Pol e Khaju (Teahouse)
Address: lower levels of the Pol e Khaju, Zayandeh River.
The teahouse that exists here is rumored to have been in function since the bridge was constructed in the 17th century. Enter and you will see checkered floor mats, handcrafted rugs, and carpets depicting opulent Safavid symbolism. Men and young teens flock around water pipes (galyoun or nargile). Often, you can hear light beats of traditional Iranian music, though this is mostly drowned by the enthusiastic babbling of bubble blowers on the shisha.
At night, the bridge is brilliantly lit up by soft incandescent lighting, and the sound of the splashing river subdues the chitter chatter from people, creating a magically serene ambience.