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A: Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Laos

by Christoph Lueken, 60 meters away

Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Laos

B: Pha That Luang in Vientiane, LAOS

by Christian COSTEAUX, 100 meters away

Pha That Luang is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of Vientiane, Laos. Since its ini...

Pha That Luang in Vientiane, LAOS

C: The Statue of King Setthathirat, Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Laos

by Tord Remme, 120 meters away

Pha That Luang according to the Lao people was originally built as an Indic temple in the 3rd century...

The Statue of King Setthathirat, Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Laos

D: The Patuxai monument in Vientiane, LAOS

by Christian COSTEAUX, 1.9 km away

Patuxai, literally meaning Victory Gate or Gate of Triumph, formerly the Anousavary or Anosavari Monu...

The Patuxai monument in Vientiane, LAOS

E: The pool at Patuxai Park. Vientiane, Laos

by Tord Remme, 2.0 km away

 Patuxai is one of many historic attractions and a great landmark in Vientiane. Visitors who come to ...

The pool at Patuxai Park. Vientiane, Laos

F: Inside Patuxay Monument, Vientiane, Laos

by Tord Remme, 2.0 km away

Patuxay Monument, Vientiane, Laos. Patuxai (Lao: ປະຕູໄຊ, literally meaning Victory Gate or Gate of Tr...

Inside Patuxay Monument, Vientiane, Laos

G: Patuxai, Vientiane, Laos

by Christoph Lueken, 2.1 km away

Patuxai, Vientiane, Laos

H: Wat Si Muang, Vientiane, Laos

by Christoph Lueken, 2.9 km away

Wat Si Muang, Vientiane, Laos

I: King Srisavangvong Statue, Vientiane, Laos

by Christoph Lueken, 2.9 km away

King Srisavangvong Statue, Vientiane, Laos

J: King Sisavangvong place in Vientiane, Laos

by Christian COSTEAUX, 2.9 km away

Sisavang Phoulivong (or Sisavangvong) (14 July 1885 – 29 October 1959), was king of Kingdom of Luang ...

King Sisavangvong place in Vientiane, Laos

This panorama was taken in Asia

This is an overview of 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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