Iconic spots to explore on Google Maps now

Exploring the world is absolutely off limits right now due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But if being housebound is leaving you feeling restless and missing the wonders of the world, Google Maps can take you on an array of globetrotting virtual adventures from the comfort of your living room, The Sun reports.


Taj Mahal, India. Picture: Yawar Nazir/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

If you've ever wanted to take a closer look at the Taj Mahal, why not take this virtual tour.

The impressive building is arguably India's crown jewel of architecture.

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It was built 350 years ago in honour of a powerful ruler's beloved wife.

If you fancy taking a stroll around the building, Google Maps has a video tour, 360-degree panoramic images and a street-view option.


Pyramids of Giza, Egypt. Picture: iStockSource:Supplied

Seeing the Pyramids of Giza is on many bucket lists.

You can travel back in time with Google Maps and take a self-guided tour through the Giza Necropolis.

View pyramid panoramas and take a look at the Sphinx as you learn facts about one of the ancient wonders of the world.


Angkor Wat. Picture: iStockSource:istock

The ancient city of Angkor was the capital of the Khmer Empire.

It arose in the 9th century and was abandoned around 1431AD.

To explore the ruins of some of its numerous majestic temples just follow this Google Maps virtual tour.


Petra, Jordan. Picture: iStockSource:istock

Check the awe-inspiring site of Petra off your list by using Google Maps to explore the archaeological city.

Located in southern Jordan, the iconic Petra facade was created more than 2000 years ago.


Venice. Picture: iStockSource:istock

Venice got its name from the ancient Veneti people who moved into the Italian region around the 10th century BC.

You can explore its many canals and gondolas with a scroll of your finger.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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