The most beautiful outlook of Abyaneh
If you come to the red village Abyaneh belonging among the oldest in Iran, definitely go to see the local fort Palahamooneh lying on the other side of the valley. More than the building itself will enchant you the amazing panoramic view from here. You will have at your fingertips not only the entire Abyaneh, but also surrounding ridges. The best time to visit is in the morning, when you will have sun at your back.
Below the castle
Castle Palahamooneh is actually just a simple rectangular fortress with a bastion in every corner. It stands on an arid upland plain only 25 altitude meters above the bottom of the oasis. There are two pathways leading here – either directly up the steeper path or relatively big detour through the upland plain.
In the castle
You will get to the castle through one of the few holes in ancient ramparts. The fort is protected by the cliff only from one side. On the other side are several hundred meters wide plains and thus the enemies attack would certainly be more likely from here.
Panorama of Abyaneh
The main reason why most tourists undertakes a trip to the castle is the view on the other side of the valley of entire Abyaneh. Although you are in Iran, it will remind you of distant Morocco. On the mountain, directly above the town, is the ruin of another castle – Pala.
Abyaneh in detail
The houses look from distance as being stuck on a rock like a swallow's nest.
Mosque in Abyaneh
From the floods of red houses peeps out typically blue roof of the mosque.
Life-giving oasis in Abyaneh
Not only the town but also the entire oasis is clearly visible from the castle. The surroundings of the town are formed by both arid mountain ridges as well as extensive upland desert plains. Only thanks to the snow over the winter there is plenty of water throughout the year.
Castle from the upland plains
If you walk a few dozen meters over the desert plain, you will see the fort very panoramic.
Spring in the desert
Just behind the castle is a small spring that made life to a few trees.
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Article: Trip to Abyaneh
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