Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos

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A: Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos

door Tord Remme, 50 hier vandaan

A gray day in Luang Prabang, great for slow strolls in temple gardens, looking at ancient historic si...

Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos

B: Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos

door Tord Remme, 50 hier vandaan

A gray day in Luang Prabang, great for slow strolls in temple gardens, looking at ancient historic si...

Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos

C: Watxiengthong

door Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 90 hier vandaan

Watxiengthong

D: Vat Souvannakhiri, Luang Prabang, Laos

door Christian COSTEAUX, 160 hier vandaan

Wat Souvanna Khiri was built in 1773 by Chao Kham Sattha. I believe he was a monk, but I am not sure,...

Vat Souvannakhiri, Luang Prabang, Laos

E: Takbat

door Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 210 hier vandaan

Takbat

F: Vat Sene in Luang Prabang, LAOS

door Christian COSTEAUX, 260 hier vandaan

Vat Sene temple in the royal city of Luang Prabang, Laos

Vat Sene in Luang Prabang, LAOS

G: Cardboard/Bamboo restaurant at Mekong Riverbank, Luang Prabang, Laos

door Tord Remme, 410 hier vandaan

During a tour up the Mekong River, we noticed some awesome low tech no name restaurant located on the...

Cardboard/Bamboo restaurant at Mekong Riverbank, Luang Prabang, Laos

H: Wat Nong Sikhounmuang, Luang Prabang, Laos

door Christoph Lueken, 420 hier vandaan

Wat Nong Sikhounmuang, Luang Prabang, Laos

I: The Morning Alms

door Christoph Lueken, 650 hier vandaan

The Morning Alms

J: Vat Pa Phai in Luang Prabang, Laos

door Christian COSTEAUX, 680 hier vandaan

The gilded and carved wooden façade of Wat Pa Phai monastery in Luang Prabang, Laos is more than 100 ...

Vat Pa Phai in Luang Prabang, Laos

Dit panorama is genomen in Asia

Dit is een overzicht van 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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