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Shazdeh Garden (Bagh-e Shazdeh)

Postby Parvaneh » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:06 am

Introduction: Shazdeh Garden meaning Prince’s Garden is a historical Persian garden located near (6km away from) Mahan in Kerman province, Iran. Mahan is a city in and capital of Mahan District, in Kerman County, Kerman Province, Iran.

Mahan is well-known for the tomb of the great Sufi leader Shah Ne'emat Ollah-e-Vali, as well as Shazdeh Garden (Prince’s Garden).

The tomb of Shah Nur-eddin Nematollah Vali, poet, sage, Sufi and founder of an order of dervishes, has twin minarets covered with turquoise tiles from the bottom up to the cupola. The mausoleum was built by Ahmad Shah Kani; the rest of the building was constructed during the reigns of Shah Abbas I, Mohammad Shah Qajar and Nasser-al-Din Shah. Shah Nematallah Vali spent many years wandering through central Asia perfecting his spiritual gifts before finally settling at Mahan, twenty miles south-east of Kerman, where he passed the last twenty five years of his life. He died in 1431, having founded a Darvish order which continues to be an active spiritual force today. The central domed burial vault at Mahan, completed in 1437 was erected by Ahmad Shah Bahmani, king of the Deccan, and one of Shah Nematallah's most devoted disciples.

Shazdeh garden is 5.5 hectares with a rectangular shape and a wall around it. It consists of an entrance structure and gate at the lower end and a two-floor residential structure at the upper end. The distance between these two is ornamented with water fountains that are engined by the natural incline of the land.

The garden is a fine example of Persian gardens that take advantage of suitable natural climate.

The garden was built originally for Mohammad Hasan Khan Qajar Sardari Iravani ca.1850 and was extended ca.1870 by Abdolhamid Mirza Naserodollehand during the eleven years of his governorship in the Qajar dynasty. The construction was left unfinished, due to the death of Abdolhamid Mirza in the early 1890s.

Built in the traditional style in the late 1900s, the Garden consists of pools in a terraced fashion. It is rumored that upon hearing the news of the Governor’s death, the masons immediately abandoned their work and as a result the main entrance still shows some unfinished areas. Its location was selected strategically as it was placed on the way between the Bam Citadel and Kerman.

Other than the main residential building, at its entrance the Garden also consists of a two-storied building for which the second floor was used as living quarters and for receiving guests. Other smaller utility rooms are situated along the sides of the Garden. Amongst them a few side entrances also connect the Garden to the outside.

Water fountains can be seen over the land flowing from the upper ends toward lower ends on a water cascade style at Shazdeh Garden. These fountains look very beautiful and have been provided impetus by the natural incline of the place.

The clever use of the natural climate of the land can be seen in this garden which is the primary aspect of every Persian garden.

The garden itself consists of a variety of pine, cedar, elm, buttonwood and fruit trees which benefit from the appropriate soil, light breezes and qanat water enable such an environment in contrast to its dry surroundings.

As a result of the 6.4% slope along the garden, and its 407 meter length, a height difference of about 20 meters occurs. This natural slope has led to divisions in the garden defining the nature of the garden.

The water enters the Garden at the upper end and while irrigating the trees and plants along its way, flows down through a series of steps and falls.

On the two ends of the water path, meaning at the main entrance and the residential structure, there’s a pool that collects and subsequently redistributes the water. All together from top to bottom there are 8 levels/falls along the water path.

The vital resource of Shahzadeh garden is streams originating from adjacent mountains. Tigran qanat, originating from Joupar altitudes, is the water supply of this garden. This stream flows into the garden from the highest level and constitutes the garden’s designed irrigation system.

The selection and configuration of plants in Mahan Shahzadeh garden plays a determinative role in the garden’s identity. The trees and vegetation seen in the bed of Shahzadeh garden are in the order as follows:

• Evergreen and windbreak trees such as pine and cedar

• Shady and wide-leaf trees such as wild wych-elm, rowan, sycamore and aspen (In addition to their importance in creating shadows, these trees are resistant to the region’s climate)

• Ornamental plants including ornamental cedars, and ornamental juniper, and Shirkhesht, yielding pint size blossoms in winter.

• Fruit trees, planted in both side plots, especially create unique view when seen from the upper routes.

• Other trees such as ash, salsify, and pine When you enter the garden, in the whole space along the main axis landscapes of Joupar altitudes are seen. This long landscape is hidden by the huge size of the main structure and is reinforced by the trees at both sides having different colors at different seasons.

The water’s overall stream along the garden’s main axis and the waterfalls and their sounds, have contributed to a high quality for this axis.

Tree reflections, the façade structure and the gazebo have contributed to a relaxing feel about the garden, one of peace and solitude. Light and shade play a significant role in this landscaping.

In 1991, the premises were completely renovated due to the commemoration ceremony of Khaju Kermani. A traditional guesthouse has been constructed in the city center for the use of tourists and visitors.

Some damage to the Garden was caused as a result of Kerman’s 2004 earthquake.

In 2005 experts of the Research Center for Historical Sites and Structures were preparing documents to register Shazdeh Garden, amongst other gardens, on the UNESCO World Heritage List and the Garden was finally inscribed in June of 2011.


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Location: Mahan, Kerman province.

Walking path length: No

Days of trip: 3 Days from Tehran to Tehran

Best time to visit: No Limit, but in Spring is better

Daily time visit: No limit

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: Guide or GPS track

Legal permission need: No


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Overall risk: No

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115 but rescue teams need a long time to find you.

GSM Mobile Antenna: No


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Hotel: Yes, in Mahan City

Shop: Yes, in Mahan City

Gasoline: Yes


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How to get there:
1- Go to South terminal of buses in Tehran
2- Take a bus ticket to Kerman
3- Get off bus in Kerman(10 hours in bus)
4- Take a taxi from Kerman to Shazdeh Garden



Nearest airport: Kerman airport
Nearest train station: Kerman station



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Re: Shazdeh Garden

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Re: Shazdeh Garden (Bagh-e Shazdeh)

Postby Parvaneh » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:54 pm

The Shazdeh Garden is a historical Persian garden located on the outskirts of Mahan in Kerman province, and was constructed under the orders of the governor of Kerman, Abdolhamid Mirza Naserodoleh, during the late Qajar period. Built in the traditional style in the late 1900s, the Garden consists of pools in a terraced fashion. The construction was left unfinished, due to the death of Abdolhamid Mirza in the early 1890s. It is rumored that upon hearing the news of the Governor’s death, the masons immediately abandoned their work and as a result the main entrance still shows some unfinished areas. Its location was selected strategically as it was placed on the way between the Bam Citadel and Kerman.


The Garden is approximately 407 meters long and 122 meters wide in a rectangular shape with a wall around it and surrounded by desert land. It consists of an entrance structure and gate at the lower end and a two-floor seasonal residential structure at the upper end. The distance between these two is ornamented with water fountains that are engined by the natural incline of the land. There are several pavilions and a central canal. There was originally a building leading from the pavilions which has long since been destroyed. The main structure is now partially converted to a restaurant. The garden is a fine example of Persian gardens that take advantage of suitable natural climate an incline of the land (approximately 6.4%).


Other than the main residential building, at its entrance the Garden also consists of a two-storied building for which the second floor was used as living quarters and for receiving guests. Other smaller utility rooms are situated along the sides of the Garden. Amongst them a few side entrances also connect the Garden to the outside.


The garden itself consists of a variety of pine, cedar, elm, buttonwood and fruit trees which benefit from the appropriate soil, light breezes and qanat water enable such an environment in contrast to its dry surroundings. The water enters the Garden at the upper end and while irrigating the trees and plants along its way, flows down through a series of steps and falls. On the two ends of the water path, meaning at the main entrance and the residential structure, there’s a pool that collects and subsequently redistributes the water. All together from top to bottom there are 8 levels/falls along the water path.


In 1991, the premises were completely renovated due to the commemoration ceremony of Khaju Kermani. A traditional guesthouse has been constructed in the city center for the use of tourists and visitors. Some damage to the Garden was caused as a result of Kerman’s 2004 earthquake. In 2005 experts of the Research Center for Historical Sites and Structures were preparing documents to register Shazdeh Garden, amongst other gardens, on the UNESCO World Heritage List and the Garden was finally inscribed in June of 2011.

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Re: Shazdeh Garden (Bagh-e Shazdeh)

Postby Parvaneh » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:00 pm

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Re: Shazdeh Garden (Bagh-e Shazdeh)

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:40 pm

Enchanting Shazdeh Garden
Shazdeh Garden (meaning Prince’s Garden) is a historical Persian garden located 6 km from Mahan in Kerman province.

Located in Kerman County, Mahan is well-known for the tomb of the great Sufi mystic Shah Nematollah Vali, as well as Shazdeh Garden, Iranreview.org wrote.

Sufi Tomb

The tomb of Shah Noureddin Nematollah Vali, poet, sage, Sufi and founder of an order of dervishes, has twin minarets covered with turquoise tiles.

The mausoleum was built by Ahmad Shah Kani; the rest of the building was constructed during the reigns of Shah Abbas I, Mohammad Shah Qajar and Nassereddin Shah.

Shah Nematollah Vali spent many years wandering through Central Asia perfecting his spiritual gifts before settling at Mahan where he spent the last 25 years of his life.

He died in 1431 after establishing a dervish order. The central domed burial vault at Mahan, completed in 1437 was erected by Ahmad Shah Bahmani, king of the Deccan, and one of Shah Nematollah’s most devoted disciples.



Prominent Features

Shazdeh Garden, which measures 5.5 hectares, is rectangular and walled. It consists of a gate at the lower end and a two-floor residential structure at the upper end.

The garden is a fine example of Persian garden that takes advantage of the region’s suitable climate.

The garden was built originally for Mohammad Hassan Khan Qajar Sardari Iravani in 1850. It was expanded in 1870 by Abdolhamid Mirza Nasseroddoleh, which continued during the 11 years of his governorship in Qajar Dynasty.

Other than the main residential building, the two-storied building in the garden was used as living quarters and for receiving guests. Other smaller utility rooms are situated along the sides, some of which have a side entrance that connects the garden to the outside.

The clever use of natural aspects of the land can be seen here, which is the prominent aspect of every Persian garden.

The garden consists of a variety of pine, cedar, elm, buttonwood and fruit trees that benefit from the appropriate soil, subterranean water canal and suitable weather.

As a result of the 6.4-percent slope along the garden and its length of 407 meters, a height difference of about 20 meters occurs. This natural slope has led to divisions that is the main feature of the garden.



Fountains

The distance between the two ends of the garden is lined by fountains. Water from the upper end cascades toward the lower end and creates a beautiful ambiance. The flow of water is helped by the natural incline of the place.

Water enters the garden at the upper end and flows down through a series of steps and falls, as it irrigates the trees and plants along its way.

On the two ends of the water path, meaning at the main entrance and the residential structure, the pool of water is subsequently redistributed. All together, from top to bottom, there are 8 levels and falls along the water path.

The stream of water originates from adjacent mountains. Tigran Qanat, originating from Joupar altitudes, supplies water to this garden. This stream flows from the highest level and constitutes the main irrigation system.



Surroundings

The selection and configuration of plants in the garden play a determinative role in forming the garden’s identity.

In addition to their importance in creating shadows, these trees are climatically resistant.

Trees and vegetation seen in Shazdeh Garden are as follows:

• Evergreen and windbreak trees such as pine and cedar

• Shady and wide-leaf trees such as wild wych-elm, rowan, sycamore and aspen.

• Ornamental plants, including ornamental cedars and juniper, and shirkhesht, yield pint-size blossoms in winter.

• Fruit trees, planted on both sides create a unique view when seen from the upper areas.

• Other trees include ash and salsify.

When you enter the garden, the landscape featuring the Joupar Peak can be seen. Trees on both sides, displaying different colors in different seasons, lend an impressive sight to the garden’s surroundings.

The water’s overall stream along the garden’s main axis and the waterfalls and their sounds, have contributed to a high quality for this axis.

Tree reflections, the facade structure and the gazebo have contributed to a relaxing feel about the garden, one of peace and solitude. Light and shade play a significant role in this landscaping.

In 1991, the premises were completely renovated due to the commemoration ceremony of Khaju Kermani. A traditional guesthouse has been constructed in the city center for the use of tourists and visitors.

Some damage to the Garden was caused as a result of Kerman’s 2004 earthquake.

In 2005 experts of the Research Center for Historical Sites and Structures were preparing documents to register Shazdeh Garden, amongst other gardens, on the UNESCO World Heritage List and the Garden was finally inscribed in June of 2011.

(SOurce: Iran Daily)
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Re: Shazdeh Garden (Bagh-e Shazdeh)

Postby daren » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:50 am

It is one of my favourite gardens in the world. Fountain out there, the sturucture of the building, art, natural climate, trees, environment, everything is adorable.
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Shahzadeh Garden

Postby Parvaneh » Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:19 am

Shahzadeh Garden, located at 35 km southeast of Kerman city, has been constructed in Qajar dynasty during 11-year old sovereignty of Abdolhamid Mirza Naseroldoleh. Shahzadeh Garden is the ninth Iranian garden that has been registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Shazdeh Garden meaning Prince’s Garden is a historical Persian garden located near (6km away from) Mahan in Kerman province, Iran.

Shahzadeh GardenShazdeh garden is 5.5 hectares with a rectangular shape and a wall around it. It consists of an entrance structure and gate at the lower end and a two-floor residential structure at the upper end. The distance between these two is ornamented with water fountains that are engined by the natural incline of the land.

The garden is a fine example of Persian gardens that take advantage of suitable natural climate. The garden was built originally for Mohammad Hasan Khan Qajar Sardari Iravani ca.1850 and was extended ca.1870 by Abdolhamid Mirza Naserodollehand during the eleven years of his governorship in the Qajar dynasty. The construction was left unfinished, due to the death of Abdolhamid Mirza in the early 1890s.

Shahzadeh Garden Built in the traditional style in the late 1900s, the Garden consists of pools in a terraced fashion. It is rumored that upon hearing the news of the Governor’s death, the masons immediately abandoned their work and as a result the main entrance still shows some unfinished areas. Its location was selected strategically as it was placed on the way between the Bam Citadel and Kerman.

Other than the main residential building, at its entrance the Garden also consists of a two-storied building for which the second floor was used as living quarters and for receiving guests. Other smaller utility rooms are situated along the sides of the Garden. Amongst them a few side entrances also connect the Garden to the outside.

Water fountains can be seen over the land flowing from the upper ends toward lower ends on a water cascade style at Shazdeh Garden. These fountains look very beautiful and have been provided impetus by the natural incline of the place. The clever use of the natural climate of the land can be seen in this garden which is the primary aspect of every Persian garden.

Shahzadeh gardenThe garden itself consists of a variety of pine, cedar, elm, buttonwood and fruit trees which benefit from the appropriate soil, light breezes and qanat water enable such an environment in contrast to its dry surroundings. As a result of the 6.4% slope along the garden, and its 407 meter length, a height difference of about 20 meters occurs. This natural slope has led to divisions in the garden defining the nature of the garden. The water enters the Garden at the upper end and while irrigating the trees and plants along its way, flows down through a series of steps and falls.

On the two ends of the water path, meaning at the main entrance and the residential structure, there’s a pool that collects and subsequently redistributes the water. All together from top to bottom there are 8 levels/falls along the water path. The vital resource of Shahzadeh garden is streams originating from adjacent mountains. Tigran qanat, originating from Joupar altitudes, is the water supply of this garden. This stream flows into the garden from the highest level and constitutes the garden’s designed irrigation system.

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