Babak Fort or Babak Castle also known as the Immortal Castle or Republic Castle, is a large citadel and National Symbol of Iranians on the top of a mountain in the Arasbaran forests, which is located 6 km southwest of Kalibar City in East Azerbaijan province ,northwestern Iran.
It has been identified as the stronghold of Bābak Khorramdin, the leader of the Khurramites in Azarbaijan who fought the caliphate of Abbassids.
Bābak Khorram-Din (Formally known as "Pāpak" meaning "Young Father") was one of the main Persian revolutionary leaders of the Iranian Khorram-Dinān ("Those of the joyous religion"), which was a local freedom movement fighting the Abbasid Caliphate.
Iranian Azarbaijanis gather at Babak Castle during the first weekend in July for the annual commemoration of Babak Khorramdin.
The castle, built on 2300-2600 meter heights, surrounded by gorges as deep as 400 to 600 meters, is believed to belong to the Parthian dynasty and modified under the Sasanid dynasty. To reach the castle, one has to trek a tortuous and narrow passageway and then cross a corridor-shaped temple, 200 meters in lengths. This castle has been repaired by The Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran
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Traditional Tabriz Bazaar - the largest covered markets in the world
Traditional Tabriz Bazaar is one of the unique examples of architecture and one of the largest and most important shopping malls in Iran and is considered Asia .
The market area of about one square kilometer , is the world's largest indoor market . Tabriz Bazaar in August 1389 as the world market for solar has been registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List .
Located within a quadrilateral core Tabriz Tabriz Bazaar is located at the center of the quadrilateral . East side of the market Alyqapv ( Vlyhdnshyn palace complex ) , and the West Mosque restricted to the north , parts of North River Mehraneh is comprised of two sections by wooden bridges along Rasthbazar are to be linked together . First Map of the Market Tabriz in 1327 AH , the part of the map Tabriz Daralsltnh Asadullah Khan Mraghhay been traced . Map of the Market in the northeastern part of the map depicted the most important places on the map are named as Timcheh and caravanserais .
High brick arches and domes Amir Tabriz market , including the market , shoemakers market , bazaar , market, batting , Dexter Dose Market , the old order , market- Haj Mohammad Hussain , market Moshiri, Market matchmaker great woman , Feedback Safi , Market Amir Hasan , Haj House messenger , house of Haj Mirza Ali Naqi , Timcheh , Sheikh Sarai K. , Timcheh Haji Safar Ali , Timcheh corridors Mirza Shafi , Malik is Timcheh .
Most Timcheh abode three Tbqhmy that the market for warehouse floor , second floor , third floor, workplaces and businesses and is designed for relaxation and comfort .
It 's a market with about 5,500 rooms , shops and stores , 40 of Job, chapter 35, Sara, 25 Bob Timcheh , 20 mosques , 20 orders and Rasthbazar Bob , Bob corridors 9 and 11 religious schools , the most important center
The market for about three centuries before and after the occurrence of historical earthquakes in Tabriz Tabriz in 1193 AH by Najaf Quli Khan truffles ruler has been restored . Tabriz solar market in 1354 has been registered on Iran's National Heritage List . Building on this collection is unknown, but many tourists to the fourth century AD Qajar visited the market , have provided information about it .
Many tourists and travelers such as Ibn Battuta , Marco Polo, Jaksn , parents Chalabi, Hamavi , Gaspar Drvvyl , Alexis Svktykf , Jean Chardin , Eugene Flanden , John Cartwright , Jmly knife, Klavykhv , Robert Grant Watson , Hamdullah Mostofi and holy boom Tabriz Bazaar have praise and glory .
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