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View Poll Results: Favourite palace/castle?
Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK 4 10.81%
Buckingham Palace, London, UK 2 5.41%
Palace of Versaille, Versaille, France 5 13.51%
Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany 8 21.62%
Charlottenberg Palace, Berlin, Germany 0 0%
Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria 2 5.41%
Doge’s Palace, Venice, Italy 1 2.70%
Palace at Caserta, Caserta, Italy 2 5.41%
Palacio Real de Madrid, Madrid, Spain 2 5.41%
The Alhambra, Granada, Spain 3 8.11%
Sansoucci, Potsdam, Germany 0 0%
Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia 1 2.70%
Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey 0 0%
Amba Vilas (Palace at Mysore), Mysore, India 0 0%
Umaid Palace, Jodhpur, India 0 0%
Forbidden City, Beijing, China 2 5.41%
Summer Palace, Beijing, China 0 0%
Gyeongbokgung, Seoul, South Korea 0 0%
Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet/China 0 0%
Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan 1 2.70%
Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan 2 5.41%
Angkor Wat, Cambodia 0 0%
Royal Palace, Bangkok, Thailand 2 5.41%
Purple Forbidden City/Citadel, Hue, Vietnam 0 0%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-20-2014, 02:35 PM
Location: The State Line
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Neuschwanstein: very unique. No wonder it inspired Walt Disney so much.

Too many good ones to list, but I like this one best. It's what comes to mind when I think of castles from the Middle Ages:

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Old 07-20-2014, 02:40 PM
Location: Taipei
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The castles in Loire Valley are also amazing.I was gonna go today but apparently something went wrong and the escorted tour group was already full.I was so disappointed

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Old 07-21-2014, 09:36 PM
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Indian palaces are jawdropping, from Mysore to the blue city of Jodhpur to the floating palaces of Udaipur. Then there are buildings like Mehrangar Fort, the largest castle (in all but name) in the world:




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Old 07-21-2014, 10:51 PM
Location: NYC, CHI, UK
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My favorite is the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin), just a short walk from, and not as visited as, the Catherine Palace. I love it more for personal reasons as this was the residence of the last Tsar and his family. However, I chose the Winter Palace in the poll. I never cared much for the Catherine Palace. When I did my study abroad in Russia, I only visited because I figured I should. I used to stop inside a lot to use the restrooms when I visited the parks and nearby environs.


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Old 08-30-2014, 11:21 AM
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I voted for the Forbidden City as I found it the most intriguing of the ones listed.
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