Menar Jonban isfahan

The Monar Jonban is the interesting and weird name of a monument located in Isfahan, in central Iran, which refers to minarets that are shaking. Construction began in the 14th century to cover the grave of Amu Abdollah Soqla. Its notable feature is that if one of the minarets is shaken, the other minaret will shake as well.isfahan tour

The ceiling is covered with azure and turquoise tile which has doubled the beauty of the monument and stare the eyes of any viewer. On the top of this building there are two beautiful minarets with a height of 17.5 meters and a width of 9 meters. The minarets are responsible for the fame of the otherwise architecturally undistinguished shrine. Because of the ratio between the height and width of the minarets and the width of the iwan, if one minaret is shaken, the other will shake in unison. This example of coupled oscillation can be observed from ground level. According to some residence of Isfahan, the minarets are shaking because of the greatness of uncle Abdullah. In addition, there are other tombs in the porch, which dates back to the Safavid period and has been transported from the historic site around of Monar Jonban.isfahan tour
Imanshahr shaking minarets
There is another pair of shaking minarets also in Isfahan Province, at Imanshahr, of the earlier Ilkhanid dynasty era. They were built during the time of Öljaitü (1280–1316). These have lost the upper two thirds of their height. Ahmedabad, India also have one Shaking minar.isfahan tour

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