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Address: Hoseyn Abad, Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province, Iran

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:: This beautiful luxury 4 Star hotel located in Astara is beside an attractive mountain backed lake. The hotel is ready to offer services to the tourists of beautiful nature of the west of Gilan, Astara with its complete facilities in a tranquil environment and a unique landscape.

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Sauna, Fitness centre, Spa and wellness centre, Massage, Hammam, Indoor pool (all year)

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Bar, Breakfast in the room, Restaurant (à la carte), Restaurant (buffet), Snack bar, Miniba


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Room service, Packed lunches, Car hire, Shuttle service (surcharge), Airport shuttle (surcharge), 24-hour front desk, Currency exchange, Tour desk, Ticket service, Luggage storage, Concierge service, Laundry, Dry cleaning, Ironing service, Shoeshine, Meeting/banquet facilities, Fax/photocopying, Barber/beauty shop, Gift shop, Bridal suite, Wake-up service


Safety deposit box, Shops (on site), Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Family rooms, Lift, Soundproof rooms, Heating, Non-smoking throughout, Designated smoking area, Carpeted, Air Conditioning, Soundproofing, Safety Deposit Box

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Ahvaz Pars Hotel (Fajr)

Being one of the 7 chained Pars Hotels, Ahvaz Pars Hotel (used to be called Fajr Hotel as well) was founded in 1963 and was put into operation in 1973. It is a 5star hotel which is located on the 5th floor, by the Karun River and the famous suspended White Bridge in Ahwaz, Khuzestan Province. Pars Hotel includes 54 single rooms, 78 double rooms, 9 suites, and 1 apartment.

Facilities: Wi-Fi, Café, Teahouse, Restaurant, Parking Lot.


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Zahedan, city in southeastern Iran, located near the borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan, the capital of Sistan and Baluchistan province at altitude of 1,352 m from sea level at a distance of 1,605 km from Tehran.

The City; lying east of the “Kavir-e Loot” desert, was used to be called “Dozdab”, as it was the meeting place of bandits. “Dozd” means robbers and bandits. “Ab” means water or a place of water. Bandits used to frequent the place for their drinking water.

Zahedan is the main economic center of the region and home to many small- and medium-scale industries. Its main products include cotton textiles, woven and hand-knotted rugs, ceramics, processed foods, livestock feed, processed hides, milled rice, bricks, and reed mats and baskets.

Although the surrounding area has some ancient sites, Zahedan has developed only in the 20th century. Before being chosen as the provincial administrative center in the 1930s, it was a small village. Its population reached 17,500 by 1956 and increased more than fivefold to 93,000 by 1976. After 1980 large numbers of refugees fleeing the invasion of Afghanistan by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) helped to triple the population of this city to more than 281,000 by 1986, and now It has a population of 590,125 (2001 estimate).

Highways link Zahedan to Tehran and Mashhad in the north, the port of Bandar Chabahar on the Arabian Sea in the south, and the Pakistani city of Quetta in the east. A rail line also runs from Zahedan to Quetta, and a rail line from there to Kerman in central Iran was being constructed in the mid-1990s. Zahedan is also served by an international airport.

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Zahedan Bazaar:

A colorful bazaar, “Rasouli Bazaar”, patronized by the local Baluchi tribes can also be found in the city. About 100 km south of Zahedan is an intermittently active volcano, “Taftan”, which rises abruptly 4,042 m from the surrounding plain.

Friday Mosque:

Like most Iranian cities, Zahedan has a Friday mosque, “Jame mosque”, where many members of the community gather to worship on Friday.

Sunni Mosque:

It also has a Sunni Mosque, “Makki Mosque”, which is the greatest mosque of Sunnites in Iran with stuccos and decorations in Indian architecture method, sikh temple, and ruins of an old fortress.

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Chogha Zanbil

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Chogha Zanbil

Chogha Zanbil consists of the ruins of three concentric walls, within which were palaces, temples, and a central Ziggurat (temple tower), measuring 105 X 105 meters.

The first wall of Chogha Zanbil has seven gates, which reflects the religious ideologies of that time. Between the inner and middle walls, several temples dedicated to different Elamite divinities were built.

Chogha Zanbil’s second wall (460 X 420 m) enclosed seven temples and four chapels.

The outer city wall was about 4 km long and enclosed an area of approximately 100 hectares.

The royal quarter was situated adjacent to a major city gate some 450 m east of the Ziggurat. In this area, an extensive water tank and a group of three major buildings with large courts surrounded by lengthy halls and rooms were excavated. Beneath one of these buildings, five underground tombs of monumental dimensions were unearthed.

Finally, Chogha Zanbil’s interior wall (190 X 170 m) encloses the Ziggurat, which originally was 53 m and five stories high, is the largest surviving monument of its kind, beyond Babylonia and Assyria.

Chogha Zanbil is built mainly of mud-bricks. The monuments were well built and beautifully decorated with glazed baked bricks, gypsum, ornaments of faience and glass. Thousands of baked bricks bearing inscriptions with Elamites cuneiform characters were all inscribed by hand, ornamenting the most important buildings. Glazed terracotta statues such as bulls and winged griffins guarded the entrances to the Ziggurat Iran.


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Iranian Women Dressing

Iran Women Dressing

In Iran Women Dressing perhaps the most visible mark of Iran’s Islamic leanings is the conservative dress expected of its citizens. Although normal, Western style clothing is acceptable in private homes, when in public women are required to cover everything but their face, hands and feet.

The most common uniform in Iran Women Dressing consists of a head scarf (roo-sari) to conceal the head and neck, a formless, knee-length coat known as a manto and pants or long skirt.

In and around holy sites, for Iran Women Dressing you will be expected to dress even more modestly in a chādor, a full-length swathe of black cloth designed to cloak everything but your face from view.

The Iran Women Dressing can be daunting during your preparation, but roo-saris, manto and chādors can be bought in Iran easily and with very good rates. In choosing color you don’t have any limitation, so choose the best color you like!

Iran Women Dressing in Visiting Holy Sites:

Although no trip to Iran would be complete without a glimpse at the stunning architecture and somber environments of its mosques or holy shrines, many travelers are daunted by the prospect of walking into the foreign world of a mosque. Don’t let these fears stop you, Iranians are welcoming!

Some mosques, and most holy shrines, require women to be wearing a chādor before entering the complex. If you don’t have one, there are sometimes kiosks by the door that lend or hire chādors.
Shoes are not worn within prayer areas of a mosque or shrine. Busier mosques have free shoe repositories where you trade your shoes for a token. Also try to avoid mosques on the holy day of Friday because of the Friday Prayer and its crowd.

Holy shrines, like those in Mashhad and Qom, are usually off limits to non-Muslims, although the surrounding complexes are usually OK. Always ask first before you enter a room you are unsure of.

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Tochal Ski Resort

Tochal Ski Slope & the Longest Gondola Ride in Asia:

Out of the three main Iranian ski resorts of Tochal, Dizin and Shemshak, Tochal ski resort is the least developed, offering fewer runs than the others. In its favor, Tochal is the closest ski resort to Tehran and it is possible to catch a cable car to Tochal from the northern suburbs of Tehran, making it popular with daytrip skiers based in Tehran. Four ski lifts are waiting to take to up the slopes from where you disembark from the cable car. At over four miles long, the cable car from Tehran to Tochal is one of the longest and highest in the world. It has a huge vertical climb of 6,036 feet and reaches a height of 12,270 feet. There are seven stations on the cable cars route; Tochal ski resort is at the seventh station. The longest ski run at Tochal ski resort is a long U-shaped slope that goes from the last station to the fifth station. To the north of the seventh station there are two ski slopes served by chairlifts that reach to just below the summit at 12,795feet high. Behind the Tochal Hotel there are another couple of slopes served by T-bars. Due to the altitude, the ski season at Tochal is longer than at most resorts and thanks to the dry atmosphere, the quality of the snow here is good. It is often clear and sunny here, allowing visitors to enjoy spectacular views of the 18,605-foot high extinct volcano, Mount Damavand and the Alborz Mountain range.

  • There is no snowboard park at Tochal, but snowboarders are welcome and make up 30 per cent of skiers on the slopes. Facilities at Tochal are limited to one hotel and two restaurants. Many people decide to stay in Tehran, where there is a wider range of accommodation and restaurants. In Tehran there are plenty of alternatives to skiing, including art galleries, museums and places of historical interest. Skiing in Tochal lasts from early December until April and sometimes until June. The easiest way to get here is to fly to Tehran Mehrabad International Airport, from where you can catch a taxi to the cable car to town.
  • Transportation to Tochal Tochal ski resort is the closest resort to Tehran. It is situated near the summit of Mount Tochal, the 13,005-foot high mountain that dominates Tehrans skyline and rises up from the northern suburbs of the town. The easiest way to get to Tochal ski resort is to catch the cable car that leaves from Velenjak avenue. At over fourmiles long with seven stations and reaching 3,740feet high with a vertical height of 6,036 feet, this is one of the worlds longest and highest cable cars; it is also one of the cheapest. The easiest way to get to Tochal ski resort is to catch a plane, train or bus to Tehran and then take a taxi to the first cable car station. It is also possible to catch a local bus.
  • The resort is only six miles from the city and it is easy to drive to the resort or catch a taxi. The train service in Iran is fairly basic, though most major towns are served by a single track railway. Trains are relatively comfortable and some have sleeping cars. A faster option for travelling around Iran is by coach. Most coaches between main destinations have either heating or air-conditioning. Tehrans international airport receives many flights from major European cities, India, China, Japan and neighbouring Persian Gulf countries among others. The easiest way to get into Tehran from the airport is to catch a taxi, while it is also possible to catch a shuttle bus.




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The modern powerhouse of the government and its engineers, Tehran (meaning warm slopes) was originally a village in the suburb of Rey, Iranian capital until Mongol invasion of the country in 1220 AD when it population moved to the present site of Tehran. Actually, very little is known of the origin and early history of Tehran. It is possible that it may date back to the ninth century AD, but for the first few hundred years of its existence, it was an insignificant town, its development being retarded by its proximity to the larger and flourishing Rey (now 7 km to the south of Tehran). Karim Khan Zand, Shah of Iran (1750-79) came to Tehran in 1759. He was evidently most favorably impressed with the town and its situation, for he gave orders for a government office to be erected there that would rival the great Sassanian palace at Ctesiphon, as well as a number of other buildings. He entertained for a time the idea of making Tehran his capital in place of Shiraz, but finally, he dropped the idea and returned to Shiraz. Tehran’s development as an independent city, however, began in the 18th century, when it was finally made Iran’s capital by Agha Mohammad Khan, the first of the Qajars impressed with Tehran, in 1795, because of its enjoying special importance from the geographical, political, and economical points of view. That is why most of the historical buildings of Tehran are of the Qajar period.

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With a difference in elevation of more than 500 meters and an officially announced population of 9,033,003  (according to 2016 census) in an approximate area of 751 square km, modern Tehran is situated on the northern fringe of the great central plateau and at the foot of the southern slope of the impressive mountain chain of Alborz. The Tochal ridge, just under 4,000 meters high (which was climbed by Fath-Ali Shah Qajar), a successor of Agha Mohammad Khan) dominates the town on the north; while nearly 80 km to the northeast, but seemingly much closer in the clear air of the Iranian uplands, is the magnificent snow-capped volcanic cone of Damavand, 5,670 meters in height (See also Sports and Games page) the highest mountain in Iran with which many legends are connected. According to one such legend, Zoroaster once lived on the lower slopes of Damavand, close to where the picturesque village of Ask now stands. Also according to another legend, many of the episodes of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh have taken place in and around this same mountain.

The 200th anniversary of Tehran’s nomination as the nation’s capital was celebrated in 1991. Probably the first European to visit Tehran was Don Ruy Gonzales de Clavijo, the Ambassador of King Henry III of Castile to the Great Timur. Clavijo halted at Tehran in July 1,404 while on his long journey to Timur’s court at Samarqand.

Despite being a creation of the early twentieth century, the present-day Tehran is becoming an established highlight on the foreign tourist’s itinerary because of its vestiges of antiquity dating mainly from the Qajar period. For some, its attractions are shops, well stocked with every modern product, as well as local handicrafts, and the museums with their spectacular exhibits on display. Since most international flights take in Mehrabad Airport, the town has become an important distribution center for visitors from abroad. Furthermore, its status as a Capital City and commercial center brings many businessmen and diplomats every year. As a result, most of the country’s hotels, both large and small, as well as tourist facilities have grown up in Tehran.

Summer relaxation resorts and recreational centers are equally available for local and foreign travelers and tourists in and around Tehran: parks, reservoirs, and banks of three major dams (Amir Kabir, equipped for water skiing, boating and swimming, Latiyan, and Lar), mountain entertainment facilities north of Tehran, Tochal Tele-cabin, Damavand peak, bowling, and other wholesome pastimes, the valleys of Jajrud and Karaj rivers (both a trout fisherman’s paradises), and the ski resorts of Dizin, Shemshak, and Ab-e Ali. Reception and accommodation facilities are so versatile in Tehran and its suburbs that they would no doubt suit the taste and choice of every tourist.

If you arrive in Tehran by domestic flights, most probably a taxi will take you to your hotel from Mehrabad International Airport while passing around a spacious roundabout in the middle of which the remarkably beautiful monument of Azadi Tower attracts one’s attention. There are three bus lines from the Mehrabad Airport to three major destinations in the north (Vanak Square), center (Enghelab Square), and south (Rah Ahan Square or the railway station) of Tehran, which are incomparably cheaper than any taxi. After getting settled, all in all, we advise traveling everywhere in Tehran by service taxi and planning your visit to each of the following sites in advance.

There are a sufficient number of package tours and all other tourist centers, which you can book either through the hotel or personal contact. The prices are not so ruinous compared to American or European standards.

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Carpet Museum of Iran:

Not far from the Museum of Contemporary Art and also adjacent to Laleh Park, the Carpet Museum of Iran is one of the most rewarding of Tehran’s museums. Most of the carpets on display are from the 19th or 20th centuries; and photography is permitted through the use of a flash is not.

Golestan Palace:

The Golestan Palace (the Rose Garden palace) was the Qajar’s royal residence and stands as a monument to the excesses of the Qajar shahs. The palace includes several buildings that are open to the public. You can wander around the gardens and admire the painted tile work. The garden has a pavilion that shelters one of the best-organized museums in Tehran. It showcases everything that makes up the basic originality of Iranian life in the various provinces of the country.

In his travel book, Pietro Della Valle has described Tehran as a “garden full of plane trees that have surrounded the royal palace”. Although the construction dates back to the Safavid period, its importance has laid in the Qajar era when Agha Muhammad Khan defeated Zand dynasty and coronated back in Tehran in Nowrooz 1795, as the king of Iran. Also, the palace’s history has been intertwined with a political climax, i.e., the Constitutional Revolution. It is situated close to Tehran Grand Bazaar. Next, the palace was home to the Pahlavi kings. Among the splendid monuments within the palace “Shams-ol-Imarah” or the sun, the house has marked the most famous, with five floors which were the highest building back at the time. It has a European architecture and there is a clock on top of the building that was a gift from Queen Victoria. There are several valuable museums inside the palace including a mirror hall with artworks belonging to Kamal-al-Molk, the most famous painter of the era. The ancient utensil museum consists of European gifts for the kings and an anthropology museum as the outstanding ones.

National Jewelry Museum:

One of the most spectacular and splendid places of which Iranians are so proud of is the museum of jewelry which hosts the most precious stones and fabrics from the Safavid dynasty to the contemporary era. Some of them were brought here from Asian and European countries centuries ago while some others have been made by Iranian artists. Also, between two precious and popular diamonds, Koh-i-Noor and Daria-i-Noor the former was exited from the country and has been dedicated to Queen Victoria while the latter rests in this museum. The jewelries, not only recount historical stories about the defeats and victories in Iran, Iran civilization, and suppressed people during preceding eras but they also show the creativity and artistry of Iranian artists. Now the museum is a firm support to the central bank of Iran and will be open to the public from Saturday to Tuesday. Nobody has been able to value this treasure and they say it is priceless because some of the jewelries are quite rare in the world.

Niavaran Palace Complex:

The Niavaran Palace Complex consists of several buildings and a museum. The Sahebqraniyeh (Kings Special Office) contains a collection of art, the Shah’s golden phone, and royal pistols. The Palace of the Qajar dynasty is also inside this complex. This palace was the primary residence of the last Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The Jahan-Nama Museum (Queens Private Museum) has more art plus archeological finds from Iran, Egypt, and even Mexico.

Saad Abad Palace:

The northern part of Tehran has welcomed to the most extended palace which contains 180 acres of natural forests, water springs, gardens, greenhouse and avenues. There used to be a river inside, from Qajar to Pahlavi eras which used to distribute water among the habitants of the palace and outside for public. Some parts of this structure is now under the service for the Presidential Organization. It also consists of 18 palaces in different dimensions and status within the complex, which are recently turned into various museums. These include Green Palace, where they keep Iranian and European furniture, White Palace, which is the biggest one with a white facet and where they keep priceless Iranian carpets, Ahmad Shahi Palace, the oldest one, Farshchian Museum, with a valuable collection of miniatures by this famous artist, Black Palace, Nations Palace and many others.

Nation Palace: Shah Reza summer villa.
Nation Arts Museum (or Africa Museum): Situated in the Nation Museum are the dedications to the Shah from the Chinese, Indians, and Africans.
Green Museum: Shah Reza Summer Palace.
Anthropology Search Museum: All kinds of Iranian customs, relating to the culture and civilization of ancient Iran are shown.
Military Museum: Equipment and Weapons from the Achaemenian period to now.
Mir Emad Museum: Calligraphy Masterpieces of Mir Emad and other calligraphists.
Abkar Museum: Klara Abkar Paintings.
Behzad Museum (miniature): Hossein Behzad Paintings.
Fine Art Museum: 18th & 19th-century European Paintings.
Water Museum: Keeping, restoring, and revenue operation of water in Iran.

Sepahsalar school & mosque:

One of the greatest Iranian School architecture, it is located downtown, adjutant to Baharestan. Dating back to the Qajar era, it is a 20800 m2 complex, built by the most famous architects of its time in 1795. The 8 minarets specially create beautiful and unique scenery.

Tehran’s Bazaar:

The capital of Iran, Tehran, is a place in which many constructions are built in large scales and sometimes this is what makes Tehran amazing and lively despite the hustle and bustle of the crowd. Even though industrialization paces faster than before, swallowing the traditional commercial centers, we cannot ignore the function of grand bazaars in Iran and Tehran in specific.

Traditionally, Tehran Grand Bazaar has been among those extensive structural designs as it is about 10kms long. Although bazaar-like constructions have been dated back to the 4th century B.C, the growth of Tehran Bazaar does not predate the Safavid Era. Besides, many sections of Tehran bazaar were developed later, in the 19th century while some parts were added during Reza Shah Pahlavi in the 20th century.

This jumbo local covered bazaar suits best for shopping fans and traders since it comprises almost all thinkable items of which jewelry and carpet are of special note. It has several corridors each specified distinct kinds of goods. Interestingly, the bazaar of Tehran is called “a city within a city” not only due to its innumerable shops but also its various mosques of which the Shah Mosque is the most noticeable. In addition, Moslem Restaurant definitely catches your eyes with its long line of people waiting for its well-known Tahchin (a traditional Iranian dish made of rice and meat).

While this maze-like bazaar provides you a quintessential place to get lost, it contains several entrances each of which wending your way to the closest exit or else, you will always find someone to ask about the direction, mostly among Bazaaris, who know bazaar like the back of their hand.

The Bazaar (shopkeepers in the bazaar) are both an inseparable part of the Grand Bazaar and the economic system and without them, the bazaar would be senseless. They have been performing a key role in the climax of socio-political situations throughout history specifically during the 1979 Revolution when they situated themselves opposite the autocracy and supported the public.

You will find some of the Bazaaris purely sympathetic to the extent that they invite you to a cup of tea, however, you might like to have your tea in the smallest tea house in Tehran, Haj Ali Darvish, in the clock shops section. Sorry! You should stand in front of the tea house as the place is restricted but it is worth a tasty chāi (tea).

Abgineh Museum:

The moment you enter the garden, you see a beautiful structure that was born almost a hundred years ago. During the Qajar era, Ahmad Qavam was the owner of this octagonal two-story construction. It has five halls now in which the most ancient glassware, ceramics and clay works are being kept. Amazingly, besides the museum and works in there, the vitrines seem quite attractive because their design is on the basis of the columns of Persepolis, Tachara Palace, and Ka’abaye Zartosht in Necropolis. The valuable works date back to the 4th thousand B.C and the oldest clay works belong to the Parthian Empire.

Museum of Contemporary Arts: [Suffered from Periodic Changes]

The modern establishment of Contemporary Arts building was ordered by Farah Pahlavi in 1977 and constructed by her cousin, Kamran Diba. He was inspired by the winding lanes (bādgir) used in the desert cities of Iran. It is considered as the largest archive of art in Iran which is home to many European and American collections of modern masterpieces outside Europe and America as well as the best Iranian modern artworks. The artistic creations of the Contemporary Arts Museum include impressive works by Chagall, Dali, Picasso, Warhol, Pollock, and many others. After the revolution in 1979 many of these works were sent back to the West, having been labeled as “impossible to be exposed” out of their non-Islamic contents. For the same reason, a portrait of Farah Pahlavi, depicted by Warhol was ripped away and the statue of Bahman Mohasses was broken. It was not before President Khatami that the gallery followed its previous direction regarding the modern art and exhibited the existing statues and drawings as well as other avant-garde artifacts.

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Tehran Bazaar
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Takht-e Soleyman

Takht-e Soleyman “The Throne of Solomon” is the holiest shrine of Zoroastrianism and the former Sassanid Empire. On 3 July 2003, twenty-four sites were inscribed by the UNESCO as a collective World Heritage Site; one of these sites was the Takht-e Soleyman. It is located near the modern town of Takab, West Azarbaijan in Iran.

Takht-e Soleyman is situated in a valley, set amid a mosaic of cultivated fields 250 miles west of Tehran. The site includes the remains of a Zoroastrian sanctuary partially rebuilt during the Ilkhanid period, as well as a temple from the Sassanid ages that was dedicated to the Persian goddess Anahita (modern Persian Nahid). Like many other sites in Iran such as Firouzabad, the designs of the fire temple, the palace and the general layout are thought to have heavily influenced the development of Islamic architecture.

Legend has it that King Solomon used to imprison monsters inside the 100 m deep crater of the nearby Zendan-e Soleyman “Prison of Solomon”. Another crater inside the fortification itself is filled with spring water; Solomon is said to have created a flowing pond that still exists today.

A 4th century Armenian manuscript relating to Jesus and Zarathustra, and various historians of the Islamic period, mention this pond. The foundations of the fire temple around the pond are attributed to that legend.

Archaeological excavations have revealed traces of a 5th century BC occupation during the Achaemenid period, as well as later Parthian settlements in the citadel. Coins belonging to the reign of Sassanid kings, and that of the Byzantine emperor Theodosius II (AD 408-450), have also been discovered there. According to legend, each potential Sassanid ruler journeyed there to humble himself at the sacred fire altar before ascending the throne.

Solomon’s Throne or Sulayman Mountain may also refer to a site located in Osh, Ferghana Valley in southern Kyrgyzstan. It was once a place of Muslim pilgrimage. At the summit, there is an ancient mosque built by Bobur in 1510.



Soltaniyeh is a city in and capital of Soltaniyeh District of Abhar County, Zanjan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 5,684, in 1,649 families. Soltaniyeh, located some 240 kilometers (150 mi) to the north-west of Tehran, used to be the capital of Mongol Ilkhanid rulers of Persia in the 14th century. Its name translates as “the Imperial”. In 2005, UNESCO listed Soltaniyeh as one of the World Heritage Sites. The road from Zanjan to Soltaniyeh extends until it reaches to the Katale khor cave.

William Dalrymple notes that Öljaitü intended Soltaniyeh to be “the largest and most magnificent city in the world” but that it “died with him” and is now “a deserted, crumbling spread of ruins.”

Dome of Soltaniyeh:

The central magnet of Soltaniyeh’s several ruins is the Mausoleum of Il-khan Öljeitü also known as Muhammad Khodabandeh, traditionally known as the Dome of Soltaniyeh.

The structure, erected from 1302 to 1312 AD, has the oldest double-shell dome in Iran. This erroneous view of the construction was made by Dieulafoy but is totally disputed by Andre Godard. In Godard’s view it is a normal, if spectacularly large dome, with a thin skin on top for the faience and is in no way a double dome. Its importance in the Muslim world may be compared to that of Brunelleschi’s cupola for Christian architecture. It is one of the largest brick domes in the world, just at the theoretical engineering limit for a brick dome and the third largest dome in the world after the domes of Florence Cathedral and Hagia Sophia. The Dome of Soltaniyeh paved the way for more daring Iranian-style cupola constructions in the Muslim world, such as theMausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasavi and the Taj Mahal. Much of its exterior decoration has been lost, but the interior retains superb mosaics, faience, and murals. People have described the architecture of the building as “anticipating the Taj Mahal.”

The estimated 200 ton dome stands 49 meters (161 ft.) tall from its base, and is currently undergoing extensive renovation.