Salsal Castle in Lisar is one of our most common cycling destinations of ours, which is a tourist attraction and is about 40 km far away. The allure of the trip is mostly because of the gorgeous surrounding landscape as you climb up the castle. Also, the easy road and short distance have made cycling on this route very convenient and popular among guys.
Salsal Castle (also known as Qaleh Bin) is one of the historical castles in northern Iran (Gilan province; Lisar city) with a history of about a thousand years.
The height of this castle is 100 meters above sea level and according to the locals, a person named Salsal, who was once the ruler of this region built it.
This castle has a nice outlook and which is mostly due to the surrounding plains, especially the rice fields and the distant view of the beach. And because of its military architecture, it once had many tourist attractions.
The castle is built on a rock in the dimensions of 40 by 50 square meters and has two internal and external parts.
The outer part of the castle is a relatively large area that used river stones to build it, the inner part includes the castle citadel, the residence of the ruler of the time, water storage, guard post, toilets, water supply network, and its main gate.
Unfortunately, due to the robbery, parts of its outer and inner walls were destroyed, but other parts are relatively safe and you can still recognize each area’s functionality.
Salsal Castle has a very pleasant climate due to its special geographical conditions and proximity to the Caspian Sea, and many springs and rivers flow around it.