Traditional Caravanserai To Explore in Iran
caravanserai in the Middle East is referred to as guesthouses that are large in space for convoy conveniences. In another definition, the caravanserai is referred to as a building that encloses the caravan, and its plan is usually square or rectangular, with a large, tall, usually prominent entrance with no walls, sometimes with windshields at the bottom. In the two-story caravanserai, the lower chambers used to store goods and the upper chambers to house passengers. So now we want to introduce the top 7 ancient caravanserais to visit in Iran.
Qasrbahram Caravanserai (garmsar-semnan)
Qasrbahram Caravanserai is located 154 km south of Tehran, south of garmsar and built in the Sassanid period. King Abbas Safavi renovated the caravanserai and gave it a beautiful view so that you can see the charm of the desert as you see such a beautiful monument in the heart of the desert. When you look at the building from the outside, you will see a square building covered with large white limestone. The two northern and southern gates make it possible to enter and exit the caravanserai, making the four tall and semicircular towers more glorious. When you enter the caravanserai, you will find a large, rectangular courtyard surrounded by 24 rooms. A rectangular basin with 2 meters deep in the middle of this courtyard has made its traditional appearance more beautiful.
Zainuddin caravanserai (Yazd)
At the time of the Sufis, the caravanserai construction was common in Iran, and the Zainuddin caravanserai was built in Yazd. The only caravanserai left by the Safavids, located 60 kilometers from Yazd to Kerman, 500 meters from the road. The caravanserai, a masterpiece of Safavid architecture, was built with a command by Zainuddin, the ruler of Kerman in the 15th century AD.
TT caravanserai (lahijan)
TT aunt, one of the Safavid kings decides to build a beauty caravanserai in his own name in the city of Siahkal. You will see a stone and brick building that has a central courtyard, an octagonal passage, and two short porches, at a distance of 10 kilometers to Sillakal Road to Dilman on the slopes of a long and lush hill that was formerly the Lahijan Caravans Route to Dilman and Taleghan. Better to know that National ancient monuments of Iran have been registered.
Khanate Caravanserai (Tehran)
The Caravanserai is located inside the city of Tehran and dates back more than a century. Located in an alley on the busy streets of Molavi, this cavernous alley will take you hundreds of years ago as you enter a large courtyard with cells around you. Built-in the Qajar era, this brick Caravanserai was built by guests and businessmen.
Robat Sharaf caravanserai( sarakhs- Mashhad)
The historic caravanserai, 45 km from the city of Sarakhs, dates back to the 11th century A.D with a plaster and brick facade, displaying one of Iran’s masterpieces of architecture. From a distance, you look at this caravanserai as if there is a large castle in front of you, but when you go inside it, a magnificent palace will appear. Islamic architecture and strict observance of all the principles of Iranian architecture in the construction of this caravanserai has made it a mansion.
Isfahan Shah Abbasi caravanserai (Isfahan)
Although the caravanserai was built in Isfahan and in the late Sassanid period, it quickly became one of the most popular residences for the Silk Road businessmen due to its geographical location. The mother of King Sultan Hussein Safavi built the caravanserai in the eastern part of the Chahar Bagh school. About 60 years ago, the Pahlavi government restored the building and set up a luxurious guest house for travelers to maintain its standing among Iranian caravans.
Deer Gchin caravanserai (Qom)
It is better to know that the dating of Iranian caravansaries is returning to about 2000 years ago. Deer Gchin caravanserai is an 1800-year-old caravanserai located in Desert National Park. The building was refurbished many times until the Qajar rule and can be considered the most complete amenity for travelers in the past. Because it had no restrictions on other caravanserai, travelers could easily access facilities such as the mosque, mills, courtyards, bathrooms, and sanitary facilities in the desert. There were 43 cells in the caravanserai that accommodated more than 100 passengers at a time.
Maranjab caravanserai (Kashan)
It was in the 16th century A.D that the Maranjab caravanserai was built in the Maranjab Desert. King Abbas ordered the construction of the Maranjab caravanserai on a hillside, near the fountain and freshwater aqueduct and south of the Salt Lake, in line with a series of caravanserai routes. So Mr. Khazr Nahavandi, who ruled Kashan at the time, set up and built the Maranjab brick caravanserai. In general, the climate in Kashan is warm and dry, with an average daily temperature of 19° C, with the warmest month averaging 35 ° C and the coldest month averaging 5 ° C. We suggest visiting the wonderful and ancient Iranian caravansaries.