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Address: Soltaniyeh, Iran
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Seljuk Glories vs. A King to remember

The place is unique because of architectural and specially dome dimensions,style and interior design but the history behind the order for construction and religion switching over... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Pooyesh R
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Shiraz, Iran
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Shiraz, Iran
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is unique because of architectural and specially dome dimensions,style and interior design but the history behind the order for construction and religion switching over King to The Prince era made many things in a shadow of varieties of belief.You can sense that the conflicts effected the construction.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The dome of Soltaniyeh displays amazing brick work architecture and blue mosaics. It has been undergoing major restoration since the 1970s which is still ongoing, so expect scaffolding. Despite this, the visit is memorable.

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Concord, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This astounding brick dome was built in about 10 years, from 1303. Some forty years ago Queen Farah Diba recognized its value and began restoring it. Since the revolution the work has moved very slowly, and may take another century or two to complete. Meanwhile, the scaffolding that nearly fills the dome today is itself quite interesting, as it is... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Look, it's a fairly impressive dome from the exterior that is a bit of a hassle to reach from Zanjan. Is it worth the effort? As of September 2016 the interior is filled with scaffolding so that you can see absolutely nothing, however this won't stop them charging a whopping 200,000 Rials to go inside...and see nothing.

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Thank irantraveller2016
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

It is beutiful brick dome but the interior is being repaired.The interior is full of scaffolds and actually the inetrior is not visible! In terms of height ,it is the third dome in the world

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Here's another fantastic site that has been in a state of renovation for quite a long time, according to the site's guide. The scaffolding covers almost everywhere inside, but looking up to the inside of the dome is worthwhile. Outside is beautiful, the unadorned pressed Adobe mud/brick compliments the bright blue tourquoise dome. The khan who built this for a... More 

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LottyToronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

A brick mausoleum may not sound exciting--but this early 14th-century one, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is hugely impressive (in size as well as otherwise): with complex brick work, beautiful tiles in different styles, varying forms of inscriptions, and a turquoise 50-meter-high dome soaring over it all. You can climb to the 2nd and 3rd levels, with great views of... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Historical monument of the Soltanyeh dome, built with the height of 48.5 meters and the diameter of the dome is about 25.5 meters by order of Sultan Mohammed Khodabandeh (Uljayto) constructed from 1303 to 1313 A.D. on the inside of the royal citadel. The above mentioned citadel by square plan to the dimension 296X314 meters has 16 ramparts and 2... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Just see this building, it's amazing, have a look at its foundation, the structure, design and architecture, and the story behind it are all exciting. Ask the building guide to tell the story. You will find amazing patterns on the walls and ceilings of each floor.

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Zanjan, Iran
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

The tallest brick dome in the world and so beautiful.It is located 30 kilometers from Zanjan. It can be seen in many old things.

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