Zeinodin Caravanserai

Zeinodin Caravanserai

Zeinodin Caravanserai is the only circular caravanserai in Iran. In the past, this building has been the location of gunmen and guards, and now it has been a hotel for tourists with preserving its former architecture.

The caravanserai is square in plan, and the most prominent feature of this building is that the east and west of it are symmetric, and its water was supplied from the fountain, which today is also available.

Zeinodin Caravanserai           Zeinodin Caravanserai

This caravanserai has five circular towers which are connected to its eight-meter wall. The vestibule and the dodecagon courtyard are situated after the wide south door.

Around the courtyard there are porches with bench, and at the end of each porch, the similar rooms are seen. On each sides of the entrance vestibule and behind the rooms, there are wide and long corridors which were the stable of the livestock.

Zeinodin Caravanserai

The northern side of the building (King’s room) has a high ceiling. The battlement and the edges of roof, the combination of the curvature of tower, the walls and the brick facade, have given it a special view.

The materials of this building is brick, and the brick is mainly used for decoration of interior spaces, which is a function of the dodecagon plan of the courtyard or its central courtyard.

Zeinodin Caravanserai           Zeinodin Caravanserai

The section shahneshin (King’s room) in the body and the ceiling is fully plastered. This building is located 60 km from Yazd road to Kerman, and it is located 500 meters from the road. This monument is reconstructed and renovated, it changed the usage to tourism, and it has become a convenient place to accommodate tourists. In 2006, the caravanserai received the honorary diploma of UNESCO due to ” Restoring and using traditional materials.”

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