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manar jonban (Shaking minaret)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The famous Shaking Minarets (5 km west via Sheikh Bahai Avenue). Twin towers flank a porch with a very wide ogive. If you lean out of an embrasure at the top of the tower and sway your body regulary, the tower starts oscillating in a perfectly visible manner and soon the second minaret starts moving also. For a long time, this curious phenomenon was attributed to the magic powers of the holy priest buried under the ivan.

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The building know as manar jonban is the mausoleum of amoo abloallh garladani , an Iranian mystic living in the 14 century dating back to ilakhanid period(1256-1353) and facing Mecca( Kabe) ,it is a single iwan flanked by two minarets
It is seems that the minarets are later annexes their architecture allows them to be shaken with shaking each one ,the other also shakes – hence the name this always had a great fascination for Iranian and foreign visitors so that it has overshadowed the other architectural and historical charactristics


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