Date :Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 | Time : 01:44 |ID: 77648 | Print

Photos: Silk Road’s largest caravansary of Miandasht

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SHAFAQNA- ISNA: The largest caravansary of the Silk Road is the historic Miandasht Caravansary which is located in the forty kilometers of Meyami-Sabzevar Road of Route 44 (Tehran-Mashhad).

The caravansary, which has been built during the reign of Safavid and Qajar dynasties, includes three parts. The western part of Miandasht Caravansary called Shah Abbasi Caravansary has been built during the reign of Safavid Dynasty with the extent of 2,100 square meters and the eastern part of it has been built during the reign of Qajar Dynasty with the extent of 8,800 square meters. The middle part is the combination of the western and eastern parts of Miandasht Caravansary.

The eastern part of Miandasht Caravansary has been built during the reign of Qajar Dynasty with the extent of 8,800 square meters.

The middle part of Miandasht Caravansary is the combination of the western and eastern parts of the caravansary. There are also two traditional reservoir of drinking water, known as “Ab Anbar” in Persian, in the middle part.

The Silk Road did not have its previous importance during the reign of Qajar Dynasty, but there were many passengers who followed this road for going to Mashhad City. Since the first construction of Miandasht Caravansary did not provide enough space for the passengers, the other parts of the caravansary were built.

The historic Miandasht Caravansary is the largest caravansary of the Silk Road located in the forty kilometers of Meyami-Sabzevar Road of Route 44 (Tehran-Mashhad).

Miandasht Caravansary, which has been built during the reign of Safavid and Qajar dynasties, includes three parts. According to historical books, 20 thousand people could stay in this caravansary.

The eastern part of Miandasht Caravansary has been built during the reign of Qajar Dynasty with the extent of 8,800 square meters.

The western part of Miandasht Caravansary called Shah Abbasi Caravansary has been built during the reign of Safavid Dynasty with the extent of 2,100 square meters.

Miandasht Caravansary, which has been built during the reign of Safavid and Qajar dynasties, includes three parts.

Many explorers and orientalists have written about Miandasht Caravansary. Henry d’Allemagne called it as the largest caravansary of Mashhad-Tehran Road and has written that there were butcher’s, bakeries, barbershops, etc. inside the caravansary like a city.

The eastern part of Miandasht Caravansary has been built during the reign of Qajar Dynasty with the extent of 8,800 square meters.

The western part of Miandasht Caravansary called Shah Abbasi Caravansary has been built during the reign of Safavid Dynasty with the extent of 2,100 square meters. A telegraph office, a post office and two castles were built beside the caravansary to ensure its security.

The eastern part of Miandasht Caravansary has been built during the reign of Qajar Dynasty with the extent of 8,800 square meters.

The Silk Road did not have its previous importance during the reign of Qajar Dynasty, but there were many passengers who followed this road for going to Mashhad City. Since the first construction of Miandasht Caravansary did not provide enough space for the passengers, the other parts of the caravansary were built.

The historic Miandasht Caravansary is the largest caravansary of the Silk Road located in the forty kilometers of Meyami-Sabzevar Road of Route 44 (Tehran-Mashhad).

The historic Miandasht Caravansary is the largest caravansary of the Silk Road located in the forty kilometers of Meyami-Sabzevar Road of Route 44 (Tehran-Mashhad).

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