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Narenjestan Garden light up in city of poets and nightingales

Narenjestan Garden is one of the most admired destinations in the Iranian city of Shiraz.

Narenjestan Garden, which is named after the bitter oranges (called Narenj in Persian) that line the courtyard, is one of the most admired destinations in the Iranian city of Shiraz.

The garden and its scenic pavilion were built for the wealthy and powerful Mohammad-Ali Khan Qavam al-Molk in the late 19th century.

Also called Qavam House or Narenjestan-e Qavam, the property got the nickname Narenjestan since the garden embraces an abundance of bitter orange trees.

For the time being, Narenjestan-e Qavam and its underground museum are open to the public as one of the main attractions of the ancient city.  

Narenjestan Garden is an exemplar Persian Garden, which is a UNESCO World Heritage. The genuine concept of the Persian Garden interweaves natural elements with manmade components to embody an idea of creating a paradise on Earth by the means of artistic, philosophical, figurative, and religious notions.

The archaeological relics are put on the show at the basement of the pavilion. The relics have been put together by Arthur Upham Pope, an American scholar who taught at the Asia Institute in Shiraz between 1969 and 1979.

Celebrated as the heartland of Persian culture for over 2000 years, Shiraz is coupled with, poetry, nightingales, culture, and education.

Shiraz, which was the literary capital of Persia during the Zand dynast, is home to some of the country’s most magnificent buildings and sights.