The pandemic lockdown, or the MCO in Malaysia, has affected everyone differently. Besides switching up daily routines, a lot of travel plans have suddenly been cancelled due to travel bans and discouragement of gatherings. As the lockdown extends, it is undeniable that everyone is itching to go out, either to continue their daily activities or for entertainment. However, there are other alternatives for you to travel without needing to leave your house! Here are some virtual travel experiences for you to enjoy while staying at home!
1) Buckingham Palace, UK
Buckingham Palace is one of the most famous tourist spots in the UK. Access to enter the palace is scheduled every year and there’s an admission fee to enter. Standard admission fee for an adult costs around RM143, so imagine if you’re going in a large group! However, you can get free access if you know the hack! Through the Buckingham Palace virtual tour, we can enter for free, and even get to visit the same places as the paid admission!
2) Walt Disney World; Orlando, Florida
A dream world for kids and adults alike, there are a lot of thrilling rides in Walt Disney World. What’s better is the fantastic parades, where you’ll get to see your favourite Disney characters! So what if you can’t be there in person? With the Walt Disney World virtual tour, you can even get full access to see the iconic castle of Walt Disney!
3) Paris, France
As the city of light and love, Paris remains one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Indeed, there are many iconic activities and landmarks in the French capital, such as the Eiffel tower, Louvre Museum and shopping! Get to experience all these in one via the virtual tour in Paris! You’ll also get to see the Eiffel Tower from a very near distance!
Japan is another country which is on many travel bucket lists, especially during the Sakura season. Whether you missed it or are supposed to be in Japan right now, fret not! You can experience all of it thanks to this virtual tour! You’ll be able to see Sakura in different locations through this Japan virtual tour, or you can also choose this Tokyo virtual tour.
5) Underwater National Park; Buck Island Reef, USA
If you’ve always wanted to go diving, here’s one way to do it! With this 360-degree video, embark on an Underwater National Park virtual tour. It’s amazing what technology can do nowadays, even bringing the ocean to you!
6) Mount Everest
Ever wondered what’s the view like from the world’s tallest mountain? You can enjoy the view thanks to the Mount Everest virtual tour, but not the weather there. (Sorry.) But you can consider setting the lowest temperature on your air-conditioner, and pretend for a while!
Article courtesy of iPrice, and has been edited for length and clarity.