Isfahan is known for its scenic bridges built on the Zayanderud. If you are looking for a relaxing walk then these historic bridges are the places to visit. Biking alongside the river is also a good way to have a fresh start to the day or to spend evenings a little bit differently. In total, 11 bridges cross the Zayanderud. Iran has registered 3 of them on the list of its national heritage sites. Pol-e Marnan, Pol-e Joui, Pol-e Shahrestan, Pol-e Khaju, and the world-famous Si-o-se-pol are the five historic bridges of Isfahan. Pol-e Shahrestan is the oldest one, dating back to the Sassanid era.
Pol-e Khaju and Si-o-se-pol are the most popular ones. In fact, the two boast a more sophisticated architecture and designs decorated with intricate tile-work and paintings. As a hangout for locals, you will see plenty of young boys and girls, couples and families at Si-o-se-pol, walking from the beautiful bridge to the nearby Pol-e Khaju, and back.