Molla Khalila Park
Duration Of Visit
1 To 2 Hours
Best Seasons To Visit
Durah Hamedan Squer, Qazvin, Qazvin Province, Iran
Time To Read: 7 Minutes
Also known as
- Molla Khalila Boustan
Geographical location of Molla Khalila Park
Molla Khalila Bostan is located at Islamic Republic Boulevard, near Durah Hamedan Square in Qazvin province. This beautiful garden is located in the south of Qazvin. For many people Mollakhalila Park is in fact the first garden to be built in traditional gardens and represents a part of Qazvin's natural heritage.
History and culture of Mollakhalila Park
This legacy dates back a thousand years and is one of the unique attractions of this small and beautiful city which was described in historical books. One of the most famous works referring to the Qazvin gardens is the Nasir Khusraw travelogue. Nasir Khusraw writes in his famous travelogue: "I reached Qazvin in 1163 AH. The garden was fenceless and very fruitful”. Mollakhalila garden history goes back to 1623 AH. As its name implies, the garden was owned by a prominent Shia scholar known as "Khalil Ibn Ghazi" known as "Mullah Khalila". He devoted the garden to public at the end of his life. The gardeners at the time were trying to revive this national heritage and register it as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The project took five months to complete. The Mullah Khalila Garden was inaugurated in November 2015 by the Qazvin Parks and Municipalities Organization and is now the largest inter-urban garden of Qazvin.
Architecture of Molla Khalila Park
Regarding its historical context, it is worth mentioning that numerous replicas have been exhibited in the Qazvin city with its Iranian architectures. The Chehel sotune Palace, the forty windows, the magnificent mansion, and the old gate of Tehran, are miniature elements of the city, depicted in a miniature park. All of the monuments built in this garden are covered with straw and wood shingles that are very effective in preserving the historic texture of this place. Other attractions include traditional ponds, alleyways, pavilions and beds, carved old doors and adorned with poems and poems and tree sculptures. Around the gardens, surrounded by tall walls, to protect the garden from scorching cold, hurricanes and hail. Groundwater channels also flow beneath the gardens, which are responsible for the protection of rainwater and floodwater. In addition, a drip irrigation system is used to keep the gardens green and growing. The Botanical Garden is not only a place for storing ornamental pigeons, such as a trowel, an umbrella, a blackbird, and so on, it also provides the bird manure needed for the garden. Other beauties of the garden include lighting that is proportional to the color of the leaves of the trees and plants at night and the permanent flower gardens. These gardens are only empty on snowy days. On other days of the year, colorful flowers and plants grow in accordance with the season. What distinguishes the Mullah Khalila Gardens from other gardens in the city is not its widespread floor space, but the combination of natural elements and artificial historical context has given it a privileged position. Among these natural factors are the old-growth and encyclopedic trees, streams and traditional gardening practices.
Tips and ideas
Good nights of spring or hot summer are the best opportunity to get out of the house, get together and create happy moments. Summertime involves many destinations like ice cream shops, famous city restaurants, amusement parks, commercial amusements, gardens and more. Among all these options, the gardens are the best and most exciting nightlife destinations. Molla Khalila Gardens are one of the most beautiful parks in Qazvin where you can spend a pleasant night with your family. Nevertheless, it represents a nature-friendly environment for human beings.
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