Lion's paws gate at Sigiriya Sri Lanka
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Lion's paws gate at Sigiriya Sri Lanka

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Standing here, looking at giant lion's paws (which, by the way, look a lot like those of an eagle) you may wonder how did the head of that very lion looked like. Unfortunately, there's no evidence left, even the archeologist Harry Charles Purvis Bell, who discovered these paws in 1898, wasn't that lucky. So, drink in the view and try to imagine the grandeur of the entrance to the Sigiriya Palace Complex.

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A: Ruins of the Palace Complex at the top of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

por Malinnikov Ruslan, 140 metros de distancia

Ruins of the Palace Complex at the top of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

B: Sigiriya mountain. sri lanka

por luis davilla, 160 metros de distancia

Sigiriya mountain. sri lanka

C: Remnants of the Palace Complex Sigiriya facing west

por Malinnikov Ruslan, 160 metros de distancia

Remnants of the Palace Complex Sigiriya facing west

D: Near the entrance to the Terrace Garden, Sigiriya

por Malinnikov Ruslan, 170 metros de distancia

Near the entrance to the Terrace Garden, Sigiriya

E: Boulder Garden at Sigiriya Sri Lanka

por Malinnikov Ruslan, 250 metros de distancia

Boulder Garden at Sigiriya Sri Lanka

F: Second Water Garden, Sigiriya

por Malinnikov Ruslan, 440 metros de distancia

You're standing at the fringe between the First and the Second Water Gardens of the Ancient Sigiriya ...

Second Water Garden, Sigiriya

G: Jetwing Vil Uyana

por Hasantha Lokugamage, a 5.3 km.

Pond next to reception counter at Jetwing Vil Uyana Hotel, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka.

Jetwing Vil Uyana

H: Cinnamon Lodge Walkway

por 230 Virtual, a 8.7 km.

Reconnect with nature as you explore the splendors of a bygone era, Cinnamon Lodge invites you to exp...

Cinnamon Lodge Walkway

I: The Golden Temple Buddha in Dambulla, Sri Lanka

por Malinnikov Ruslan, a 16.5 km.

The Golden Temple of Dambulla is situated in the central part of the country,  148 km east of Colombo...

The Golden Temple Buddha in Dambulla, Sri Lanka

J: Reclining Buddha Cave Temple Dambulla, Sri Lanka

por Martin Broomfield, a 16.6 km.

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DambullaDambulla cave temple. It is the largest and best...

Reclining Buddha Cave Temple Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Este panorama fue tomado en Sri Lanka, Asia

Esta es una vista general de 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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