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Ghale Rudkhan castle

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About Ghale Rudkhan castle

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Ghale Rudkhan is a local name in Talesh which is the most ancient monuments in the Guilan province. Because this historic castle is built along the river, the ancient name of “Rudan Dam” or “Rugan” (the dam that is located close to the river) has changed to Rudkhan castle.

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The Background of Rudkhan Caslte

Rudkhan castle is also known as “One Thausand Stair Castle” during the historical periods.Not only it’s for irrigation, but it giving the aesthetic beauty by flowing within the well-designed aqueducts, jetting into fountains and pouring small ponds. Water is usually moving, it shouldn’t be still, it need to give life to plants, freshen the air and make the burbling sound that soothes the soul. It then flows out of the garden to be used elsewhere. it’s interesting that sometimes the source of irrigation of the garden is typically different from the source that’s used for ornamentation.


Rudkhan Castle History

Some researchers believe that the castle belonged to the Sassanid period, the time of the Arab invasion of Iran, and was rebuilt during the Seljuk period, which was the basis for Islamic fighting.

However, the Polish scientist Alexander Sheszko Khachko first discovered Rudkhan Castle in Gilan in 1830 during his investigations and noted his position in the memorial. He writes about Rudkhan Castle:

“A fortress is located on a hill in the upper part of the river of the same name, the roof is made of stone, and the entrance side has two massive tower defenses and is carved on the inscription at the entrance, on which the castle was first restored to local ruler”

This beautiful castle dates back to 1354 and contains national and historical monuments.

Rudkhan  is somewhat a brick -stone medieval castle. It is Located almost 30 km southwest of Fuman north of Iran in Gilan province. However, it is a military set which constructed during the Sasanian era and later then rebuilt  again during the Islamic Period and  era. Interestingly, and the most important, the castle is built on two tips of a mount, with an area of  3 hectares. Its architects have benefited from natural mountainous features in the construction of the fort which somewhat make it an unquiet construction.

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Geographical Location of Rudkhan castle

The castle is located 20 kilometers southwest of Fouman, in Gilan which is above the village of Rudkhan.  It is very famous and many tourists travel to Gilan to see these wonderful places.

Fouman is 20 km from Rasht, and there is a beautiful road on the way to Fouman to the castle of Rood Khan. Moreover, from the center of Fouman to the castle of Rood Khan, you can walk 22 km from the car park after a distance of about 2 km.


Ghale Rudkhan’ Architecture

The Castle consists of two parts of the citadel (the residence of his ruler and his harem) and the castle (the place of military activities and soldiers’ lives).


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