Tibet: Potala Palace murals digitized

   2015-08-24 20:08:35    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Guo Jing

A piece of mural in Tibet’s Potala Palace. [Photo: CFP]

Murals in Tibet’s Potala Palace have been digitized in August in a bid to better protect the cultural relics.

Around 2,500 square meters of murals have been digitized into high definition images of 5 billion pixels.

The murals present stories of historical figures, religious stories, biographies of eminent monks as well as various aspects of people’s life.

Wan Jie, leader of the digitalizing project, says the high-definition digital images can not only protect the relics, but also bring new way to show more people the great art conserved in the Potala Palace.

“There are various ways to present the digital images. For example, we can print them and display the pictures, we can hold multimedia exhibition, digital exhibition and the all-round display. They will let more people enjoy the exhibitions and the cultural relics through internet.”

The Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, has a history of over 1,300 years.

It saw a total of 830,000 tourists in 2014, which means over 2,000 people paid a visit every day.

The digitizing project started in 2012.

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