Agra Fort, in India. Photo: ShutterstockAgra Fort, in India. Photo: Shutterstock
Agra Fort, in India. Photo: Shutterstock

A moat full of crocodiles, rocks and boiling oil – when fortresses guarded Asia’s vital places, and nine that have survived to this day

  • Carp or crocodiles? The occupants of moats around the fortresses of Hiroshima and Agra, India, tell their own story. They are among nine in Asia you should see
  • Some are spectacularly situated, like Jiayuguan Fortress at the western end of the Great Wall of China, others have intriguing histories, such as Fort Belgica

Topic |   Asia travel
Agra Fort, in India. Photo: ShutterstockAgra Fort, in India. Photo: Shutterstock
Agra Fort, in India. Photo: Shutterstock
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