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The Maranjab caravansary
Iran

Iran has been one of the vanguards of constructing caravansaries. The golden age of Iranian caravansaries was Safavid era.

The Maranjab Caravansary which was built in 1644 a.c. at a Silk Road detour is one of these golden-age structures. It is located in a 50-kilometer distance of Aran Bidgol city beside the Salt Lake and huge dunes.

Copyright: Ramin Dehdashti
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Taken: 18/02/2010
Uploaded: 19/03/2010
Updated: 06/06/2014
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