Walk the Great Wall of China in Google’s latest virtual tour

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If your pandemic-related precautions still keep you from traveling, but you want to travel somewhere far away, what about taking a dive in the latest virtual tour from Google Arts & Culture?

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Features of the Street View-style experience a 360-degree virtual tour One of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall, which spans more than 13,000 miles in its entirety—about the round-trip distance between Los Angeles and New Zealand.

the great Wall of China.
A section of the Great Wall of China. google arts and culture

The new virtual tour includes 370 high-quality images of the Great Wall, along with 35 stories featuring a range of architectural details about the world-famous structure.


“It is a chance for people to experience parts of the Great Wall that might otherwise be difficult, learn more about its rich history, and understand how it is being preserved for future generations, Google’s Pierre Cassa wrote a blog post Announcement of new content.

The wall was used to defend against various invaders through the ages and took over 2,000 years to build. The structure is often described as “the largest man-made project in the world”.

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But climatic conditions and human activities have seen a third of the UNESCO World Heritage Site gradually eroded away, although many parts of the wall are now being restored so that it can be enjoyed for years to come and It can be appreciated.

Google Arts & Culture continues to add to its library of virtual tours that can be enjoyed on mobile and desktop devices. The collection includes: The Hidden World of National Parks and an in-depth exploration of some of the most remote and historically significant places in the world.

If you’re looking for more content along the same lines, check out these virtual-tour apps that take you to special places around the world, and even outer space.

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