As the number of Covid-19 infections in Thailand continues to rise, a nationwide lockdown to restrict people’s movement seems imminent. As things stand right now, Thai residents can’t travel freely and may soon be confined to their homes. Not to worry though, virtual technology offers plenty of ways to explore the world around us without leaving the comfort of our own homes.
Famous landmarks, national parks, hotels, theme parks, and museums worldwide are offering virtual tours for all to enjoy. Whether you are craving a bird’s eye view of the Grand Canyon or a thrilling roller coaster ride, here are some of the best virtual experiences you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
Explore the Majestic Niagara Falls
Did you know that you can explore the majestic Niagara Falls without the hassle of booking a flight to North America? This page on the Niagara Falls Tourism website offers fantastic VR travel experiences of the famous waterfalls. You can take a thrilling VR tour behind the falls, enjoy the Hornblower Niagara cruise, and even catch a 360° helicopter ride above Niagara Falls.
Take a Virtual Skiing Trip to Canada
Skiing in Canada is one of the best virtual experiences for people who love this exhilarating adventure sport. Explore popular skiing destinations in Canada, such as the Lake Louise Ski Resort and the Banff National Park, virtually. Do you ever wonder what it feels like to ski on the legendary Canadian Rockies? With this 360° virtual tour video, you don’t have to anymore.
Visit the Grand Canyon
Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Thanks to virtual reality technology, you don’t have to leave Thailand to witness the beauty of this world wonder. Get sweeping views of the stunning natural landmark on AirPano. Take 3D virtual tours and hikes through the park’s Bright Angel Trail using Google Street View Trek.
Take a Virtual Roller Coaster Ride
Although travelling to the United States is almost impossible at the moment, you can still create your own Disney adventure from your home in Thailand. Many YouTube channels, such as iThemePark and CoasterForce, are offering free Disney experiences for adventure seekers around the globe. Take a virtual roller coaster ride at the Disney theme park without leaving your home.
Watch Vlogs and Other Travel Programs
One of the best ways to cure your wanderlust is to travel vicariously by watching travel programs on YouTube and Netflix. Since Netflix and other VOD platforms typically block content based on location, one way to ensure that you have access to unlimited travel programming is by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN download on your device can help you change your location from Thailand to, say, the US and get access to Netflix’s entire catalogue of travel films and TV series.
Global travel has experienced an unprecedented interruption due to the pandemic. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to prohibit Thai residents from booking holidays and travelling the world, technology is stepping up to provide safe, alternative getaways. Explore popular destinations the world over from the comfort of your own home.