Below are images of five of our favourite "palaces" visited so far. Why have they made it into this list? Simple reason, in some way they all generate the WOW factor. There is something about all of them that makes you stand back to take in their beauty, the detail of the stonework or simply to admire their sheer scale. Is there a reason that Ankor Wat is featured first? Yes, if you want one recommendation to add to your Bucket List, add Ankor Wat. Once visited, you'll never forget that feeling of excitement and awe when you saw it for the first time.
|Ankor Wat, Cambodia|
|The Hofburg complex, Vienna|
Built by Elector Friederich III in 1699 as a summer palace for his wife Sophie Charlotte, this regal estate, the largest palace in Berlin, is framed by a baroque-style garden. Inside, a collection of 18th century French paintings is the largest of its kind outside France.
|Royal Palace, Aranjuez|
|The Alhambra, Granada|
|The Alcazar, Segovia|
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