Incredible Iran

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Published on August 10, 2014

Author: m.v2000



Incredible Iran: Incredible Iran Rainbow Mosque: Rainbow Mosque The Nasir al- Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran, is one of the most visually stunning buildings in the world. The Nasir al- Mulk Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque, stands apart from so many other architectural wonders. The famous stained glass windows cast a rainbow of vibrant colors on the walls and floor of the mosque during certain hours of the day. Every day, when the sunlight hits the mosque, the entire building is flooded with a rainbow of color. Almost every color imaginable dances across the floor. The walls and ceilings, intricately painted, glow bright with their colors. The mosque's construction began in 1876 and was completed in 1888 . Hara Forests: Hara Forests   Have you ever heard of the most exceptional forest? The trees which are in the water half a day and out the other half of day! To see this mysterious forest, you have to go to " Laft " Port a small port on the North-west of Qeshm Island. The proper time to watch it will be from morning to noon. In case you get to " Laft " Port at 5:00 or 6:00 in the morning, you won’t see anything at first glance, but gradually the forest will appear. About 7:00 inthe morning, the dark patches will cover the surface of water and the trees will show up soon, half of the trees in and the other half out.  Eagle Mountain (Oghab-Kooh): Eagle Mountain ( Oghab-Kooh ) This mountain's shape is like a closed-wings standing Eagle! It is located about 45 kilometers far from  Yazd , and near the   Taft  town . The fascinating work of nature is a joy to behold. Resting near Eslami -ye village, mount Eagle features the monumental likeness of an eagle, offering a spectacular scenery. Vank Cathedral: Vank Cathedral Holy Savior Cathedral also known as Vank Cathedral and The Church of the Saintly Sisters, is a cathedral in Isfahan, Iran. Vank means "monastery" or "convent" in the Armenian language . Vank Cathedral was one of the first churches to be established in the city's Jolfa district by Armenian deportees settled by Shah Abbas I after the Ottoman War of 1603-1605.Construction is believed to have begun in 1606, and completed with major alterations to design between 1655 and 1664 under the supervision of Archbishop David. Kandovan: Kandovan Kandovan (also spelled Candovan ) is a famous tourist village located in the northern Iranian mountain-side, near the cities Osku and Tabriz. It is known all around the world for its unique rock-carved houses dating back more than 700 years. The Kandovan Tourism Cliff Hotel is the first of its kind in Iran and the second in the world, after the luxurious Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel, in Cappadocia, Turkey . It is said the first inhabitants came to Kandovan to escape the invading Mongols. They dug hideouts in the giant volcanic cliffs and remained here even after the danger was over. Their hiding places slowly became complex houses complete with kitchens, hallways and bedrooms. For the windows the villagers use beautifully colored glass. Badab-e-Sourt: Badab -e- Sourt Badab -e Surt is a natural site in Mazandaran Province in northern Iran, 95 kilometres south of the city of Sari, and 7 kilometres west of Orost village. It comprises a range of stepped travertine terrace formations that has been created over thousands of years as flowing water from two mineral hot springs cooled and deposited carbonate minerals on the mountainside . Badab is a Persian compound of Bād "gas" + āb "water", translating to "gassed water", referring to the springs' waters being carbonated mineral waters. Surt is an old name for the Orost village and a Persian word meaning intensity. PowerPoint Presentation: The red color of travertine terraces are due to iron carbonate. Panoramic view from Badab -e Surt stepped travertine terraces PowerPoint Presentation: By M. Vahdani [email protected] References: References*** *Just Pictures

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