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Khajeh-Nazar geosite

Khajeh-Nazar geosite

Khajeh Nazar or Abbasi Caravanserai is one of the 999 Caravansaries built in the King Abbas Safavid era (seventh Safavid king of Iran, ruled from 1642 to 1666), by a tradesman named Khajeh Nazar to provide peace and comfort for travelers. Khajeh Nazar built two caravansaries on both sides of the Aras River in honor of his original homeland. This building was registered on Iran's National Cultural Monument List in 2002. Similar to many other constructions of that time, this building has a central yard and three verandas on three sides. All the rocks used to build this caravansary are sandstones provided from the surrounding area, full of different fossils and trace fossils that made the caravanserai looks like a rock and fossil exhibition.