Wat Phra That, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park, World Heritage, Thailand
Wat Phra That, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park is the second largest monastery located within the old city wall, just east of Wat Phrakaeo. This temple is presided over by a pagoda built of sand stone and bricks, surrounded by sandstone walls having a gate on each side. This temple was laid out in rectangular plan and its buildings were constructed along an east-west axis. Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park has been registered as a world heritage site by UNESCO since December 12, 1991.
Kamphaeng Phet National Museum located behind Wat Phra Kaeo, was officially opened in early 1970. It ...
Reclining Buddha, Wat Prakaeo, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park. This park has been registered as a wor...
There is a group of central Thai-style houses that were converted into a museum commemorating the 50t...
Thai House Museum is a group of central Thai-style houses that were converted into a museum commemora...
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.