Deyr Gachin Caravansary كاروانسراي دير گچين
In the past, Caravansaries used to play same role as today’s motels and inns; in the lands which were covered mostly by desert their role became bold especially, not only as a place for rest and refreshment but also as shelter and a place for survival.
At the edge of Iran’s central desert where it is now National Kavir Park, there is a caravansary named “Deyr Gachin“ with 12,000 square meters area, 48 chambers, 8 camel’s stalls, shops, bathes, a mosque and of course a water reservoir.
Deyr Gachin has a title of “Mother of Iran’s caravansaries”; it belongs to about 1800 years ago where primarily was built as a fort and fire temple during Sassanid era (224 – 651 AD), then from 1000 years ago till now converted to a caravansary.
The caravansary is now under reconstruction.
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- Copyright: Ali Majdfar (amj) (90)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-26 6:17