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Address: Meybod, Iran
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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gateway to a forgotten era

This Median period fortress dates from the earliest days of the Persian empire and remains one of Iran's most impressive antiquities. The mud-brick walls are astonishingly high... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After have been to Rayan and Sae-Yazd, this castle was not very impressive. We went early in the morning and enjoyed the view to the town bellow. We stayed for an hour. Once there, one should go.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This Median period fortress dates from the earliest days of the Persian empire and remains one of Iran's most impressive antiquities. The mud-brick walls are astonishingly high, and a walk through the complex affords excellent views of the town of Meybod and the surrounding countryside. Workers can often be seen making adobe bricks and plaster along the wide approach, using... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Clearly once a major fortification that withstood all attacks. It has a large "moat" area surrounding it between two walls, now being encroached on by the city. good views out across the city and on to the desert. There are two distinct building phases from about the 3rd and the 10th century noted by the different brick sizes. Although a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I went here with my girlfriend, an interesting old place. After this we visited a couple more thing in the neighborhood of Yazd. This place is incredibly old and uttermost fascinating. It was very nice and I really recommend our tour guide for basically anything that you can do around Yazd. Ali Zareei, took us to this place while we... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

You can see the clay fortress from the area outside. There is not much more to see inside. The entrance costs 150,000 rials. I was not terribly impressed. Comparing to Kharanagh that costs only 50,000 rials to get in, it is not a must see.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Well the view point is interesting from the top but for the 150k rial it is really a crazy price to charge for very little maintenance I see around. I think can skip meybod if you are in a hurry. Kharanaq is worth the visit and probably enough especially in the heat!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Actually speaking, the suburb tour of Yazd seems not well worth the money. Especially after visiting the spectacular mosques in Isfahan, Yazd may be a little disappointing. But that is exactly what makes Yazd different from other cities, an ancient quiet town dotted with mud buildings. Narein Castle is a landmark of ancient Meybod. Standing on the platform of the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Stop by the castle ruins for great views of the city and to get an idea of a large mid brick construction. Not much to sense but gives a sense of the grandeur of what it must have been like in the past

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

A crumbling but restored pressed mud castle. Not so necessary to enter, but interesting to walk around. It will be hot. Give it a look while traveling between Esfahan and Yazd.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Located in the small town of Meybod, I visited this mud brick castle at the end of the day in town. It is perhaps the oldest standing fortification in the country, standing 25 meters high and containing an area of 5,000 square meters. There are essentially two parts of the building: a circumferential moat and the castle proper. The former... More 

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