Shazdeh Garden

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Coordinates: 30°1′25.98″N 57°16′55.53″E / 30.0238833°N 57.2820917°E / 30.0238833; 57.2820917

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Persian gardens
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Baghe shahzadeh2.jpg
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, iii, iv, vi
Reference 1372
UNESCO region Asia and Australasia
Inscription history
Inscription 2011 (35th Session)

Shazdeh Garden (Persian: باغ شازدهBāgh-e Shāzdeh) meaning Prince’s Garden is a historical Persian garden located near (6km away from) Mahan in Kerman province, Iran.

The garden is 5.5 hectares[1] with a rectangular shape and a wall around it. It consists of an entrance structure and gate at the lower end and a two-floor residential structure at the upper end. The distance between these two is ornamented with water fountains that are engined by the natural incline of the land. The garden is a fine example of Persian gardens that take advantage of suitable natural climate.

The garden was built originally for Mohammad Hasan Khan Qajar Sardari Iravani ca.1850 and was extended ca.1870 by Abdolhamid Mirza Naserodollehand during the eleven years of his governorship in the Qajar dynasty. The construction was left unfinished, due to the death of Abdolhamid Mirza in the early 1890s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bam earthquake caused damage to Shazdeh garden, Voice of America News, 02/01/2004

External links[edit]

Iran Tour Online