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Amber Fort • Jaipur

The Amber (pronounce as ‘Amer’, the ‘b’ is silent and you’ll see it spelled both ways) fort and palace are spectacular, perched high on the hills overlooking Jaipur and surrounded by a huge winding wall that rivals China’s.  The complex was built in the 1500s.  The palace is a labyrinth of tiny rooms full of […]

Topkapı Palace

The Topkapı palace is the oldest and largest palace in the world to survive to this day.  It was a resident for the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years.  The palace is situated right on the Bosphorus river, with a gorgeous view of the city, river, Marmara sea, and the Golden Horn.  The sprawling complex has […]