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. Before you head to Esfahan, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Esfahan trip itinerary planning site , to make sure you see all that Esfahan has to offer, including Khajou Bridge.
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  • a very beautiful two level bridge, also place the Begegnug for the tourists and locals, but unfortunately dry river
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  • No doubt Khajou bridge is the most beautiful, its arches, the walk is very nice early evening some people sing, the middle is taken by a building for the sovereign. ...
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  • This bridge will remain in your hearts for both architectural and historical aspect (it's one of three bridges in the city and each one tells a historical period) and for the life that animates it: is a meeting point for those who live here and dress in moments and use other : from the encounter to stroll, from gaming to lunch, as the declamzione song of yearning religious poems. All respect for others and managed to keep silence. I will give, if you can wait and seizing the moment, the magic of a solo melancholy of someone leaning on a lower arch sings their sadness and their hope. Although architecturally works as a bridge and a dam, it served and still serves as a primary function as a building and place for public meetings. Originally decorated with artistic tiles and paintings, was used as a tea room. In the middle of the structure, there is a pavilion in which Shah Abbas would sit and now the remains of a stone seat is all that remains of the Chair of the King. This bridge is one of the best examples of Safavid Iranian architecture in Iran. Arthur Pope and Jean Chardin, describe it as "the crowning monument of Persian architecture and is one of the most interesting bridges exist ... where everything is rhythm and dignity and combines in happier consistency, usefulness, beauty, and recreation."
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  • A must see place in Isfahan. April is the best time to visit there. Definitely the most beautiful bridge in Isfahan. Most of the time you can find people singing and playing music there.
  • Khaju Bridge is not just one bridge of Isfahan but it is most famous bridge in Iran and has been selected among the 10 most beautiful bridges in the world. It also works as a dam using hatches located on the columns. It remain busy with local Iranians during day and evening. The atmosphere looks more beautiful with flowing water of Zayande river but when it dries up, it looks boring to me. In the evening, lighting creates a majical effects. Good place to visit during day and during evening too.
  • This monument is very beautiful and amazing. It's so impressive that you will not be tired of seeing it.
  • While in Isfahan you have to see this marvelous bridge. Do it at night when the bridge is covered in light. Also just listen to the persians singing under the bridge it was really great experience for us
  • Khajou bridge is a dreamy and magical bridge which is unbelievably amazing and unique. It's a live place where you can feel the live atmosphere of the city. unfortunately Zayandarud river is dried now and without water in the river , this bridge is no more like what it used to be but still because it's old and magnificent architecture it definitely worth a visit.

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Where to stay in Esfahan

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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