Karshaahi Castle – Isfahan
The Karshaahi Castle in Isfahan is considered the second biggest adobe castles in Iran after Arg-e Bam. There are a number of facts that makes this tourist attraction in Iran very appealing for the visitors.
- Stronghold against the Mongols during Mongol invasion to Persia.
- Romance history behind this castle by Naeb Hossein
- Water wells in the middle of a desert.
In the middle of a silent desert, a brick-built mansion shows itself as a shelter to the traveller and presents the past glory of Iranian architecture. Karshaahi Castle once guarded the Iranians against the invasion of the Mongols and enemies of this soil, and later turned its hands into the pogrom of bandits and rebellion.
The foundation of the Karshahi castle dates back to the pre-Islamic time and over time this adobe castle had different applications used by rebellions as well as a fortress against Mongols.
The last time the Karshaahi Castle has been renovated and refurbished in late Qajar period, by a pirate known as “Nayeb Hossein”, and used as a defensive for bandits. The Nayed Hossein who lost his love during the labour time turned to desert and chose this place as his fortress.
Translated from karnaval.ir.
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