From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
- Castles in Japan
- Himeji Castle : Sixteenth-century Japanese fortification, built of wood rather than stone and well-preserved, with a maze of pathways designed to confuse invaders; today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Malbork Castle : A 13th-century brick castle in Poland, built by the Order of the Teutonic Knights. It was the Order's headquarters from 1309 to 1457.