The Pink Nasir al Molk mosque in Shiraz: It’s all about Colors and Craftmanship

The Nasir al Molk mosque in Shiraz is well known for its stained glass hall. Everyone calls it the Pink Mosque because of its extensive use of pink tiles and rose patterns. Although stained glasses are widely used for churches and it is not that common for mosque architecture, except very few ones, such as the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. And even that one isn’t as colorful as this mosque.

My experience of wearing a chador in Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine

Although the most instagramed spot in Shiraz being the pink mosque “Nasir ol Molk”, almost all the locals will tell you to check out Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine (Shrine of King of the Light) when you ask them for suggestions. Inside Shah-e-Cheragh you can find the tombs of Amir Ahmad (brother of Iman Reza) who was killed and now buried there.

In Iran, they eat Saffron Ice Cream with Carrot Juice

Do you like ice cream? Have you ever tried the Persian ice cream? They are so special and have become my favorite ice creams now.

Long time ago, when an Iranian King did his trip to Europe, he enjoyed French ice cream in Paris. Afterwards, ice cream was introduced to Iran. As we all know, Iran is home to the world’s most expensive herb: saffron. In Iran, saffron is much cheaper than the rest of the world and saffron is used pretty extensively in Persian Cuisine. Almost all the rice I ate is cooked with saffron in Iran. So I guess then why not make ice cream with it too.

All my favorite Mosaic Walls, at Golestan Palace, Tehran

Golestan Palace is probably the most popular place to visit in Tehran. It literally means the Roseland Palace. The palace is a former royal Qajar complex in Tehran, which Kings of Qajar lived there. The area was huge, with a number of of different galleries and museums throughout. It is located in the center of Tehran, with a short walk from the Grand Bazaar and Park e Shahr, which made it the first choice to visit when IΒ first arrived in Tehran.

What I love most was its huge and beautiful yard, especially those colorful decorative mosaic walls around the palace.