Isfahan , Isfahan , Iran

Isfahan (Persian: , romanized: Esfahân [esfæˈhɒːn] (listen)), from its ancient designation Aspadana and, later, Spahan in middle Persian, rendered in English as Ispahan, is a major city in the Greater Isfahan Region, Isfahan Province, Iran. It is located 439.78 kilometres (273.27 miles) south of Tehran and is the capital of Isfahan Province. The city has a population of approximately 2,220,000,[6] making it the third-largest city in Iran, after Tehran and Mashhad, and the second-largest metropolitan area.

Isfahan is located at the intersection of the two principal routes that traverse Iran, north–south and east–west. Isfahan flourished between the 9th and 18th centuries. Under the Safavid dynasty, Isfahan became the capital of Persia, for the second time in its history, under Shah Abbas the Great. The city retains much of its history. It is famous for its Perso–Islamic architecture, grand boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, tiled mosques, and minarets. Isfahan also has many historical buildings, monuments, paintings, and artifacts. The fame of Isfahan led to the Persian proverb Esfahān nesf-e-jahān ast (Isfahan is half (of) the world). Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan is one of the largest city squares in the world, and UNESCO has designated it a World Heritage Site.

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

This historic old royal mosque is characterized by elaborate architecture and decoration and was renovated in the 1920s.

Imam Mosque in Isfahan

This huge mosque was completed in 1629 and features impressive architecture, mosaic tiles in seven colors and calligraphy works.

Imam Khomeini Square means Imam Khomeini Square

A beautiful archaeological square, which was known at the time as (Painting the World), surrounded by famous historical buildings such as the Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ali Qabo Building, and the Caesar Gate. The history of all these monuments goes back to the eleventh century AH when Isfahan became the capital of the Safavid state during the reign of its ruler Shah Abbas the Great.

Ali Qabu Palace

This old palace with splendor and beauty was built in the eleventh century AH by order of Shah Abbas I. It consists of six floors, while on the third floor there is a reception hall prepared to receive the palace’s guests at the time. A copper-clad basin in which water rises in the form of a fountain

Manarjanban means moving beacons

The construction of these minarets dates back to the year 716 AH by the engineering of the well-known scholar Sheikh Bahai. They are distinguished by a special secret. They are designed with impressive art. As soon as one of the minarets is moved, the second minaret vibrates with it, but this feature was lost since the years of the ancient era due to some of the experts’ tampering. In search of that secret

Kleisai Wank means church of Wank    

The city of Julfa, to the south of the Zayandeh River, includes 14 churches, and the (Wank) Church, which has exquisite architecture, engineering and wonderful inscriptions, is one of the most famous of these churches. that

The museum that houses this church, which includes a group of valuable historical relics, the construction of the (Wanak) church dates back to the Safavid era.

Kach Chehel Stone means the palace of the forty pillars

The area of this archaeological palace is 67000 square meters, and it was built in the year 1057 AH, that is, during the time of King Shah Abbas II. In the hands of the most skilled artists, the palace also contains antiques and valuable paintings.

Isfahan bazaar means Isfahan market

It is the old market of Isfahan, and it includes several attractive archaeological sections of historical and tourist value, including the khans and the palaces, which were built in a wonderful style, most notably the engraving and carving on stone, ceramics and solid wood, so that the market became a center for the sale and purchase of the Isfahan industries and the purchase of merchandise. The most famous handicraft products in the world, and the artistic value is evident in the skill of inlaying, drawing, engraving and engraving on wood and metal, and the manufacture of pots, gold, silver and copper artifacts, and leather industries, in addition to all of this weaving the finest types of hand-made carpets in the world. And there are also several modern and upscale markets displaying the finest industries and goods, including the Sepahan Complex, the Iftikhari Market, and shops located on Arbaa Street (Khayaban Chahar Bagh).

Semirom Waterfall is one of the waterfalls in the province of Isfahan, which is located around the city of Semirom.

 This waterfall has stone walls and is 35 meters high.

The beauty of the Semirom waterfall is given the beautiful bride of Zagros. The mountainous environment surrounding this waterfall and its green nature caused a large number of tourists to visit this area every year.

Around this waterfall, there is a good area for camping. Due to the fact that the weather in this area is usually cold, if you are traveling to this area in the spring, make sure to bring warm clothes with you. Semiram Waterfall was registered in the list of natural heritage of Iran in 2010.

August Malakh Waterfall

Ab Malkh waterfall (locust water) in the foothills of Mount “Dana” in the south of Isfahan Province

The Abu Malakh Waterfall is located in a village with this name in the foothills of Mount “Dana” in the south of Isfahan Province, central Iran. This village is known for its abundance of fresh water springs and waterfalls, and the flowing waterfalls that flow in it as a result of the melting snow that fell on Mount Dana.

This waterfall is one of the most amazing waterfalls in Iran. The reason for this is because the special ingredients that are available in the water of this waterfall have a wonderful property that exterminates all locusts that sweep away farms and agricultural crops; Hence the name of this village and its amazing waterfall as “Locust Water”.

The people of this village say: In the past years, when large numbers of locusts swept the wheat farms in the neighboring villages, the people used the water of this great waterfall, and exterminated all the attacking locusts and got rid of their evil.

The waterfall of "Locust Water" is also known as the "Takht Suleiman" waterfall; This other name came from a large piece of stone that rises above the Locust River (Ab Malakh) and connects the two sides of the valley to each other as a bridge.

Some of the villagers believe that this bridge (a piece of stone), which resembles a bed, was a place from which the Prophet Suleiman (peace be upon him) took a resting place.

This natural bridge gave a unique and picturesque dreamy scenery to this village, where it takes tourists and travelers and guides them to a cave in the middle of the mountain.

From the mouth of this natural cave located in Takht Solomon, a spring of fresh and clear water flows, continuing its course from the top of the mountain to join a flowing river in the valley.

The geographical location of the Locust Water Village, makes one cannot see the sun from inside the village for more than three hours during the day.

There is a dangerous abyss behind the waterfall, but at the same time it is amazing; This made the locust waterfall one of the most dangerous waterfalls in Iran. It is likely to visit this waterfall in the spring and summer.

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