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“Lovely, shaded and peaceful gardens in the heart of Esfahan”
Review of Chehel Sotoun

Chehel Sotoun
London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely, shaded and peaceful gardens in the heart of Esfahan”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We spent a lovely afternoon in the gardens of the Chehel Sotun palace relaxing and reading on the luscious green grass. We found a shady spot and did not see another person for 2 hours. An excellent way to pass the time in the heat of the day. The frescos in the palace itself are also fascinating.

Visited May 2014
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Nice park and palace”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

As for most parks in Iran, you have to pay to enter it. Especially if the park has some nice building in it. Iranians pay about 2000 T while foreigners pay 15000T (150 000 rial).
Chehel Sotoun costs 15000T, and I think it is overpriced (as for all parks in Iran) but it is worth to see it and walk in the park.

Visited April 2014
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Hellerup, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Beautiful old palace”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

This is a very beautiful old palace, located in a very nice park. The murals in the great hall are very beautiful, and depict life under the old shahs.

Visited April 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Unusual Palace”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

This style of palace is very different to palaces in other countries. It is really beautiful and located in a beautiful garden. Ticket is 150 000 rial.

Visited April 2014
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Tehran, Iran
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“Visit This Breath-taking Beauty in the Morning”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

A magical place with several mural paintings showcasing the art of painters of 18th century Iran. The portico faces East and overlooks a large pool. Once you enter in the morning of a sunny day, you can see the reflection of 20 columns in the water. Therefore, you can see 40 columns altogether.

The 6 big mural painting of the palace reminds us of the historical events of Safavid period like battles, foreign delegations in Persians' court, etc.

Make sure you walk around the palace to see how Persian garden planning has influenced this garden in 18th century. There are water channels all around the palace. There are influences of European arts at the paintings of the exterior of the palace just before you turn to its back.

By experience, I'd rather visit this sight first thing in the morning before I go to the Imam Square nearby. You can try it as well.

Visited February 2014
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