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View Poll Results: Which one is better?
Eastern Palaces 74 33.04%
Western Palaces 150 66.96%
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Old May 17th, 2005, 07:21 AM   #21
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Many of the CHinese ones were made of wood. So they are all gone forever.
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Old May 17th, 2005, 09:31 AM   #22
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This is the reconstructed Qin dynasty place, circa 230 B.C
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Old May 17th, 2005, 09:33 AM   #23
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Beijing's Forbidden City:






Royal throne:
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Old May 17th, 2005, 09:40 AM   #24
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You are confusing Palaces and Castles. Castles are built for defensive purposes, and thus are more isolated and secure. Compare European CASTLES to Japanese ones if you want, but comparing Himeiji to Versailles is problematic.

It would be better to compare places like Katsura to Versailles, and Himeiji could be compared to somwhere like Windsor or even Neuschwanstein. Forbidden City is almost like a combination of the two, very unique in being heavily fortified, but also very horizontal.
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Old May 17th, 2005, 09:41 AM   #25
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Hue's (Vietnam) Forbidden Purple City complex:


Ngo Mon (Noon Gate)


Hall of Supreme Harmony



Royal throne in Hall of Supreme Harmony


Royal residence



Various palace gates:






Royal pavilion:


Dragon steps

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Old May 17th, 2005, 10:06 AM   #26
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Hien Lam Pavilion



Dynastic Urns


Royal incense burners


Empress Dowager's Residence




Various intricate details and decorations:
roof tiles


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Old May 17th, 2005, 10:18 AM   #27
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Bronze Ky Lan


Dragon Pole


Phoenix Pole
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Old May 18th, 2005, 08:25 AM   #28
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You are confusing Palaces and Castles. Castles are built for defensive purposes, and thus are more isolated and secure. Compare European CASTLES to Japanese ones if you want, but comparing Himeiji to Versailles is problematic.

It would be better to compare places like Katsura to Versailles, and Himeiji could be compared to somwhere like Windsor or even Neuschwanstein. Forbidden City is almost like a combination of the two, very unique in being heavily fortified, but also very horizontal.
True. I did confuse them, I think. Maybe I should start another thread comparing castles?
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Old May 18th, 2005, 08:43 AM   #29
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this thread should be entitled "which ones do you like the most" and not better, both are good in their own settings, I prefer western palces though.
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Old May 18th, 2005, 09:13 AM   #30
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What an interesting subject. I love the photos!
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Old May 18th, 2005, 09:23 AM   #31
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Does anyone have pictures of the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles? That's where the (in)famous Treaty of Versailles was signed, correct?
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Old May 18th, 2005, 02:22 PM   #32
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The World's largest Residential Place

Istana Nurul Iman





A Singaporean Palace

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Old May 18th, 2005, 02:30 PM   #33
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Don't forget this one!


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Old May 18th, 2005, 03:19 PM   #34
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Anyone has photos of Saddam's palaces? How many did he have? 33?
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Old May 18th, 2005, 03:29 PM   #35
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Anyone has photos of Saddam's palaces? How many did he have? 33?
no pics from Saddam's palaces man is very dangerous to go there and take pics from the palaces now
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Old May 18th, 2005, 03:40 PM   #36
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You can find pics of Saddam's palaces online. Most of the big ones were not completed, but you can get a taste of Saddam's ostentatious tastes by looking at the completed parts.

The palaces are mostly military bases now. Many soldiers live in the large, incomplete palaces. You can find a listing of these US bases at http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...ility/iraq.htm

I wouldn't say Saddam's palaces represent the best of the Western palace. But, since you seem to be curious, I'll post a few pics. More are available at the site.

Tikrit (the largest palace site)



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Old May 18th, 2005, 04:03 PM   #37
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cool, they are fantastic
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Old May 18th, 2005, 04:51 PM   #38
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what do you think about mixture of eastern and western; Turkish style
Dolmabahce Palace




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Old May 18th, 2005, 05:00 PM   #39
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Walt Disney copied this Spanish Castle (Alcázar of Segovia) for his film: "Snow White". Can you remember it?


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Old May 18th, 2005, 05:26 PM   #40
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It's the castle of Bavaria that was copied. Also we talk about palaces.
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