Also known as: Mir Chakhmaq Square, Amir Chakhmagh Sq., Mir Chakmaq, Amir Chakmak
Amir Chakhmaq Shami and his wife, Seti Fatimeh built this square, in the 9th century AH. Hadji Qanbar Bazaar on the east side of the square was one of the buildings constructed by Nezameddin Hadj Qanbar Jahanshahi. The famous Mir Chakhmaq Mosque and theater for passion plays are located on the north of the square.
This Square (Mir Chakhmagh / Amir Chakhmaq) is a prominent structure in Yazd, Iran, noted for its symmetrical sunken alcoves. It also contains a caravanserai, a tekyeh, a bathhouse, a cold water well, and a confectionery. At night, the building is lit up after twilight hours after sun set with orange lighting in the arched alcoves which makes it a spectacle.
The prominent structure has a three-storey elaborate facade of symmetrical sunken arched alcoves. Also it is one of the largest hussainia in Iran. In the centre are two very tall minarets. The spiral staircase in one of the two minarets is said to create a feeling of claustrophobia, while it provides views of Yazd.
At night, the building is lit up with orange lighting in the alcoves which makes it a spectacle. The complex also contains a caravanserai, a tekyeh, a bathhouse, a cold water well, and a confectionery.
The complex includes the three-storey tekyeh which used to commemorate the death of Hussein-ebn-e-Ali (son of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the third Shia Imam). In the corner of the tekyeh, there is a nakhl, described as a "strong, wooden object with very large metal fixtures and studs". It was venerated during the Shiite commemoration festival of Ashura.
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