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Google’s New VR Tours Let You Experience Imperiled Cultural Sites Around The World

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With photos and laser scans by preservation organization CyArk, Google provides virtual tours of places that may not last.

Riven by ethnic violence in recent years, Myanmar (aka Burma) is not a great place for tourists to visit. But a virtual trip to its stunning Buddhist temples is possible via a new project by high-tech cultural preservation organization CyArk. The Oakland-based nonprofit uses laser scans and extremely detailed photography to capture historic sites in exacting 3-D representation.

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