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Shah Mosque in Isfahan
West Iwan of Shah Mosque 1611 by architect Shaykh Bahai
with colourful mosaic tiles and calligraphic inscriptions built on
the south side of the public place Maidaan-e Naqsh-e Jehaan.

GRAND BAZAAR AND SHAH MOSQUE

Imam Square of Isfahan
The 560 m by 160 meter Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan was
constructed 1615, surrounded by buildings from the Safavid era.
Esfahan was master planned 1598 when Shah Abbas decided to
move the capital of Persia from Qazvin to a more central place.

Isfahan's Grand Bazaar
Inside Isfahan's Grand Bazaar is a maze of shops.

Grand Bazaar :: Esfahan
Inside of the Imperial Bazaar in Esfahan

Road to Esfahan
The road from Esfahan to Tehran runs through the Karah desert

Zarin Iran Porcelain
Showroom and Office of Zarin Iran Airline Porcelain Industries
are on the way back home and worth a visit






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33-span-bridge in Isfahan
This historic 33-span-bridge Si-o-Seh-Pol was built 1602 over the Zayandeh river
under the rule of King Shah Abbas I. (1587-1629)