Category: Isfahan

Varzaneh Desert

Varzaneh Desert is an ancient Central Iranian desert in Isfahan province. Varzaneh was the last civilization on the Zayanderud River since 5000 years ago. It is famous regionally which ranked as one of the most accessible deserts of Iran. In particular for tourists who come to Isfahan, Local women's costumes is unique in varzaneh. We recommend you to visit varzaneh desert and try camel-riding on the route from Yazd to Isfahan.…

Garmeh village

Garmeh Village is a little oasis located in the central desert of Iran (known as Dashte-Kavir in Persian), in Isfahan Province.With a “Population of 250 ; Garmeh was like stepping back in time. Crumbling, 1,500-year-old castles dotted the landscape, interspersed with date palm trees, mud brick homes and lots of livestock. This village has been accommodating visitors for many years, as it was one of the stops along the famous…

Pigeon Tower

Pigeon Tower During the 16th and 17th century, particularly around the time of the Safavid reign, the Iranian folks built a large number of towers to house pigeons. The pigeons were domesticated not for their meat (pigeon is especially revered in Islam), but rather for their droppings, which the locals collected and used to fertilize melon and cucumber fields. The Safavids had a particular liking for melons and consumed them…

Ali Gholi Agha Bathhouse

Ali Gholi Agha Bathhouse Ali Gholi Agha, one of the high ranking court officials at the last Safavid king Shah Sultan Hussein, built a bath house, bazaar and mosque in the quarter with the same name. The bath house has two parts, private and public. The decorations are polychrome tile and faience mosaic from the 17th century Safavid era but the murals are from the 19th century Qajar and the…

Hasht Behesht Palace

The Hasht Behesht Palace (eight paradises) was built in the center of Baghe Bolbol (The Nightingale Garden) dates back to 17th century. The palace is the most important building which was built during Shah Suleiman Safavid time. The palace experienced new styles of stucco work and stained glass and mirror works. Hasht Behesht was renovated by Fath-Ali Shah Qajar in the 19th century. It was used as residential palace by…