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Virtual Tours: How to Stay Home and Explore the World In This COVID-19 Pandemic

by Aiman MaulanaMarch 20, 2020
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With the COVID-19 pandemic happening, many countries across the world are either in lockdown or have a restricted movement order. Despite that, some of us may want to go against all logic and head out regardless of the dangers. What if we tell you can experience the outdoors without actually going outside? Let’s take a look at some of the best virtual tours you can enjoy right now.

Google Street View 

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The first one will be one of the more obvious options that many people are aware of. Simply head over to Google Maps, pick your destination, and check out the place via Google Street View.

For a proper virtual tour experience however, there is a proper way to do that. Use the Google Street View app on your smartphone and view your destinations using VR by attaching your smartphone to an inexpensive Google Cardboard / VR Box.

You can download the Google Street View app on your Android smartphone by clicking right here.

Google Arts and Culture

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Want something more specialized? Then you can consider trying the Google Arts and Culture app. You can take some amazing virtual tours of place such as the São Paulo Museum of Art and Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Milan, among many other locations.

However, keep in mind that you won’t be able to use Google Cardboard / VR box with this. You can download the Google Arts and Culture app on your Android smartphone by clicking right here.

Google Expeditions 

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If you have other specific locations that wouldn’t fit in our previous entry, then Google Expeditions might just be what you need. Not only can you explore places like Mount Rushmore, Mount Everest, and the International Space Station, you’ll also get some useful information to learn about the places via information pop-ups.

Unlike the previous entry, you can use the app with Google Cardboard / VR box for a more immersive experience. You can download Google Expeditions for your Android smartphone by clicking right here.

VR Tours of the Great Wall of China

Virtual Tours: Experience the Breathtaking Outdoors Without Actually Going Outside

Had a plan to travel and see the Great Wall of China but had to cancel your plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic? You can still get a good view of that with VR Tours of the Great Wall of China.

You can visit China’s most famous attraction without getting off your seat with this 360 virtual tour. Simply click right here and enjoy the show.

VR Tours of NASA’s Langley Research Center

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This particular one may be harder for a wide number of people across the world to see in person. However, there’s still a way to satisfy your curiosity with virtual tours of the NASA Langley Research Center.

You can enjoy a VR tour around one of NASA’s research centers and learn about various parts of the facility as well as their function. Simply click right here and enjoy the show.

Watch VR Tours on YouTube

Did you know that you can take virtual tours on YouTube? Well, now you do. There is a good variety of virtual tours listed on YouTube where you can get a good view of London, New York, and even the Titanic.

The best way to experience this is with a VR headset either on smartphone or on PC. Simply head on over to your preferred 360° tour and enjoy the show. Needless to say, you can also enjoy a variety of 360° videos on YouTube as well if you’d like. It will feel as if you’re there in person.

Aside from the VR tour of London, you can also check out VR tours of New York City and the Titanic by clicking here and here respectively.

Looking to improve your work from home setup / experience during this pandemic? Click right here for some helpful tips.

About The Author
Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)

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