Sang Tarashan

Sang Tarashan Cave

Jahrom’s Sang Shekanan Cave, known to locals as Sang Eshkan, is the largest handcrafted cave in Iran and the Middle East. In fact, it is one of the largest and most beautiful man-made caves in the region. The Sang Eshkan cave consists of several openings and columns that can be seen in the form of transverse porticoes.

The arches are made by extraction of limestone and dolomitic stone. Most of them are tunnel-shaped. Therefore, we can say that there is no cave bigger than Sang Tarashan with the same characteristics: arches, columns and openings.

The stones extracted and transported from the cave were used for decoration works, building facades and portals, barred windows, gravestones, stone statuettes and vases. The portal of the Shah Cheragh shrine, the Atigh Mosque in Shiraz, the Eram garden are some examples of the places where these stones were used.

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