Tuesday May 24 2022
Web Desk

Which places did Pakistanis visit on Google's Street View in 2021?

Web Desk
Badshahi Mosque in Lahore. — AFP/File
Badshahi Mosque in Lahore. — AFP/File 

KARACHI: Google launched Street View — a 360-degree map of the entire world — 15 years ago which has now over 220 billion images from over 100 countries, including Pakistan. 

As part of Street View’s 15th birthday celebrations, Google shared the places Pakistanis had fun exploring on the map during the last year.

Street View allows people to fully experience what it’s like to be in these places right from their phone or computer. It doesn't just help you explore virtually, it’s also critical to our mapping efforts — letting you see the most up-to-date information about the world while laying the foundation for a more immersive, intuitive map.

In Pakistan, people have been exploring places with Pegman for years, searching from the majestic serene blue tides of the Arabian Sea to the eye-glaring view of Northern Pakistan, Street View has led people to a new era of tourism. In fact, when the country started opening up after the pandemic, Pakistanis turned to Street View to explore the updates on the places they plan to visit such as airports and mosques.

Most popular places:

The 10 most popular places on Street View in Pakistan were:

  • Islamabad International Airport
  • Jinnah International Airport (JIAP)
  • Shah Faisal Masjid
  • Badshahi Mosque
  • Frere Hall
  • Allama Iqbal International Airport
  • The Centaurus Mall Islamabad
  • Minar-e-Pakistan
  • Mohenjo-daro
  • Umbrella Waterfall

Most visited cities:

The top cities that people visited on Street View in Pakistan over the past year were:

  • Karachi
  • Lahore
  • Islamabad
  • Multan
  • Peshawar
  • Faisalabad
  • Gujranwala
  • Swat
  • Sialkot

Most popular museums:

Over the last year, these are the ten most popular museums that people explored on Street View in Pakistan:

  • Mazar-e-Quaid, Jinnah's Mausoleum
  • Lahore Museum
  • Mohatta Palace Museum
  • Pakistan Air Force Museum
  • Quaid e Azam House Museum
  • TDF MagnifiScience Centre
  • Pakistan Maritime Museum
  • Peshawar Museum
  • Lok Virsa Heritage Museum
  • Gulzar Palace

Most explored beaches and lakes:

Last year, Charna Cliff and Hawksbay Beach were two of the most popular beaches in Pakistan that people explored on Street View. Here is the complete list:

  • Charna Cliff
  • Hawksbay Beach
  • Sunehri Beach Deep Blue Sea
  • Spoon Lake
  • Ratti Gali Lake
  • Tushan Beach
  • Gwadar Sea Port
  • Clifton Beach
  • Khasala Dam
  • Neela wahn Ponds