Virtual or Reality? 12 Amazing Angkor Wat 3D comparison photos
Angkor Wat 3D? Computer technology is quickly erasing the line between virtual and reality. You experienced it years ago in Star Wars, then in the blockbuster Avatar. Now 3D movies filled with virtual images are the norm. But those are only movies! One company actually puts you in the middle of the world’s most extraordinary places…and their Angkor Wat 3D views are identical to being there in person as these amazing comparison photos show.
Siem Reap, Cambodia – If you’re lucky enough to travel to the jungles of Cambodia, the temple of Angkor Wat will take your breath away. Scientists are still speculating how an engineering feat of this magnitude was accomplished nearly 1,000 years ago. Then there’s the mystery of 1,780 angelic Khmer women portrayed in elaborate detail, dominating every level of the monument…
One company is using digital 3D technology to make Angkor Wat, and other extraordinary monuments around the world, as accessible as your home computer. Vizerra now offers virtual tours of Angkor Wat, Taj Mahal, Tatev Monastery and Old Town Square in Prague, with virtual visits to many other landmarks on the way.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what about Angkor Wat 3D reality?
The point is that I captured the Angkor Wat 3D images while “walking” around the virtualAngkor Wat that Vizerra built. The program has a handy image capture function built right in so you can save any view that you like. Vizerra plans to continue increasing their level of detail, interactivity and information for each world heritage site that they digitize.
Can an ice cold virtual Angkor beer at the concession stands be far behind?
View from the Top of Angkor Wat
To me, this was the most extraordinary proof of Vizerra’s quality. In November 2009, a temporary restoration scaffold gave me access to a view that only a handful of people have seen in the past millenneum…a view that even even the mighty King Suryarvarman II who built this masterpiece had probably never witnessed.
I was briefly allowed access to unveil DatAsia’s newest historical publication Angkor the Magnificent, but I also took the time to snap a few photos of the panoramic view, twenty stories above the jungle. Imagine my surprise when Vizerra effortlessly took me to that same location to duplicate the architectural accuracy of that same priceless view!
The three comparison photos below show how close Viezerra’s virtual reality has come to the real experience.
So the question is…would you like to experience Angkor Wat? You can be there in just a few minutes.