The Virtual Traveller: Landmarks and monuments around the world

The Virtual Traveller: Landmarks and monuments around the world

No one can travel at the moment, but that doesn't mean you can't travel virtually. This week, we've complied a list of immersive virtual tours of landmarks and monuments around the world.

Warning: you can fall down a rabbit hole and lose hours of time doing this, which is the point; we all have time to kill during this pandemic and what could be better than exploring the world's finest landmarks monuments from the comfort of your own home?

Australia

Melbourne Cricket Ground - Take a virtual tour of the largest stadium in Australia including the pitch, founders wall and committee room, bronze doors, Ron Casey media centre, Jolimont Club, members stand and corporate suites to name a few.

Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania - One of Australia's oldest penal colonies, this comprehensive virtual tour takes you to all the

Sydney Opera House, Sydney - A 360 degree video tour of one Australia's most famous landmarks.

International

Acropolis, Athens, Greece - A panoramic tour of the famous Acropolis with some great views over Athens.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia - Using 3D modelling , Virtual Angkor takes you back in time to how the largest religious monument in the world looked as it would have done in the 12th century.

Chitchen Itza, Mexico - You can tour the Mayan Pyramids from above, at ground level, take in the entire archaelogical complex, view the temple of warriors, and the Observatory. Watch out for hotspots along the way.

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - A stunning 360 degree tour from the top of Mt. Corcorvado overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro, in fog, at night, at sunrise and during the day.

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France - A stunning 360 degree view of Paris from the top deck of the Eiffel Tower.

Forbidden City, Beijing, China - This comprehensive tour takes you to all the major attractions of this Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911) UNESCO World Heritage site.

Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt - This fabulous 360 degree tours gives you an appreciation of the enormous scale of the pyramids.

Great Wall of China, China - Some stunning panoramas are what you will experience in this bird's eye tour of the famous wall of China.

Machu Picchu, Peru - You can explore this UNESCO World Heritage site of ancient Incan ruins from the comfort of your home, all without the crowds and steep climbing involved with the real thing. There are various virtual tours you can take with some stunning vistas.

Mont Saint Michel, France - using Google Earth, you can fly around Mont Saint Michel and get a 3D birds eye view of the 11th century Gothic style Benedictine abbey, famous for being perched on a tidal island.

Mount Rushmore National Monument, USA - You can take a close up 3D tour of the famous Presidents' heads as well as a tour of the greater site.

Petra, Jordan - This is one the best virtual tours you can take of the 2000 year old UNESCO World heritage listed Nabatean ruins. Navigate using the map and look for interactive pop-ups along the way.

Pompeii, Italy - beat the crowds and heat in these 360 degree tours of various parts of Pompeii including the Forum baths, Temple of Jupiter, Basilica, Temple of Venus to name a few.

Statue of Liberty, New York - take a bird's eye view of the famous Liberty with stunning views of New York from Upper New York Bay.

Stonehenge, UK - Start off with a bird's eye view and end up in the centre of the 4000 year old monolithic circle. Look out for hotspots along the way. Fabulous!

Taj Mahal, India - In this spectacular 360 degree tour, you can explore the world famous Taj Mahal from various angles and points of view.

Washington Monument, Washington D.C. - you can virtually wander around the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, reflecting pool, Thomas Jefferson memorial, and National World War II memorial, saving your feet thousands of steps.