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" Roodkhan fort " is the biggest ancient brick and stone castle in Iran. It is located 25 km southwest of Fooman city in north of Iran.

Archaeologists learned that the castle had two sections : one administrative and the other military, which housed a garrison. People used to live in the military compartment, equipped with utility services. Experts believe it dates back to Saljuq era (1040-1220).
The castle is built on two tips of a mount, with an area of five hectares. Its architects has benefited from natural mountainous features in the construction of the fort. The castle's 42 towers still stand intact.

After crossing a mountainous winding route and passing dense and very beautiful jungles, the first thing that the traveler discovers is the castle's big entrance gate which is grand and huge.

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