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Roudkhan Castle

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Roudkhan Castle

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Rudkhan Castle (Persian: قلعه رودخان‎‎; also Rood-khan Castle) is a brick and stone medieval castle in Iran.

Located 25 km southwest of Foman city north of Iran in Guilan province, it is a military complex which had been constructed during the Sasanian era (224-651), and later rebuilt during the Seljuq era by followers of the Ismā'īlī sect.

Get in[edit]

Van or Taxi from Rasht or Masouleh which is reachable by same mean of transport from Rasht. There are daily buses from Rasht to Tehran. There is also a direct bus connection from Tehran to Fuman and back but it might be harder to find.

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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

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  • Stair or Mountain climbing
  • There is a long stair path on the village. It is a very nice climb and take photo.
  • Camping. Really nice place for camping. Rent a local house
  • There is a calm and safe rural village in Kish Roudbar village (close to Roudkhan Castle) to rent and have local meals and hangout with warm and perfect people.

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There are restaurants for tourists. Also, you can buy tasty fresh made bread from market, other supplies from a couple of shops and prepare something to eat yourself.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Guest House, Roudkhan Castle Road, Kish Roudbar (between masouleh and Roukhan Castle, +98 913 167 7225 (). checkin: 12:00; checkout: 12:00. Local Independent Apartment with 2 rooms in a safe and peaceful and calm village. Traditional food, transfer, local guide, forest surfing guide, visit and hangout in local parties and weddings, if you are interested to have traditional meals with locals. It's possible for fair price, if you are interested to go to Iranian warm greeting parties and have free tea and fruits, it's included.  edit

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