Recently, Virtual Reality (VR) is becoming more important in the world of tourism, especially as a tool for promotion and also entertainment (e.g. computer-generated amusements in leisure parks and virtual theme parks). Tourism activities have been expanding rapidly world wide and more people are traveling to the natural areas, converses the environment and sustains the well being of local people. Therefore, web based Virtual Tourism and E-Commerce sites begin to appear in the internet, making the virtual traveling and e-shopping more natural, attractive and fun experience. By using VR Panoramic technique for viewing the image 360?????, the experience of exploring a place and product display will be more exciting. The system also completed with the database of 3D handicraft product for every place that available in the VR panoramic views.
The development of Web Based Virtual Tourism and 3D Handicraft Products Online use some of the VR software that available in the market. The software used are MGI Photovista, MGI Photovista 3D Object and MGI Virtual Tour Maker. This system required a flexible manipulation, fast transmission and efficient storage for displaying the content. It consists of techniques that been used to develop web based system which are VR Panoramic view and VR Object Techniques.