16 majestic moats around the world

WION Edge: Historically, moats provided a preliminary effective line of defence

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Leeds Castle, England (Xcitefun.net)

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Matsumoto Castle, Japan (Reginald Pentinio)

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Angkor Wat, Cambodia (Charles J Sharp)

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Beloeil Castle, Belgium (Henry @ Webshots)

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Bodelschwingh Castle, Dortmund, Germany (SHARON BEALS)

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Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, England (pcall75)

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Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, South Wales

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Ch?teau de Chambord, France (Church of Emacs)

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Ch?teau de Chenonceau, France (RA SMIT)

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Egeskov Castle, Denmark (Flemming Christiansen)

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Fagaras Castle, Romania

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Forbidden City, Beijing, China (Sharon Beals)

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Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerod, Denmark (Flemming Christiansen)

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Home of Charles Sieger, Miami, Florida (FLORIDAPHOTO)

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Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy, France