ANCIENT CAPITOL CITY OF THE PERSIAN EMPIRE
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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.
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.
Inside Isfahan's Grand Bazaar is a maze of shops.
Inside of the Imperial Bazaar in Esfahan.
Road from Esfahan to Tehran through Karah desert.
Showroom and office of Zarin Iran airline porcelain industries along the highway are worth a visit.
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).