Amid the restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, travel is not available for most of us. But there still are ways to explore some of world’s cultural landmarks and most notable sites of natural beauty from the safety of your home. One of the option is Google Arts & Culture, which recently added many of UNESVO World Heritage sited to its virtual tour library.
By means of the Explore UNESCO World Heritage hub, sites such as the canals of France, the Colosseum, Mount Kilimanjaro and volcanoes in South Korea can be explored by people. The instantly recognizable landscape of Rio de Janeiro can also be viewed, along with the Taj Mahal and virtually swim with whales in Mexico!
When visiting these sites, the tours are a useful way to stay connected to our collective history in person is largely off the table. It can also be a valuable resource for educators as well, helping them teach students about natural and cultural heritage. The tours also include information on the likes of Yosemite National Park, ancient pilgrimage routes in northern Spain and the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Joining a litany of important cultural touchstones in Google Arts & Culture, the World Heritage sites include exhibits of many major museums, the history of electronic music and augmented-reality galleries.