Bistoon (Sheikh Ali Khan) Caravansary, Bistoonkermanshah
Bistoon (Sheikh Ali Khan) Caravansary, Bistoon
This caravansary is located in Bistoon and has four porches. The same has been built by Sheikh Ali Khan Zanganeh. Its building is in a rectangular in form. In its rectangular courtyard there are 47 rooms for travelers.
The caravansary has 4 circular towers in four corners and 14 rooms along the entrance. With respect to the type of material used for construction, the structure dates to the Safavid era. But in its foundation, carved stones of the Sassanid period can be noted. In Bistoon other caravansaries constructed on different plans can be also observed. These are related to the late Sassanid and early Islamic periods.
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