Shah Cheragh is a funerary monument and mosque in Shiraz, Iran.
The name translates to “King of the Light”
And it’s not difficult to understand why after seeing these photos taken inside the mosque.
The jaw-dropping interior of this structure has millions of tiny mirror shards which bounce the light in every direction.
The site has a rather mysterious past....
According to one story, around 900 A.D. a traveller spotted something shining from a distance.
He approached the area to investigate and found an illuminated grave.
An armored corpse of an important Muslim figure was found inside and the area became a pilgrimage destination for Shia Muslims.
A structure was built to house the tomb and as time went by it became more and more complex.
Even though Shah Cheragh has been damaged by people, nature, and time, numerous repairs kept it standing to this day, and it still shines bright like a diamond and attracts pilgrims and tourists from all over the world.