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Google Got This Dude To Walk All Over Thailand To Get The Best Street Views

“All it takes is an 18kg backpack and a shit-ton of walking."

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Google is on a quest to deliver 360-degree panoramic views of certain countries on Street View.

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A lot of beautiful places in the world aren't accessible by car...so the only solution is to strap an 18-kilogram backpack on to a guy who walks around filming the scenery.

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They recently sent triathlete Panupong Luangsa-ard to walk about 500km around different places in Thailand, which has resulted in some pretty spectacular imagery.

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Some of the areas you can now explore on Street View include tea plantations...

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...beaches and islands...

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...and even the panda exhibit at the Chiang Mai Zoo!

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You can see the fruits of his labour here.

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