Virtual and augmented reality technologies are not only meant for entertainment. In as much as video games could also be tools for learning while having fun, the Tulum ruins of Mexico is getting an augmented reality lift that could see tourists wanting to experience the recreation and added information on Tulum, Mexico's ruins.

It could be similar to walking into temples in video games, except it has a purpose and is an educational tour that is both entertaining and amazing. The "Content" app, which would include augmented reality features for other sites, would showcase its first with Tulum Ruins. It would recreate the ruins' castle, "Descending God" temple, the temple of paintings and the Halach Uinic House.

According to Lonely Planet, visiting Tulum Ruins in Mexico is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that proves shallow despite the hype. Travelers could not touch the different features of the ruins and could only fully enjoy the beautiful beach along the Caribbean Sea. Content's augmented reality features aim to improve the experience by introducing virtual objects that tourists could interact and use to gain more information or re-create the temple's events during the time it was used.

Mexico and the Mexican government openly welcome virtual and augmented reality. Aside from Content, a formal virtual and augmented reality technology development through the establishment of an Interactive Digital Center (IDC) in Mexico is the fruit of an agreement between the Mexican Government and EON Reality, a property development company.

According to AP-OIP, EON Reality Mexico Center would bring more high-tech companies to Mexico and help improve education and training using virtual and augmented reality technologies. This could mean further improvement in tourism technologies existing in the country today.

For now, Content's application could provide an augmented reality tour and could prove buggy in the first few implementations. Virtual reality visits to Mexico's famous ruins are available online from