With strict social distancing, flight restrictions and other preventive measures in place due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, most places of tourist interests have been closed shut for months. Even as some nations prepare themselves to start welcoming foreign tourists once again, it is not without some hefty restrictions.
If you are craving to visit some of your favourite tourist spots, but are unable to step out, we bring you some of the best virtual tours you can take from the comfort and safety of your home. Take a look:
The largest and the most visited art museum in the world – the Louvre was the subject of lamentations over weird guest behavior and overcrowding. Owing to its closure due to the Covid-19 outbreak in France, art enthusiasts can now take up virtual tours of the Galerie d’Apollon and the Egyptian antiquities collection, along with the remains of the Louvre’s moat.
Yosemite National Park
Located in the Sierra Nevada region of California, USA, Yosemite National Park is one of the greatest attractions for wildlife lovers. Although parts of the park are still open since there has been no Covid-related lockdown in the US, people can visit some the park’s most iconic landmarks through a virtual tour, complete with sound.
The Great Wall of China
One of the most famous tourist attractions in the Land of the Dragon, the Great Wall of China used to be a super crowded place during the pre-Covid times. However, since much of China is still under quarantine measures, virtual tours have been opened for some of the most visited sections of the wall.
The oldest national public museum in the world – the British Museum is another tourist attraction you can explore from the safety of your home. The museum has partnered with Google Art & Culture for showcasing a virtual and interactive gallery. Visitors can see famous objects like the Egyptian mummies, roam through the halls, and revel in the grandeur of the museum.
San Diego Zoo
Famous for its cageless, open-air natural habitats, San Diego Zoo in the US has set up live streams of its habitats. The virtual visitors can watch baboons, penguins and koalas in all their natural glory.
Found your dream destination on the list? Then what are you waiting for? Virtually travel to any of them right away!
Last modified: June 30, 2020