I hate getting lost, really. Fortunately, Google Maps is pretty reliable in the country. So whenever I go out of the house, I rely heavily on Google Maps for driving or walking directions. And that’s why I make it a habit to attach Google Maps to my travel posts.
Now that mobile data services are more affordable, accessing Google Maps on the go is not much of a problem. Really, it’s the travel companion you simply can’t leave home without.
In my 7 Intramuros Travel and Safety Tips post, I wrote that those wishing to explore the place should have a map. But now, I really swear by Google Maps!
I was delighted when I learned earlier that Google, in cooperation with the Department of the Philippines, unveiled 360-degree photos of Intramuros during the launch of Google Maps’ Street View feature in the country. I am glad they chose Intramuros! I really think that the Walled City is perfect for the feature’s initial rollout in the Philippines.
With the Google Maps Street View feature, we can now explore Intramuros virtually at street level wherever you are!
Exploring the Walled City with Google Maps Street View is like being in the area without actually being there. And this nifty feature may actually be helpful for those who haven’t been to Intramuros ever and are currently planning to see the historic district.
At the moment, users can virtually tour sites like San Agustin Church, Baluarte de San Diego, Plaza San Luis Complex and Fort Santiago.
Google Maps Street View: Plaza San Luis Complex
Google Street View cars, trekkers and trolleys will also be roaming around the metro and across the country to take panorama photos of the Philippines.
But for now, check out Intramuros on Google Maps and test drive Street View!
What do you think about the Street View feature? What places do you want see next using Street View? Let me know by posting a comment below.
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Photos provided by Google Philippines.