UNESCO Heritage Sites

Takht-e Soleyman

Date of Inscription: 2010

Province of Western Azerbaijan

The Takht-e Sulaiman complex is located in the northwest of Iran in an inspiring landscape dotted with dormant volcanic cones. There, around an artesian lake, was built a cult complex composed notably of temples dedicated to fire and water. No doubt that this site was one of the high places of Zoroastrianism, the official religion of the Sassanid Empire still practiced in Iran. Takht-e Sulaiman is also one of the most beautiful sites in Iran.