Out of content to binge on Netflix? Worry not. You can switch things up with awe-inspiring digital tours of UNESCO world heritage sites while you’re holed up at home. Let’s face it, trekking via the laptop is all the holiday you’re going to get in times of self-isolation. Google and UNESCO have teamed up to offer stunning, panoramic views of 30 global heritage sites, which can be viewed with Google Earth and Google Street View.
There’s never been a more appropriate time to get a sneak peek of history and culture – not only does it offer solace in troubled times, but there’s also the added advantage of traveling minus the crowds and the jet lag. If you’re not sure where to start exploring, here’s our list of the top 7 most popular digital destinations. Get comfy, and no need to pack a bag!
1. The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
2. Taj Mahal, India
3. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
4. Palace of Versailles, France
5. Robben Island, South Africa
6. Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Italy
7. Borobudur Temple, Indonesia
Want more? Check out the UNESCO website where you can explore more heritage sites too! Visit places like the Kilimanjaro National Park, Blue and John Crow Mountains, and also the Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes.
It’s meaningful entertainment and keeps the kids occupied for hours.
This one is a real family affair. Gather around the laptop, kiddos!
You can move around the cursor, zoom in or follow the ‘people symbol’ and get a sensation of literally wandering around these cool sites without ever actually leaving the sofa.