Although travelling abroad has been put on hold for now due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you can still visit popular tourist hotspots, from the comfort of your couch. Thanks to virtual reality, it’s possible to “tour” from Dubai to London in one day!
Some global companies including Google and Samsung, have created the ultimate tourist experience, allowing passionate travellers to still scratch the travel itch and visit favourite tourist hotspots like the Great Wall Of China, without leaving home. With the use of vivid software images, sound and other sensations to create a different environment, you’ll feel like you’re in a different country; allowing you to broaden your horizons while staying indoors.
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Visit these exciting tourist hotspots today…
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Thinking of visiting Dubai? This virtual tour will give you a glimpse of your holiday experience in in one of the most richest cities in the world. The tour will take you on a journey to see some of the world’s most remarkable skyscrapers and of course, the world-famous hotel-Burj Al Arab, which is the seventh tallest hotel in the world and a popular tourist hotspot. The tour will not only land you inside the Burj Al Arab, but will allow you to experience the beautiful city that is Dubai.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The French island of Bora Bora in the South Pacific, is home to a plethora of lush forests and beautiful ocean views. So, if you’re in the mood to escape to the great outdoors and immerse yourself in island life, this is one virtual tour you don’t want to miss! In fact, Bora Bora is a major international tourist destination. It’s famous for its aqua-centric luxury resorts; where tourists get the chance to experience island life, enjoy lagoon cruises, and relish in traditional Polynesian cuisine.
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The British Museum, London
If you’ve never had a chance to visit it in the flesh, the iconic British Museum is a must see! It’s located in the heart of London and is one of the world’s most famous museums. The British Museum’s virtual tour takes you through two million years of fascinating human history and culture. This museum holds some of the world’s most famous objects, such the Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies. So get your popcorn ready and settle in to watch and learn.
The New England Aquarium, Boston
The New England Aquarium makes for an exciting virtual tour, as this popular tourist hotspot welcomes more than 1.3 million visitors a year. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the aquarium has been offering some real-time entertainment by broadcasting live presentations of sea-life on Facebook every day at 11a.m. Plus, they host a variety of educational workshops and live educational videos.
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The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is the longest man-made structure in the world and is considered to be of great importance to the Chinese community. It’s also one of their most iconic historic sites. The Great Wall holds about 2,700 years of history and is definitely worth a virtual visit. This virtual tour winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching from the east to the west of China.
By Features Writer Andrea Cresswell