Five places you can visit virtually during lockdown

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Buckingham Palace (PHOTO: 
Sylvain Sonnet/Getty Images)
Buckingham Palace (PHOTO: Sylvain Sonnet/Getty Images)
Sylvain Sonnet

Being at home doesn’t mean being isolated from the rest of the world. Thanks to technology, you can travel the some of the most-visited tourist sites around the globe without leaving the comfort of your couch.

We’ve picked out five virtual tours you can take during lockdown to turn your downtime into an educational excursion to prepare you for when Covid-19 travel bans and restrictions are lifted.

1.       Buckingham Palace, England

Take a step inside the doors of Queen Elizabeth II’s home. This tour will not only take you through the Blue and White Drawing Rooms, you’ll also be able to see the Throne Room and Grand Staircase. Click here to start the tour.

2.       Louvre Museums, Paris, France

It might have been forced to shut its doors to the public when Paris implemented its lockdown, but you can visit the world’s largest art and antiques museum on the world wide web. You just might learn something about the phenomenal collection ranging from Egyptian antiquities to the Galerie d’Apollon. Click here.

3.       Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, USA

One of the globally recognised museums, The Smithsonian in Washington, DC offers guided tours that will take you through the Hall of Mammals, the Insect Zoo, and the Dinosaurs and Hall of Paleobiology. Click here to start the tour.

4.       The Great Wall of China 

If you wish to experience one of the world’s Seven Wonders, then this tour is for you. The Great Wall, China’s most-historically-valued site, has been in existence for more than 2 000 years and stretches over 4 800km. Click here to start the tour.

5.       Jerusalem, Israel

If a faith-based tour is more your thing, then this one is for you. See some of Jerusalem's most famous sights and landmarks, and the voice-guided tour gives you more info on the city's holiest places while the 360-degree panoramic views make for a more immersive experience. Click here to start the tour.

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