Thanks to technology like live streaming and Virtual Reality (VR) we are able to satisfy our wanderlust by visiting the world-famous attraction at the comfort of our chair!
Famous cities, attractions, and landmarks around the world have been quick to embrace virtual travel experiences.
Here are five world-famous landmarks you can 'travel' to :
Louvre Abu Dhabi
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art and civilization museum, located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The museum is located on the Saadiyat Island Cultural District. It is approximately 24,000 square metres in size, with 8,000 square metres of galleries, making it the largest art museum in the Arabian peninsula.
Hear about the in-depth stories of our masterpieces and architecture; create your own collection and share your favorite artworks with your friends; follow the curator’s tour of our special exhibitions anytime and anywhere with Louvre Abu Dhabi App.
The app is available in 7 languages: English, Arabic, French, Mandarin, Russian, German and Hindi. For your comfort, don’t forget your headphones!
Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest sights in the world — the longest wall in the world, an awe-inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture. Its winding path over rugged country and steep mountains take in some great scenery.
You can explore this renowned attraction via an online tour on The China Guide, which takes you along the stretch between Jinshanling and Simatai.
Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal is considered to be the greatest architectural achievement in the whole range of Indo-Islamic architecture.
The uniqueness of Taj Mahal lies in some truly remarkable innovations carried out by the horticulture planners and architects of Shah Jahan.
While not a live stream per se, you can explore the landmark’s famed grounds through Google Arts & Culture’s interactive tours and 360-degree mapping. Bonus: you’ll get to see it free of the usual tourist crowds that flood the Taj Mahal every year.
Copacabana Beach, Brazil
Famed for its crescent-shaped beach, Copacabana is one of Rio’s liveliest neighborhoods, drawing a cross-section of locals and visitors to round-the-clock activity along its sands and mosaic-tiled promenade.
While an actual summer gambol along its strip isn’t possible for now, you can still get a taste of sun, sand, and sea via this real-time live stream.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa
The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is a 65,000-hectare reserve, pioneered by local landowners in the 1950s, and shares a border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park.
The Sabi Sands is in particular well known for its amazing leopard sightings. The most elusive animal of the Big 5 is frequently spotted when going on a game drive in the reserve.
An actual trip here costs a pretty penny however, you can safe a lot of your money and sitting from your chair and view it from Africam .