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Day 10: Isfahān - Hasht Behesht (Palace of Eight Paradises)

Front garden of the palace.

 

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The eight paradises are the eight chambers - four large and four small - around a central chamber. This is apparently an architectural motif found as far away as the Taj Mahal. (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasht-Bihisht_(Architecture) ).

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Taken on May 14, 2007