The Garden Complex and the Large Building of "Shokat-Abad"
The garden complex and the large building of “Shokat-abad” is located in the village of Shokat-abad and is at a distance of 5 km southeast of Birjand. This complex consists of a surrounding fences, watch towers, high entrance doors, main construction, water pond house, orangery, and garden, stable and servants quarters. Totally the construction of the “Shokat-abad” garden was built on a hill and the gardens are situated on the southern and eastern sides. The south side of the complex has separate rooms and has services for the residents of the garden and the Lord and family members used the internal quarters for reception and formal use. The construction of the southern side of “Shokat-abad” is linear from the east to west by monotone form. Another attraction of this building is its internal connectivity by the use of corridors, hallways and rooms. One of the important constructions is the “Orangery” which is located at the near of the main building. This building is an internal garden, which was used for the privation of the governor and his family. The trees in the courtyard were planted in an orderly manner and have connecting ways towards each other coming together with an intersection of surrounding flower beds. The existence of a lake and a waterway makes the facility for irrigation of the trees. The trees in the garden complex consist of Pomegranate, Vines, Apple, Pear and other decorative trees like Cypress tree, plan tree, aspen and pine trees. The history of this complex dates back to the “Qajar” era.
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