Takht-e Soleiman is a large collection of cultural and historical heritage site of Iran and world civilization, located 45 kilometers northeast of Takab city, West Azarbaijan province in northwestern of Iran. It has been the residence of the Parthians, Sassanids, and Ilkhanis, and there are indications of human presence from the first millennium BC to the 11th AH century. The existence of old buildings from Sassanid era such as Azar Goshnesh Temple, Anahita Temple, the Museum of Gifts and Belgheis Fortres has given great reputation to Takht-e Soleyman. Exictanse of the only palace remaining from Ilkhanid era is also the other points of this area. Inside the complex, there is a mysterious, turquoise and dazzling lake that despite the cold winters of the Takab region, its heat all over the year is about 21 centigrade. Since the destruction of the monuments of Takht-e Soleyman in the invasion of the Roman army to Iran, have passed around 1400 years.
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