Iran may not be the most popular to visit when the holiday comes. However, for those who are planning to visit this country, then one of the places that you must visit is Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque. This is not just a regular mosque but also an important place for the local people in this area.
Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque was built due to the order from Mirza Hasan Ali Nasir, who was once a Qajar ruler. After 12 years of planning and construction, the mosque was finally finished. Nowadays, the mosque is not only a place of worship but also an attraction to many tourists. So, what should people know about this place when they come to visit?
1. The Location of the Pink Mosque
Those who want to see the beauty of the mosque can come to the beautiful city of Shiraz. People can reach this city by train, bus or even plane from big cities such as Tehran and Isfahan. After arriving at Shiraz, people can get to the mosque that is in the Gawd-I Araban quarter by public transportation. However, for those who are staying near the mosque such as Taha Hotel or Golshan Traditional hostel, you can just walk there quickly.
2. What to See & Expect
One of the best and unique things about the mosque is the color glass windows. Starting from dawn, when the mosque is filled with lights, the rugs, ceiling, and walls will show different patterns and colors. The view of this moment is just beautiful and priceless because it changes every hour, depending on the position of the sun.
Other than seeing this beautiful moment, visitors can also walk around the mosque to admire the details and mosaic tiles that are used. Those who like architecture can also see the unique and stunning architecture of the mosque.
3. Opening Time & Best Time to Visit
Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque opens almost every day of the week except for Friday. As for the opening hours, it is sometimes different, depending on the season. Normally it is open from 07:00 / 08:00 AM and closes at 12:30 PM. The mosque will then be closed and open again around 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. However, if you do plan to come, make sure to check out their official opening hours. The mosque is normally full of people, so it is best to come straight after when the mosque is open.
4. Dress Code to Enter Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque
If you want to enter the mosque, then one of the things you need to consider is the dress code you will be using. Like other places in Iran, people are recommended to use regular Iranian dress codes, where women have their legs covered fully until their ankles. Or they can use loose tunics or coats that cover their waist.
5. How to Take Good Photos
One of the activities that people must do when they visit the mosque is taking pictures of the beautiful view. However, this might be hard as the place is always full of people. Therefore, to make sure you get a good one, come early and don’t wait until the curtains open. If your place happens to be full of people, then try to move to a different place to get a different angle.
So, if you happen to visit Iran, make sure to put Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque as one of your itineraries. This is one of the unique mosques in Iran and even in the world where you can get a beautiful view from the inside or the outside of the mosque.