A Virtual Drive Through Bhutan

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Google's Street View vans continue to cover countries around the world, stitching together panoramas and allowing armchair travelers to hit the road. A few years ago, I posted "A Trip to Bhutan", a photo essay made up largely of agency photographer's shots, which had a great reception. Today I'd like to show you a few views of Bhutan, its remarkable landscape and colorful architecture, courtesy of Google's Street View team (with links in the captions, so you can explore more on your own). Covering most of the roads in mountainous country, some of the shots were taken at elevations approaching 4,000 meters (13,129 ft) above sea level.

This article was originally published at http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/03/a-virtual-drive-through-bhutan/388454/



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