Tencent to Digitize Known Silk Road World Heritage Spot

By Mei Manuel, January 06, 2018 03:01 AM

China's Tencent (Tencent Official Logo)

Tencent is currently looking into reinventing how to promote Chinese culture as it is now working on a project to digitize the Mogao Caves, one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites located along the Silk Road.

The tech giant partnered with Dunhuang Research Academy, who is responsible with the caves, and signed the deal on December 29th. The deal would digitize the experience of visiting the caves which spans 1,000 years old.

According to Wang Xudong, director of the Dunhuang Research Academy, "In 2006, we initiated the 'Digital Dunhuang' project, which has digitized 180 caves. This time, the academy will team up with Tencent to continue the digitization work. What's more, Tencent will help us make the digitization cultural resources of the Mogao Grottoes more accessible to the people."

Under the agreement, Tencent would also be using its technology to help the academy to better display the relics with the help of virtual reality and AR channels. A new digital platform would also be created to help people see Dunhuang and still get an immersive experience.

The agreement would also permit Tencent to include the cultural resources from Dunhuang into various entertainment products in various language such as in the 'King of Glory' online game. 

Tencent would also be working with the academy to improve visitor experience with the help of facial recognition.

The "Digitial Silk Road" project was also launched to assist in protecting, promoting and revitalizing cultural relics within the Silk Road.

Related Article

Must Read

comments powered by Disqus

More from CCD

Pope Francis to Youth: Do Not Fear Tattoos

What does the Pope say about those with tattoos?

Govt: Distorting Classic Art and Literary Works Are Prohibited

New regulations on posting classic literary and art works are released.

New Foundation for Intangible Cultural Heritage Begins in Tsinghua

A new foundation in China will be assisting in the protection of intangible cultural relics in the country.

New Museum to Open in 'Pompeii of China' This April

Check out the details of a new museum scheduled to open in April in China's Pompeii

'This is Us' Actress Chrissy Metz Excited to Star in New Christian Film 'The Impossible'

Check out the details of this incoming Christian Film from one of its stars.

Stephen Colbert Reveals A Bible Verse Changed His Life

How has this Bible verse change Stephen Colbert's life?

"Tomb Raider" Brings in 200M Yuan at the Chinese Box Office

The newest rendition to the Tomb Raider series is off to a fresh start in China.

'I Can Only Imagine' Star Dennis Quaid Shares Why He Created Gospel Song 'On My Way to Heaven'

Check out how 'I Can Only Imagine' star Dennis Quaid changed after the movie and how his faith had blossomed further.

'I Can Only Imagine' Christian Movie Surprises Hollywood

Check out how this new Christian movie flourish in the Hollywood box office!

8th Beijing International Film Festival Announces Jury and Movie Lineup

Check out the details of the incoming Beijing International Film Festival.