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Address: Takab | West Azerbaijan, Takab, Iran
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It is spellbinding site

To get there it took us four hours from Maragheh. But is was well worth it. Takht-e Soleiman was the spiritual center for the 3rd century AD state religion of Sessanian Persia. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

To get there it took us four hours from Maragheh. But is was well worth it. Takht-e Soleiman was the spiritual center for the 3rd century AD state religion of Sessanian Persia. I have visited a huge number of well known archaeological sites worldwide but this UNESCO World Heritage site was unusual and spectacular. The center with its dark crater... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I came here from Takab and entered the walls. I was wowed right away. This place used to be the holiest of holy's of Zoroastrian Fire Temples, especially during the Sassanian Dynasty of the Persian Empire (around 300-600 AD). I felt the holiness of the place by just walking around and trying to take it all in. I took my... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The site is on a volcanic vent combined with artesian well. It was covered in silt from various discharges over the centuries until early last century. The pool of water is very deep and fissures, the source of the water, go even deeper. The high mineral content helps fertilise the surrounding orchards. intriguingly, the site was important for the Persians... More 

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Shiraz, Iran
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87 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

It's one of my favorite sites in Iran in terms of culture and historical place that can present a lot from ancient persia It was used as fire temple, palace and view of it, is pretty amazing. .

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Taichung, Taiwan
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It is always a great pleasure to visit some historical and cultural places as soon as there are not crowds of tourists and noise. The spring at the Takhte-e Soleyman looks great. The water is clean and cool. (If it can flow into the Urmia Lake, the problem of drying of Urmia might be solved! I am not sure!) The... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The site was built during the Sassanid period, which was the ruling society for the Middle-East/Asia around the same time as the Romans. They believed in the Zoastrian religion that saw fire as a sign of the gods, and as such had ‘fire temples’ for worshipping which had an ‘eternal flame’, discovered now to be a fissure in the rock... More 

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Kochi, Kerala, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It is my highlight spot of my trig in Iran. There is a spring which is surrounded by corrupted sacred temple. It discharged mysterious phenomenon. I have visited this place in early of January which this season is normally very cold (under minus Celsius). So clothes for cold protection is mandatory. In addition, I recommend to visit Zendan Soleyman which... More 

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Mashhad, Iran
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great scenes and I was lucky to be there on a cool day! I hope i get to go there again, and hopefully there have been improvements there

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Tehran, Iran
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107 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This palace compound has been build around a natural huge spring flowing in the center of it, which is a crater of an ancient burned-out volcano. The setting is beautifully chosen among the mountains. The walls around it make it undefeatable. The Winters at this place is freezingly cold. The Summer time is mild. There are several temples from the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The archeological UNESCO declared World Heritage site of Azargoshasb, better known as the Takht-e-Soleiman in Western Azerbaijan was the site of three ancient Zoroastrian fire altars, in Sassanian times, where Kings and warriors came to worship in these ancient fire temples. Archeological excavations reveal the site was occupied as far back as the 5th Century BC during the Achaemenid period.... More 

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