Monday, October 3, 2016

1000 stairs to Rudkhan castle.

Rudkhan castle is a brick and stone made building, located on the heights of Fuman city in Gilan province. This historical castle with an area of 2.6 hectares, is in the northern forests of Iran and a river flows near it. This monument has been constructed during Sasanid Empire and it was rebuilt during Seljuq dynasty (founded 10th century) and used as a military base.

Rudkhan castle has two main parts, including a citadel on the west of the complex, where the governors and their families lived and an arsenal on the east, for military activities and residence of the soldiers. 40 towers, covered with domes, have surrounded the castle and it is said that no enemy could ever breakthrough this castle and it has never been conquered.

Architectural ornaments like the pointed arcs and beautiful brickworks make this Persian architecture masterpiece much more attractive and many tourists visit this old monument every day especially during spring and autumn when the weather is mild and the nature around is fantastic. Passing the route to Rudkhan castle is an adventure itself. You have to pass a stair path with about 1000 stairs for reaching there. Don’t worry, the route goes through a beautiful forest and the weather is so nice that you won’t feel tired on the way up to Rudkhan castle! Enjoy the beauties of Northern Iran and know more about Rudkhan castle in Iran North by Northwest tour of Uppersia travel.

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