Facade of Edifice of the Sun building which is called locally as Shams al Emareh

Facade of Edifice of the Sun building which is called locally as Shams al Emareh

This building is considered one of the most bautiful buildings of the Golestan Palace

This building is considered one of the most bautiful buildings of the Golestan Palace

It is blended with European and Persian architectural traditions

It is blended with European and Persian architectural traditions

It was designed by master architect Moayer al-Mamalek and built between 1865 and 1867

It was designed by master architect Moayer al-Mamalek and built between 1865 and 1867

Fine details of the facade of Edifice of the Sun (Shams al Emareh)

Fine details of the facade of Edifice of the Sun (Shams al Emareh)

Nasser al-Din Shah was behind the construction of this building

Nasser al-Din Shah was behind the construction of this building

He wanted to have this building built high so he could enjoy the views of the city

He wanted to have this building built high so he could enjoy the views of the city

Exterior of this building is very beautiful and is richly decorated

Exterior of this building is very beautiful and is richly decorated

The exterior is decorated with bright colours like other buildings in the Golestan Palace

The exterior is decorated with bright colours like other buildings in the Golestan Palace

Windows inside the building offer views of the gardens of Golestan Palace

Windows inside the building offer views of the gardens of Golestan Palace

Attention to details is very important in this building

Attention to details is very important in this building

Each building of the Golestan Palace has separate ticket which can be purchased at the entrance of the palace only

Each building of the Golestan Palace has separate ticket which can be purchased at the entrance of the palace only

Glass and marble work inside the Shams al Emareh building

Glass and marble work inside the Shams al Emareh building

A chandelier hanging from the ceiling of Edifice of the Sun building

A chandelier hanging from the ceiling of Edifice of the Sun building

Interior of the Shams al Emareh

Interior of the Shams al Emareh

Lights reflect through colourful windows on to the mirrors and it creates a dazzling display of colours

Lights reflect through colourful windows on to the mirrors and it creates a dazzling display of colours

One of the internal walls of the Edifice of the Sun

One of the internal walls of the Edifice of the Sun

One of the rooms of Shams al Emareh

One of the rooms of Shams al Emareh

Furniture inside one of the rooms

Furniture inside one of the rooms

A wooden ceiling with a simple chandelier

A wooden ceiling with a simple chandelier

This room is one of the most beautiful in the building

This room is one of the most beautiful in the building

Ceiling has also glass mirrors which reflect the lights

Ceiling has also glass mirrors which reflect the lights

Exterior of the Edifice of the Sun has plenty of windows and balconies for viewing (though off limits to visitors)

Exterior of the Edifice of the Sun has plenty of windows and balconies for viewing (though off limits to visitors)

Persian tiles are used on the external walls of Shams al Emareh

Persian tiles are used on the external walls of Shams al Emareh

A side view of the Edifice of the Sun (Shams al Emareh)

A side view of the Edifice of the Sun (Shams al Emareh)

A tower seen through the arches in the Golestan Palace

A tower seen through the arches in the Golestan Palace

Entrance of the Emarat e Badgir (also known as The Building of Windcatchers)

Entrance of the Emarat e Badgir (also known as The Building of Windcatchers)

Entrance of the building looks small but it is beautifully decorated

Entrance of the building looks small but it is beautifully decorated

Ceiling of the entrance door - bright colours are used to make this building standout from the rest

Ceiling of the entrance door - bright colours are used to make this building standout from the rest

Recently restored Emarat-e Badgir has one of it's own league in Persian architecture

Recently restored Emarat-e Badgir has one of it's own league in Persian architecture

One of the baadgirs (wind tower) of the building

One of the baadgirs (wind tower) of the building

This building was erected in the reign of Fath Ali Shah

This building was erected in the reign of Fath Ali Shah

A staff member at the desk checks for the tickets

A staff member at the desk checks for the tickets

Few changes were made to this building during the reign of Nasser ol Din Shah

Few changes were made to this building during the reign of Nasser ol Din Shah

Stained glass is used to enhance the beauty of this building

Stained glass is used to enhance the beauty of this building

Details of the glass work on the Emarat e Badgir

Details of the glass work on the Emarat e Badgir

Interior of the Windcatchers building in the Golestan Palace

Interior of the Windcatchers building in the Golestan Palace

The interior has typically ostentatious mirror work

The interior has typically ostentatious mirror work

This room has few paintings which are created with the European style

This room has few paintings which are created with the European style

Persian and European styles are combined in here

Persian and European styles are combined in here

This is one of the side rooms of the Emarat e Badgir

This is one of the side rooms of the Emarat e Badgir

The main room in the building is decorated with sash-windows

The main room in the building is decorated with sash-windows

Ceiling of the main room in the Emarat e Badgir

Ceiling of the main room in the Emarat e Badgir

Side walls of the main room

Side walls of the main room

Large and small mirrors create a dazzling beauty of lights and colours

Large and small mirrors create a dazzling beauty of lights and colours

This room is decorated all the way up to it's ceiling

This room is decorated all the way up to it's ceiling

Looking out to the windows of the Emarat e Badgir

Looking out to the windows of the Emarat e Badgir

At the front of Emarat e Badgir ceiling is supported by tall but thin columns

At the front of Emarat e Badgir ceiling is supported by tall but thin columns

A side views of the colourful windows

A side views of the colourful windows

Exterior of the Building of Windcatchers in the Golestan Palace

Exterior of the Building of Windcatchers in the Golestan Palace

Visitors resting beside the Emarat e Badgir

Visitors resting beside the Emarat e Badgir

Central garden seen from one of the arches

Central garden seen from one of the arches

Diamond Hall or Talar e Almas is located next to the Building of Windcatchers but it was closed on that day

Diamond Hall or Talar e Almas is located next to the Building of Windcatchers but it was closed on that day

A view of the Salam Hall from the Diamond Hall

A view of the Salam Hall from the Diamond Hall

On 2013 June 23, Golestan Palace was added to the UNESCO's World Heritage List

On 2013 June 23, Golestan Palace was added to the UNESCO's World Heritage List