UNESCO offers a virtual tour of the World Heritage sites
UNESCO offers a virtual tour of the World Heritage sites

The partnership between UNESCO and Google has helped create more than 1,000 World Heritage sites. Most of the stories featured on these sites can be easily accessed online through Google Arts & Culture.

UNESCO, Google Arts and Culture, and international partners are using new online resources to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site and improve access to cultural and natural heritage in addition to education.

By adding UNESCO World Heritage Sites to its library of Virtual Tours, Google Arts and Culture allows you to explore some of the world's cultural attractions and the most famous natural attractions in your home.

This is a unique opportunity to take virtual tours of cultural attractions and natural beauty destinations around the world and obtain accurate and reliable information from websites of world value.

At the UNESCO World Heritage Discovery Center, explore ancient ways to visit sacred sites in northern Spain or explore volcanoes in South Korea.

You can also swim with whales in Mexico, stroll the French canals, climb Kilimanjaro, admire the views of Rio de Janeiro, or catch a glimpse of the Taj Mahal.

When it is very difficult to visit these places in person, tours are a helpful way to stay in touch with our collective history.

It can also prove to be a valuable resource for teachers, as it helps them educate students about natural and cultural heritage.

World Heritage Sites are part of a number of major cultural centers at Google's Center for Arts and Culture, including exhibits in several major museums, electronic music history, and augmented reality exhibits.

It has been reported that cultural tourism, which accounts for 40% of the total tourism market, has been affected by the Coronavirus. In 2020, the number of international tourists has decreased by 75% compared to 2019.

Museums have also been hit hard by the pandemic: 90% of museums were closed during the crisis, and according to ICOM, more than 10% of museums may never reopen.

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