Isfahan is an ancient city in the center of Iran. Persians call it "Nesf-e-Jahan", meaning "Half of the World". In terms of population, Isfahan is Iran's third largest city after Tehran and Mashhad. It is located near the Zayandeh Rud River. Isfahan is considered as a popular tourist destination and a major historical, cultural and economic center of Iran.
The city has mild climate and regular seasons. Among the amazing works of architecture and attractions of this city include Sio-se Pol, The Chehel Sutun (Forty Columns) Palace, Imam Square (Naqsh-e Jahan), Hasht Behesht Palace, Chahar Bagh School, Chahar Bagh Boulevard, Khaju Bridge (Shahi Bridge), Shahrestan Bridge, Marnan Bridge, Vank Cathedral, Manar Jonban (the swinging minaret), Atashgah (Fire Temple), Old Qaisarieh Bazaar, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Imam Mosque, Ali Qapu, Soffeh Mountain, etc.