Eram Garden, Shiraz

Eram Garden, one of the nine historical Persian gardens, a World Heritage, was built in the 13th century most likely by the Illkhanate or a paramount chief of Qashqai tribes in Shiraz and is located near the Khoshk Rod River, the main river of Shiraz.

Eram Garden, Main Building, Shiraza
Eram Garden, Main Building, Shiraz

The earliest layout, quadripartite Persian heavenly garden was probably laid in the 11th century by the Seljuks and was less decorative.

Eram Garden, A Persian Garden
Eram Garden, A Persian Garden

The Garden has been renovated over years, belonging to Qavami Family, it was designed by a local architect, including 32 rooms on two floors, decorated by tiles with poems on them.

Eram Botanical Garden, Shiraz
Eram Botanical Garden, Shiraz

Today, the complex is within Shiraz Botanical Garden of Shiraz University since 1983 and is open to the public as a world heritage landmark.

Sun and Lion Emblems, Eram Garden
Sun and Lion Emblems, Eram Garden

As a symbol of Paradize on the earth notable plants are ample in the garden including various plant types.

Eram Garden, Shiraz
Eram Garden, Shiraz
Sunny day in Eram Garden
Sunny day in Eram Garden

Chahkuh Ravine, Qeshm Island

Chahkuh Ravine, Qeshm Island
Chahkuh Ravine, Qeshm Island

Chahkuh Ravine or Chahkuh Valley is one of the impressive natural attractions of the Qeshm island, the greats island in the Persian Gulf.

Chahkuh Ravine
Chahkuh Ravine

This valley has approximately 100 m (328 f) depth and is formed from sedimentary rocks and is a section of Qeshm GeoPark.

Chahkuh Ravine
Chahkuh Ravine

Fresh water is always a vital substance for the people of the arid island. The place is named as Chahkuh, literally meaning Wells, which four wells were dug in it.

Chahkuh Ravine
Chahkuh Ravine

The erosion has shaped splendid scenes of sedimentary rocks and amazing corridors, tunnels and holes catch the tourist all around the world.

Chahkuh Ravine
Chahkuh Ravine

This natural feature is formed on an integrated huge rock and is shaped a cross, at first it is wide but going alongside the ravine became narrow and strait.

Chahkuh Ravine, Woman in Local Traditional Outfit
Chahkuh Ravine, Woman in Local Traditional Outfit
Chahkuh Ravine
Chahkuh Ravine

Photo Credits: Abdolqader Daryanavard

 

Chahkuh Ravine
Chahkuh Ravine