Intelligent guide program with panorama of Terracotta Warriors launched

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-13 18:40:59|Editor: Xiang Bo
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BEIJING, June 13 (Xinhua) -- An intelligent guide program with a 360-degree panorama of the Terracotta Warriors has been launched at Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum in Xi'an in collaboration with the Chinese Internet giant Tencent.

The launch of the program also coincides with the 45th anniversary of the discovery of Terracotta Warriors and this year's cultural and natural heritage day, which falls on June 8, Tencent said.

When opening the program "Looking for Qinshihuang," the first Chinese emperor, a hand-drawn map of the Qinshihuang mausoleum is presented.

The program made for smartphones mainly offers audio tour services, the routes to reach the tourist attractions of the museum and information on shops, toilets and parking.

It also presents a panorama of each terracotta warriors pit with FHD technology, allowing visitors to see the details of the warriors clearly.

"Qin Shi Huang and the terracotta warriors are spiritual symbols of Chinese civilization, and the introduction of high technology forms a bridge connecting the past and the present," said Hou Ningbin, curator of the museum.

Tencent will provide more monitoring services in the future based on big data to improve the administration of the museum.

Known by many as "the eighth wonder of the world," the Qinshihuang Mausoleum and Terracotta Warriors were included in the World Heritage list by UNESCO in 1987.