Qal’eh-e Doktar


This three-tiered palace sits atop a steep hill, a 20-minute climb above the footbridge that crosses the road. Made of rock and gypsum, it was Ardashir’s first attempt at creating a palace, and its position and fortification reflect the lingering Parthian threat of the time. While crumbling, it’s not difficult to imagine the palace’s original layout.

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1. Ardashir’s Palace

1.68 MILES

Very close to Firuz Abad, a dirt road fords the Tang Ab River to reach Ardashir’s Palace, a grand structure built beside a spring. This 1800-year-old…