This ancient 'inn' (Also known as Farasfaj Caravansary or Shah Abbas Caravansary) is close to the village of Farasfaj (Towiserkan or Tuyserkan), and belong to the Safavid period.
The said structure is square in shape, having four porticos. There are four circular towers on each corner, and three semi-circular towers on the eastern, western and northern sides which were the watch towers. On either side of the door-way are brick laid arched ceilings.
Farasfaj Caravansary with an area of almost 4000 square meters is located at the distance of 23 km of the southwest of Toyserkan. The architecture style of this building belongs to Safavid era and it was built in eleventh century.
Body of its walls is made of adobe bricks but the foundation of chamber's walls is made with stone and brick. Interesting point that makes this caravansary different from others is its barbican.
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