Wednesday, July 22, 2015
With more than 250 sunny days a year (that’s about 100 more than you’d get in bright Portland), Mongolia is known by many as the "land of the eternal blue sky.” Now you can take in some of these beautiful Mongolian blues with new Street View imagery, which takes you across 5,000km of the country’s steppes, deserts, icy lakes and rushing rivers.
Last fall we strapped a Street View camera onto a four-wheel drive pickup truck to begin capturing 360-imagery from rugged Mongolian roads. Since then we’ve also gone off-road to capture images of the country’s most beautiful places with Ariuntuul, our Mongolian Trekker operator, who carried the 18-kg Street View Trekker into the wild expanses of Mongolia’s diverse countryside.
Say hi or “Сайн байна уу” to our Mongolian Trekker operator, Ari
Take a tour of the placid frozen blues of Khuvsgul Lake, onto the Eastern Highway for a look at Mongolia’s winter sunshine, over rainbows painted across the Selenga River, across the vast and clouded horizon over the Gobi desert, and even towards the gers on the outskirts of the rapidly growing capital city, Ulaanbaatar.
Sled across the Khuvsgul Lake, the second largest freshwater lake in Asia, with Street View
Experience the winter sunset from Mongolia’s Eastern Highway
Spot the rainbow over the shadow of our Street View truck near Selenga River
Sand, sky and clouds as far as you can see near Tsogt-Ovoo
A glimpse at the round rooftops of Ulaanbaatar
Although adventurers will spend weeks exploring the hidden treasures of Mongolia, you can now join us on a whirlwind tour in just a few clicks. Until then…have a nice journey, on Street View and beyond!
Posted by Cynthia Wei, Street View Program Manager, Google Maps