Shah Abbas I's caravanserai has fallen into sad dilapidation and is now entirely given over to a messy, open-air, bazaar. In the centre you see the traditional 'chahar bagh' layout of the garden which consists of a central square or pool surrounded by four small sections which are taditionally planted with trees. This is meant to be a reminder of the Garden of Eden which was, according to tradition, laid out in four quarters.
You can go back up the steps on the opposite side of the square and return to the bazaar.
This part of the site is still under construction.
Last Updated: 20 April 2000