Besh Qardash

Besh Qardash (or Besh Ghardash) (Persian: بش قارداش) is a monument and mineral spring in Bojnord, North Khorasan Province, Iran. The place is an entertainment and historical tourism attraction and labeled as a national heritage by the Iran Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization.[iran travel]

 

History

 

The term “Besh Qardash” means “Five Brothers” in the Khorasani Turkic language which is a local language in the region. It refers to the mythic history of the place. According to the myth, there had been five brothers fighting against the then-brutal government and when they harbored to a hillside, they disappeared and five water springs trilled.[iran travel]

In the Qajar era, Naser al-Din Shah passed the place in his state visit and ordered Yar Mohammad Khan Shadlou (also known as Sardar Mufakham or Siham al-Dowleh Bojnordi) to construct a monument right next to the springs.[isfahan tour] Also a crown shaped swimming pool was built after some time.

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