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Address: Soltaniyeh, Iran

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Seljuk Glories vs. A King to remember

The place is unique because of architectural and specially dome dimensions,style and interior design but the history behind the order for construction and religion switching over... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
Pooyesh R
Shiraz, Iran
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Biberach (Riss), Germany
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53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From outside the brick dome is impressive but inside it is still under renovation.The interior is full of scaffolds and there is nothing to see inside because of this. You can also see it on the pictures here in TripAdvisor. All in all it's not worth going there in an extra trip. But it can be a nice stop on... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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321 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While this Unesco listed dome shape mausoleum looks really impressive from outside, thanks to its shining blue color dome, its interior is really disappointing. We saw a full view of construction structure that not only overshadow all delicate works of art but also the remaining ancient crafted works are all badly damaged and seems lack proper maintenance. We think it... More 

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Shiraz, Iran
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The place is unique because of architectural and specially dome dimensions,style and interior design but the history behind the order for construction and religion switching over King to The Prince era made many things in a shadow of varieties of belief.You can sense that the conflicts effected the construction.

1 Thank Pooyesh R
Paris, France
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362 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The dome of Soltaniyeh displays amazing brick work architecture and blue mosaics. It has been undergoing major restoration since the 1970s which is still ongoing, so expect scaffolding. Despite this, the visit is memorable.

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Concord, MA
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This astounding brick dome was built in about 10 years, from 1303. Some forty years ago Queen Farah Diba recognized its value and began restoring it. Since the revolution the work has moved very slowly, and may take another century or two to complete. Meanwhile, the scaffolding that nearly fills the dome today is itself quite interesting, as it is... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Look, it's a fairly impressive dome from the exterior that is a bit of a hassle to reach from Zanjan. Is it worth the effort? As of September 2016 the interior is filled with scaffolding so that you can see absolutely nothing, however this won't stop them charging a whopping 200,000 Rials to go inside...and see nothing.

Thank irantraveller2016
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

It is beutiful brick dome but the interior is being repaired.The interior is full of scaffolds and actually the inetrior is not visible! In terms of height ,it is the third dome in the world

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Here's another fantastic site that has been in a state of renovation for quite a long time, according to the site's guide. The scaffolding covers almost everywhere inside, but looking up to the inside of the dome is worthwhile. Outside is beautiful, the unadorned pressed Adobe mud/brick compliments the bright blue tourquoise dome. The khan who built this for a... More 

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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

A brick mausoleum may not sound exciting--but this early 14th-century one, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is hugely impressive (in size as well as otherwise): with complex brick work, beautiful tiles in different styles, varying forms of inscriptions, and a turquoise 50-meter-high dome soaring over it all. You can climb to the 2nd and 3rd levels, with great views of... More 

Thank LottyToronto
Tehran, Iran
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Historical monument of the Soltanyeh dome, built with the height of 48.5 meters and the diameter of the dome is about 25.5 meters by order of Sultan Mohammed Khodabandeh (Uljayto) constructed from 1303 to 1313 A.D. on the inside of the royal citadel. The above mentioned citadel by square plan to the dimension 296X314 meters has 16 ramparts and 2... More 

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