Nam Phou fountain in Vientiane, LAOS
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Nam Phou fountain in Vientiane, LAOS

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The Nam Phou fountain is situated in the very center of Ventiane, in the old colonial city.

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A: Nam Phou Fountain, Vientiane, Laos

Af Christoph Lueken, 30 meter væk

Nam Phou Fountain, Vientiane, Laos

B: Cultural Hall,Vientiane, Laos

Af Christoph Lueken, 280 meter væk

Cultural Hall,Vientiane, Laos

C: Presidential Palace, Vientiane, Laos

Af Christoph Lueken, 310 meter væk

Presidential Palace, Vientiane, Laos

D: That Dam Stupa in Vientiane, LAOS

Af Christian COSTEAUX, 310 meter væk

The That Dam stupa is situated in the old town of Vientiane in the middle of a round small and quiet ...

That Dam Stupa in Vientiane, LAOS

E: That Dam, Vientiane, Laos

Af Christoph Lueken, 330 meter væk

That Dam, Vientiane, Laos

F: Garden outside Si Saket Temple, Vientiane, Laos

Af Tord Remme, 350 meter væk

The entrance of Si Saket Temple, Vientiane, Laos. Wat Si Saket was built in 1818 on the orders of Kin...

Garden outside Si Saket Temple, Vientiane, Laos

G: Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos

Af Christoph Lueken, 370 meter væk

Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos

H: Interior Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos

Af Tord Remme, 370 meter væk

Wat Si Saket was built in 1818 on the orders of King Anouvong (Sethathirath V.) Si is derived from th...

Interior Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos

I: The Buddha niche walls at Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos

Af Tord Remme, 380 meter væk

The main feature of Wat Si Saket is a roughly square cloister that encloses the sim (ordination hall)...

The Buddha niche walls at Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos

J: Vat Si Saket in Vientiane, Laos

Af Christian COSTEAUX, 400 meter væk

Wat Si Saket is a Buddhist wat in Vientiane, Laos. It is situated on Lan Xang Road, on the corner wit...

Vat Si Saket in Vientiane, Laos

Dette panorama blev taget i Asia

Dette er et overblik over Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.

Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?

China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

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