Golestan Palace: A body for the wandering Soul of Zandieh and Qajar era (#1422)
The conventional and modern came together in the 19th century in the history of Iran. The Golestan Palace, in Tehran, is one of the best representations of how the arts and architectural styles of the West influenced those of the Iranian culture during the Qajar era and gave rise to an inspiring structure. Visiting Golestan Palace is a pleasure of traveling in time, passing from Zandieh to Qajar. Feeling the excitement of the times of Baraam (when a group of people is allowed to see the king) and coronation ceremony of the Qajar kings on the Marble Bed, after drowning in the magnificent architecture of Shamsol Emareh or the Windpipe Building, and watching amazing gifts given to kings in the Ivory Hall will be An incredible experience. The collection of photographs taken by Naser-al-Din Shah, the Shah’s blood-stained chair on the day of his assassination and his gravestone which is a carving masterpiece, will lead you to the eventful life of the rulers of this period. Golestan palace contains an exquisite collection of king’s luxurious lifestyle that you should not miss. This transitional structure was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013.