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Rud-khan castle of Gilan

 

Rudkhan Castle is a brick and stone medieval castle in Iran.Located 25 km southwest of Foman city north of Iran in Gilan province, it is a military complex which had been constructed during the Seljuk Dynasty by followers of the Ismā'īlī sect. The castle is built on two tips of a mount, with an area of 2.6 hectares (6.4 acres). Its architects have benefited from natural mountainous features in the construction of the fort.The Rudkhan Castle River originates in the surrounding heights and flows from south to north.
After crossing a mountainous winding route with dense forests, the first thing that one notices about the castle is its big entrance gate.Rudkhan Castle sits at the two peaks of a mountain at elevations of 715 and 670 metres and contains strong fortifications and battlements at a length of 1,550 metres. The castle's 42 towers still stand intact.
Iran's biggest ancient brick and stone castle. Rudkhan Castle, located 25 km southwest of Fooman city north Iran, is a military complex which had been constructed during the Seljuk Dynasty. The Castle is built on two tips of a mount, with an area of five hectares. Its architects have benefited from natural mountainous features in the construction of the fort. Also a river known as 'Rudkhan Castle River' exist on the right side of the castle, which originates from the heights and flows from south to north.Rudkhan Castle occupies an area of about 5 hectares and sits at the two peaks of a mountain at elevations of 715 and 670 meters and is fortified by strong fortifications and battlements at a length of 1,550 meters. The castle's 42 towers still stand intact.After crossing a mountainous winding route and passing dense and very beautiful jungles, the first thing that the traveler discovers is the castle's big entrance gate which is grand and huge.
 

Rud-khan castle of Gilan

 

Fuman is a city in and the capital of Fuman County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 27,763, in 7,728 families.Fuman is famous for its persian cookies called Koloocheh, which are thinner and larger than its famous brethren, the Lahijan Koloocheh. While not as well publicized and mass produced as the Koloocheh from Lahijan, Fuman's Koloocheh is quite popular and tasty.Rice has being cultivated in this region for many years, where some indigenous cultivars (landrace) were conventionally bred by farmers.
 

Rud-khan castle of Gilan


The castle is in amazingly good shape compared to other castles in Iran and the reason for that is the remoteness and inaccessibility of it specially in olden days without the present modern day equipment.

Also it appeals both to nature lovers as well as people who love history and historical monuments.Because the castle is situated in a thick jungle area, the parts that have not been restored has undergone degradation and somehow become a part of jungle in a very strange and interesting way. 

 

Rud-khan castle of Gilan

 

Rud-khan castle of Gilan

 

Rud-khan castle of Gilan

 

Rud-khan castle of Gilan


Geocoding: 37°3′51.68″N,49°14′21.4″E 

 


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