Im very big fan of castles and fortress, where every i go make sure to visit some castle. I made a research for unique destinations and unique castles around the globe. It wasn’t easy task to sum 10 unique castles when you have so many unique structures.
1.The Potala Palace: Tibet’s greatest monumental structure
Perched upon Marpo Ri hill, 130 meters above the Lhasa valley, the Potala Palace rises a further 170 meters and is the greatest monumental structure in all of Tibet.Its one of the most unique destinations in the world . In 637 Emperor Songtsen Gampo decided to build this palace on a hill, and the structure stood until the seventeenth century, when it was incorporated into the foundations of the greater buildings still standing today.
Construction of this castle located on unique destination began in 1645 during the reign of the fifth Dalai Lama and by 1648 the Potrang Karpo, or White Palace, was completed. The Potrang Marpo, or Red Palace, was added between 1690 and 1694 its construction required the labors of more than 7000 workers and 1500 artists and craftsman.
The Potala Palace was only slightly damaged during the Tibetan uprising against the invading Chinese in 1959. Unlike most other Tibetan religious structures, it was not sacked by the Red Guards during the 1960s and 1970s. As a result, all the chapels and their artifacts are very well preserved.
2.Mont Saint-Michel: a Medieval Castle on a Small Island
The staggering unique destination has long inspired awe and the imagination. The story of how the mount turned into a great place of Christian pilgrimage is colourful. Aubert, bishop of the nearby hilltop town of Avranches early in the 8th century, claimed that the Archangel Michael himself pressured him into having a church built atop the island just out to sea.This wonderful unique destinations is one of the most beautiful in France
Begin your day with a hearty breakfast and set off by motor coach in search of castles and more fairy tale unique destinations locations.
Take in the beauty of this Rococo palace that was built between 1747 and 1761.With an exquisite interior design by the renowned sculptor Johann August Nahl, Wilhelmsthal Castle was originally designed as a summer residence. It houses the world’s largest collection of paintings by the extraordinary Tischbein family, whose art contributed to Germany’s transition from the Rococo art of the Late Baroque to Neoclassicism and Naturalism.
Take a short walk to this delightful park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its reservoirs, channels, waterfalls and wild rapids. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe combines the ambiance of Baroque and Romantic periods in its landscape, with the mighty Hercules Monument standing at the top of a long hill, a striking copper statue of the ancient Greek demigod. View Löwenburg Castle in the distance, built in the 18th century and designed to resemble an authentic medieval castle—a model for some fictional castles ever since its inception!
10.Prague Castle: World’s Largest Ancient Castle
One of the biggest castles and one of the unique destinations castles in the world, and according to Guinness Book of Records, the biggest ancient castle, Prague Castle is about 570 meters in length and an average of 130 meters wide. The Czech Crown Jewels are kept here, and it was the place where the Czech kings, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic have had their offices.