Junqan Castle was built at the end of the thirteenth century of the lunar Hegira, by Commander As’ad II Bakhtiari with inspiration from European 1900s castles in the late Qajar dynasty. It is located in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province.
in Shahr-e Kord city | Chahar Mahal va Bakhtiyari province
Jonaqan or Joneqoon is a small city, situated at 38 km southwest of Shahr-e-Kord which was the residential quarter of the Khans of the Bakhtiyari Tribe . In the year 1939 AH, Ali Qoli Khan Sardar As'ad built this castle or palace, covering an area of 14,000 sq. m. for his own residential purposes which had a different outlook. The architectural facade of this structure, namely the stone pillars are worth mentioning.Each stone pillar cosists of many pieces of different shapes so that in its upper sections the pillars are tetrangular.
This reputed and historical castle is located on a stony hillock in the midst of the city of Khoram Abad. The original date of construction of the said castle is not known. ...MORE
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