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Castles

As a country with over 5,000 years history related to feudal dynasties, China has many "capitals" which were surrounded by high walls and lookout towers. However, as time flies by, many castels collapsed. China Gate is now the largest existing ancient castle in China, and it is the south gate of Nanjing during early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

  • Pala Manor

    Not far away from Gyangtse, Pala Manor, a place that will give you something of an insight into the lifestyle of the wealthy landowning people who once lived in this area. As its name implies, Pala, once the owner of the Manor, was a Bhutanese chief but due to civil strife in Bhutan, he moved to Tibet with his family where in due course he became a local official. After the Tibet Democratic Reform
  • Zhangbi Ancient Village

    Zhangbi Ancient Village or Zhangbi Ancient Castle, is a castle built in 617 AD at an altitude of 1,040 meters above sea level. With a total circumference of 1,300 meters and an area of 2,000 square meters, this small castle have a large number of well-preserved ancient streets, 16 temples, three layers 5-kilometer-long underground tunnels etc. This castel really integrated the military, residentia