Kabudi Island

Island in Orumiyeh

Hulagu Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan and founder of Iran’s Ilkhanid Mongol dynasty, had his treasury on Kabudi Island in the middle of the lake. His burial there in 1265 was accompanied by the wholesale sacrifice of virgins, as demanded by the custom of the day. Tourist access is limited to occasional one-off Friday excursions organised through Tabriz' Tourist Information Office or ALP Tours.