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Famous Castles
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A List of Chinese Castles. Every famous castle from China has been included. Originally made of earth and wood, later castles were built of stone, so many still survive today. Spanning a period of 900 years during the middle ages, castles come in many styles of architecture and design. Despite their differences though, they all have one feature in common-- they are fortified. Castles are defensive structures specifically built to withstand attack in the medieval world. Technologies such as arrowslits, murder-holes, and moats further improved their capabilities. Castles finally fell out of favor with the advent of gun powder, as offensive technologies, such as canons, rendered castles largely obsolete.

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Bsma grub Trse Castle

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Gyantse Castle

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Hailongtun Castle

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Jiayuguan Castle

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Juyongguan Castle

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Kamba Castle

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Monte da Guia Castle

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Qiang Castle

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Shanhaiguan Castle

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Sleeping Beauty Castle

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Xiaopei Castle