Darvazeh Ghoran (The Koran Gate) was originally built as an ornamental entrance to the northern sector of the town about 1,000 years ago. Karim Khan Zand placed a volume of the holy Koran in the small room built on the top of the gate so as to bless those who pass under it guarantee them a safe return to their abode. The original gate was demolished in the early fifties and a local merchant erected the present one on its site.