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The first thing to do at Isfahan is to see the mesmerizing Naqsh-e Jahan Square or known as Imam Square, which is the most famous attraction of Isfahan city, placed at the center of Isfahan, Iran. It is an important historical place and one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Imam Mosque is situated on the south side of this square. On the west side you can find Ali Qapu Palace. Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque is situated on the eastern side of this square and the northern side opens into the Isfahan Grand Bazaar. Today, Namaaz-e Jom'eh (the Muslim Friday prayer) is held in this square in front of the Imam Mosque.
Chehel Sotoun is a pavilion in Isfahan, Iran. It is in the middle of a park at the end of a long pool. It was built by Shah Abbas II for his entertainment and receptions. In this palace, Shah Abbas II and his successors would receive dignitaries and ambassadors, either on the terrace or in one of the stately reception halls. The name, Chehel Sotoun, meaning 'Forty Columns', was inspired by the twenty slender wooden columns supporting the entrance pavilion, which, when reflected in the waters of the fountain, are said to appear to be forty. It is a beautiful thing to see at Isfahan
Si-o-se Pol Bridge is a stone double-deck arch bridge in Isfahan, Iran. It is also called Siose Bridge, which in Persian means '33 Bridge' or 'Bridge of 33 Arches', or Allah-Verdi Khan Bridge. Si-o-se Pol Bridge is built by the chancellor Allahverdi Khan Undiladze on commission from Shah Abbas whose chancellor he was.
Shah Mosque located on the Square of Persia is one of the most important historical mosques in Isfahan which was built during the Safavid Era and is one of the most important buildings of the Islamic architecture of Iran. It is a masterpiece of architecture, tiling, and carpentry of the 11th century AH. The title of one of the national works of Iran had been registered here.
The Birds Garden of Isfahan was founded in 1990s by the municipality of Isfahan and it's now under supervision of the recreation and welfare organization of the municipality. Get your ticket and visit the Birds Garden. It is one of the best things to do at Isfahan. It's enclosed and covered by a chain-link fence pitched on 11 metal columns with the height of at most 22 m. More than 5000 birds from 130 different species are kept in the garden. The birds belong to the different parts of Iran and also other countries like Australia, Indonesia, China and Tanzania.
The complex is known the first and greatest aquarium in the country in an area of more than 3500 square meters including an aquarium tunnel (underwater world) with the length of 30 meters and 30 aquariums of 5 to 10 meters, touch aquariums and great aquarium cylinders, several quarantine centers and laboratories, gift shops, etc.
Isfahan is a city in central Iran, south of Tehran and is the capital of Esfahan Province. Due to its beautiful hand-painted tiling and magnificent Public Square, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Isfahan is a multi-ethnical city where Muslims, Jews and Christians live peacefully together. It is also famous for its Islamic architecture, with many beautiful boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, mosques, and minarets.
How to Get Tickets?
Like most places, you can also get tickets from the internet in Isfahan. Some big attractions sell their tickets online, you can find the tickets on their official websites. If you buy tickets online, you will get your e-tickets emailed to you. Some attractions have free entrance tickets, such as the parks and a few religious sites.
How To Get Around?
It is easy to get around Esfahan by bus, and possibly the cheapest way as well. A single journey costs 5000 rial; you can pay the tickets to driver directly, or buy multi-journey contactless cards at certain bus stop booths. Note that there are separate men (front) and women (rear) sections on each bus. From Kaveh Bus Terminal, one can take Bus 91 which runs down Chahar Bagh-e Pa'in St towards the city center, past Takhti Junction and Imam Hossein Sq.
What Should I Wear?
Women should cover their body, head, and neck. You should always cover your shoulders and legs wherever you go. A headscarf is mandatory, not just to cover your hair but your neck as well. You are also not allowed to wear tight clothes that show your body shape. There are fewer rules for men, but you should avoid shorts, wear jeans or trousers. T-shirts are fine, but you should avoid sleeveless vests and stick to t-shirts or shirts.
Best Time to Visit
The best times to visit Esfahan for ideal weather are April 9th to June 10th or August 27th to October 28th.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, getting around is easy and you can find everything on this website.
How To Get There?
Isfahan International Airport has daily flights from Tehran and Mashhad in Iran. There are also flights from Damascus, Dubai, Sharjah, Kuwait and Istanbul. There is a night-train from Tehran and a daily train from Mashhad. Isfahan is well connected to most parts of Iran by bus. There are multiple bus terminals in Isfahan and you should note which one is more suitable for you. Kaveh, Sofeh, Zayanderud and Jey are namely the major bus terminals of Isfahan city.