West Azarbayjan Tourism Attractions

Historical Places

Orumieh Bazaar, Orumieh

Saturday, 12 April 2008 04:36 administrator
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Orumieh Bazaar, OrumiehThis ancient bazaar has an old and new texture present in the southeast corner of the city. The major construction is of brick work. Inspite of diversity of architecture of domes, ceilings and springs which was due to construction of any part in different periods of time, the whole layout is simple.
Remnants of this bazaar is from the Safavid era. Its public baths belongs to the Zandiyeh and Qajar periods.
Last Updated on Saturday, 12 April 2008 04:38

Takht-e-Soleiman Complex (Azargoshnasb Fire Temple), Takab

Friday, 04 April 2008 07:18 administrator
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Takht-e-Soleiman ComplexThe aggregate of the Takht-e-Soleiman monument is placed on a natural high land, about 20 m. above the surrounding plain. All the structural relics have been constructed within an oval shaped rampart. The exterior rampart with 5 m. thickness, 14 m. height and outer circumference of 1,200 m. has 38 conical defense towers.
The outer wall is a remnant from the Sassanian period. During the Ilkhanan reign, a new gateway had been constructed adjoined with the former southern gateway. Within the oval rampart there are two square plots, with uniaxis and different centers.
Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2008 07:18

Other Castles, West Azarbayjan

Saturday, 05 January 2008 16:53 administrator
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 Other historical castles are named as Goevarchin Castle (Salmas), The Bakhdak Castle (Milan village of Miandoab), and the Ravaz Castle in Maku.

Siyah Castle, Maku

Saturday, 05 January 2008 16:48 administrator
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 This castle lies 36 km. east of Maku. It is constructed on a flat land created by cooled melted material (volcanic soil). The turreted walls of the castle give it on additional beauty. This castle was a palace of one of the Orartoie kings in the 7th and 8th centuries BC. for defense purposes.

Sang-e-Kazem Khan Castle, Orumieh

Saturday, 05 January 2008 16:47 administrator
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This is a rock 350 m. in height. The rock has been cut out to form a pathway right to the peak, where there is s strong sentry post with a marble doorway. This castle is in two storeys and was utilized by the household of Kazem Khan. This castle has only one door opening out on a paved road. In the 7th century AH., Hollakoo Khan renovated the structure. It is believed that Hollakoo Khan is buried here, thence known as Goor Qaleh or Grave Castle.

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