Zanjan Iran



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Zanjan is the capital city of Zanjan province in Iranian Azerbaijan. Zanjan has a lot of historical sites. Soltaniyeh (Persian: سلطانيه‎, also Romanized as Solţānīyeh, Solţāneyyeh, Sultaniye, and Sultānīyeh; also known as Sa‘īdīyeh) is a city in and capital of Soltaniyeh District of Abhar County, Zanjan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 5,684, in 1,649 families. Soltaniyeh, located some 240 kilometres (150 miles) to the north-west of Tehran, used to be the capital of the 14th century Mongol Ilkhanid rulers of Persia. Its name translates as "the Imperial". In 2005, UNESCO listed Soltaniyeh as one of the World Heritage Sites.

William Dalrymple notes that Öljaitü intended Soltaniyeh to be "the largest and most magnificent city in the world" but that it "died with him" and is now "a deserted, crumbling spread of ruins."

‌‌Bus: There are plenty of scheduled bus services from Tehran (almost every half-hour), Tabriz and daily from Isfahan. From Tehran, it will take about four hours on highwaay. Refer to www.payaneh.ir to book your ticket. VIP buses are beautifully air-conditioned and have top European standards.

Train: Between 5 to 10 trains from Tehran. Refer to www.raja.ir for booking. Payment is only possible with Iranian cards.




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