Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos
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Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos

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A: Interior Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos

Par Tord Remme, à 20 mètres

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

B: Garden outside Si Saket Temple, Vientiane, Laos

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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

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

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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

D: Vat Si Saket in Vientiane, Laos

Par Christian COSTEAUX, à 40 mètres

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

E: Presidential Palace, Vientiane, Laos

Par Christoph Lueken, à 60 mètres

Presidential Palace, Vientiane, Laos

F: Haw Pha Kaew, Vientiane, Laos

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Haw Pha Kaew, Vientiane, Laos

G: Haw Pha Kaew, Vientiane, Laos

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Haw Phra Kaew is a former temple in Vientiane, Laos. It is situated on Setthathirath Road, to the sou...

Haw Pha Kaew, Vientiane, Laos

H: Vat Phra Keo museum in Vientiane, LAOS

Par Christian COSTEAUX, à 120 mètres

The Vat Phra Keo temple in Vientiane is today used as an archaeological museum. If the museum is quit...

Vat Phra Keo museum in Vientiane, LAOS

I: That Dam Stupa in Vientiane, LAOS

Par Christian COSTEAUX, à 320 mètres

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

J: That Dam, Vientiane, Laos

Par Christoph Lueken, à 320 mètres

That Dam, Vientiane, Laos

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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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