Whether you’re sat at your desk, your bed or your sofa, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to explore the world this Easter. Who says that the world isn’t open for all to see? Who says you need money, a visa, or a passport? When you have ultrafast internet, the world is quite literally at your fingertips, and we’ve put together a list of websites that make this a possibility.
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1. Visit the 7 Wonders of the World!
The Seven Wonders of the World is a collection of some of the most remarkable man-made landmarks in the world. The latest version was completed in 2007 from a world-wide poll out of 200 existing monuments. No problem if you’re thousands of miles away at your home in England, Scotland or Wales, we’ve included a website that lets you visit these extraordinary creations from the comfort of your own home.
The monuments include: The Great Wall of China in China; Petra in Jordan; Colosseum in Italy; Chichén Itzá in Mexico; Machu Picchu in Peru; Taj Mahal in India; Christ the Redeemer in Brazil.
2. Not wonders…but still wonderful
If you’re wondering why Stonehenge or the Leaning Tower of Pisa are left out of that list, so are we. We’ve provided links to see the wonderful non-wonders of the world so that you don’t miss out.
If you have ever pondered what the big rocks look like up close, here’s your chance. This 360-degree tour lets you explore the prehistoric monument from several different angles.
Leaning Tower of Pisa:
This charming tower in the city of Pisa is a beautiful site that should be experienced at some point in your lifetime. We’re happy to help you tick this one off by offering you a virtual view.
3. City escapes
Not only is the world full of amazing monuments, but cities too which are themselves are works of art, bubbling with culture. We found the perfect website that gives you a front row seat of the most famous cities around the world from New York to Bangkok.
4. “Where on Earth…?!”
GeoGuessr is a fun, interactive game that lands you in a completely random part of the world using Google Maps. The aim of the game is to find clues by looking around and exploring your location to make a guess as to where you think you are in the world.
If you are looking to test out your knowledge of Earth, Europe, or even US States, we suggest you look into Sporcle. Famous for its many geography-themed quizzes, we can promise you won’t become bored of this one quickly.
5. Blast from the past
Many museums across the world have websites that allow you to interact and see different artifacts, all from behind a screen.
The British Museum:
The British Museum interactive website allows you to look at different artifacts from across the history of the earth, providing both audio and visual information dating back to 2,000,00 BC!
The Louvre also has a cool interactive function which allows you to go around exhibits in the museum, with 360 views.
The Sistine Chapel:
The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City has a free virtual tour where you don’t have to pay 17 Euros, nor walk around an entire museum to find Leonardo da Vinci’s Creation of Adam. Instead, with this virtual tour, you can focus on the fun part of simply, ‘who can find Adam first?’
6. National Parks:
If you live in a big city, you may, like us, crave the breath of fresh air, the endless scope of trees, and the sunshine on your face. For those of us in the UK, this isn’t always possible – especially the sunshine part. But no bother, there are virtual parks from across North America that offer you the opportunity to do this virtually.
Although strictly not within the brief of exploring the world, this Nasa space adventure couldn’t be left out. This interactive tour lets you view the different planets and stars of the universe - including Earth might I add – providing stats and information to that make you realise just how tiny you are in comparison.