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  Life   More Features  19 Sep 2017  China village builds giant QR code using 1L trees in hope to attract more tourists

China village builds giant QR code using 1L trees in hope to attract more tourists

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Sep 19, 2017, 1:52 pm IST
Updated : Sep 19, 2017, 3:16 pm IST

Xinlinshui village's project is designed to boost local tourism.

Xinlinshui village's project is designed to boost local tourism. (Photo: Xinhua Facebook)
 Xinlinshui village's project is designed to boost local tourism. (Photo: Xinhua Facebook)

In a bid to boost local tourism, a village in China has built a huge QR code solely from trees that can be scanned from the sky. 

Built in Xilinshui, Baoding City in China's Hebei Province, the QR code links to the official WeChat tourism account of the village. Interested tourists can then find information about the village through the code.

As per a report in Shanghai Expat, the giant QR code is built with over 1,30,000 Chinese juniper trees and spans across a 227 meter field.

It is not unusual for China to build over-the-top creations to attract attention. Earlier, the country built a cute, mega-size solar panel in the shape of a panda that mesmerised everyone around the world. 

According to South China Morning Post, Xilinshui was named 'the most beautiful village in Hebei' back in 2015. The village was granted 1.1 million yuan ($168,000) by the government for development and renovation purposes.

QR (quick response) codes are two-dimensional images made of unique patterns of black-white squares. Scanning this helps one access a designated digital platform related to a specified task. In China, QR codes are widely used for carrying out day-to-day tasks like shopping, making payments, renting car or bikes and even giving charity to beggars! 

The pictures of the giant green QR code have gone viral on social media, but whether this attempt to boost tourism will be successful, only time will tell!

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