BANGKOK — Taking in the beauty and charm of Tibet no longer requires an arduous journey thanks to technology, which makes it possible to sample in comfort from a world away.
Lhasa’s picturesque Potala Palace, the towering Himalaya and the culture of the Tibetans will be viewable and visitable at an upcoming art exhibition that will make use of immersive, 360-degree video to create the sensation of being there.
Almost 100 images will be shown with 50 photos displayed on screens, along with other interactive technologies to take the exhibition off the wall and into the hearts and minds of visitors. Through an application, audiences will be able to listen to the stories behind the images.
The Chinese government is behind the project, and the photographs are provided by state media outlet Xinhua News Agency.
The exhibition will be held 10am to 10pm from Dec. 21 to 25 in the Lifestyle Hall on the second floor of the Siam Paragon shopping mall, accessible via BTS Siam exit nos. 3 and 5.