Welcome to Zanjan

Zanjan's moment of infamy came in 1851 with a bloody siege ordered by Persian prime minister Amir Kabir. The resulting massacre was part of the relatively successful campaign to crush the nascent Baha’i religion. Baha’ism had only broken away from Islam three years before, but it was spreading much too rapidly for Tehran’s liking.

The city lays claim to an excellent covered bazaar, some very attractive mosques, and several quirky museums.

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