Amir Chakhmaq Complex

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Amir Chakhmaq Complex

The marvelous spectacular structure of Amir Chakhmaq mosque named after Amir Jalaleddin Chakhmaq, a governor during the Timurid dynasty is located on a square of the same name. The complex also houses a caravanserai, a tekieh (a place where religious mourning rituals are held), a public bath, a cold water well, and a confectionery. The prominent structure has a three-storey elaborate façade of symmetrical sunken arched alcoves which makes it noticeable. The stunning three-storey facade of this Hosseinieh is one of the largest such structures in Iran
At night the orange lighting which lit up the building alcoves make a wonderful scene worth watching. The rows of perfectly proportioned sunken alcoves are at their best and most photogenic in late afternoon, when the copper-coloured sunlight is captured within each alcove and the towering exterior appears to glow against the darkening sky. In the center are two very tall minarets. The spiral staircase provides views of Yazd. The bathhouse, in the front of the building is around 600 years old. Arcades have been added recently on the flanks to provide safety from traffic. Only the first floor above the ground level is accessible. There is a shopping complex in the basement of the structure. The whole structure is a place where you can spend a whole day and not even notice it.

 

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