How to visit Soltaniyeh Dome in Iran, Tours, travel tips, Pictures of Soltaniyeh Dome
Before you visit Soltaniyeh Dome it will be useful to get familiar with what you are going to visit on Soltaniye Dome, The site of Soltaniye Dome dates back to 1302 to 1312 AD and in 2005 UNESCO has registeres Soltaniyeh Dome as World Heritage Site. The Soltaniyeh Dome used to be the capital of Ilkhanid rulers of Persia in the 14th century.
What to see when visiting Soltaniyeh Dome in Soltaniye township near the city of Zanjan: The central magnet of Soltaniyeh Dome several ruins is the Mausoleum of Il-khan Öljeitü also known as Muhammad Khodabandeh traditionally known as the Dome of Soltaniyeh. The structure, erected from 1302 to 1312 AD, has the oldest double-shell dome in Iran. Its importance in the Muslim world may be compared to that of Brunelleschi's cupola for Christian architecture. It is one of the largest brick domes in the world, just at the theoretical engineering limit for a brick dome and the third largest dome in the world after domes of Florence Cathedral and Hagia Sophia. The Dome of Soltaniyeh paved the way for more daring Iranian-style cupola constructions in Muslim world, such as the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasavi and Taj Mahal’s of India. Much of its exterior decoration has been lost, but the interior retains superb mosaics, faience, and murals. People have described the architecture of the building as “anticipating the Taj Mahal.” The estimated 200 ton dome stands 49 meters tall from its base.
How to Visit Soltaniyeh Dome: the dome of Soltaniyeh located in town-ship of Soltaniyeh about 25 K.M to City of Zanjan and Dome of Soltaniyeh Can be Visited on best way by a taxi from Zanjan. Or, you can also take a day tours and excursions to visit Dome of Soltaniyeh.
Tips for visiting Domeof Soltaniyeh, the UNESCO world heritage Site: As tap water is accessible everywhere when you travel to Iran But during the hot months especially, take plenty of bottled water with you to drink and wear a hat and sunscreen. You should also wear sunglasses for further sun protection.