Sio-Seh Pole, thirty three arches, also called Allahverdikhan Pol, after the
architect who built it in 1600 and who was also Abbas the Great's Army Chief.
The bridge is about 300 meters in length. A row od delicate arcades lightens
its silhouette and lengthens its lines.
"Under the Sio-Seh Pole Bridge Passage"
Turning back towards the city, the first bridge encountered is the Khaju Bridge,
named after a neighbouring distric. It is a magnificent structure with two
tiers of archers. The lower arches are fitted with locks. When they are lowered,
a small lake forms opposite the Royal Palaces built under Shah Abbass !! (1650) on
the right bank. In the Middle of the bridge, the King got a pavilion built which
is still intact. On each of the bridge's piers, he got stone seats built so that
people could sit there to watch the Zayandeh-Rood River.
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