In visiting the southern Iranian province of Kerman, one needs to make sure they take in Mahan: home to the biggest and most beautiful Iranian garden.
Shazdeh Garden was built on orders of a Qajar prince in the mid-1850s. In light of the fact that the garden was located in all but featureless desert, beasts of burden were used to bring in plants and saplings to the construction site.
The rectangular 5.5 hectare walled garden which features two beautiful mansions has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cobblestoned garden has several fountains.