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Published date : December 30,2014
Experience the Grand Palace of Thailand in interactive 3D

Experience the Grand Palace of Thailand in interactive 3D

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has utilized the Wonders of the World Platform to showcase the Grand Palace of Thailand

3rd Planet and TAT are pleased to announce the availability of an interactive 3D version of the Grand Palace of Thailand in the Wonders of the World Platform.

Take an amazing interactive 3D tour of the Grand Palace of Bangkok and understand the beauty and design of the largest palace of the last known official residence of the monarchy.

Featuring an interactive display of Wat Phra Kaew, which houses the famous Temple of the Emerald      Buddha; full official name Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram. It is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. It is a "potent religion-political symbol and the palladium (protective image) of Thai society". It is located in Phra Nakhon district, the historic centre of Bangkok, within the precincts of the Grand Palace.

Our Next 3D Virtual Tour Destination: The Grand Palace of Thailand.

The interactive 3D tour of the Grand Palace will take you through a bird’s-eye view of the location with marking pins and information giving details like the opening hours, and information highlights of the stunning destination in the heart of Thailand, giving you an experience that goes beyond what is now being presented in travel advertisements and tour brochures.

For those ready to pack their bags, it allows them to plan their itinerary better and arm themselves with information, which they can take with them from home to a foreign destination.

Three years in the making, we will showcase our next destination, the Grand Palace of Thailand. This will be followed by other destinations over the weeks to come, in countries; such as, China, Indonesia, Brunei, Japan, the Philippines and Nepal. 


The Palace where the former kings of Thailand resided, features an impressive destination for tourists, Wat Phra Kaew, housing the famous Emerald Buddha.

*     The Emerald Buddha is the main attraction of the Grand Palace, in Wat Pra Kaew. It is enshrined on a golden traditional Thai-style throne made of gilded-carved wood, known as a Butsabok, in the ordination hall of the royal temple.

*     The murals along the galleries depict around 178 scenes of the Ramayana Epic and are around 2km. in length in the entire compound.

*     Learn about the 12 Guardians of the Temple.

 

More cool things to see are available in our interactive 3D scene. Click here to see them for yourself.

You can now get a glimpse of the Grand Palace of Bangkok without leaving your desktop.

The Platform
Our technology allows the “traveller’’to traverse the football fields, by simply moving the mouse and    clicking on points of interest for more information or zoom in and out for a more detailed look. Our        technology has the capacity to add as much detail as possible into the feature that is relevant to the traveller; such as, shuttle bus services, F&B outlets, and opening/closing times. Plus, you get to “experience’’the trip by taking part in activities that are unique to the area.

For example;

•   You may choose to take a “guided tour”, which will introduce various aspects of each area in 3D.

•   You may click on “points of interest’’ to get detailed information.

Click on this linkYoutube video to see a video of how it looks.
Available on PCs, phones and tablet devices for both iOS and Android users, be among the first to tour the Wonders of the World by signing up at www.3rdplanet.com/signup.

Terence Mak, CEO of 3rd Planet said, “The future of travel is here on 3rd Planet. And the traveller pays nothing. We thank the countries, which have joined us in the initial roll-out of the Wonders of the World and look forward to displaying more destinations packed with even more information for both the real and the remote traveller.”

Thapanee Kiatphaibool, Director of the Marketing Information Technology Group, Tourism Authority of Thailand said,  “We are very excited that the Grand Palace has been selected as one of the Wonders of the World by 3rd Planet.  We hope that through a platform like 3rd Planet, potential visitors to Thailand can now understand the Thailand destinations better, so that they can better allocate the time to visit the beautiful Grand Palace and get a better understanding of Thai culture and history online. ”

Those in the business of promoting travel and tourism might like to know that our interactive 3D scene is free for embedding onto websites and blogs. Please check out our website at www.3rdplanet.com for more information. 


For more information, please contact:

 

Tourism Authority of Thailand

Marketing Information Technology Group

tourism@tat.or.th

 
3rd Planet Pte Ltd

Public Relations
pr@3rdplanet.com