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Old July 13th, 2013, 06:26 AM   #61
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Old July 13th, 2013, 07:12 AM   #62
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Old July 13th, 2013, 09:58 AM   #63
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worlds largest castle (bigger than Prague's), Fort Mehrangar, india








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Old July 13th, 2013, 10:12 AM   #64
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The largest ever castle was Edo-Jo, Tokyo, larger than the Forbidden City in Beijing and burned down in WWII.
It was built in 5 concentric rings of battlements designed to confuse and trap attacking armies, all surrounding a central dojon.


























It would have taken up most of today's royal park, and some:

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Jiayuguan pass, China - the start of the Great Wall



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Old July 13th, 2013, 10:22 AM   #66
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Gyantse Fortress, Tibet










Potala Palace - long the worlds tallest building before the Eiffel Tower - 656ft high (380ft building on a 280ft thick brick base).
It's 1312ft wide and 1150ft deep. It has 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues. The defensive walls are 9 - 16ft thick.


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Old July 13th, 2013, 10:35 AM   #67
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Shitang castle, one of the few survivors in China:

Most were privately built by warlords or rich families to protect themeselves in SW China and from marauding Japanese pirates on the coast.
There were also thousands of small forts around the Great Wall, especially Gansu, but in general the country wasnt a feudal one and didnt
operate using castles - rather the cities were fortified using city walls and fortress sized gates (Beijing, Nanjing and Xian had/ have the world's biggest city walls).



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Old July 13th, 2013, 11:12 AM   #68
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The largest ever castle was Edo-Jo, Tokyo, larger than the Forbidden City in Beijing ...



You couldn't compare Edo Castle to the Forbidden City, Edo Castle to Edo (Modern day Tokyo) is equivalent to the Imperial City to Beijing, NOTE the forbidden city was just a small core part of the imperial city, the imperial city of Beijing / 北京皇城 as a whole surely was much bigger than the Edo Castle.





The Map of Beijing's Imperial City from wikipedia:
(The central blank rectangle is the forbidden city, others within the Imperial City were Royal Temples, Gardens and Offices.)









Map of Old Beijing City with the Imperial city and the forbidden city enclosed within right in the middle:

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Old July 13th, 2013, 02:16 PM   #69
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Yep, I suppose, but I was just showing how large Edo-Jo was. Btw wasn't much of the Imperial City destroyed by Western troops in the Boxer Uprising/ Opium Wars?

I know there were large temple complexes there once.

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More on Beijing's City walls - 60km in length (and much more if including the interior walls)

the large gates and watchtowers were fortresses. It was known as the 8th wonder of the world when described by foreign visitors:




North East Angle Tower - for scale the wall is 60ft





Southeast Corner Watchtower on the Tatar Wall




Neichengjiaolou


Deshengmen gate





Dongzhimen, Andingmen ('men' means gate)



Zhenyangmen





Some gates survive:

Dongbianmen



Zhenyangmen gate and watchtower



Deshengmen





and some areas of the wall

southeast corner







and some lengths are being reconstructed again:

Yongdingmen



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Much was destroyed by foreign troops during the Boxer Uprising, then later by the British to make way for a railway - the first time
that the walls had been breached in its then 450 year history. In 1965 much of the remainder was demolished to make way for a metro line.






After the outside walls there was a series of fortress gates within the city, as one approached the inner sanctum:


First Qianmen, gate to the Inner City


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Then Tiananmen, gate to the Imperial City




Duanmen - approach gate

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Forbidden City's Wall and moat:




Finally Meridian Gate to the Palace proper, made up of 980 buildings and the largest palace in the world - from hereon the buildings were no longer defensive structures



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Tiananmen, gate to the Forbidden City



Qianmen, gate to the Tatar or Imperial City





You mess that all up, dude!

1.Tian'anmen is NOT the Entrance Gate of the Forbidden city, the Meridian Gate is.

2.Tian'anmen together with the demolished Da-Qing-Men (or called Da-Ming-Men during the preceded Ming dynasty) were a sequence of gates leading to the Imperial City.

3.Qianmen (or officially called Zhengyangmen) was the southern gate of Beijing's Inner City.






Meridian Gate / 午门, the entrance gate (southern gate) to the forbidden city

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It is impossible to see so many stars in Beijing! Super fake shot! :P by inhiu, on Flickr
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Old July 13th, 2013, 03:57 PM   #72
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er ok, calm down. I'll edit my post.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 05:16 PM   #73
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Old July 13th, 2013, 05:52 PM   #74
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Dude, seriously, do you even know what MEDIEVAL is? Learn that before posting this nonsense...

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Old July 14th, 2013, 02:51 AM   #75
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Chęciny Castle/Ruin, Poland






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Old July 16th, 2013, 07:57 AM   #76
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but yeah its not medieval (my mistake) it could be considered late medieval since it was built in 1500
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Beautiful castles, beautiful places.
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