Did you know that you can explore famous landmarks without leaving home?
If this sounds fun to you, here are three virtual tours that allow you to see the world from the comfort of your living room:
The Eiffel Tower, built for the 1899 World’s Fair, debuted to massive skepticism. Many Parisians considered the iron structure an eyesore. The tower, intended as a temporary exhibit, almost came down in 1909. However, once city officials recognized its value as a radiotelegraph station, they abandoned plans to remove the structure. Today, the Eiffel Tower welcomes more visitors than any other paid monument. The virtual tour offers a look at the tower, unlike ever before. It provides a 360-degree view and takes viewers straight to the top.
Great Pyramid of Giza
Called “one of the seven wonders of the ancient world,” the Great Pyramid of Giza dates back to around 2500 B.C. At 479 feet, it stood as the world’s tallest structure for 4,000 years until the building of the Eiffel Tower. The Great Pyramid remains mostly intact and is the most mysterious of the ancient structures. The virtual tour is informative and takes viewers on a journey through the corridors.
Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China, stretching 13,000 miles, was designed in the third century B.C. as a means of preventing incursions by barbarian nomads. Built by several dynasties, the best-known section was constructed between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries. The wall is one of the most impressive architectural feats in the world and earned designation as a World Heritage Site in 1987. The virtual tour provides a unique look at the marvel and also offers drawings of how the construction process likely looked.
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