Takht-e Soleyman

Largest Sassanid facilities yet, which have been unearthed and identified.

Address:
Nosratabad village, 45 kilometers northeast of Takab, West Azerbaijan, Iran
Visiting time:
8 to 20 during summer, 8 to 17:30 during winter
Weekly holiday:
Does not have
Annual holidays:
9th and 10th of Moharram, 28 Safar, 21th of Ramazan , 25th of Shavval( these are dates on the lunar calender) 14th Kordad (solar calender)
Entrance fee(Iranian):
30000
Intrance fee(Foreigners):
200000
About: Takht-e Soleyman

Takht-e Soleyman (also known as Azar Goshnasp Fire Temple) is the name of a large historical area near Takab and Takht-e Soleyman village (previously known as Nosratabad) located in West Azerbaijan Province, 45 kilometers northeast of Takab.
Takht-e Soleyman is an ancient area consisting of some Sasanid palaces and Azar Goshnasp fire temple. Near this area, there are two other ancient complexes named Zendane-e Soleyman (Prison of Solomon) and Takht-e Bilkis. Some evidence of Medes and Schytians has been found around Zendan-e Soleyman which prove that this area dates back to 1000 years before Christ. Some historians call this area "Shiz Ancient City". 
Shiz has been accepted by UNESCO as the world heritage, and it is going to be reconstructed in the near future. 
In recent years, during research on Paleolithic Era, two ancient areas were discovered in takht-e Soleyman. Also, Chal Tappeh, the temporary residence in Middle Paleolithic Era, and Chaqmaq Li area with some evidence of tool-making has been discovered in this area. 
The oldest pre-Islam discovered remains of Takht-e Soleyman world heritage complex belong to Paleolithic, and Chalcolithic Eras, Iron Age 1, 2, and 3, and Sasanid historical period. Although the area is called Takht-e Soleyman, it had various names such as Ganzak, Ganjeh, Ganjak, Gazka, and Shiz in the past. It was known as Takht-e Soleyman in Safavid period.

General Specifications
Name
Takht-e Soleyman Ancient Site
Appellation
Azar Goshnasp, literally means "the Fire of the Warrior Kings".
Age
More than 3000 years
Builder
According to Avesta, Kai Khosrow, the son of Siavash is its founder.
Special features
Azar Goshnasp fire temple was one of the three important Sassanid fire temples.
UNESCO World Heritage
Suggestions
Important parts to visit
Fire temple and Anahita temple
Best time to visit
Spring
Duration of visit
One hour
Nearest tourist attractions
Zendane Soleyman (Solomon's prison), Bilkis mountain
Special Offer
If you're traveling here from someplace far, then have atleast 2 days in mind for visiting this place.
Access route
Address
Nosratabad village, 45 kilometers northeast of Takab, West Azerbaijan, Iran
How to access
By personal vehicle or taxi
Facilities
Access to vehicles
Access for the disabled with wheelchair
Parking
WC
Residence
Restaurant
Buffet
Safekeeping
Network coverage
Other Features
Phone: 04445455311
Advantage & Disadvantage of Takht-e Soleyman
Disadvantage of Takht-e Soleyman

There is no tour guide of tourism orginization in such an important site.

Its small museum is usually close.

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