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Tainan historical sites to offer self-guided QR code tours

2018/11/15 20:53:22

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Taipei, Nov. 15 (CNA) Major historical sites in Tainan will soon offer self-guided QR code tours in English, as part of the city's efforts to better cater to the needs of foreign visitors, the local Office of English as the Second Official Language (OEASOL) announced Thursday.

The QR codes will be available at several of the city's historical sites, including Fort Provintia, Fort Zeelandia, Anping Tree House, Eternal Golden Fortress and the Koxinga Shrine, OEASOL Deputy Director Sabrina Tien (田玲瑚) told CNA.

This tourist-friendly service will be available from Nov. 21, Tien said.

According to the OEASOL, visitors can use their smartphones to scan QR codes at various locations around the historical sites to learn about their history or background.

OEASOL, which started operations in March 2015, strives to "provide English resources to both foreigners and citizens and establish an environment that is friendly to both English speakers and English learners," according to its website.

(By Chang Jung-hsiang and Ko Lin)