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Beautiful Castles, Forts, Palace around the world.

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Beautiful Castles, Forts, Palaces around the world.

There are many Castles, Forts, Palaces arround the world. Some of them were built for lofty and beautiful purposes. Some were built by cruel kings, emperors... but they are impressive, beautiful and are of great value now.
The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Red Fort, India

Potala Palace, Tibetan, China. This was startes in 1645 and took 45 years to complete.

Heimeji Castle, Japan

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea

Hue imperial Palace, Vietnam

The Imperial Palace of Beijing is one of the most of large palaces in the world.

Summer Palace, China

Louyang Fort, Henan, China

Angkor Wat complex, Cambodia.

Mandalay Palace, Myanmar

Bagan, Myanmar

The Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Agra Fort, India

New Delhi President Palace, India

Mumbai Taj Mahal Palace, India

Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia

Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal

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Leeds Castle, United Kingdom

Mount Saint Michel Castle, France

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Prague Castle, Czech Republic

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Chaumont Castle, France

Chambord Castle,Loire Valley,France

Brighton Palace, UK

Castle Howard, UK

Buckingham Palace, England

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Capitol building, Washington DC

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Florida state capitol, USA

Pennsylvania State Capitol

Texas State capitol

Wisconsin state capitol, USA

Illinois State Capitol, USA

California State capitol
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Valencia, spain (Torres de Serranos, old city gate)

torres de serrano por andresmetalica, en Flickr
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Salah El Din Castle - Cairo - Egypt

Qaitbay Castle in Alexandria, Egypt

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Bogd Khan Palace, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Trongsa Dzong fortress, Bhutan

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Wat Ho Prabang Royal palace, Luang prabang, Laos.

Upud Palace, Bali, Indonesia

Royal Palace, Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Reunification Palace, Saigon, Vietnam

Istana Negara, Royal Palace, KL, Malaysia

The Nurul Iman palace,Brunei

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Peoples Palace of Studies, Pyongyang, North Korea

Al Salam Presidential Palace, Baghdad, Iraq

Republican Palace Baghdad, Iraq

Darulaman Palace, Afghanistan

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Mohatta Palace, Pakistan

Presidential Palace, Havana, Cuba

The Pink Palace, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dolmabache Palace, Turkey

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

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More than half of the world like dome structure. Is that Islamic architecture?
There are many beautiful castles and palaces in Europe, it's difficult to post all.
Some buidings in Europe look like castles or palaces too.
E.g. Cambridge, Oxford are universities which are more beautiful than castles.

Thus, it loses much time to post European castles. There are a lot.
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incredible, really beautiful photos...thanks for the effort cyberurban.:cheers:
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