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  • 2/13/2007

Castles and Forts, Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari

As"adieh Cholicheh Castles, Shahr-e-Kord   

Chaloshtor Castle, Shahr-e-Kord   

Dezak Castle, Shahr-e-Kord   

Jonaqan Castle, Shahr-e-Kord   

Shalamzar Castle, Shahr-e-Kord   

Tak Castle, Shahr-e-Kord

As"adieh Cholicheh Castles, Shahr-e-Kord

Cholicheh is one of the villages of Meezdaj, which is situated 30 km southwest of Shahr-e-Kord. In the said and lush greenery, there are the Raz or As"adieh two castles at the short distance from each other which have been constructed by Salar Aazam and Khan Baba which have a glory and beauty in their own kind. After the revolution, the doors and windows of the same have been removed and transferred. As a result of which only two ruined buildings have been left from this monument.

 

Chaloshtor Castle, Shahr-e-Kord

Chaloshtor Castle

Chaloshtor is situated 10 km northwest of Shahr-e-Kord. This castle had been the ruling center much long before Shahr-e-Kord gained importance. The castle belonged to Khoda Rahim Khan Bakhtiyari and at present except for a small portion, the rest of the castle is ruined.

Dezak Castle, Shahr-e-Kord

Dezak Castle

This two storey building is located in the southeast of Dezak Village. The ground floor has octagonal vestibule in the center which joins the courtyard of Castle from the sides. At the side of this octagonal vestibule there are four porticos, two at the north and the other two situated at the south. It has a number of rooms and stores. The first floor can be gained access to from the north porticos. Here also there is a large area known as the Howz Khaneh or pool. In the center of this big hall is the Sofreh-Khaneh or dinning area which is beautifully decorated with plaster molding and other artistic paintings.

The roof is made of wood with frame works. It has silver printed windows and doors. Beside the dinning area is another room, known as the Mirror-room which is gloriously decorated. As the name stands, it is a mirror decoration work. This castle had four towers, two of which have been ruined.

Jonaqan Castle, Shahr-e-Kord

Jonaqan Castle

Jonaqan or Joneqoon is a small city, situated at 38 km southwest of Shahr-e-Kord which was the residential quarter of the Khans of the Bakhtiyari Tribe. In the year 1939 AH, Ali Qoli Khan Sardar As"ad built this castle or palace, covering an area of 14,000 sq. m. for his own residential purposes which had a different outlook. The architectural facade of this structure, namely the stone pillars are worth mentioning. Each stone pillar consists of many pieces of different shapes so that in its upper sections the pillars are triangular.

Shalamzar Castle, Shahr-e-Kord

This castle and remainders of the aggregate castles of Najaf Qoli Khan are located in Shalamzar and were constructed by the local governors (Khans) of the Bakhtiyari Tribe. The Shalamzar castle which covers an area of 1000 sq. m. was constructed in 1307 AH by Morteza Qoli Khan Samsam. This building is rectangular cubic in shape and has double storey, the first floor has a number of rooms with chambers and ceilings made of sun dried bricks (Khesht). In front of these rooms stony porticos with beautiful decorations have been constructed. The second floor is ruined and nothing is left to observe.

Tak Castle, Shahr-e-Kord

This castle is in the vicinity of the Jahan Been Mountains and overlooks the village of Tak. It covers an area of 7,000 sq. m. and its pillars are prism-shaped in structure. There are three stony ponds with tile-work in the courtyard of the said castle.   

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