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Love Exploring Logo By Rachel Truman of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 15: Built under the orders of Ardashir I, founder of the Sasanian empire, in AD 209, this mighty fortress sits high on a rocky plateau overlooking the Firooz Abad plain in Iran’s Fars Province. Technically more a castle than a palace due to its fortifications, Qal'eh Dokhtar (also known as Ghale Dokhtar or Dezh Dokhta) served as the monarch's royal residence until he ordered the construction of a superior palace, known as the Palace of Ardashir, nearby.

Before: Qal'eh Dokhtar, Iran

Built under the orders of Ardashir I, founder of the Sasanian empire, in AD 209, this mighty fortress sits high on a rocky plateau overlooking the Firooz Abad plain in Iran’s Fars Province. Technically more a castle than a palace due to its fortifications, Qal'eh Dokhtar (also known as Ghale Dokhtar or Dezh Dokhta) served as the monarch's royal residence until he ordered the construction of a superior palace, known as the Palace of Ardashir, nearby.
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