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View Poll Results: Eastern Castles vs. Western Castles
Eastern Castles 22 22.00%
Western Castles 78 78.00%
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Old May 22nd, 2005, 04:55 PM   #21
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European are better

Trakoscan castle - Croatia



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Old May 22nd, 2005, 05:30 PM   #22
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Some Scottish Castles;

Ballindalloch Castle


Balmoral Castle



Castle Fraser


Culzean Castle




Drummond Castle



Dunrobin Castle




Edinburgh Castle




Eileen Donan Castle




Fyvie Castle


Glamis Castle



Inverary Castle


Stirling Castle

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Old May 22nd, 2005, 06:02 PM   #23
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Slovenian castles:

Predjama



Skofja Loka



Bled




with church in foreground



and another good one from the UK

Leeds Castle, Kent





I like the Japanese castles too, very different to European ones.
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Old May 22nd, 2005, 06:32 PM   #24
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Eastern Castles & Palaces

Not my pics (taken from other boards):

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur




Amber Palace, Jaipur





Mysore Palace




Golconda Fort



The Lalitha Mahal Palace



Lake Palace, Udaipur




Bikaner House, Mount Abu



Bir Singh Palace


Umaid Bhavan Palace






Jai-vilas Palace

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Old May 23rd, 2005, 02:12 AM   #25
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western

looks like more palaces then true castles here

no doubt one of the greatest castles ever made





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Old May 23rd, 2005, 02:19 AM   #26
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@Spyguy999 Yes, India has some real high quality Castles and Palaces, thanks for the pics
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Old May 23rd, 2005, 09:28 AM   #27
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Some Eastern Castles:

Nagoya Castle, Japan






Himeji Castle, Japan




Osaka Castle, Japan








Matsumoto Castle, Nagano, Japan






Unknown Castle



Inuyama Castle, Aichi, Japan





Edo Castle, Tokyo, Japan (gone)


Edo Castle is now the Imperial Palace



Odawara Castle, Kanagawa, Japan





Okayama Castle, Okayama, Japan






Hikone Castle, Shiga, Japan




Matsue Castle, Shimane, Japan




Kumamoto Castle, Kumamoto, Japan




A European Style Castle in Japan! Goryokaku Castle, Hokkaido, Japan (remains)







Shuri Castle, Okinawa, Japan (closer to Chinese Castles)






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Old May 23rd, 2005, 01:45 PM   #28
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Cool thread, with some very interesting styles and designs... but what about skycastle?

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Old May 25th, 2005, 12:30 AM   #29
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The thing is Japan is the only country that has something like 'castle' in E. Asia. East Asia doesn't have the concept of castle like what Europeans say. But if you put the countries like Myanmar, Thai, Malaysia, and Indonesia in the category of East Asia, although I am not sure, there might be something to compare.
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Old May 25th, 2005, 04:57 AM   #30
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Southeastern and South Asia is also part of the "East", I think. So feel free to compare.
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Old May 25th, 2005, 02:18 PM   #31
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Some of SE England's castles

Windsor Castle



Hever Castle


Bodiam Castle



Herstmonceux Castle


Dover Castle

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Old May 25th, 2005, 05:00 PM   #32
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Quote:
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Southeastern and South Asia is also part of the "East", I think. So feel free to compare.
But we still need to examine whether they have 'castles' or not.
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Old May 25th, 2005, 06:13 PM   #33
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Syrian castles. Some are crusader, but not all. what does that make syrian castles? East or West?

Crac de Chevaliers


Palmyra


Qasr al Hayr


Damascus


Halebiyeh


Aleppo citadel


Margat
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Old May 25th, 2005, 06:35 PM   #34
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Iran:

Susa


Bam (before and after the earthquake of 2003)


Babak


falak ol aflak
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Old May 25th, 2005, 07:43 PM   #35
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Tibet:

Gyantse


Dzong Fortress (above Gyantse)


Potala Palace! (a fortress used until the 18th century)
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Old May 25th, 2005, 08:23 PM   #36
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Oman

Nakhal


Mirani
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Old May 25th, 2005, 08:34 PM   #37
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anyhow, it seems as though there are at least some castles in asia.

India:

Jodphur
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Old May 25th, 2005, 08:54 PM   #38
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People of Book

Castle entered the life of People of Book (Jews, Christians, Muslims) due to the expasionist nature of these religious peoples ..and it is not a western thing, like almost everything it started in the middle east..and it is so absurd to call out as western or eastern castles...

The heading for the thread should be people who needed to build castles and who didnt need to...In Europe and Middle East every decade there is a major fight and minor fights all over the map in the history except a few pax-romana,pax-islamica, pax-ottomana etc... look at the eastern people some internal riots in Japan, fights between southeastern nations during 11, 12 th century etc..some Chinese -Mongol, Chinese-Muslim fights , a few Chinese-Korean etc..and rivalry between chinese , Japanese among themselves which cannot be compared to any all out major battle of Europe and Middle East..
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Old May 26th, 2005, 12:04 AM   #39
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Castle entered the life of People of Book (Jews, Christians, Muslims) due to the expasionist nature of these religious peoples ..and it is not a western thing, like almost everything it started in the middle east..and it is so absurd to call out as western or eastern castles...

The heading for the thread should be people who needed to build castles and who didnt need to...In Europe and Middle East every decade there is a major fight and minor fights all over the map in the history except a few pax-romana,pax-islamica, pax-ottomana etc... look at the eastern people some internal riots in Japan, fights between southeastern nations during 11, 12 th century etc..some Chinese -Mongol, Chinese-Muslim fights , a few Chinese-Korean etc..and rivalry between chinese , Japanese among themselves which cannot be compared to any all out major battle of Europe and Middle East..
It's true that East Asia doesn't have castle. But that doesn't mean that there were less wars than Europe. For example, in the 7th century Korea, there were about 150 wars for a hundred-year period: the wars among Korean states, wars between China and Korea. Anyway, castle is not the only one that can be used in wars. In East Asia, warfare structures are just different from those of the Western world (Europe and Middle East), and that is the only reason why there is no castle in E. Asia. Do you have something like great wall of China?
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Old May 26th, 2005, 01:09 AM   #40
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interesting thread!
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