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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.


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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