Shazdeh Mahan Garden

Shazdeh Mahan Garden, With Smooth Slope
Shazdeh Mahan Garden, With Smooth Slope

The Shazdeh Mahan Garden, literally meaning the ‘Prince of Mahan’s Garden’ is one of the nine World Heritage┬áinscribed sites as Persian Gardens, located in outside the Mahan town, Kerman, in arid Iran Plateau.

Shazdeh Mahan Air View, Credit S.H.Rashedi
Shazdeh Mahan Air View, Credit S.H.Rashedi

Constructed in the Qajar era, the garden is irrigated by the water of Tigran river and a Qanat (underground water canal) originated from the near mountains, the water is running through the length of the garden with several fountains with a smooth slope from the end Pavilion towards the entrance with step ways on each flank.

Shazdeh Mahan Entrance
Shazdeh Mahan Entrance
Shazdeh Mahan Garden, in Qajar era
Shazdeh Mahan Garden, in Qajar era
Shazdeh Mahan Garden, Pavilion Left Unfinished
Shazdeh Mahan Garden, Pavilion Left Unfinished
Shazdeh Mahan Garden Plan, Credit Aida Shafei
Shazdeh Mahan Garden Plan, Credit Aida Shafei
Shazdeh Mahan Garden, in Night
Shazdeh Mahan Garden, in Night

Sheshnav Mosque, Tafresh

Sheshnav Mosque Tafresh, in Fam Quarter
Sheshnav Mosque Tafresh, in Fam Quarter

Sheshnav Mosque is among the historical mosques in central Iran, back to Seljuk era located in the centre of the town Tafresh. The main Qanat of the town opens in the mosque’s courtyard and the water is divided into six equal parts with six vessels, supplied the water of six different districts (Sheshnav literally means six vessels).

Sheshnav Mosque, Tafresh
Sheshnav Mosque, Tafresh
Plane Tree, Sheshnav Mosque, Tafresh
Plane Tree, Sheshnav Mosque, Tafresh

There is an old brickwork minaret, nearly 20 metres high and 3 metres in diameters. Its roof was used for fire lit, like a big torch, where people could find their way to the town during the nights.

Sheshnav Mosque Minaret
Sheshnav Mosque Minaret
Sheshnav Mosque Dome
Sheshnav Mosque Dome