Did you hear the one about the guy walking 500km around Thailand with an 18kg camera strapped to his back?
Google is on a mission to provide 360 degree panoramic views of a selection of countries including Thailand, which is known for its beautiful beaches and amazing countryside scenery. They commissioned the super fit triathlete, Panupong Luangsa-ard, to walk approximately 500 km around different stunning locations in the Kingdom carrying a 360 degree street view camera attached to an 18kg backpack.
Many places to be included are not accessible by car, so the only way was to make a camera backpack and find a guy who likes to walk a long, long way in the heat!
Panupong’s pictures include beaches, islands, tea plantations and the Panda Exhibit at the Chiang Mai Zoo! The resulting spectacular images can be viewed here;