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ISFAHAN


Isfahan is located in the lush Zayandeh River plain with the Zagros mountains, Isfahan is Irans third largest city, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site Isfahan countains examples of Islamic architecture from the 11th to the 19th centuries, Isfahan is known as the Nest-e-Jahan or Half of the World under the rule of Shah Abbas the Great who made Golden Age to come into the city, many riches in wealthy, geography, architecture and religion and referred to the fact that so many cultures and nationalities met and mingled there, impressive parks, libraries, religious schools, shops, public baths and mosques, main reasons to visit this city is the monumental architecture featuring all the traditional elements such as gardens, platforms, porches, gateways, domes, arches chambers and minarets, Imam Square on of the biggest squares in the world and an outstanding example of the Islamic architecture, the Shah Mosque with its beatiful mosaic tiles and valuable mscriptions, splendid portal crowned with two beatiful minarets, Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque on the eastern side of square is the best known for the peacock at the centre of its dome, Imam Mosque a fabulous masterpiece of Chahar-iwan style, Royal Palace or Ali Qapu rich in naturalistic wall paintings of flowers, animals and birds by Reza Abbasi, Grand Bazaar is one of the oldest largest bazaares in the Middle East it offers an opportunity to shop for Isfahan famous Persian rugs, Isfahan is famous for its glorious carpets.

 

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