The team at Google employs some very curious individuals to capture those cool images of places that normally can’t be seen by car or scooter.
Thailand is one of the most historical and beautiful countries in the world. Unfortunately, many tourists both local and international rarely get the chance to fully explore this gorgeous country because most of its famous landmarks are located in places that are deemed ‘impossible to reach’. However, people around the world can now explore more of Thailand’s marvelous treasures on Google Street View.
This was made possible, thanks to the efforts of Thai triathlete Panupong Luangsa-ard who went through the challenge of trekking for 500km around the country for over two years while hauling a heavy 18kg backpack full of technical equipment and a 360-degree camera to capture the images. Luangsa-ard, who was contracted by Google, had to cover a total of 500,000km using various modes of transport to map out 150 new places of interest for the giant search engine company.
The new mapped out views include tropical beaches, ancient temples, rice terraces, tea plantations, strawberry fields, elephant homes, ancient museums, famous monuments and much more. Here are some incredible images from Luangsa-ard’s Thailand trekking adventure, which are now available on Google Street View; Thailand Highlights.