Yazd Tourist Attractions : Amir Chakhmagh Complex

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AMIR CHAKHMAGH

COMPLEX

Attraction Type Architectural
Chronology 19th Century
Historic Era Qajar
Closed on -
 Visiting Hours 08:00-17:00
 Entrance Fee 2,500 Rials


Although described not more than an entrance portal to the bazaar, this early 19th century tiled edifice was built to serve as grand-stand for the traditional passion play,TA’ZIEH, recording the martyrdom of the Shiite third Imam, and also provided an imposing entrance to one of Yazd bazaar.

This stunning three-story facade of the takieh (a building used during the rituals to commemorate the death of Imam Hossein) is one of the most recognizable and unusual buildings in Iran.

In front of the takieh look out for the huge wooden palm, nakhl, an important centrepiece for the observance of the Shiites' passionate Ashura commemorations in the month of Moharram.

Address : Amir Chakhmagh Sq.


 


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