Google’s Street View debuts in Thailand

Today, Google officially unveiled its panoramic Street View maps in Thailand. This is allowing gorgeous tourist hot spots and even hedonistic photos of people, beaches, entertainment temples and other places in Thailand.

For now, Thailand has become the 35th nation to get its own Street View service and Thailand is the second Southeast Asian country, following Singapore.

The head of marketing for Google Thailand, Pornthip Kongchun said: “In Asia-Pacific, Google Street View is available in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, Singapore and Thailand. In Thailand, the next cities for Street View will be Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Nakhon Phanom, Hat Yai and Nakhon Si Thammarat, and also Thailand’s World Heritage cities,”

According to The Wall Street Journal, Google’s Street View want to speed up the plans in order to finish the project as soon as possible after massive floods hit in Thailand, late 2011. This is a way to show the tourists that Thailand returned to normal after the flood.

As David Marx said, Google’s Asia Pacific communications manager: ‘’We really wanted to show people that the floods were over and that Thailand was back, and to have (Street View) be useful for tourism around the world.’’

Google and Thailand have been earlier in the news. As you know, YouTube is owned by Google, and the Thai government blocked YouTube because some videos were offensive to the Thai king. At the end 225 YouTube videos were removed which were insulting the monarchy in violation of Thailand’s lèse-majesté law .So the Street View service in Thailand will not be viewed at two types of site: royal projects and military bases to avoid problems against the Thai law.

This way of promoting Thailand could help to boost up the tourism and drive up the country though. So take a look at the Street View maps of Thailand and it might drive you to travel to this place?!


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