Chehel Sotoun, Esfahan

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Visit Chehel Sotoun, an intricately decorated 17th-century palace built to entertain foreign delegates. A long pool leads up to the palace, surrounded by rich greenery and reflecting off the distinctive 20 pillars at the entrance, creating a picturesque scene. Inside you’ll find that every inch of the palace walls is covered in murals by unknown artists, depicting historical events or simply celebrating love and life. Amenities include an audio guide and a coffee shop indoors. Make Chehel Sotoun part of your personalized Esfahan itinerary using our Esfahan day trip planning website .
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  • During preparations for the Persian new year, they had emptied the pool of water and was in the process of cleaning it. This means, unfortunately, that the "40" pillars now had turned into 20, and it took part of the charm. With water, it must be an incredibly charming place!
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  • Small area, beautiful environment, the most beautiful is the murals recorded the ancient war and the Royal Refuge of luxury. Frankly speaking, compared with Chinese monuments, it is worse. Basically a half hour to turn around, see more murals and introduction time can be longer.
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  • Its has big pond with a museum with a wall painting i prefer visiting there it has a big garden .chehel sotoun has 20 column which the photo of 20 column came in water so at all they call it 40 sotoun...  more »
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  • A beautiful palace with gorgeous painted walls in the main hall. The pillars provide great opportunities for photos. The legend has it that the name of the palace (40 pillars) comes from the 20 actual pillars of the palace plus their reflections in the water of the pond in front.
  • I loved the paintings. This is my second visit of Chehelsotun. In Spring, it is much more beautiful.
  • Worth visiting if you are around. This palace counts as one of the 23 nicest garden of the Iranian heritage sites. The name means 40 columns because the 20 wooden columns reflect in the pond in front of it. The most impressive are the fresque that tell stories about different scenes such as the battle of Chaldiran.
  • Chehel Stoon building is beautiful indeed and it must be visited if tourist is in Isfahan and he wanted to explore Safavid era construction. As, it's name is “Chehel Sotun” which means 40 pillars, so building consist of 40 pillars. Pillars, beautiful ceiling, mirror-work, wall paintings and use of gold in decorations are main features of this place. I didn't like Hasht Behest but Chehel Sotoon was impressive.
  • One of most beautiful places in the world. Don't hesitate to visit.

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