All you need to know about Khajou Bridge

Khaju Bridge is one of the historic bridges of Isfahan city located on the east of Si O Se Pol, on the river Zayandeh river. This bridge is located at the end of Kamal Ismail Esfahani Street and the end of Khaju Street. According to archaeologists, the bridge is built on a bridge that had already been destroyed and destroyed. The bridge, one of the most beautiful bridges in the world during the Safavid era, was built in 1060 AD by the order of Shah Abbas. The bridge is 133 meters long and reaches 12 meters wide, which is one of the most prestigious works in the city of Isfahan along with many decorations and tiles.

Tourists and tourists coming to Isfahan from different periods have well defined the Khaju Bridge and considered this place among the eternal masterpieces of Iranian and Islamic architecture. The Khaju Bridge is built on four floors, with tiles of the Safavid era. This place springs up in the spring and when the water rises, it gives a very interesting view, making people sit and watch the beauties of this place. In the middle of the bridge, a special building known as Biglobergi has been erected for the temporary residence of the king and the royal family. According to historians and scholars who have studied the Safavid dynasty, Shah Abbas's goal was to build the Khaju Bridge, linking the two Khaju neighborhoods and the Hassanabad Gate with the steel bed and the Shiraz Road.

Khaju Bridge is a type of bridge and is considered by some to be the culmination of the bridging industry in Iran. The function of the bridge barrier is that it can raise water to a height of 6 meters. The bridge has 16 water drainage valves, with slots used in the body as well as drawer that can lift and lower the valves. By lowering the drawer up and down, they would be able to adjust the water size that flowed, as well as adjusting the water accumulated behind the dam bridge. Across each of the two eastern and western sides of the bridge, there is a building containing several rooms adorned with paintings. The building, called King's, was the site of elders and emirates who were called to the swimming pool and boating races on the artificial lake. On the eastern side of the bridge, there are two stone lions that apparently symbolize Bakhtiari's troops and the guard of Isfahan in the Safavid era. The Khaju Bridge has 24 openings made of carefully cut cubes. Around the bridge in the spring and summer and on weekends, it is a popular outing for locals, and on some days the crowds are so crowded that traffic on the second floor becomes almost difficult. The reason for naming this bridge is Khaju Bridge, close to Khaju neighborhood. But besides the name, it is also called Baba Rakneddin, Khaju, Gabra, Shiraz, Hassanabad, Pol Shahi and Teimur. The reason why it is called Baba Rakneddin Bridge is that in the steel bed. which is located near the old Shiraz road, the tomb and monument of Baba Rakneddin was one of the most popular mystics of the time and therefore, His name has become famous. Isfahan's Khaju bridge is registered as one of Iran's national monuments in 1310, with registration number 111.

The rooms of Mohammad Reza Shah in sa’adabad

Room or better to say the king's rooms are in close proximity to Farah's room. In the upper right corner is a small workroom and restroom, next to a dressing room and a room for his half-day break. In this room you can see the face painting of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's parents and, of course, the "Two Wives" signature gift of "Foroughi" to the King at the coronation ceremony. All rooms have large balconies.

Features and Secrets of Isfahan Khaju Bridge

Although everyone thinks that Khaju Bridge is like other bridges in Isfahan, it must be said that this bridge has wonders and secrets in it yet no one has been able to discover the reasons behind this mystery. The following is:

1. Guardian stone lions Khaju bridge

On either side of the bridge, there are two stone lions with interesting and exciting secrets. If you stand right in front of the lion and look north from the lion's eyes to the south, there is a special glow in the eyes of the lion that is clearly recognizable. The body of these lions is engraved on ancient Iranian sports.

2. Candles hidden in the arches of Khaju Bridge

One of the most exciting parts of the Khaju Bridge is the presence of hidden candles that if you go down the bridge and stand at the edge of the bridge at a 39 degree angle, the Khaju Bridge arches look like a candle that is full of candles and the tears of the candle are clearly visible.

3. An eagle with open wings on Khaju Bridge

If you look at Khaju Bridge from a distance from above and at sunset and when the shadow of the bridge falls, you will see the eagle shadow that has its wings open for flight.

4. The mysterious tombstone of Khaju Bridge

In 2009, renovations and repairs were made to the Khaju Bridge, where a number of precious and carved tombs were discovered, some of which were demolished, and a limited number were left to the Takht-e-folad Museum.

5. Water at the foot of Khaju Bridge

As it is said, in Khaju Bridge, despite the fact that the foundations of the bridge are in the rising water, it is still strong in its place.

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