Thai 2555. Rayong. The King Taksin Shrine 1
In the central part of Rayong is a monument associated with the history of Thailand. Located at Wat Lum Mahachai Chumpon on Thaksin Road, Temple of The King Taksin Shrine was built in honor of a brief stop King Taksin the Great. He arrived in Rayong to mobilize his troops and liberate the Kingdom of Ayutthaya by Burmese invaders. As the legend goes, is still preserved tree (Parkia), opposite the church, which was located under the elephant stables for King Taksin the Great. The temple is well register for the remainder locals, especially ethnic Chinese. The temple attracts large crowds during Chinese New Year and December 28.
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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.