Temple of Letters - Gia Long Temple - Hue, Viet-Nam
Hue's Temple of Letter, also known as Gia Long temple is one of the most impressive temples of the region. It is a worship temple founded by the Nguyen dynasty to dedicate to celebrated scholars of Confucianism.
Thien Dinh Palace with it three rows of halls, is the most important building in the complex. The lef...
Thien Dinh palace with its 3 rows of halls is the most important building in the complex. The left an...
King Khai Dinh was the 12th king of the Nguyen Dynasty. The mausoleum located at Chau Chu mountain, a...
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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.