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“One of the most beautiful bridges on earth.”
Review of Khajou Bridge

Khajou Bridge
Ranked #4 of 66 things to do in Esfahan
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Tehran, Iran
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“One of the most beautiful bridges on earth.”
Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

There are lot to see when you come to Esfahan (Iran), but this one is the must. Connects two sides of "Zayande Rood" (Birthing River), with some hundred years of history and in perfect condition welcomes you to embrace a part of glorious history of Persia.

Visited June 2013
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“Romantic and poetic”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

A beautifull bridge extending from one side to the other looks awesome at night with colorful lights and water flowing beneath the bridge lots of young couples singing and reciting poems by the famous poet Hafeez

Visited May 2013
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Multan, Pakistan
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“Beautiful Cultural Place in Isfahan”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Khaju Bridge is the best cultural place at River Zayandeh Rud. Zāyandé-Rūd is the largest river which flows on the plains of central Iran(rud, spelled rood in Persian means river and ‘zayandeh’ means ‘life-giving’). It starts in the Zagros Mountains and flows 300 kilometres eastward before ending in the Gao-khooni swamp, a seasonal salt lake, southeast of Esfahan city. A distinct quality of this river is that it flows throughout the year as against many other rivers of Iran which are seasonal. It is adorned with many historical Safavid era bridges which have great cultural influence on the lives of local people namely Khaju Bridge, Se-o-Seh Bridge, Marnan Brige, Shehristan Bridge, Pul-e-Choobi (Joui Bridge), etc. The River water gives life to the people of central Iran mainly in Isfahan and Yazd provinces. The river also gives a green landscape to Isfahan. There are lush green parks on both sides of the river which add to the beauty of place manifold and create an effect of paradise on earth; like ‘Aina-khana Park, Bostan-e-Millat, Nazhvan Park, Birds Garden, Butterfly Garden, etc. It is a pleasure to be in these parks and gardens any time of the day and night. Khaju Bridge excels in beauty and spell as compared with other places in Isfahan.

Visited March 2013
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Asker, Norway
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“Old bridge”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Popular place to visit. Walk across with all the inhabitants of Esfahan. The river are gone and the bridges only cross sand. Hope it comes back soon as it makes the people more happy

Visited March 2013
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“Beautiful Bridge to Walk Across”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

The Khaju Bridge - built by Shah Abbas II - has 23 arches, and is very beautiful to visit. When I visited Esfahan in March 2013, the rivers were completely dry from the dams that were built approx. 3 to 4 years ago that hold the water at bay. I had walked alongside the bridge viewing the sluice gates beneath the arches which was once used (and is still used when the rivers are filled).

The bridge is as much a social gathering as a means to cross the river to the other side. At the base of the bridge in the arches there are tons of people sitting, smoking, chatting, and singing (you will find teenagers or male adults sing here, and sometimes others will switch off with him).

On the bridge itself, the walk is very peaceful as normal citizens of Esfahan use to cross and hang out on. You should visit this bridge both during the day and then at night -- at night the bridge is lit up, and is a sight to behold.

Visited March 2013
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