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Rudkhan Castle is located in Northern of Gilan Province. The first thing that the traveler discovers is the castle’s big entrance gate which is grand and huge. If you want to travel to Iran, Iran Destination – A well known Tour Operator in Iran– recommend take this tour. Following, read about Rudkhan Castle, one of the wonders of Iran tourist attractions.


The Background of Rudkhan Castle

This gorgeous castle is in fact a military complex that had been constructed by followers of the Ismailia period during the Seljuk Dynasty.

However, Rudkhan Castle is the largest military fort in Iran and one of the most unique ancient structures in the world. This one thousand year old castle is built with an area of 2.7 hectares and sits wonderfully at the two peaks of a mountain with 716 and 675 m tall.


Hence, it is also reinforced by strong fortifications and battlements at a length of 1,550 meters.

Rudkhan Castle is one of the most splendidly preserved castles. Moreover, it is worth mentioning that all the 42 towers of the building still stand intact with all their glory and the most stunning attraction of the castle apart from its green surroundings and the main entrance gate is its more than a thousand stair stepper.

Rudkhan Castle 

Rudkhan Castle 

Roudkhan Castle could be called one of the wonders of Gilan’s architecture. However, selection of an appropriate location; usage of strong construction materials; application of different architectural styles; formation of a variety of geometrical shapes has bestowed special grandeur to this complex.

However, Roudkhan Castle is one of the most magnificent historical buildings in Gilan province which is located on the crest of a mountain and is called by locals “Zhiyeh Castle”.

Rudkhan Castle , Gilan

Rudkhan Castle , Gilan

Generally, Roudkhan Castle is an important historical monument that has passed the test of time. However, the castle is currently visited by tourists from Iran and other parts of the world.

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