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Address: Meybod, Iran
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Very good remains of castle and views of surrounds

If you have not visited an Iranian castle then check this one out. There is not much inside however with a bit of imagination you easily picture the complete structure. It is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nilintentum_reliquit
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have not visited an Iranian castle then check this one out. There is not much inside however with a bit of imagination you easily picture the complete structure. It is a pleasant short exploration making good photos and provides excellent views of the attractive surroundings. Approximately 40 kilometres outside Yazd, often included in day tours alternatively get your... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After have been to Rayan and Sae-Yazd, this castle was not very impressive. We went early in the morning and enjoyed the view to the town bellow. We stayed for an hour. Once there, one should go.

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Thank ANNA G
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This Median period fortress dates from the earliest days of the Persian empire and remains one of Iran's most impressive antiquities. The mud-brick walls are astonishingly high, and a walk through the complex affords excellent views of the town of Meybod and the surrounding countryside. Workers can often be seen making adobe bricks and plaster along the wide approach, using... More 

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Thank Kirk E
Basingstoke UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Clearly once a major fortification that withstood all attacks. It has a large "moat" area surrounding it between two walls, now being encroached on by the city. good views out across the city and on to the desert. There are two distinct building phases from about the 3rd and the 10th century noted by the different brick sizes. Although a... More 

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Thank Signum32
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I went here with my girlfriend, an interesting old place. After this we visited a couple more thing in the neighborhood of Yazd. This place is incredibly old and uttermost fascinating. It was very nice and I really recommend our tour guide for basically anything that you can do around Yazd. Ali Zareei, took us to this place while we... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

You can see the clay fortress from the area outside. There is not much more to see inside. The entrance costs 150,000 rials. I was not terribly impressed. Comparing to Kharanagh that costs only 50,000 rials to get in, it is not a must see.

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Thank Ewelina-EW
Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Well the view point is interesting from the top but for the 150k rial it is really a crazy price to charge for very little maintenance I see around. I think can skip meybod if you are in a hurry. Kharanaq is worth the visit and probably enough especially in the heat!

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Thank Crescentra
Shanghaistaymonth=11
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Actually speaking, the suburb tour of Yazd seems not well worth the money. Especially after visiting the spectacular mosques in Isfahan, Yazd may be a little disappointing. But that is exactly what makes Yazd different from other cities, an ancient quiet town dotted with mud buildings. Narein Castle is a landmark of ancient Meybod. Standing on the platform of the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Stop by the castle ruins for great views of the city and to get an idea of a large mid brick construction. Not much to sense but gives a sense of the grandeur of what it must have been like in the past

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Thank Duncan W
Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

A crumbling but restored pressed mud castle. Not so necessary to enter, but interesting to walk around. It will be hot. Give it a look while traveling between Esfahan and Yazd.

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