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Re: History Challenge

Post by Jimbob » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:47 am

I was thinking of a single structure such as the castles of Europe or Japan rather than walled communities or palaces. Not so much a quiz, more an open question is there? I am aware of the 'Potala' in Lhasa is described as a palace on a castle, on a mighty pedestal of rock.

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Re: History Challenge

Post by Jimbob » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:48 am

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Hmm, Haven't been there but Fort Phra Sumen seems to fit the bill , more fort, than accommodation.

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Re: History Challenge

Post by hhinner » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:33 pm

^^ Looks more like a guard post than a castle. :)

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Re: History Challenge

Post by STEVE G » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:33 pm

Jimbob wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:41 pm
Am I correct to say there are no castles in Thailand: just plenty of palaces?
By castle I mean fortified residences and seat of power, So what is the nearest castle or fortress to Thailand? Not sure of a definitive answer.
I visited a couple during my time in Indonesia, Fort Marlborough in Benkulu, Sumatra and Fort Rotterdam in Ujung Pandang, Sulawesi but they're both a way from Thailand.

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Re: History Challenge

Post by dtaai-maai » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:46 pm

An obvious one near to Thailand that many of us will have seen is Fort Cornwallis, Georgetown, Penang.
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