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Address: Meybod, Iran

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A good place to have a break going from Yazd to Isfahan

Clearly once a major fortification that withstood all attacks. It has a large "moat" area surrounding it between two walls, now being encroached on by the city. good views out... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clearly once a major fortification that withstood all attacks. It has a large "moat" area surrounding it between two walls, now being encroached on by the city. good views out across the city and on to the desert. There are two distinct building phases from about the 3rd and the 10th century noted by the different brick sizes. Although a... More 

Thank Signum32
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went here with my girlfriend, an interesting old place. After this we visited a couple more thing in the neighborhood of Yazd. This place is incredibly old and uttermost fascinating. It was very nice and I really recommend our tour guide for basically anything that you can do around Yazd. Ali Zareei, took us to this place while we... More 

Thank Joran A
Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

You can see the clay fortress from the area outside. There is not much more to see inside. The entrance costs 150,000 rials. I was not terribly impressed. Comparing to Kharanagh that costs only 50,000 rials to get in, it is not a must see.

Thank Ewelina-EW
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Well the view point is interesting from the top but for the 150k rial it is really a crazy price to charge for very little maintenance I see around. I think can skip meybod if you are in a hurry. Kharanaq is worth the visit and probably enough especially in the heat!

Thank Crescentra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Actually speaking, the suburb tour of Yazd seems not well worth the money. Especially after visiting the spectacular mosques in Isfahan, Yazd may be a little disappointing. But that is exactly what makes Yazd different from other cities, an ancient quiet town dotted with mud buildings. Narein Castle is a landmark of ancient Meybod. Standing on the platform of the... More 

Thank different_1128
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Stop by the castle ruins for great views of the city and to get an idea of a large mid brick construction. Not much to sense but gives a sense of the grandeur of what it must have been like in the past

Thank Duncan W
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

A crumbling but restored pressed mud castle. Not so necessary to enter, but interesting to walk around. It will be hot. Give it a look while traveling between Esfahan and Yazd.

Thank Miriahm D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Located in the small town of Meybod, I visited this mud brick castle at the end of the day in town. It is perhaps the oldest standing fortification in the country, standing 25 meters high and containing an area of 5,000 square meters. There are essentially two parts of the building: a circumferential moat and the castle proper. The former... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

this is a real castle. believe it or not it is more than 5000 years old and you can walk each point of it from up to down. with 3 floors and a lot of defending layers it is a really really strong castle just at the center of iran. just try the nice view of iran from the top... More 

Thank Madhopak
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

If you drive from Yazd to Esfahan then this is really worth a visit. The castle is made if mud, standing still over the city, you can enjoy beautiful views around, and is nice to wander inside and appreciate the architecture. We were there by 2pm, in a sunny (and slightly hot) day, but we were rewarded by being alone... More 

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