|The unique blue tiles
of Isfahan's Islamic buildings, and the city's majestic bridges,
contrast perfectly with the hot, dry Iranian countryside around it,
Isfahan is a sight you won't forget. Not only is the architecture
superb and the climate pleasant, but there's a fairly relaxed
atmosphere here, compared with many other Iranian towns. It's a city
for walking, getting lost in the bazaar, walking in beautiful
gardens and meeting people.|
The famous half-rhyme Isfahan
nesf-e-jahan (Esfahan is half the world) was coined in the 16th
century to express the city's grandeur. There's so much to see that
you'll probably have to ration your time and concentrate on
must-sees such as the Imam Mosque, a magnificent building completely
covered in Isfahan's trademark pale blue tiles; This mosque is
situated to the south of Naqsh-e-Jahan sq. built in the reign of
shah Abbas, tile work and architecture of this Mosque is
amazingly superb. Its minarets Are 48 meters high. Naghsh-e-Jahan
(world picture) Square, one of the largest town square in the world.
The Chehel Sotun Museum & Palace, a marvellous 17th century
pavilion and a great place for a picnic; this palace is another
building dating back to the Safavid period, built amidst a vast
garden covering an area of 67000 sq m. The building has a veranda
with 18 pillars and a large pool in front of it. Being mirrored in
the still water of the pool, the pillars create a beautiful view.
The wall painting in the interior of the building is superlative in
their kind.Ali Qapoo Palace Situated to the west of Naghsh-e-Jahan
Sq. belongs to the Safavid period. It was used for the reception of
the Ambassadors and envoys from other Countries. Ali Qapoo is a
six-storied plasterwork and paintings of which are extremely
impressive. and the Vank Cathedral, the historic focal point of the
Armenian church in Iran. Taking tea in one of the teahouses under
the bridges is also an essential part of the Isfahan
Isfahan is about 400km (250ml) south of Tehran.
Several flights make the trip daily. There are buses, usually
overnight, to Tehran, Shiraz and other domestic cities. The express
train between Isfahan and Tehran might be a preferable alternative
to sitting all night on the seat.
Lying in the margin of the central
desert of Iran, this town is 180 Km north East of Isfahan cities. Dating
back to the Parthian period. It contains famous monuments, such as
historical mosques and etc...
Located 3 Km north west of Isfahan, dates back to the
Sasaanian epoch. Kooh-Atashgan and Jame’ mosque are among its
that dates back to circa 1000 year ago, is situated in a green valley.
Being snowy in winter and mild in summer, it enjoys many natural sights.
Golestan Kooh, Sar Cheshmeh park and historical monuments like Jame’
mosque, Baba Pir and Shahzadeh Ahmad are among places worthy to
town which is located 80 Km south of Isfahan, is of great antiquity. Its
ceramics is of high importance, producing articles of best quality.
Imamzadeh Shah-Reza and the bazaar are among the sights of this
Situated in a
mountainous region, 165 Km south of Isfahan, this town has a cold climate.
The following are among its interesting places: The waterfall of Semirom,
Takht-e-Soleyman and Padena village.
This city, which is situated in the margin of the
central desert of Iran, contains several sights and historical monuments.
Vestiges found on Seelk hills, located 3 km distant from the town,
indicate that this area was a home of prehistoric