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Xiangxi Global Geopark Museum Realizes the Goal of Intelligent Tour Guide

Source :Xiangxi Global Geopark, P.R.China Published :January 8, 2021

Recently, with installation of the intelligent tour guide system of Ethnic Culture Sites in Xiangxi, Xiangxi Global Geopark Museum has stepped in the age of intelligent travelling,  realizing the goal of visiting the museum with a smartphone.

Located in Furong Town, Yongshun County, Hunan Province, P.R.China, Xiangxi Global Geopark Museum covers a total floor area of 4,876 m2. It is composed of nine halls, such as GSSPs, Red Stone Forest, Mineral Resources, History and Culture. More than 200 paleontological and Paleolithic specimens, as well as cultural items are displayed in the exhibition halls, these exhibits are designed to showcase the formation and characteristics of karst landforms in Xiangxi, the geological landscapes ,the local ethnic culture and biodiversity of Xiangxi. Therefore, it is considered a key popular science education base for people.


A fossil specimen fitted with a smart guide plate 


 “It is inconvenient to visit the museum without interpretation of human guide before, especially the things about geology, now, we can make a visit by ourselves and scan QR code of the related items in the museum, through the system, visitors will get the available information on their phones,” Mrs.Qin, a local resident, said. Instead of the service of human guide, the installation of intelligent tour guide system apparently improves satisfaction of tourists, who can scan the relevant QR code and hear the interpretation with a smartphone.


Visitors scan a QR code to get the explanation of voice 


“The intelligent tour guide system, which presents audios, videos, pictures and texts to visitors with internet techniques, meets people’s need for self-service visit, prompting the popular science education more intelligent,” said one of the managers of the museum.