Daegu city to provide unique VR experience

Park Sae-jin Reporter() | Posted : November 26, 2015, 17:50 | Updated : November 26, 2015, 17:50

[Courtesy of Daegu Metropolitan City]



Daegu Metropolitan City, located in North Gyeongsang province, Korea is to provide Virtual Reality (VR) travel service starting next month. Daegu city announced its plans on Thursday.

The VR service will be provided with vivid 3-dimensional images of Daegu’s popular spots such as Palgong Mountain’s cable car trip, “Gatbawi” - a stone sculpture of Buddha wearing a large rock hat and an artistic road dedicated to late Kim Gwang-suk – a famous Korean folk singer.

Over 20 places including a virtual movie theater and art galleries will be created using Information Communication Technology (ICT), its viewers will wear a Head Mounted Display (HMD) to enjoy the specialties of Daegu.

Virtual trip service will be provided in Korean, Japanese, and English. Centers will be located in Daegu’s shopping malls and areas like Eastern Daegu Station, Daegu International Airport, and Samji Park.

Dong-shin Park, Director of Tourism of Daegu City said, “VR service combined with IT and travel contents will provide its viewers with vivid experiences of Daegu.”

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