Take a 360-Degree Virtual Look Inside India's Golden Temple

Andrew LaSane

The Harmandir Sahib, located in the city of Amritsar, India, is a religious site built in 1601 that has become a major pilgrimage destination for Sikhs and a popular tourist attraction. Also known as the Golden Temple, the gilded building and its moat are most often photographed from the outside. But Mashable recently shared a video that provides a glimpse beyond the shiny exterior during evening prayer and hymns.

The YouTube clip allows the user to rotate the camera 360 degrees to view the activity and sights alongside the temple's "pool of nectar." The video is only 32 seconds long, but it offers a fascinating perspective of a site that most people will never visit in real life.

The relatively new 360-degree video feature has been used to great effect so far, taking us inside an airplane cockpit during takeoff, on a tour of the largest machine in the world, and up a 246-foot-tall tree

[h/t Mashable]

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