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This Mosque Might Look Ordinary From Outside, But It Will Make Your Jaw Drop Once You Enter It
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This Mosque Might Look Ordinary From Outside, But It Will Make Your Jaw Drop Once You Enter It

Shah Cheragh is a funerary monument and mosque in Shiraz, Iran. It translates to “King of the Light” and it’s easy to understand why. The jaw-dropping interior of this structure has millions of tiny mirror shards which bounce the light in every direction.

The site has a rather mysterious past. According to one story, around 900 A.D. a traveller spotted something shining from a distance. He approached the area to investigate and found an illuminated grave. An armored corpse of an important Muslim figure was found inside and the area became a pilgrimage destination for Shia Muslims. A structure was built to house the tomb and as time went by it became more and more complex.

Even though Shah Cheragh has been damaged by people, nature, and time, numerous repairs kept it standing to this day. It still shines bright like a diamond and attracts pilgrims and tourists from all over the world.

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sadegh alavi
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5 years ago

I live in shiraz.this is a magical place for tourists. A place full of tranquility.

Eppu Jäppinen
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5 years ago

this reminds me of Oz

Notchimine Mette
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5 years ago

Yes! The Emerald City :)

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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago

It is stunning, I can see why pilgrims and tourists travel far to be in such a magical place of worship.

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sadegh alavi
Community Member
5 years ago

I live in shiraz.this is a magical place for tourists. A place full of tranquility.

Eppu Jäppinen
Community Member
5 years ago

this reminds me of Oz

Notchimine Mette
Community Member
5 years ago

Yes! The Emerald City :)

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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago

It is stunning, I can see why pilgrims and tourists travel far to be in such a magical place of worship.

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