Gilan, the green gem of Iran, with its mountainous and littoral ground, lies along the coast of Khzar sea. This region which is located between the Caspian sea and the Elburz mountains has the most amount of raining in Iran. This province has two parts: a low and flat plain in the north and a mountain in the south-Talesh heights. Gilan is famous for its rice-fields and hard working farmers.
Gilan, protected by Elburz heights, has not been invaded by Mongols. Therefore, it has many remains of ancient era and from different historical periods. Beautiful waterfalls, rivers, forests, historical villages and local foods are some of the interesting attraction of Gilan province.
Masoleh is situated at 65 kilometers southwest of Rasht and 26 kilometers away from Fouman, and in the eastern side of one of the mountains of Talesh. Since the village has been located at the intersection of mountainous roads between Azarbyjan, Zanjan, Gilan and Talesh; it had once been very important.
Masoleh is famous for its steps architecture of houses. Moreover, its mausoleums, old architecture, houses and Bazaar has turned it into one of the attractive sights of Iran.
Rud-khan Castle (Rood-khan Castle)
Rud-khan Castle (Rood-khan Castle) is a brick and stone medieval castle in Iran.
Located 25 km southwest of Fuman city north of Iran in Gilan province, it is a military complex which had been constructed during the Seljuk Dynasty by followers of the Ismailis. The castle is built on two tips of a mount, with an area of 2.6 hectares (6.4 acres). Its architects have benefited from natural mountainous features in the construction of the fort.
The Rudkhan Castle River originates in the surrounding heights and flows from south to north.
After crossing a mountainous winding route with dense forests, the first thing that one notices about the castle is its big entrance gate.
Rudkhan Castle sits at the two peaks of a mountain at elevations of 715 and 670 metres and contains strong fortifications and battlements at a length of 1,550 metres. The castle’s 42 towers still stand intact.