Celebrating Google Street View’s 15th birthday recently, Google has released its data of the most visited nations, cities, and monuments across the globe.
According to this data, India’s Taj Mahal ranked third in the list of the three most visited monuments on Google Street View. Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building) in the United Arab Emirates and Eiffel Tower in Paris occupied the first and second spots respectively.
Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the loving memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. This marvelous white marble monument is seen as an eternal symbol of love, and is among the most visited tourist attractions in India.
As for the most visited countries on Google Street View, Indonesia, the United States, and Japan stand in the first three positions. Coming to the cities, Jakarta (Indonesia), Tokyo (Japan) and Mexico City (Mexico) are the three most viewed cities on Google Street View.
Google Street View, a VR-based feature available in Google Maps and Google Earth, was first launched in 2007 in the United States. Within 15 years since its inception, it has expanded greatly and now its database boasts of 220 billion Street View images from over 100 countries and territories.
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