El Goli
East Azerbaijan, Iran (Islamic Republic of)


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Early history of the El-Gölü is not clear. However, it seems that the lake originally was used as a water resource for agricultural purposes. At old times there was an artificial island with an small palace in the middle of the lake which was used as royal summer palace during the Qajar dynasty (when Tabriz was the official residence of Prince of Iran). During 2nd Pahlavi's the palace was reconstructed and a pass-way is built to connect the island to the side walks around the lake.

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