Rudkhan Castle

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On the way to Rasht - roadside grapes sellers; these would truely be organic as the vines grow virtually wild in the hills above

The city of Manjil - the windy city has the largest wind farm in Iran nearby

The city of Manjil - a tea break by the dam

The city of Foman - a cake stall where they specialise in this type of cake, and they were yummy; note the dough resting on the table

Rudkhan Castle - the tea houses and stalls at the beginning of the climb

Rudkhan Castle - I bought one of the breads on the way back down; bread filled with spiced potato, folded into a triangle and then fried, very yummy

Rudkhan Castle - the stalls along the climb

Rudkhan Castle - the entrance, made it after a 1 hour steep climb through a humid forest

Rudkhan Castle - a brick and stone 11thC medieval castle constructed during the Seljul Dynasty by followers of the Ismaili sect

Rudkhan Castle - and I was there

Rudkhan Castle - a brick and stone 11thC medieval castle constructed during the Seljul Dynasty by followers of the Ismaili sect

Rudkhan Castle - a brick and stone 11thC medieval castle constructed during the Seljul Dynasty by followers of the Ismaili sect

Rudkhan Castle - local tourists smile for the camera

Rudkhan Castle - sits at the two peaks of a mountain at elevations of 715 and 670 metres

Rudkhan Castle - the natural freshwater spring that supplies water to the castle

Rudkhan Castle - the gang

Rudkhan Castle - roomy Ray with his new best friends

Rudkhan Castle - contained strong fortifications and battlements at a length of 1,550 metres; the castle's 42 towers still stand intact

Rudkhan Castle - contained strong fortifications and battlements at a length of 1,550 metres; the castle's 42 towers still stand intact

Rudkhan Castle - contained strong fortifications and battlements at a length of 1,550 metres; the castle's 42 towers still stand intact

Rudkhan Castle - contained strong fortifications and battlements at a length of 1,550 metres; the castle's 42 towers still stand intact

Rudkhan Castle - our driver Ali preparing a refreshing water melon feast after the climb

 

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