The Garden Guide

Mausoleum Shah e Cheragh

The name translates as the Mausoleum of the King of the Lamp and honours a holy man who died in 835 AD. The shrine attracts large numbers of Iranian visitors who rest and relax in the vast courtyard outside the shrine. They enjoy the water and sit in the shade of the trees, using the space as Persian gardens have always been used. Bare hills can be seen over the tops of the buildings, reminding visitors of the blessings bestowed on those who visit the shrine.

Shiraz, Iran

Visit the Mausoleum Shah e Cheragh website

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