Bagh e Shazdeh (Prince Garden)
This charming garden dates back to 1873. The Shazdeh garden, enjoying a very impressive building, old verdant trees, streams flowing through the garden, and the pools are indeed a worth site to see. The beautifully maintained grounds contain a series of split-level fountains leading to a large palace, once the residence of Abdul Hamid Mirza, one of the last princes of Qajar dynasty. It has a watercourse, an essential element of all traditional Persian gardens, lined with magnificent oriental plane trees (Chinar) with pavilions at each end from where one obtains breathtaking vistas of the gardens with the mountains beyond.
Mahan’s Shazdeh (prince) Garden, situated 6 kilometer from the township of Mahan in Kerman province, was constructed at the end of Qajar era. The irrigation system and the small pools built inside the garden which are designed in a way to look like a staircase are its unique and valuable characteristics.