Google Arts & Culture is offering virtual tours of over 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Pyramids of Giza and Taj Mahal to celebrate World Heritage Day,. The virtual tours are available for free on Google’s Explore UNESCO World Heritage page.
Google Arts & Culture virtual tours include
- High-resolution photos
- Detailed educational information
- 3D models, and step-by-step guides through historic sites (similar to Street View in Google Maps).
These tours are a fantastic educational resource for kids, and a getaway for adults tired of sitting at home during this long pandemic. In Google’s World Heritage announcement, the company explains that “culture is calling out for help and support” due to reduced tourism and the closure of many museums, galleries, theaters, and performance spaces. Google hopes that its educational resources will inspire people to travel in the future once travel restrictions are lifted.
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