Iran holds a lot of special secrets for tourists, and one of them is the Pigeon Towers of Isfahan. This eccentric architecture, important during the 16th and 17th century, is a great example of Persian culture working with nature for a mutual gain. Today around 300 remain scattered throughout the countryside in various states repair. Several dovecotes (pigeon towers for pigeon to nest) generally date towards the Safavid reign, and dot the grounds around Isfahan (Esfahan). The distinctive architectural design of the Pigeon Towers of Isfahan played a significant role, considerably similar to the qanats, or subterranean canal system, in preserving the hinterland that granted an urban centre in Isfahan. The turrets were constructed with the intention of collecting pigeon dung, and were a substantial ...
Iran, Islamic Republic of
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