Ghale Rudkhan Caslte is a local name in Talesh which is the most ancient monuments in the Guilan province. Because this historic castle is built along the river, the ancient name of “Rudan Dam” or “Rugan” (the dam that is located close to the river) has changed to Rudkhan castle.

The Background of Rudkhan Caslte

Rudkhan castle is also known as “One Thausand Stair Castle” during the historical periods.


Rudkhan Castle History

Some researchers believe that the castle belonged to the Sassanid period, the time of the Arab invasion of Iran, and was rebuilt during the Seljuk period, which was the basis for Islamic fighting.

However, the Polish scientist Alexander Sheszko Khachko first discovered Rudkhan Castle in Gilan in 1830 during his investigations and noted his position in the memorial. He writes about Rudkhan Castle:

“A fortress is located on a hill in the upper part of the river of the same name, the roof is made of stone, and the entrance side has two massive tower defenses and is carved on the inscription at the entrance, on which the castle was first restored to local ruler”

This beautiful castle dates back to 1354 and contains national and historical monuments.


Geographical Location of Rudkhan castle

The castle is located 20 kilometers southwest of Fouman, in Gilan which is above the village of Rudkhan.

Fouman is 20 km from Rasht, and there is a beautiful road on the way to Fouman to the castle of Rood Khan. Moreover, from the center of Fouman to the castle of Rood Khan, you can walk 22 km from the car park after a distance of about 2 km.


Ghale Rudkhan’ Architecture

The Castle consists of two parts of the citadel (the residence of his ruler and his harem) and the castle (the place of military activities and soldiers’ lives).


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