Virtual Tour of the Forbidden City

Thanks to $3 million dollars from IBM and three years of effort, you can now download a virtual tour of China's Forbidden City. Based on gaming software, the project lets you take a three dimensional tour of the imperial palace built during the mid-Ming Dynasty, starting in 1406 (get more info here).

Update: This was originally posted in 2008. It looks like the virtual tour has been taken offline.

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