Imagine a castle: it probably looks a lot like Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle, the turreted inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. While castles, palaces, and châteaux naturally pique such curiosity, not all have Neuschwanstein’s European fairy-tale looks. Some of the world’s most-visited castles, found across Asia, feature red exteriors, pagodas, and gates. To tally up the world’s most-visited castles, we gathered data supplied by the attractions themselves or from government agencies, industry reports, and reputable media outlets. Here, our top 20. --Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

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