VR tours put five more UNESCO World Heritage sites on show to the world Link copied
Ruins of St Paul’s, Old City Walls, Lou Kau Mansion, Na Tcha Temple and Na Tcha Exhibition Room all showcased online with a wealth of information and detail.
Five more UNESCO World Heritage sites in Macao are now on show to the world via online virtual reality (VR) tours.
The new sites are the Ruins of St Paul’s, the Old City Walls (section at Calçada de S. Francisco Xavier), Lou Kau Mansion, Na Tcha Temple (next to the Ruins of St Paul’s), and the Cultural Affairs Bureau’s Na Tcha Exhibition Room. The bureau launched VR tours last year for Guia Fortress and the Mandarin’s House.
The statement said that the sites’ virtual tours are currently available to the public and can be accessed by visiting the IC Online Virtual Tours (VR) website.
Two “distinct online experiences”, according to the bureau, are also featured, which are the Interactive Scenic Area and the Interactive Exhibits. The experiences are provided in Cantonese, Putonghua, Portuguese, and English.
Viewers of the online exhibition can browse architectural details and high-definition photos, listen to audio tours and read written explanations by clicking parts of the buildings and exhibits. Using VR glasses can also enhance the visitor experience of online tours.
Through the online tours, participants can visit Macao’s World Heritage online at any time and from anywhere in the world, and can also enjoy a 360-degree tour of the scenic spots without ever leaving home and have “a better remote touring experience” of the sites with innovative technology, The Macau Post Daily reported.