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.
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.
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.