Dashkasan Temple, Soltaniyeh

Known as the Dragon Temple, China of Iran

Address:
Viyar village, 18 kilometers southeast of Soltaniyeh city, Soltaniyeh county, Zanjan province, Iran
About: Dashkasan Temple, Soltaniyeh

Dashkasan Temple is one of the best examples of rock-cut architecture in Iran that goes back to King Arghun, the father of Sultan Muhammad Khodabandeh.
Dashkasan temple is a unique one in Iran. IT is a temple with dragon design. Tourists think they are visiting a Chinese temple when they see this temple, but this historical monument is remained from Ilkhanid era. The temple is also known as "Dragon Temple" among the tourists. 
Two raised dragon designs and some Islamic Mihrabs in two sides of the temple in symmetry have adorned the temple.

General Specifications
Name
Dashkasan Temple, China of Iran
Age
Ilkhanid dynasty
Builder
Oljai Khatun, sister of Sultan Muhammad Khodabandeh
Architectural style
Chinese
Special features
Similar examples of dragon patterns are not seen anywhere else in Iran.
Suggestions
Best time to visit
Spring until early Fall
Duration of visit
One hour
Nearest tourist attractions
Dome of Soltaniyeh
Access route
Address
Viyar village, 18 kilometers southeast of Soltaniyeh city, Soltaniyeh county, Zanjan province, Iran
Facilities
Residence
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