Doge’s Palace – Italy

The Doge’s Palace is located in Venice, Italy and it was not only the center of government during the Venetian Republic but it was also the residence of the Doge. The Doge was an elected lord and Chief of State during the medieval and renaissance periods. The unique architectural design makes it one of Europe’s…

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Alhambra Palace – Spain

The Alhambra Palace is a massive complex with multiple sites within the Nasrid Palace. The complex was once a fortress and is made up of several separate buildings with different access point and garden areas. The Alhambra is located west of the city of Granada in Spain. It sits on top of the al-Sabika hill…

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Linderhof Palace – Germany

Linderhof Palace was the royal villa of Ludwig II of Bravaria. It was originally a hunting lodge belonging to his father Maximilian II. The palace was completed in 1874 and the gardens around the palace was completed in 1880. The palace is located about 100 km southwest of Munich, Germany and sets in the foothills…

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Charlottenburg Palace – Germany

Charlottenburg Palace is the largest palace complex in Berlin and it is Berlin’s best surviving example from the 1700’s. The palace construction started in 1695 and features a main central building with two side wings forming a U-shaped building with a large courtyard encased by the three sides of the palace. In the center of…

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Gyeongbokgung Palace – South Korea

Gyeongbokgung Palace is located in Seoul, South Korea and is the largest of the five grand palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. It was built in 1395 and is known as the Northern Palace because it is located furthest north compared to the other palaces. Entrance into the palace complex is through a large main…

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Bang Pa-In Royal Palace – Thailand

The Royal Palace at Bang Pa-In has a history that dates back to the 17th century but the present-day palace was built during the reign of King Chulalongkom during the time between 1872 and 1889. The Palace sits on the banks of the Chao Phraya River about 60 kilometers (40 miles) north of Bangkok. The…

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Pena Palace – Portugal

Pena Palace stands on top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains just outside the town of Sintra, Portugal near Lisbon. The palace was originally built as a chapel in the middle ages and was expanded to a monastery in 1493. The monastery lasted until 1755 when it was turned into rubble by an earthquake….

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Grand Palace – Thailand

If there is one must see sight in Bangkok it would be the Grand Palace. The Grand Palace was built in 1782 and was the home of the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government for 150 years. The Grand Palace is one of the most impressive places that I have…

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