Visit of Castle in Abyaneh

Visit of Castle in Abyaneh

The most beautiful outlook of Abyaneh

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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.
 

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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.

 

Below the castle

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.

 

In the castle

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.

 

Panorama of Abyaneh

Abyaneh in detail

The houses look from distance as being stuck on a rock like a swallow's nest.

 

Abyaneh in detail

Mosque in Abyaneh

From the floods of red houses peeps out typically blue roof of the mosque.

Mosque in Abyaneh

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.

 

Life-giving oasis in Abyaneh

Castle from the upland plains

If you walk a few dozen meters over the desert plain, you will see the fort very panoramic.

Castle from the upland plains

Spring in the desert

Just behind the castle is a small spring that made life to a few trees.

Spring in the desert


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