Have you ever dreamed of visiting the exotic temple of Angkor Wat in the jungles of Cambodia? One company is ready to take you there for free…in the next few minutes. Their astonishing virtual tour is tantalizingly close to exploring the 12th century crown jewel of the Khmer Empire in person.
Aerial view of the top level of Angkor Wat at dawn with Vizerra's virtual tour software.
Siem Reap, Cambodia – Internet users can now visit Angkor Wat and other world famous landmarks in highly-detailed 3D tours on the educational portal Vizerra.com, a website created by 3DreamTeam. Company founder, CEO and world traveler, Arman Gukasyan, has long been fascinated by the Khmer civilization. After seeing Angkor Wat in person he was inspired to share his experience as one of Vizerra’s first virtual tours.
Vizerra’s tour of Angkor Wat is now available to download free of charge. It begins with a narrated tour and breathtaking aerial views of this architectural wonder of the world. Visitors can then explore the temple, including interior passages, in high-resolution 3D by either walking or flying.
Vizerra's view of Angkor Wat approaching from the southwest by air.
Angkor Wat’s famous bas reliefs, pediments and devata are now only included for artistic effect, but adding that level of detail accurately seems possible within the near future, especially as Vizerra offers more sophisticated products for educational institutions. A July 2009 press conference in Prague states that Vizerra offers “the world`s first educational software application to that allows users to download and tour 3D models of famous and historically remarkable locations in revolutionary quality, with editorial descriptions and fully-functional Google Maps service.”
Vizerra tour location projects - 08/2009
National Geographic Russia worked with 3DreamTeam to create the first three virtual locations of Angkor Wat, the Incan Empire city of Macchu Picchu and India’s Taj Mahal. Interest in their technology is attracting new partners from around the world. With the help of Czech Republic associates, 3DreamTeam has just introduced its newest tour of the Old Town Square in Prague.
Every destination includes a professionally narrated introductory tour and other selected information. Destinations under development with 3DreamTeam partners now include: the Orthodox Church of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra (Ukraine), Swayambuthnath Stupa (Nepal), the medieval Kölner Dom Cathedral (Cologne). St Mark’s Square (Venice) and the New Jerusalum Monestary (Russia).
This 300+ meg download is well worth the time if your bandwidth allows. Vizerra offers the best virtual tour experiences available worldwide. So what are you waiting for…visit Angkor Wat today!
Additional photos of the Vizerra 3D virtual tour of Angkor Wat:
Vizerra's view west toward Angkor Wat walking on the elevated causeway.
Vizerra's classic view of Angkor Wat reflecting in the north pool. CLICK TO SEE HIGHER RESOLUTION IMAGE
Vizerra's view at the northwest corner of Angkor Wat. CLICK TO SEE HIGHER RESOLUTION IMAGE.
The Vizerra virtual tour of Angkor Wat now includes devata, pediments, and bas reliefs for artistic effect. Future technology may allow carvings to be represented in precise detail and scientifically accurate locations.
Vizerra's view to Angkor Wat's top level, from the southwest corner of the second level courtyard.