From what I've seen I'd generally say I find the Western palace interiors more attractive. The exteriors is somewhat more difficult to say since I see no pictures of the Eastern palaces but recall finding them very attractive.
I think, comparing Japanese castles to European castles, the european castles focus more on the grandeur and the actual building itself, while Japanese castles focus on the surrounding nature and the gardens, while the actual castle is pretty simple. This, I think is either simple or sophisticated, depending on your point of view though... Anyway, I love both styles and are examples of unique architecture in any country. But since this is about grandeur, I say European Castles for this one. (this is strictly compared to Japanese castles. I went to some of the palaces in Thailand and Indonesia, and I thought they were very grand.)
I vote for European ones...
But there used to be a very grand one in ancient China(Palace of Qin Kingdom 2000years ago, burnt down, but appears in the movie a couple of times, I don't know how they did it?_?)
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