Google will now take you to the Philippines. Virtually, that is.
Google Maps published new 360-degree panoramic views of the Philippines Wednesday. With support from the Philippines Department of Tourism, 37 Filipino cities and 35 historic locations are now available to look at through Street View, including eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
So what will you see when you hop aboard the Street View express to the Philippines? The new imagery includes a tour of Manny Pacquiao's hometown of General Santos City, featuring his Pacman Wildcard Gym and his farm. You can also catch a look at the Cemetery of Negativism at Camp John Hay where people lay their negative thoughts to rest and Dinosaurs Island, a park with life-size animatronic dinos on display throughout. There's also plenty of historic churches and beautiful beaches to check out in Street View if that's more your speed.
Street View's Philippines imagery collection has been more than a year in the making. Google began capturing Street View imagery in the Philippines at the end of January 2014. Since then, the Google Street View Trolley has driven more than 10,000 miles across the country to capture the life and landscapes on its more than 7,000 islands. Previously released Street View images of the Philippines include ones taken underwater from Apo Island and inside Manila's walled city of Intramuros.