“Street View now includes more than 90,000 photographic panoramas of the sprawling temple complex and links to Google's online World Wonders Project, allowing viewers to zoom in to study carvings and other artistic and archaeological details,” Google said in a statement.

Angkor Wat was a Hindu temple that subsequently turned to a Buddhist temple complex in Cambodia. It was built between the 9th and 14th centuries.

Angkor, which is one of the largest religious monuments in the world, is a symbol of Cambodian national pride and also the country's biggest tourist attraction. It received about two million visitors a year.

The Cambodian government has welcomed the decision.

“The rich collection of images will inspire more tourists to visit the country. Those who have already visited will be able to see new, undiscovered areas of the country through Street View,” Cambodia's Tourism Minister Thong Khon reportedly said.

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