11/10/2012 09:33 BST | Updated 10/12/2012 10:12 GMT

Google Adds 250,000 Miles To Street View Maps (PHOTOS)

Google has made its largest-ever update to its Street View maps product.

More than 250,000 miles of roads have been added around the world by Google's roving camera crews, in more than 18 countries.

The search giant said that tourist attractions like Catherine Palace and Ferapontov monastery in Russia, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taiwan and the urban jungle of Singapore's Fort Canning Park were among the places included in the update.

Google said it wanted to "magically transport you to some of the world's picturesque and culturally significant landmarks".

"We hope you enjoy taking a virtual stroll around some of the world's beautiful places, and stay tuned for more Street View updates," it said on its blog.

Below, the Taroko Gorge, Taroko National Park, Taiwan, added in the latest Street View update.