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Abhar City

Abhar
Abhar or 'Abhar Chay' as is colloquially known is one of the most ancient regions of Iran. Existing evidences reveal that this area thrived and flourished in the 2nd millennium BC., the Medes were responsible for unifying various tribes then existing. It was during the Ilkhanan era that this region also saw progress in the way of communications due to the fact that Soltaniyeh was selected as the capital during the said reign.

Communication-wise this importance can be said to exist even today. The name of this city is derived from the Pahlavi language, a word pronounced as 'Oher'- meaning a place for 'blocking waters'. The original location of this city is known as 'Tappeh Qaleh' and stands on the right bank of the Abhar River. The said area is one of the ancient places of human settlement in Zanjan province, from the very beginning of the 4th millennium BC.

The famous Abhar river flows across this region which enjoys a mountainous climate with cold snowy winters and moderate summers.
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Abhar
Tomb of Pir Ahmad Zahr Noush - Abhar
Abhar
Dashkasan near Abhar
Abhar
Abhar
Dashkasan near Abhar
Dashkasan near Abhar
Dashkasan near Abhar
Dashkasan near Abhar
EXPLORE ATTRACTIONS IN Abhar
Category: Mausoleums
Dome of Soltaniyeh (Gonbad-e Soltanieh) lies south west of the Cohan Dej (Royal citadel). It was constructed during the reign of Soltan Mohammad Khoda Bandeh (Oljaito) in ... MORE
Category: Mosques
This mosque is located in the village of Qorveh in Abhar, and was erected during the Saljuqi era (5th century AH.). MORE
Category: Mausoleums, Shrines
This is located in Ostad Motahari Avenue of Abhar. The tower and dome of which is pointed (or somewhat conical), it is constructed out of brick and is spherical in shape. ... MORE
Category: Mausoleums, Shrines
This Imamzadeh is located between the towns of Abhar and Takestan, he is said to be a descendent of Hazrat Ali Ben Abitaleb (AS). The facade of the Imamzadeh is octagonal, ... MORE
This citadel which is also known as Cohan Dej is in the center of the city of Soltanieh, comprising of a moat as well as the rampart. The said citadel is rectangular and ... MORE
Category: Mausoleums
This mausoleum is that of Qeydar Ben Esmail Ben Ebrahim one of the prophets of the Bani Israili clan. The construction of this structure dates back to 719 AH. and the dome ... MORE
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