Chehelsotoun Palace Palace is one the other historical buildings in Isfahan, Iran. It covers an area of 67000 square m and was completed in 1646. The palace which is located in the center of a big garden in formed of different rooms.
The first one is Hall of Mirrors which is decorated with wall paintings and used to be the main room for entertainment. Chehelsotoon was one of the prior buildings in which mirrors, wall paintings, wooden columns, and mosaic capitals were used as elements of decoration.
The name, meaning “Forty Columns” in Persian, was inspired by the twenty slender wooden columns supporting the entrance pavilion, which, when reflected in the waters of the fountain, are said to appear to be forty. Having this in mind that in Iranian literatures, 40 in considered as a large number.
Apart from these wooden columns, made from Plane tree, the pool that lied in front of the palace presents joy and refreshment to every visitor. The frontier pool is 110 m long and 16 m wide and with the help of its dark floor and its dimension, it is intended to seem as deep as possible.
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