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A: Monument Chokan Valihanov

by Alexander Butarev, 120 meters away

Monument Chokan Valihanov

B: RSE «GYLYM ORDASY»

by VRT RealSoft, 130 meters away

Academy of Science of the Respublic of Kazakhstan

RSE «GYLYM ORDASY»

C: Kazakhstan hotel

by VRT RealSoft, 350 meters away

Kazakhstan hotel

D: Kazakhstan hotel

by VRT RealSoft, 350 meters away

Kazakhstan hotel

E: Almaty - KIMEP University | Complex of buildings

by Gumir Jamilov, 420 meters away

Street 3D panoramas of Almaty city. Old capital of Kazakhstan - Asia. Gumir J. aka hum@no.id | www.mm...

Almaty - KIMEP University | Complex of buildings

F: Almaty - Abay ave. at Dostyk ave. | Winter 2012

by Gumir Jamilov, 450 meters away

Street 3D panoramas of Almaty city. Old capital of Kazakhstan - Asia. Gumir J. aka hum@no.id | www.mm...

Almaty - Abay ave. at  Dostyk ave. | Winter 2012

G: Dvorets Shkolnikov

by Pavel Chistov, 1.0 km away

Dvorets Shkolnikov

H: Astana square

by VRT RealSoft, 1.1 km away

Astana square

I: Park

by VRT RealSoft, 1.1 km away

Park

J: New Square and Monument of Independence, Almaty, Kazakhstan

by Igors Jefimovs, 1.1 km away

New Square and Monument of Independence, Almaty, Kazakhstan

New Square and Monument of Independence, Almaty, Kazakhstan

This panorama was taken in Kazakhstan, Asia

This is an overview of 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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