Naqsh-e Jahan Square
The largest square in the world is Tiananmen Square. Second to the Chinese square is Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan. The grandeur of Naqsh-e Jahan Square allows the modern world to understand the loftiness of the Persian Empire. Built in the 17th century, it was where Shah Abbas the Great reviewed his army. Thousands of soldiers and horses gathered here and began their expansion of the Persian territory.
Next to the square, there are three major tourist attractions, namely Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque on the east side, Imam Mosque (Shah Mosque) on the south and Ālī Qāpū Palace on the west. North of the square is a bazaar for civilians shopping and recreation. The square is neatly designed with an extensive grassland and fountain in the middle. Thus, you can be blessed with a cooling breeze while marvelling at the magnificence of the empire. The grand square and beautiful gardens are the best heritages of the Persian Empire.