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Falak-Ol-Aflak information

Khorramabad , Iran
+98 661 220 4090
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admission IR4000
Opening hours
8am-6pm, 8am-8pm summer
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This unmissable eight-towered castle dominates the city centre from a rocky promontory. It looks especially dramatic when floodlit at night and offers extensive city views from the crenellated battlements. The entrance weaves up past sellers of tacky Lurish tourist trinkets into a courtyard where you can dress up in Bakhtiyari tribal garb for a posed photo. Above the inviting teahouse a grating covers the dizzyingly deep castle well (43m), but there are other ‘falling danger’ spots where a ‘disciplinarian’ watches out for your safety as well as your behaviour.