Akbarieh Garden and Mansion
Iran -Southern Khorasan - Birjand
Longitude: 59° 13' 40" E- Latitude: 32° 51' 10" N
The “Akbarieh Garden” and joining buildings attracts us more than other monuments and puts questions to every visitor so that one involuntarily tends to look and praise the architect and the constructor of its grand building and glorious garden. The garden and two part building have been built and constructed in the grounds of 35,000meters square. One part of the building was built in the “Zandi” era and the other in the early part of the “Pahlavi” era. Its decorations include a hall of mirrors, the main middle house a skull capped arched dome decorated with officially lined paintings etc. Bearing in mind that the building was first build and used as a Government house, the garden comes into the category of a governmental garden. At the present time the traditional dinning room and the valuable museum containing archaeological, anthropological and wildlife specimens are included in the complex so that visitors fond of historical monuments and momentous of the ancient city of “Birjand” can be seen and preserved in the mind.
Garden and building Akbaryeh thirty- fifth session of Word Heritage Committee (June 2011 - Paris), was registered on UNESCO Word Heritage List. Serial ID Number: 1372 – 009 Date Inscribed: 2011