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Explore the wonders of Angkor with Google’s Street View

Zafirah Salim | April 3, 2014
Google has added Angkor Wat to its Street View online app, allowing users to witness the wonderful ruins up-close from anywhere in the world

Angkor

Google Street View Screen Grab of Angkor

Those interested in exploring Angkor's rich heritage no longer need to make a personal trip to the historical site itself to enjoy what the ruins have to offer. For the first time ever, Google is granting users an up-close view of Angkor through its Street View project.

Located in Cambodia’s northern province of Siem Reap, Angkor holds the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, including many thousand year-old-temples such as the famous Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple.  

According to a statement by the Internet company, the digital rendering of this iconic site was made possible with over 90,000 360-degree panaromic images of over 100 temples; which enabled the accurate depiction of the exteriors and interiors of the temples, including detailed carvings on the walls of the temples.

Other mapped famous landmarks to date include Japan’s Mt Fuji, India’s Taj Mahal, as well as the Great Barrier Reef.

 

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