shrine….

Khomeini’s Shrine (rather palace or 5 star hotel) is situated in the southern part of Tehran (poverty stricken region) near the cemetary of Behesht-e-Zahra (the Paradise of Fatimah!). The shrine consisted of only the grave and burial chamber. The present facilities and expansions were made later on. The building has a dome eight meters tall with four golden minarets on the corners of the building. Completion of the project took more than a quarter-century while many Iranians are living in dire conditions. The building is described as “the most expensive mausoleum” in the world. The project reminiscent of houses in Hollywood films or the myths of Persian kings.