Khorasan Road, Iran
It is located at Qousheh, 80 Km east of Semnan and 40 Km
east of Ahovan, square, 52x52 Sq. m. The building appears
to be oblong from the exterior, but its interior is
actually octagonal, 18.5x18.5 m, and it is adapted to the
4-verandas design. Verandas are rather wide, 5.50x3.65 m.
The exterior consists of a portal entrance, towers and
arched niches. The portal entrance is to the east. On the
opposite, it is a cistern, which was built at the same
time as the caravansary.
There are 7 towers in the enclosure walls. In the middle
of the vestibule, it is located a vault, from which 4
passages lead out to the 4 sides of the caravansary. There
are 14 small chambers, 2.75x3.4 m, situated around the
courtyard for travelers. On the southwest and southeastern
sides are 2 larger chambers, 3.90x4.50 m, which were
probably for special guests.
The building materials were brick and plaster. Qousheh
Caravansary was repaired by a wealthy merchant in Qajar