Aghje castle-Aqjeh Ghaleh

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Aghje castle-Aqjeh Ghaleh

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:21 am

Introduction:Aghje castle-Aqjeh Ghaleh(Persian:آغجه‌ قلعه ورزقان‎)

Location: 147 km from Tabriz City
This historical castle because of white color of walls and towers, with white lime mortar which has made in green mountain peaks called "Aghje Qala". This castle is located in distance of 50 km northwest of Varzeghan city. Geographical location and the place of castle and architecture and the use of this castle is like other historic castles of Azerbaijan. What now remains from Aghjhe Qala 8 semi cylinder circular tower and 11 pieces of stone wide walls. Materials used to build the towers, major efforts hatched rocks and the mortar of walls and towers are from White Sarooj that lime is the most used material in it.On the south side of the castle 5 guard tower currently remains and 3 other towers is built in three corners of the castle. In the construction three types of materials used that each of them represents a period of ancient time and several stage of building castles. Materials like rubble stone and mortar related to the Ashkanian period, bricks related to Sasanian period and mortar and plaster is related to the post-Islamic era. Inside the castle there is also the graves that around them some bones and broken pottery can be seen.Aghja castle was military and defensive castle which has made to prevent the invasion of enemies of this region.


Location: 50 Km away from Varzaghan City ,in West Azarbayjan Province

Walking path length:

Days of trip: 3 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 10-12 hr driving from Tehran to Varzaghan))
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: May to October

Daily time visit: No limit, but in summer middle of the day maybe hot

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: Guide or GPS track...

Legal permission need: No


Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: You can call 115.

GSM Mobile Antenna: in some region yes


Hotel: No hotel in the path but you can find hotel in Tabriz

Village: located near Varzaghan

Shop: in Varzaghan City Yes

Gasoline: in Varzaghan City Yes


How to get there:
1- Go to west terminal of buses in Tehran (more info)
2- Take a bus ticket to Tabriz (Distance between Tehran to Tabriz is 621 Km)
3- Take a taxi from Tabriz to Varzaghan (Distance between Tabriz to varzaghan City is 92 Km)
4- Take a taxi from Varzaghan to Aghje castle(Distance between Varzaghan to Aghje castle is 50 Km)

Nearest airport: No airport less than 100 km (Nearest is Tabriz Airport)

Nearest train station: No station less than 100 km (Nearest is Tabriz station)


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