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Address: Central Iran, Esfahan 81464, Iran

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shake or dont shake

poor this building, it is shaking each time a group of tourist came to visit :) have a nice yard in four season! enjoy it

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Minoooshi
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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent example of light weight building materials used in olden times. It was interesting see how a person could shake one tower and the other tower would start shaking.

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United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

poor this building, it is shaking each time a group of tourist came to visit :) have a nice yard in four season! enjoy it

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Temora, New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was fascinating to watch the man shake one then other one started to shake. Each 90 minutes Worth visiting as very old But the books there were not in English so would have liked a souvenir. Many places now beginning to realize English speaking tourists are visiting and enjoying Iran

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Thank 715Rosemary
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

well, it is a ice place to visit but it is crowded (Always) and the two towers that supposed to move they just simply don't! So...

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Thank Sarah G
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Worth the visit to see this quaint attraction , although i'm worried that at some stage the trembling will stop and falling will happen.

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Thank Ray C
Doha, Qatar
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135 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is a short show of one shaking minaret engaging the other one. it appears that the have same natural frequency and they are somehow connected. Displacements of both are visible to the naked eye from the ground.

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Thank racuch
Hong Kong, China
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131 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We managed to see both minarets shaking after waited for 20 minutes last week. A staff went up to shake one of the minarets (the right one when we were there), then we saw both minarets shaking mildly at the same time. We heard from the local guide that it was designed to be quake proofed. What a brilliant design!

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Thank travelholic99
bloemendaal
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

It was great to watch how many people are interested in seeing some bells ring. It's also unclear when the they are going to shake the tower. During my visit it was around 15.30.

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Thank jeroenb
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20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Monar Jonban (Shaking Minarets), is a historical monument from 14th century located in Isfahan (central of Iran) at the west side of the city (about 30 km from the city center). The main distinguished feature of the minarets is that if one of the minarets is shaken, the other minaret will shake as well. This is a architectural, historical,... More 

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Thank Keighobad E
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18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

It works but not all that easy to see. Its good for history lovers. One of the downsides is that that it moves only in spicefic hours.

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