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

If your pandemic precautions still keep you from traveling but you want to take a trip somewhere far away, then why not dive into Google Arts & Culture’s latest virtual tour?

The Street View-style experience offers a 360-degree virtual tour of one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall, which in its entirety stretches over 13,000 miles, roughly 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, as well as 35 stories offering an array 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 to access, to learn more about its rich history and to understand how it is preserved for future generations,” wrote Google’s Pierre Caessa in a blog post announcing the new content.

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

But climatic conditions and human activities have seen a third of the UNESCO World Heritage site gradually collapse, although many sections of the wall are now being restored so that it can be enjoyed and enjoyed for years to come. .

Google Arts & Culture has continuously enriched its library of virtual tours, which can be enjoyed on mobile and desktop devices. The collection includes The hidden worlds of national parks and an immersive exploration of some of the world’s most remote and important places.

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

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