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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE-BOUNDARIES/ GREAT WALL OF AMER

(This post appears as a part of WPC- Boundaries)

The hills surrounding Amer Palace has a security wall, commonly called great wall of Amer on the lines of Great Wall of China. Of course, there can be no comparison between the two, as the one in China is pretty long and runs into thousands of kilometer!!

This wall was meant to keep the intruders out and soldiers would keep a strong  vigil on the surrounding areas from the watch towers. In a way, this wall served as a first boundary of the Amer town.

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Great wall of Amer-Jaipur
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Great wall of Amer-Jaipur

Currently, less than one-fourth of this wall has been restored & maintained, while the rest is fast crumbling and needs urgent attention.

Amer is a UNESCO World heritage site. Although Amer palace is believed to be built during 16th century, we don’t know for sure when these protective ramparts were built.

This post joins other bloggers post in Weekly Photo challenge-Boundaries

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3 thoughts on “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE-BOUNDARIES/ GREAT WALL OF AMER

    1. The town of Amer was surrounded by ramparts on all sides, this was a part of primary defense system! These ramparts look beautiful.Since you’re in photography, lines and curves formed by these ramparts make excellent subject to click!

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