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A good place to meditate on the mutability of human fate

We stopped to admire this unmissable mausoleum during our journey from Ghydar to Zanjan. Many... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Brun066
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Florence, Italy
Mausoleum of Oljaitu

This building was built during the reign of Sultan Mohammad Khodabandeh (Oliyatou) during 9 years... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
amirhossein f
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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

We stopped to admire this unmissable mausoleum during our journey from Ghydar to Zanjan. Many reviewers have already written on the grandeur of this building, on the scar that the scaffolding currently occupying the dome brings to its beauty, on the view that can be...More

Thank Brun066
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This building was built during the reign of Sultan Mohammad Khodabandeh (Oliyatou) during 9 years (from 704 to 712 AH). Regarding this building, many hypotheses in terms of proportions, combinations, combinations, and other features have been expressed by historians, geographers, archaeologists and even ordinary people...More

Thank amirhossein f
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This UNESCO-listed mausoleum was constructed in the early 14th century by Mongol sultan Oljato Khodabandeh. It was meant to house the remains of Imam Ali, Mohammed's son-in-law, but the sultan had a change of heart and made it his own burial place instead. The mausoleum's...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

This is an amazing place to see so it's a pity that scaffolding almost completely covers the inside of the building making it almost impossible to get a sense of the dome from the inside. Some imagination required. Still, you can walk around at about...More

Thank Janice_Iran2014
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

This area was the ancient capital of the Illkanid dynasty (the Mongols). The building is of major historic significance as it represents earliest example of a double dome still in existence in Iran. The dome is covered on the outside with magnificent blue tiles and...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Hardly anyone visits here - almost tardis like as bigger inside than on the outside. Inside is covered in scaffolding to do preservation work but it does not distract from the visit. Plenty of lovely architecture and tiling to see and also cool 1

Thank rdella
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

This was well worth the visit. Built in the early 14th Century by Mogul Sultan Oljatu Khodabandeh to house the remains of Iman Ali, Mohammed's son-in-law, but the sultan had a change of heart and made it his own burial place. The dome is over...More

Thank karlyn
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