All About the Kakh-e Chehel Sotoun (Introduction, History & Photos)
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Kakh-e Chehel Sotoun(in Persian: ‍ٖ forty columns چهلستون) is one of the main tourist attractions of Isfahan which has only attracted many tourists from all over the world by doubling its columns.

The Kakh-e Chehel Sotoun is one of the most spectacular and historic sites in Isfahan province and an example of a royal garden built during the Safavid era. It is also known as the Chehel Sotoun Garden or the Chehel Sotoun Museum Garden, in addition to the Chehel Sotoun Garden. Khakh-e Chehel Sotun is located in Isfahan’s Governorate Street and has an area of ​​over 2 square meters. The concept of forty columns is understood by reflecting the four columns in the basin facing the building. The number 2 in Iran indicates a plurality of numbers, which also reflects the large number of columns in the magnificent Chehel Sotoun palace.

Isfahan’s Chehelstone Garden is an example of a royal garden from the Safavid Era. It was difficult to comment on the history of the Forty stone building until the Solar Year, as the exact date was not available. However, in the same year, as a result of excavations, at the front of the Palace Hall, two poems were found from under the plaster, one shorter and more pink, attributing the building of the Forty Cheeston Hall to the second King Abbas, and the year ending at 2 AH. The other one, which is longer and has plaster lines on the blue background, tells of the reign of King Sultan Hussein.

After choosing the city of Isfahan as the capital in the year AH, one of the urban plans of Shah Abbas I was the construction of a beautiful and long street of Chahar Bagh and numerous gardens around it. The succession of gardens, which are reminiscent of the concept of “End of Garden”, such as the Garden of Gardens.

  • Hall 2 Column
  • Mirror Hall
  • Four corners of the central pond
  • Great gilding decorations and Kingdom Hall paintings
  • An image of King Abbas I with a special crown
  • Works such as the head of the mosque Qotbiyyah and the door head of the corner door Koushak and works of door mosque Jabbar and the mosque of Aghasi that are installed on the west and south walls of the garden.


Chehelstone Palace is one of the earliest buildings in which extensive ornamentation, mirrors, large murals and wooden columns have been used with Mogharnas serestones. All the walls were decorated with stunning mirrors, glass and colorful paintings and all the doors and windows were inlaid. The skill and mastery of the Iranians is well illustrated in the design of the palace, where the exterior of the mansion is so interconnected with its interior that it is impossible to determine where one ends and the other begins. The main and impressive porch with numerous columns that are characteristic of the building.

The architecture of this palace is a blend of Chinese, Iranian and French art. The forty-column mansion consists of a large (3m) main porch 3m wide and 3m height east. The octagonal porches are made of sycamore and pine trees.

The 4-meter-long, 2-meter-wide mansion in front of the mansion now gives the palace a freshness. In the past, water leaks in the middle of the hall from the mouths of the lions in the four corners of the pond and the stone fountains that dotted in the small atmosphere around the mansion gave special relief to the mansion. Pool fittings in front of the palace were designed to see the image of the palace in the water and the darkness of the floor of the pool to reflect it even deeper.

The Chehel Stoun Palace porch is composed of two sections, one consisting of two wooden pillars and four pillars in the middle, which are placed on two stone lions and their carvings are such that two lions are shown to one human head. From the mouth of these four faucets he would burst into the marble dock of the hall. The other part, which is slightly higher, forms the entrance hall of the hall. And in some sources it is called the Hall of Mirrors. This section is divided into two columns and is decorated with wide and high-end mirrors, in which fine and fine mirrors are used with diagonal mirrors along with stairs and adobe mirrors. Different geometries are made. The picture of the marble basin in the middle of the porch can be seen in the decoration of the roof. This visualization is very similar to Ivan the Great .

The best time to visit Chehelston Palace is the first hours of the day or sunset. Remember to bring your camera to capture unique photos of this monument.

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