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Address: Central Iran, Esfahan 81464, Iran

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About a minute of watching the minaret shake

On the hour a man shakes the minaret with his hand. It moves because the brick is interspersed with wood. I expect children will like to watch it.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Madeleine S
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the hour a man shakes the minaret with his hand. It moves because the brick is interspersed with wood. I expect children will like to watch it.

Thank Madeleine S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

It's a mysterious building, tumb of a holy man called "Amu Abdullah Kaladani".this tumb has been built about 400 years ago. The special feature of it -shaking one minaret causes other minaret to shake and then shaking the whole building- is amazing. It shows the genuineness of its builders.some believe that this is an anti-destroy feature that prevents the building... More 

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Tabriz, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I visited this place with my guest-client-friends but unfortunately just before they start the next shaking, it start raining, so they didn't shake it.

Thank TripYar
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Its a wonder to see both the minarets shaking together! Cool architecture it is! A feast for one for sure. There are timings for the show, make sure to check out the timing before heading there.

Thank Puha P
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

this is a tomb, actually a mystic is buried here and then they built a monument for him there. there are two minarets and every hour a guy goes on the top of the minaret and shake it, then the other minaret and the whole building starts to shake.its a little bit far from the center.theres also a little shop... More 

Thank B V
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

You hang around for 45 minutes and then a burly man climbs up into one of the minarets and shakes it, which causes a little bell on the other minaret to tinkle! There are plenty of other things to see in Isfahan. Don't bother with this one.

Thank Mandi B
Muscat Governorate, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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.

Thank sana092
United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2016

poor this building, it is shaking each time a group of tourist came to visit :) have a nice yard in four season! enjoy it

Thank Minoooshi
Temora, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Was fascinating to watch the man shake one then other one started to shake. Each 90 minutes Worth visiting as very old But the books there were not in English so would have liked a souvenir. Many places now beginning to realize English speaking tourists are visiting and enjoying Iran

Thank 715Rosemary
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

well, it is a ice place to visit but it is crowded (Always) and the two towers that supposed to move they just simply don't! So...

Thank Sarah G

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