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I'm talking about the imperial and royal palaces of various emperors and monarchs of the East (Asia) and the West (Europe).

The question is, quick ones are of more grandeur than the other?

Also please post pics so others could see.
 

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escorial (spain, europe)

western palaces are the best eastern look like barns
 

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shaun said:
doesn't spain have a lot of eastern looking moor-influenced palaces?
Spain have one of the moust beautifuls (the moust beautiful I supose) Eastern palaces in the world the "Allambra" in Granada but in general the palaces are Western.
 

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Buckingham Palace is wwwwwwwicked!



The back yard is da bomb aswell!
 

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Versailles





























 

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The famous Versailles Palace. The place where historically contentious treaties were signed. i.e. Versailles Treaty.
 

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Isn't the Taj Mahal a tomb more than a palace?
 

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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.
 

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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)








The Forbidden City, Beijing, China




I'll leave it to the Chinese forumers to post pics of other Chinese castles, as I'm too lazy. :D Same goes for the other Asian countries.

Last castle:
Lhasa Potala (?), Tibet, China












Oh Shit! :eek2:
 

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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.)
 

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Versailles by itself could beat all the others combined!
 

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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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