7 Wonders of Online World
If you’re bored touring your house, how about touring online the most wonderful places of the world? You can “virtually” climb the Everest, swim with seals in the ocean, or visit safari parks. You’ll find yourself planning where to go when these stressful days are over.
Here are the 7 Wonders of Online World. Start your great adventure right from you home!
7. Son Doong Cave Expedition (Hang Son Doong)
The biggest cave system in the world with its 200-meter height, 150-meter width, and 139-meter length, Hang Son Doong of Vietnam is a very recent discovery. Found out quite recently, in 2009, the great cave is protected from the pressure of tourism –to some extent- through the 360 virtual tour project. Guided by National Geographic, the tour includes the famous “dog paw” stalagmite in addition to many details on the geology, flora and fauna of the cave, available for examination thanks to high-resolution images. The Son Doong cave is a marvel with its underwater lake, river, beach, and even a rain forest.
6. Discover the Namibian Deserts
You can go to the Namib Naukluft National Park with yellow to red desert sands, and see the majestic sand dunes with sculptural curves in the Sossusvlei region. Surrounded by gigantic orange sand hills, DeadVlei is incredible with many dead trees, while the foggy Skeleton Coasts are like another planet, full of shipwrecks washed ashore.
5. Over the Volcanoes in Hawaii
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an extraordinarily beautiful place. A guide accompanies you in the islands’ rain forests, lava tunnels and a helicopter tour over the active volcanoes.
4. Climb the Everest
Even under normal conditions, climbing the Mount Everest is nothing but a dream for most of us. You need to be an experienced mountain climber and obtain special permissions for that. But mountaineers from Project 360 have equipped themselves with a cube that has six GoPro’s, and started off to the peak. While one of the GoPro’s was shooting once every 30 seconds, another was non-stop video recording. Here is the 3D Everest adventure created in this way.
The main aim on a safari is to see the “Big Five” (elephants, buffaloes, leopards, rhinoceroses and lions) while driving in the savannah. Shoot in South Africa and Kenya, these live virtual adventures show you the Big Five and even more, plus you can even interact with your guide by asking questions in the comments section.
2. Watch the Northern Lights
Borrowing their name from Aurora -the goddess of dawn-, the Aurora Borealis, or the northern lights, are natural lights forming in the sky as the Earth’s magnetic field interacts with the charged particles coming from the Sun. The northern lights are only visible from places close to the Arctic circle, such as Scandinavia, Russia, Iceland, Greenland and Canada. The Churchill Northern Studies Center in Manitonba, Canada provides an online panorama, where you can have a look around, or, if you’re there on the right time, you can observe a wonderful show of lights!
1. Dive into the Ocean
You don’t need diving equipment to dive in the most important diving locations of the USA, when you join National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) virtual diving tours. Here, you can try diving in the American Samoa in Southern Pacific, or the Florida Keys with its 1,700 isles and islets, and swim with sea lions in Northern California’s Channel Islands Sanctuary.
How About a Human-Made World-Wonder?
The Great Wall of China is more than 2,000 years old, and is one of the most impressive ancient structures of the planet. Lying for more than 4,500 kilometers in Northern Chinese provinces, the Great Wall is also open to virtual visits in 360°.