yucatan, which was once the epicentre of economic and religious life.
Then go on to check out the incredible panoramic shots created by AirPano of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil. Up next, virtually hike all the way up to Machu Picchu, the site of the 15th-century Inca citadel, in no time thanks to YouVisit, who also provide informative audio clips to go with the footage. And then hop on a virtual flight all the way to India to check out the infamous Taj Mahal, the most beautiful and elaborate memorial ever made.
And finally round up your full trip of the seven wonders with the Colosseum in Rome, the stone amphitheatre that used to fill with 50,000 spectators to watch gladiators, animal fights, and recreations of navy battles, by watching this walking tour that takes you through an immersive experience of the space, and last but not least visit Petra, the ancient Nabatean city carved into the cliffs of Jordan, with this audio inclusive tour from Google Maps.
Source: Culture Trip