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Bistoon (Sheikh Ali Khan) Caravansary

in Bisotun (Bistoun) city | Kermanshah province
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Bistoon (Sheikh Ali Khan) Caravansary

Related to Bisotun (Bistoun) city (located in Kermanshah province)
This caravansary is located in Bistoon and has four porches. The same has been built by Sheikh Ali Khan Zanganeh. Its building is in a rectangular in form. In its rectangular courtyard there are 47 rooms for travelers. The caravansary has 4 circular towers in four corners and 14 rooms along the entrance. With respect to the type of material used for construction, the structure dates to the Safavid era. But in its foundation, carved stones of the Sassanide period can be noted. In Bistoon other caravansaries constructed on different plans can be also observed. These are related to the late Sassanide and early Islamic periods.
Bisotun is a city in and the capital of Bisotun District, in Harsin County, Kermanshah Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 2,075, in 527 families. The town is at the foot of Bisotun mountain, the flank of which is the location of an important historical ...
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