Khajou Bridge, Esfahan

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Spanning the Zayandeh River with 21 graceful stone arches, Khajou Bridge creates a striking profile. Take a scenic walk across the structure, which extends 132 m (433 ft) in length and a little over 20 m (65 ft) in width. Explore corridors of its upper arches to get the best view of Isfahan. Stone platforms at the foot of the arches make a popular gathering spot for locals who come to listen to the river and socialize. Originally built by Tamerlane's successors, the bridge underwent a major renovation in 1642-1667 by Shah Abbas II following the model of a 33-arch bridge downstream. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Khajou Bridge by using our Esfahan trip builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    River completely dried up and it was scorching hot, gave it a miss but the tour guide explained to us the bridge from afar. It is definitely nicer when there is reflection from the river water  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Isfahan is famous for its iconic bridges over the, sadly, now dried Zayandeh Rood and Khajoo is one of most scenic ones. The structure is built is a way that you can walk under the bridge and still be...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Looked at the picture in my guidebook and saw an amazing view of a bridge reflected on water. However, it was completely dry in July thus looked awkward. But still interesting since I saw something ne...  more »
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  • May 16, 2017
    This is a great place to visit, especially at night. Don't forget to walk down the halls beneath the bridge to see the people singing local and folklore songs. It's just fantastic.
  • June 8, 2017
    Pure Iranian art shaped to be practical. This very bridge had been a semi-palace to the kings and is the most atractive bridge in Isfahan.
  • April 29, 2017
    Love everything about this bridge... how each side gives a different atmosphere as well as the ambiance of the lower and upper levels of the bridge. Love it.
  • May 15, 2017
    Another very nice bridge. It's shorter tahn that one with Si-o-se Pol (33 poles) but as well very nice. There were many locals on and around the bridge enjoying their time while eating or smoking a waterpipe.
  • April 22, 2017
    Nice place to rest between two visit. Nothing really special but a nice bridge.

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Esfahan includes a smattering of accommodations that provide variety, if not depth of choice. Along the main Chahar Bagh drag and the streets that lead off it, you'll find a few fairly basic hotels, providing decent rooms in the city center, close to the main attractions and services. Hostels can be found, with dormitory rooms providing particularly good options for budget-conscious travelers who want to be right in the thick of things close to the main square and the bazaar. The most luxurious hotels in town lie further to the south, set in historic buildings overlooking the river.
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