Persian Gardens

 

 

Site Location

Fin Garden

Kashan
Dowlatabad Garden Yazd

Eram Garden

Shiraz

Chehel sotun

Isfahan

Akbariyeh Garden

Birjand

 

 

Fin Garden

This beautiful garden was built in the Safavid era in the 16th century under the reign of Shah Abbas I of Persia and it's located in Kashan city.                                          This garden is like a piece of heaven; it is full of cypress trees that are up to 500 years old, pools flow along the main road in canals and sunlight shines through the colorful stained glass windows. Fin Garden has earned a place on the UNESCO National Heritage List and it is one of the prominent attractions of Iran. Don't forget to visit this fantastic piece of art during your stay in Iran.  

 

 

 

Dowlatabad Garden

Dowlatabad Garden is one of the most beloved and iconic sites in Yazd city and is inscribed on the World Heritage List due to verdant gardening skills in landscape architecture and richness of the architectural design. Dowlatabad Garden with an area of about 7 hectares, has the tallest windcatcher in Yazd city. (the windcatcher is about 33 meters and it was built as an air conditioner). The interior design of the mansion has its unique architecture and is decorated with wooden-carved doors and windows, spectacular mirrors and beautiful ceilings. tall, stately and beautiful trees, standing along both sides of the main passway is another significant attraction of the garden. This garden has a wide variety of plants, which gives more beauty to the garden. Dowlatabad Garden is regarded as one of the worth-visiting sites in Iran which attracts many travelers annually.

 

 

 

Eram Garden

There are many hidden treasures in Shiraz which will leave you in awe and Eram Garden is one of them. This beautiful garden was built in the 13th century and was renovated in the Qajar dynasty. This botanical garden has many different plant species which were gathered from all around the world, with a description in front of them. The garden is not only famous for its plants but also the mansion inside, with beautiful seven-colored tiles and a big pool with crystal clear water, flowing in the middle of the garden, and no wonder that Eram Garden has been registered on National Heritage List. It is definitely a must for any visitor who will be captivated by jaw-dropping Persian architecture, lavish design, and its flourish garden.

 

 

Chehel sotun

Chehel sotun is another classic garden that forms one of 9 Persian Gardens, recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage site. This garden was built in the Safavid era, under the reign of Shah Abbas II and was used for his entertainment and receptions. Kakh-e chehelsotun means the palace of 40 pillars, but there are only 20 real pillars and when reflected in the pool they become 40. The majestic palace in the garden is surrounded by tall trees and like other historical sites, this palace is adorned with mirror works and miniature paintings, depicting wars between the Persian and Ottoman Empires. (the battle of Chaldiran) what most travelers like about this building is that everything is kept like it was built and due to its proximity to Naghsh-e Jahan Square, it is one of the first attractions visited by many tourists visiting Isfahan.

 

 

 

Akbariyeh Garden

 Akbariyeh is an old garden located in Birjand city and has several beautiful mansions inside it, but the main and the oldest one is "Heshmat ol-Molk" mansion, which belonged to one of the high-ranking figures of that time and was built in the late Zandiye and early Qajar dynasty. This stunning mansion is in 2 floors, containing a mirror hall, the dome and a long path which invite you to view the garden slowly and mindfully, in all of its detail - stones, water, buildings, and plants. The edifice is ornately decorated with magnificent plasterwork, sash windows and mirror works. The garden is beautifully designed with oak and pine trees, which are located on both sides of the main street, with a traditional Persian pool which is called "Hoz". Akbariye Garden has been put on the National Heritage list and is admired and visited by many tourists annually.

 

 

 


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