The Bayon Temple is the central temple of the ancient city of Angkor Thom, capital of the Khmer empir...
The majestic Bayon temple at dawn, part of the complex of temples Angkor, Cambodia
The Bayon's most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and massive stone faces on the many t...
The gigantic smiling faces of Jayavarman VII glows with compassion under the setting sun. The little ...
The tempel of Bayon
The Bayon is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late ...
The labyrithine Bayon may lack the grandeur of its massive neighbour Angkor Wat, but it more than mak...
he temple is orientated towards the east, and so its buildings are set back to the west inside enclos...
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.