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Castles, Palaces, and Forts in Asia

by Jennifer Mattern
Masyaf Castle - Syria

Recently we shared a photostream of American castles. Now we’re taking a look at castles, palaces, and forts in another part of the world. Join us in our photo tour of Asian castles from the middle east to the far east. We’ll explore castles in places like India, Japan, Pakistan, Jordan, Syria, and more. You’ll find some similarities to European and American castles here, as well as many differences. The architectural diversity across this continent alone is amazing to see.

Here is our photostream of Asian palaces, castles, and forts.

Masyaf Castle - Syria

Masyaf Castle – Syria – Credit: No Lands Too Foreign (via Flickr)

Bodrum Castle - Turkey

Bodrum Castle – Turkey – Credit: skl8em (via Flickr)

Kerak Castle - Jordan

Kerak Castle – Jordan – Credit: tympsy (via Flickr)

Mohatta Palace - Pakistan

Mohatta Palace – Karachi, Pakistan – Credit: Fantaz (via Flickr)

Krak des Chevaliers - Syria

Krak des Chevaliers – Syria – Credit: Laura and Fulvio’s photos (via Flickr)

Sidon Sea Castle - Lebanon

Sidon Sea Castle – Lebanon – Credit: upyernoz (via Flickr)

Khudayar Khan Palace - Kokand, Uzbekistan

Khudayar Khan Palace – Kokand, Uzbekistan – Credit: upyernoz (via Flickr)

Lalbagh Fort - Dhaka, Bangladesh

Lalbagh Fort – Dhaka, Bangladesh – Credit: Merza Beg (via Flickr)

The Red Fort - Delhi, India

The Red Fort – Delhi, India – Credit: Rolling Okie (via Flickr)

Laxmi Vilas Palace - Vadodara, India

Laxmi Vilas Palace – Vadodara, India – Credit: Emmanuel Dyan

Palace of Mysore - India

Palace of Mysore – India – Credit: Sean Ellis (via Flickr)

Orchha Palace - India

Orchha Palace – India – Credit: krebsmaus07 (via Flickr)

The Summer Palace - Beijing, China

The Summer Palace – Beijing, China – Credit: tiarescott (via Flickr)

Nijō Castle - Kyoto, Japan

Nijō Castle – Kyoto, Japan – Credit: Binder.donedat (via Flickr)

Matsumoto Castle - Japan

Matsumoto Castle – Japan – Credit: Henry Burrows (via Flickr)

Himeji Castle - Japan

Himeji Castle – Japan – Credit: Harry Pears (via Flickr)

Do you have another favorite palace or castle in Asia? Tell us which it is and why you love it in the comments below.

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Li wan jack September 17, 2011 - 1:15 am

the photos are very cool

Architectural Millwork November 7, 2011 - 9:02 am

Great designs with different characters.. Nice photos!

Kavir January 28, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Potala Palace in Tibet is another one.

J.M. January 30, 2012 - 12:55 pm

Thanks for adding it to the list Kavir. 🙂


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