People can now take a memorable journey to ancient Egypt thanks to the debut of the virtual reality show Horizon of Khufu in the city over the weekend.
The Horizon of Khufu, a 45-minute virtual and interactive show, invites visitors to take a virtual expedition to discover the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
It’s on show in a 500-square-meter space in the HKRI Taikoo Hui, a shopping complex in downtown Nanjing Road W. The show hall is just upstairs through the Starbucks Reserve Roastery, the biggest Starbucks in Shanghai.
With a connected backpack and an HTC virtual reality headset, visitors can immediately travel to the foot of the tomb of King Khufu.
The virtual guide, including a cat goddess from Egyptian legends, will unveil the secrets of this pyramid and its inhabitants.
This augmented reality experience also permits people to discover places close to the public, richly decorated galleries, and funeral rooms and even climb to the top of the pyramid to observe Cairo’s city view as it is now.
The trip ends with a jump back in time: boarding a funeral bark on the Nile to attend King Khufu’s funeral.
The Shanghai event is the first time the show has been held outside of France and is also its first exhibition in Asia. In its world premiere in Paris for four months from June to October last year, it attracted more than 50,000 visitors.