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Monare Jonban - Shaking Minarates, Esfahan
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A visit to Monare Jonban - Shaking Minarates allows you to marvel at a unique engineering accomplishment. Construction of this shrine started in the 14th century, but the brick minarets only appeared sometime between the 15th and 17th centuries. The ratio between the height and width of the towers and some clever engineering means that if one minaret is shaken, the other will shake in tandem. Visitors are not allowed to shake the minarets themselves in an aim to reduce the damage caused by the movement. Using our custom trip planner, Esfahan attractions like Monare Jonban - Shaking Minarates can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The last time I was in Esfahan for work I also found time to visit a monument that I hadn't yet seen. These include the curious Monar Jonban that are a bit off center. The building itself is nothing spectacular. Originated as a hermit's grave in the 14th century were then added the minarets which are the real attraction because, when one swings, the other rocks in unison. The wooden beams that are noticed at the top should accentuate the phenomenon but are also due to structural damage. Were limits but many want to see nutation. Really curious.
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  • An excellent example of light weight building materials used in olden times. It was interesting see how a person could shake one tower and the other tower would start shaking. 
  • poor this building, it is shaking each time a group of tourist came to visit :) have a nice yard in four season! enjoy it 
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  • Interesting to look at the columns moving. But get here on one of the times they do it. Otherwise there isn't much around while you are waiting.
  • shaking takes place by the staff there almost every 1.5 hr, but don't get your hopes up, it doesn't move that much
  • Once they have rebuilt one of the columns trying to make it exactly the same way that it was and to their surprise it didn't shake anymore. WOW!
  • an interesting architecting
  • This building is the architectural masterpieces of Iran.