The King's Summer Gardens, Thailand
A Buddhist monk stands at the entrance to a garden walkway in the King's summer palace (Bhuping Palace, Chiang Mai, Thailand).
Walkway through the jungle for the enjoyment of the King of Thailand at his summer palace - Bhuping P...
The front gardens of the King's summer palace (Bhuping Palace) outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Also ...
Wat Phra Thart Doi SuthepDoi Suthep (Temples)The symbol represents Chiang mai------------------------...
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is a Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. The temple is often re...
Buddhist monks march around a shrine in Wat Phra That temple on Doi Suthep, in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Wat Doi Suthep, Chiangmai, Thailand. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Phra_That_Doi_Suthep
The Thai Sakura Blossom at Khun Chang Kian -This comes into flower at the end of December. Going to s...
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.