via World Live Virtual Tour: This online tour group is offering a live virtual tour of Angkor Wat on 29 March, priced at $10 per tour. They have a number of virtual tours to other global landmarks slated for the coming week, but there isn’t a lot of information about who the guides are, or even information about the company. Buyer beware.
Angkor Wat, “the city of temples”, is the largest religious monument in the world, originally built as a Hindu temple complex dedicated to the god Vishnu in the first half of the 12th century, but gradually transformed into the centre of worship for Buddhism in the latter part of the same century. This virtual tour explores several of the magical temples, including the five towers of Angkor Wat itself; the pink sandstone Banteay Srei; and Ta Prohm (as seen in the 2001 film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), where nature has reclaimed the ruins. For a glimpse of the living city as it would have been in the 13th century, the Virtual Angkor project includes 360-degree video simulations created collaboratively by archaeologists, historians and CGI artists.