With China still in stages of Corona lockdown, and many other countries likewise, what to do? Travel is completely out for the time being and social distancing, staying at home while doctors heal the infected and scientists search for the cure is the state of play. So, chin-up and let’s go virtual touring.
The Palace Museum offers fifteen virtual galleries and tours of their collections along with a virtual tour of the Garden of Compassion and Tranquility. Amazingly, I suggest people who have been to the Forbidden City have probably not even seen much of these.
Zhengzhou Museum is an important window focusing on the historical and cultural city of Zhengzhou. Here they present (in Chinese) panoramas of varied sections of the museum including the Ancient Capital display, tracing the birthplace of Chinese civilisation, and more.
Google Earth has some very cool 3D imagery of Hong Kong including a lot of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. It’s fun to fly around and perhaps spot all the place you have been or add some places to the bucket list.
Baidu 3D and 360
Head to Baidu Maps and paste in the Chinese name of your favorite destination and you can usually explore 3D imagery and 360 degree panoramas.
The museum has a wonderful collection of local art, many of propbably been there in person at Victoria Harbour, here, you can view 140 selctions from the museum.
More? The list so far is suitable for all inside and outside of China, for those in China with Wechat (APP), Taobao Live, and Bili Bili logins, you will find even more live-streamed virtual tours of major attractions and tourist hot spots.