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A 'visit' to Shaolin temple and more in China's first metaverse Xirang

Users can visit an online model of China's famous Shaolin temple in Xirang. PHOTO: BAIDU
Users in Xirang can view artefacts from the Bronze Age at an archaeological site and attend concerts with nearby friends. PHOTO: BAIDU
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BEIJING - In Xirang, dubbed China's first metaverse, users can "visit" the famous Shaolin temple, and watch a "monk" demonstrate the sanctuary's trademark boxing tactics.

Afterwards, they can "walk" towards Sanxingdui, an archaeological site, to admire artefacts from the Bronze Age, and attend a concert with their friends nearby.

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