Now that we’re done with our museum virtual tour list (Part 1 and Part 2), let us move on to our landmarks virtual tour list.
Landmarks, together with skymarks and daymarks, primarily served as aids in navigation. Today, although it is still the main idea, landmarks are channels to bring knowledge about a place of destination to the travelers that come by to visit. A lot of these landmarks are man-made but there are also a lot of natural landmarks.
1. Machu Picchu
This ancient Incan city perched on the high mountain tops of the Andes in Peru is named as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1983.
Don’t worry, you won’t get trapped in a tourist crowd stampede in this virtual tour! China’s Great Wall was built to protect Chinese states and empires from invading tribes. It is now one of the most visited landmarks in the world.
Do you know that colossal statue with arms wide open, overlooking all of Rio de Janeiro? Yes, the one always featured in the movies. That statue stands at 30 meters high, 38 meters if you count the pedestal.
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Petra is an ancient trading hub located in Jordan, complete with a theater, tombs, temple, pool, and market complex.
5. Angkor Wat
Remember that scene in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider? Yes, that was shot in one of the towers in Cambodia’s Angkor Wat.
Since 4000 B.C., the Acropolis was used as a place of residence. It was over 32 centuries later when it was used as a temple to honor Athena.
Even with about two-thirds of its structure ruined, the Colosseum is one of Italy’s most famous and visited attractions.
Wow, there’s a lot more landmarks to go through. Let’s take a break here and continue with Part 2 later.