Khajoo Bridge- the most beautiful bridge over Zayandehrood
Getting into Isfahan you face a new different world. You see rests of history which embellish every corner of the city when you look around. Every which has its story and gets into silence as well tell the experience and ups and downs of life. You will be all ears and eyes that you can not understand the passing of time and the trip to the history starts.
When you come to the middles of "Half of the world" that is Zayandehrood which welcomes you in a beautiful appearance. Now it is time to go to the historic bridges over this roaring river to hear more different stories and see a new beauty with every step. These bridges are not one or two in number and every which has built in a special manifestation.
This time we give our attention to one of these bridges and hear its story. When we look at it from a distance it looks more beautiful than the other bridges and attracts us. Today we are going to enjoy stepping on Khajoo Bridge and know it more.
- Khajoo bridge is one of the historic bridges of Isfahan and considered as one of the most beautiful bridges of Zayandehrood.
- Walking on this bridge can create the most enjoyable moment for you.
- Around this bridge is a place for people excursion at sunset and night.
A closer look to Khajoo bridge
Architectural characteristics and using tile embellishment in this bridge made it more popular than the other bridges over Zayandehrood and as one of the most beautiful bridges of the world. This bridge has been a place for excursion and for temporary residence also played a role as a dam.
History and use of Khajoo bridge
What is known as Khajoo bridge today, has been built by command of Shah Abbas The Great in 1638 on the ruins of a bridge of Taymurid era called Hassan Beik bridge.
Khajoo bridge, a place for pleasure
In some architecture resources has been pointed out that Khajoo bridge applied some thing like Nature bridge in Tehran and was not simply a pass way. This bridge has been designed not only for passing people as a way but also they could stop in a corner and had a joyful time being together.
It has been pointed frequently in historical resources to the holding of celebrations near this bridge.
In "Abbas Nameh", a book by Mohammad Taher Vahid Ghazvini (1593-1688) this bridge has been described so:
In any celebration Kerman and Qaen carpet covered the floor, and in any room a beautiful sweetheart with long pretty hair, the youth from Abbas Abad, and beautiful Indian and Armenian ladies rendered the party and Your Majesty rested on the eastern side of the bridge till the sunrise and all servants slept at their places.
It has been told in "Ghesasol Khaghani", a book by "Vali Gholibeik Shamloo" on Safavid history:
This bridge has been constructed in 1638 and known as "Pol-e Shahi" (Royal bridge) and embellished by the command of Shah Abbas II after Nowrooz (new year holiday) and courtiers decorated it and it has been gotten prepared for the celebration. The poets from Mashhad sang a 45-verse ode and Saeeb Tabrizi also had an ode to describe the decoration and embellishment of the bridge and the celebration.
The bridge which is still joyful for walking on
Today like the past people come to see this bridge and create happy time at sunset and night. Walking over this bridge is a favorable activity of all tourists and looking at the beauties of it is very joyful for them.
Joy and pleasure are always beside this bridge. From music players who show their art to the children who create a happy place with their laugh and joy.