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India to create 3D reproductions of monuments to expand virtual tourism

construction, technology, virtual, 3D, tourism, marketing

The Science and Technology Ministry of India plans to use 3D virtual technology to capture the country's Buddhist Circuit monuments. The effort is to promote India's heritage in architecture.

The Buddhist Circuit are sites and monuments that hold significance in Buddhism. This transnational tourist circuit visits many of these sites and India hopes to lure more here to find them.

The circuit includes Shravasti, Sarnath, Kushinagar in Bihar, Rajgir, Vaishali, Bodh Gaya, Kapilavastu and Lumbini in Nepal. Nepal is the Buddha's homeland. All these monuments will be promoted virtually with the 3D technology.

India plans to create 20 million technology jobs over the coming years. The ministry announced the plan for 3D reproductions at a commerce and industry conference focused on robotics and artificial intelligence.