Google World Wonders Project

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Google has a new site, World Wonders, that uses their street view interface to let you virtually tour 132 world heritage sites in 18 countries.

    I went to all that trouble and expense to visit Kyoto's Ryōan-ji Temple in person, when I could have just clicked through a visit from home!

    OK, so it's not the same as being there, but it's fun to explore. I probably won't be at the Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc anytime soon, so I might as well look around this way. Each site has an information page so you know what you're looking at.
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Wow, this looks great! Thanks for the link. They even have presentations, background information, and lesson plans in PDF format. Cool!
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Thanks for posting!
    Looks really cool!

    Will have to spend some time exploring it
    Could make for some interesting conversations
    And a great time killer at work :)
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    That's a cool site. I'll check it out, starting with Shark Bay.
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Ah, I've been there. I didn't even know it was a World Heritage Site. :p

    All I remember is that the beach, and the snorkelling, is good. ;)

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