Khaju Traditional Bridge

Khaju Traditional Bridge

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Khajou Bridge is one of the historic bridges of Isfahan which is considered as the most beautiful bridge on the Zayandehrood River and in Isfahan. Walking on this bridge can create one of the most enjoyable moments for you.

People come together in different times such as in the middle of night to sing and enjoy the wound of water passing under Khaju Bridge.

Khajou Bridge is one of the few bridges on Zayandehrood which is known as the most beautiful bridge in Isfahan. This monument is located on the east side of Si-o-se Pol Bridge. In addition to an eye-catching architecture, it also has beautiful paintings and arts. This historical place in Isfahan were built by the order of Shah Abbas II of Safavi on the ruins of the Hassanbek Bridge of the Timurid era. The bridge was renowned for its architectural features and use of tile decoration as one of the most beautiful bridges in the world in its time.

Kianpour boutique hotel in Isfahan is in 5.3 km distance from Khaju Brige. Usually, guests of this traditional hotel in Isfahan, choose to walk through Charbaq, visit Si-o-se pol and then check Kaju Bridge out. However, there are public transportations to different destinations such as Kaju Bridge.

It is worth mentioning that this bridge was both a place of passage, with the building in the middle of it that is known as Shah-neshin. Shah-neshin were used as the temporary residence of the king.

People will come by the bridge to create happy moments. Walking on the bridge is one of the city's favorite activities for tourists and it is a pleasure to watch its various effects. There is always singing and joy alongside Khaju, from musicians who showcase their art to children who create a different atmosphere with laughter and joy.

Secrets of Khaju Bridge

From the fascinating architecture and principles of bridge construction, there are some interesting facts about the Khaju Bridge that we will discuss below. Of course, these are just a part of Khaju's wonders.

Hydro-friendly Bridge: Khaju Bridge needs water for stability. Water not only erodes it but also strengthens it.

Two stone lions in the eastern corner of Khaju Bridge are probably symbols of the Bakhtiari and Isfahan security guards in the Safavi era. Close to the statue of the lion and on a stone bed on the north side of the bridge, a sun-drenched is built which shows the direction of Mecca.

Candle: One of the most fascinating mystery of Khaju lies in its candles. If one stands on the bottom floor of the bridge and at the edge of the deck, looking at the composition of the arches, the seating areas and the walls at a 39 degree angle to the horizon, one will notice a candle that combines this three-dimensional space and appears from the collision of the rear and front walls. This candle is full and also has tears on it, indicating a particular philosophy.

Khaju Eagle: If you look at the bridge from above, its structure is like an eagle that opens its wings and flies over the Zayandehrood River. The congresses of different classes of bridges resemble an image of eagle feathers, and the second-floor porches of the bridge look like an eagle's head.

Strange Signs: With a little attention to the rocks below the bridge, we notice strange signs that it is unclear who carved them. There is a theory about these symptoms. Some believe that each of these marks is specific to a Safavi stone scavenger, and that indicates the number of stones carved by each person and his wages have been determined when it is done. Others believe these to be Greek alphabet symbols, and some believe that in the Safavi era the Khaju Bridge were built by the ruins of Sassanid palaces in the Isfahan Jay area, some of which were Greek. However, the truth is still unclear, and this mystery still haunts many minds.

Mysterious gravestones: In excavations carried out in 2007 to repair the bridge, very exquisite and old gravestones along with a large number of carved boulders with the same strange carving marks were discovered during most of the same operation. Some were transferred to the Flat Stone Museum of Takhteh-Foolad.


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