Shah Abdol-Azim shrine
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One of the shrines that many travelers and pilgrims go to see is the Shah Abdol-Azim shrine (or Shabdol Azim) in the city of Rey (south of Tehran).
After entering the shrine, at first glance, you will see the minarets, which are designed with the most beautiful and soothing colors.
Large crowds sit around the shrine as well as in the courtyard, praying.
One of the most beautiful moments in the Shah Abdol-Azim shrine is when the sunset is approaching. At this moment, all the ambient lights are turned on and a beautiful scene is created.
Blue minarets and red and yellow lights create a mystical atmosphere that will delight you.
Tiling inside the shrine are amazing.
If you plan to capture images around or inside the shrine, you must first have the necessary permissions.
When visiting, be sure to hand over your shoes to the specified location and be careful of the number given to you and do not lose it.
Due to the crowds in and around the shrine, try to take care of small children.
Imamadehs of the Shah Abdol-Azim shrine
In this shrine, there are Imamzadehs that you can visit. One of them is Hamza and the other is Tahir.
You can find Hamza Imamzadeh in the eastern part. At first, this court was located and then Shah Abdol-Azim was transferred to it.
Tahir Imamzadeh is located in the southern part. If you look at this section, you will notice the difference in terms of beauty. The tiles are built in a completely artistic way.
One of the oldest places you can visit in this shrine is a very beautiful garden. This garden is known as the Parrot Garden.
This place is recommended to people who would like to spend some time in a different place.
In this garden, you can see the whole shrine.
Visitors because of its design and antiquity consider Toghrol tower. It also has a watchtower.
If you look at it from a distance, you will notice that it is well designed with many trees and flowers.
What is going on around Shah Abdol-Azim?
If you plan to travel to this shrine, you can enjoy all kinds of sights around it. You usually have time for sightseeing after the pilgrimage. One of them is Ashtikonan Alley.
This alley exists in Sherabad. This alley is very narrow, two people have to face each other, and therefore this is called Ashtikonan Alley. There are examples of this alley in other cities such as Shiraz, Bushehr, Yazd and Kermanshah.
The narrow alleys around the shrine are very crowded and you have to be careful of motorcyclists in these alleys.
Food attractions around the shrine
Kebab is one of the most famous foods that you can eat around this shrine. From ancient times, the enjoyment of kebabs in this city, namely the city of Rey was famous. For this reason, you will see many shops around the shrine that are active. You can see these shops in the sub-areas around the Shah Abdol-Azim shrine.
Souvenirs of this shrine are misbaha, agate ring, Jewelry, turquoise rings etc.
Residences of the Shah Abdol-Azim Shrine
To stay in Rey for a few days, you can use the homes around the shrine. The accommodations are large and well equipped, which is why the hotel has not been built there yet.
To spend the night in the city of Rey, you definitely need to prepare a place for yourself because you cannot spend the night in the shrine. Sleeping in the shrine is forbidden even for a few hours as a night rest.
How to go to Shah Abdol-Azim shrine?
People who are in Tehran can use the subway to go to the Shah Abdol-Azim shrine. People who get off the subway may get lost, so you can walk down the Farmandari Street to Shamloo Square, then to Avini Square. People in the city of Rey will not travel long distances due to their proximity to the shrine.