Upto the end of 2014, the Dunhuang Academy has overcome countless challenges to successfully completed digitalization and virtualization of 33 caves using the most advanced digitalization technology available.
Making use of the such results, the Academy has further developed a web-version of the virtualization of 12 selected caves for public appreciation.
The web-version provides a full horizontal 360 degree and vertical 180 degree tour with magnification. However, taking into account the costs of production, development time, intellectual property protection, individual bandwidth limitations, target audience as well as the overall effect, 3 main simplifications have been incorporated:
Enjoy a taste of Dunhuang, respect intellectual property, and contribute to its critical conservation as well as tasteful popularization!
The 12 caves in chronological dynasty order are: