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Gonbad-e Kavus

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Gonbad-e Kavus is a sleepy city in the Golestan province. It's home to the majestic Gonbad-e Kavus tower.

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Don't miss the 11th century Gonbad-e Qabus tower, now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tower was completed by Ibn Wushmgir, an early 11th century Ziyarid ruler, and still towers 72m tall. Friendly guards greet you at the entrance located at the south side of the area which is accessed with ticket only. You may enter the tower, but it contains no stairs and cannot be mounted.

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Talk to the predominantly turkmen population of Gonbad

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Get around[edit]

Taxis and savaris roam the street. The Gonband tower is a good landmark. Ask for the tower if you get lost: bourj-e-gonbad kooh-jaast?

Get in and out[edit]

Gonbad is not the centre of the world, but there are enough busses to Gorgan (from where Gonbad is visitable over a day-trip). An overnight buss leaves late for Mashhad and a few busses a day for Teheran. Tickets are bought at the different ticket-offices on the ground-floor of the buss-station. Check the different companies for suitable departures and comfort-classes if you're heading to Teheran.

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