Related to Khoy city (located in West Azerbaijan province)
This minarets is located in a garden surrounding the residence of Shams-ol-Moluk-e-Donbali in the northeast of the city of Khoy. There is a diversity concerning the origin of this minaret. It is believed that a person had been able to hunt rams within one day, the number of the horns on minaret indicates the number of that days hunting. Another version is that this structure was constructed by the reputed Amir Shams-ol-Moluk Donbali of the Donbali dynasty and yet another narratives state that this was the winter palace of Shah Esmail Safavid and believed that the adornment of the minaret was the outcome of one day hunting of the king.
Khoy is one of the ancient regions of Iran with a moderate climate. The capital city being Khoy located 807 km. from Tehran. The word Khoy means 'salt', as the primary settlers in this region were the Medes due to the presence of a salt quarry here, called it as ...
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