Minar Jonban, a historical building with a mausoleum and two minarets, is located 7 kilometers west of Isfahan

Minar Jonban, a historical building with a mausoleum and two minarets, is located 7 kilometers west of Isfahan

This building was built over the grave of Amu Abdollah ibne Muhammad ibne Mahmoud

This building was built over the grave of Amu Abdollah ibne Muhammad ibne Mahmoud

The grave of Amu Abdollah is built under a porch (iwan), he was a mystic man who passed away around 1316

The grave of Amu Abdollah is built under a porch (iwan), he was a mystic man who passed away around 1316

Soon after the death of Amu Abdollah an iwan was built over his grave during the Ilkhanid era

Soon after the death of Amu Abdollah an iwan was built over his grave during the Ilkhanid era

Interior of the iwan - the iwan is 10 metres (33 ft) high and 10 metres (33 ft) in width

Interior of the iwan - the iwan is 10 metres (33 ft) high and 10 metres (33 ft) in width

The porch itself is original but minarets were added around 16th-17th centuries

The porch itself is original but minarets were added around 16th-17th centuries

The reason why this monument is famous is due to that fact that if one of the minarets is shaken, the other will shake itself

The reason why this monument is famous is due to that fact that if one of the minarets is shaken, the other will shake itself

It is believed that there is a wooden beam between the two minarets which shake the both minarets at the same time

It is believed that there is a wooden beam between the two minarets which shake the both minarets at the same time

Shaking by visitors is in theory restricted to once every twenty minutes in order to avoid structural damage

Shaking by visitors is in theory restricted to once every twenty minutes in order to avoid structural damage

Tall trees around the Minar Jonban - due to it's unique feature this site is famous among the visitors

Tall trees around the Minar Jonban - due to it's unique feature this site is famous among the visitors

When shaken both minarets move 10 inches side ways and remarkably they are still standing

When shaken both minarets move 10 inches side ways and remarkably they are still standing

Locals attribute the magical shaking of both minarets to the shiekh who is buried in the building

Locals attribute the magical shaking of both minarets to the shiekh who is buried in the building

This pigeon tower is located in Isfahan - pigeon towers were built to attract pigeons to them so that they would nest in the top and their dung would fall to the bottom

This pigeon tower is located in Isfahan - pigeon towers were built to attract pigeons to them so that they would nest in the top and their dung would fall to the bottom

Pigeon droppings were used as a fertiliser in order to grow melons in Iran during the Safavid era

Pigeon droppings were used as a fertiliser in order to grow melons in Iran during the Safavid era

Often over six stories high and 45 to 75 feet in diameter, these towering structures were filled with a honeycomb of small roosts for the pigeons

Often over six stories high and 45 to 75 feet in diameter, these towering structures were filled with a honeycomb of small roosts for the pigeons

 The towers were constructed as impenetrable fortresses that could shelter the pigeons from predators

The towers were constructed as impenetrable fortresses that could shelter the pigeons from predators

The towers were opened once a year to collect their droppings

The towers were opened once a year to collect their droppings

The Mardavij Kuboter Khane of Isfahan - this renovated tower sits in a roundabout with the same name

The Mardavij Kuboter Khane of Isfahan - this renovated tower sits in a roundabout with the same name

Today, due to the use of artificial fertilizer the role of these towers has declined

Today, due to the use of artificial fertilizer the role of these towers has declined