Many students had plans to see the world this summer, whether it be vacation plans or a study abroad through their university. Unfortunately, travelling the world is unfeasible currently due to a social responsibility to stay at home unless it is essential. While many may be disappointed, you can still see your favorite sights from the comfort of your home! Here is a top 5 list of places I'd recommend taking a look at.
The National Museum of Natural History
This virtual tour allows visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device. You can also access select collections and research areas at our satellite support and research stations as well as past exhibits no longer on display. My personal favorite is the universe exhibit! Check it out here!
Yes, the planet Mars. NASA partnered with Google to offer a tour of a 3D replica of the surface of Mars recorded by NASA's Curiosity rover. Visit their site here!
The San Diego Zoo
This isn't just a virtual tour - the San Diego Zoo partnered with a couple of businesses such as Coca Cola and Alaska Airlines to offer live cameras of the exhibits. I mean, you can't go wrong with watching a bunch of penguins waddle on your screen, it's adorable. Look at the exhibits here!
The Great Wall of China
Commonly considered a wonder of the world, the Great Wall boasts a history of over 2,000 years and stretches more than 3,000 miles across several provinces of northern China. The China Guide is offering a free virtual tour of this impressive ancient structure. Sightsee here!
The Taj Mahal
Another one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. AirPano went through the extreme security to photograph the Taj Mahal from the air. Check it out here!