Passing the city of Kerman, we will reach Mahan. The Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine and Shazdeh Garden are two of the significant tourist attractions of this city. Shazdeh Garden, which is located in this city, belongs to the period of the Qajar dynasty. This garden is one of the nine Iranian gardens on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which was recorded in 2011. The person who started the construction of this garden was Abd ol-Hamid Mirza Naser ol-Dowleh Farmanfarmayan, known as Shazdeh Mahan. He was the son of Nasiruddin Shah’s daughter and the ruler of Kerman.
The most important element in Shazdeh Garden is water, the source of which is an aqueduct that flows from the high lands. The pools of the garden are designed in such a way that the slope of the ground is used for watering and filling the lower pools. Two great pools are located at the upper and lower parts of this garden, each reflecting the entrance façade of the garden at the lower section, and the main palace of the Garden at the upper part, which is among the beautiful sceneries of the garden. The inner space of the garden has an area of about fifty thousand square meters, which goes up in the form of stairs until the upper part of the top of Shazdeh Garden.