Celebrating 15 years of completion, Google Street View allows a user to discover faraway places with just a tap. It was launched in 2007 and since then it has successfully collected 220 billion images, 100 countries that are over 100 miles in diameter and its territories.
The Street View has listed the places and landmarks the world has come to love lately. Google’s blog post reads: “With so many places and landmarks at your fingertips, three places in particular have piqued your interest over the past year.” The Taj Mahal is one of the three most visited monuments. It is the third most sought-after monument on Street View. “Our special collection of images from the Taj Mahal in India,” the blog post read.
Unlike other famous cities where crowds are equally drawn, Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates takes the top spot. The tallest building in the world has aroused the interest of tourists on the internet. The Eiffel Tower in France occupies the second position which offers travelers a breathtaking view of Paris.
According to reports, Indonesia marks the most virtually visited country on the platform. Indonesia is known for its Komodo dragons. Other countries on the list are the United States, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Taiwan, France, and the United Kingdom.
The Taj Mahal is the finest example of Mughal architecture. In 1983 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site said: “The jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of world heritage. The Taj Mahal is an amalgamation of Persian, Indian and Islamic architectural styles. The biggest attraction is the white-domed marble mausoleum. In 2015, the Taj Mahal was listed among the top ten tourist spots on Google Street View.