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Digital system brings back Yuanmingyuan to life

Date: 2014.08.25 Editor: Evelyn Shi

Yuanmingyuan, or the Old Summer Palace which was first constructed in 1709 has been looted and burned down by Anglo-French Allied Forces in 1860, leaving only ruins and wild weed. However, by modern technology, visitors can see how it looked before it was destroyed.


Now a digital system recreates the scene before it was demolished. The landscapes are based on historical records and archaeological findings. Currently 33 landscapes can be viewed. The system will be released on National Day (Oct 1) and tourists can download an app through which they can see recovered landscapes.