Sunday, April 8, 2012

The world's 10 most fascinating castles

1. Potala Palace, Tibet

Potala Palace is a magnificent palace buildings that are considered sacred and was once used as a place to live the Dalai Lama at the top of the mountain Potala, Lhasa, Tibet.

The building measures 400 x 350-meter statue has about 200 thousand, a thousand more rooms and 10 thousand places of worship are collected at the top of Marpo Li, the valley of red (red hill) towering over 300 meters from the valley floor.

The two main valleys â € other € Tibetâ œTiga Guard which is divided in some corner of the palace, as Chokpori in the south of the Potala and Pongwari goddess who represents part of Kwam Im (Avalokitesvara).

2. Predjama Castle, Slovenia

European countries to the west of Italy has a fortress or castle building tepampang unique in the mouth of the cave. At 1274, Predjma Castle was built by the Patriarch of Aquileia Slovenia Gothic style and was named Luegg Germany.

Although at that time the area is difficult to reach, but the German royal family Luegg successfully developed a way to access it or the d ikenal as the Knights of Adelsberg.

This location had to be a place famous filming The Armour of God, starring Jackie Chan, Alan Tam, Rosamund Kwan and Cameron Zavaski in 1986.

3. Prague Castle, Czech

Or Prague Castle Prague Castle is one of the largest ancient castle in the world are located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.

In the past the castle-sized 570 x 130 meters was used as the Crown of the Kingdom of Bohemia, home to the Czech kings, Holy Roman emperors, as well as the office of President of the Republic of Czech.


4. Mont Saint-Michael, France

In Normandi, France, you can see the beautiful scenery of the castle which stands on a small and rocky island of Mont Saint Michael.

Although time is drowned in the sea floor, Mont Saint Michael (Island Place) which has a thin bridge and old re-emerged millions of years due to the large erosion.









5. Matsumoto Castle, Japan

Matsumoto Castle Matsumoto Castle or the name of the palace which is located in the city of Matsumoto, Japan. The castle was built as a fortress during the war Takeda and Tokugawa clan ruled leyasu (1550). Access road to Matsumoto Castle can be reached from Tokyo via rail transport vehicles and private cars.




6. Malbork Castle, Poland

Although the World War II the castle in the Polish part of the building has been destroyed, but rebuilt in 1962 with the restoration Malbork more interesting.

Is Malbork Castle Marienburg (previous name) made by the Teutonic Order of brick and stone materials are divided into three separate parts. Starting from the bottom, top and middle of the tower and separated by a few grasses. Malbork Castle broad reach 21 hectares, or four times larger than the residents of Windsor Castle with about 3 thousand soldiers.





7. Palacio da Pena, Portugal

stana old in Sao Pedro de Penaferim, Sintra, Portugal stands on a hilltop high and easily visible from the side of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal in the afternoon.

Besides looks magnificent with the dome lid on top, Palacio de Pena is also a national monument of the most romantic in the world. Even serve as one of the seven wonders of Portugal over the years.








8. Hunyad Castle, Romania



History tells us that Hunyad Castle is the place where Vlad III of Wallachia king imprisoned for seven years there.

Hunyad Castle is a Transylvanian castle in Hunedoara, Romania which had changed hands to the Kingdom of Hungary in 1541. This place looks dark and is often considered a great home for the vampire.








9. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is an ancient Bavarian castle building-19th century Bavarian king Ludwig II made a mountain peak located in Germany.

This castle area very close to important places, such as Hohenschwangau and Fussen in southwest Bavaria.

Since 1886, Neuschwanstein Castle as one of the most important sights of Germany.








10. Lowenburg Castle, Germany

In addition to Neuschwanstein Castle, in Germany there is also another famous castle called Castle Lowenburg.

Lowenburg Castle was built in 1745 and used as the residence of Prince Philip of Eulenburg (1847-1886).

Lowenberger is a municipality in the district Oberhavel, in the German state of Brandenburg, which is about 50 km to the north of Berlin, Germany

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