Manifestation of Persian architecture in Dolat Abad garden

Dolat Abad garden is a historic Persian garden situated in Yazd.

Iran (IMNA) – Dolat Abad garden was constructed at the end of Afshariyeh era as an accessible accommodation for Yazd ruler, Mohammad Taghi Khan Bafghi. This garden as a tourist attraction is one of 9 Iranian gardens inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011.

The total area of the garden is approximately 40,000 square meters. The Persian architecture of Dolat Abad garden attracts many domestic and foreign tourists annually. It has the highest identified wind tower in Iran, with 33.8 meter height which can be seen from miles away; it was rebuilt after it collapsed in the 1960s.

This wonderful garden consists of a pavilion that was inspired by the original Iranian architectural style and is called the Hashti Pavilion (Hashti means eight in Persian language). Its ceiling is designed with delicate carvings, using wonderful colors like ginger and white. There is an eight sided pond in the middle of the building which was made of marble.

Outside the building, there is a long pool reflecting the image of the wind catcher and makes the garden look bigger. A watchtower is situated on the opposite side of the garden for defensive purposes. On the way to the mansion, there are beautiful grape and pomegranate trees behind tall cypresses.

The most amazing characteristic of the design of Dolat Abad garden is that architects have tried to select tactful angles with elegant furnished designs to manifest the glory of Persian architecture .

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