It’s going to be a long time before it’s safe to travel to the beautiful and fascinating places around the world that we’ve always dreamed of seeing with our own eyes. However, that doesn’t mean we have to be cut off from those places entirely, which is why you need to make time to take a virtual tour of some of these incredible World Heritage Sites when you’re feeling full of wanderlust.
- How about the ruins of Pompeii? We’re all familiar with the tragedy of Pompeii which has been reduced to nothing but ruins after Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79AD, burying the city and its inhabitants in molten hot ash, leaving nothing behind. If you’ve never seen what’s left of it with your own eyes, now you can.
- Check out Stonehenge while you’re at it. Stonehenge is one of the most popular attractions in England and in the world as a whole, and it’s definitely earned its place as a World Heritage Site. The stone slabs, which were said to date back more than 5,000 years, are a wonder to behold and well worth a virtual tour.
- The Palace of Versailles is always worth a look. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to visit Paris, hopefully you were able to take a day trip out to Versailles, the former home of Marie Antoinette and one of the most beautifully ornate palaces you’ll ever lay eyes on. If you haven’t, you can thankfully walk around the palace and its gardens right from the comfort of your own home.
- Don’t forget about the Taj Mahal. Perhaps one of the most easily recognizable World Heritage Sites in the world, this Indian masterpiece dates back to the 17th century and is definitely on my bucket list. Until I’m able to board a plane to head there in person, I’ll be taking the virtual tour again and again.
- The Great Pyramids of Khufu are totally underrated. Another incredibly famous site, the Great Pyramids are a historical marvel and one of the most incredible feats of human architecture ever created. In other words, get thee on a virtual tour ASAP.
- The Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia isn’t even finished… But it’s still worth touring. Begun more than 130 years ago, the building in Barcelona, conceived by Antoni Gaudi, is still under construction all these years later. However, even in its unfinished state, it’s still one of the most breathtaking things to see.
- Finally, prepare to be wowed by Angkor Wat. Cambodia’s most incredible temple (and there are many) is said to be the world’s largest religious building, taking up 162.6 hectares. When you want to be wowed, take a look around.