Google Arts & Culture is now offering a virtual tour of the Great Wall of China as part of its growing library of virtual tours including cultural monuments and museums.
The Virtual Tour offers a Street View style virtual tour experience that includes over 300 images of the Great Wall as well as stories about its architectural details.
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications built to protect themselves from nomadic groups. Some sections of the Great Wall were built as early as the 7th century BC
Google Arts & Culture Great Wall of China Virtual Tour
Google Arts & Culture has added a new virtual tour featuring the Great Wall of China. The virtual tour is called “Walk the Great Wall”.
“Today, in collaboration with famous Great Wall expert Dong Yaohui and curators from Gubei Water Town, Google Arts & Culture presents a new thematic page allowing people to virtually visit the Great Wall,” said Pierre Caessa, responsible for the Google Arts & Culture program, in a Google article. blog post announcing the new virtual tour.
According to a report from Digital Trends, “The Street View style experience offers a 360-degree virtual tour of one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall.”
It also includes 370 photos of the Great Wall as well as 35 stories that talk about the architectural details of the structure.
The great Wall of China
(Photo: Manuel Joseph de Pexels)
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications built to protect themselves from nomadic groups. The Great Wall includes barriers, fortresses, barracks and even flagship towers that form the defense system.
According to the Google blog post, the construction of the Great Wall took more than 2,000 years, and a third of it “is already gone.” The official total length of the Great Wall is 21,196.18 km.
The Great Wall of China is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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What is Google Arts & Culture
Google Arts & Culture is a non-profit initiative that works with cultural institutions and artists around the world, according to its website. Using the latest technology, Google Arts & Culture allows users to visit places, view works of art, and learn about important events.
You can access Google Arts & Culture through its app or website “to enjoy the collections of more than 2,000 museums, art galleries and other cultural institutions, wherever you are,” according to Google.
According to the Digital Trends report, the initiative has expanded its library of virtual tours. In addition to “Walk the Great Wall”, you can explore other popular cultural and heritage sites around the world, such as the Taj Mahal in India, the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt and the Palace of Versailles in France.
If you love museums, Google Arts & Culture also offers virtual tours of museums around the world. Virtual tours of the museum that are part of its library include the Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico and the British Museum in London.
Sports venues can even be explored using Google Arts & Culture. Some of the sporting venues you can explore virtually include the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Australian National Surfing Museum.
Also read: How to Create Virtual Tours Using Google Earth Creation Tools
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