Mausoleum in Neishabur

Attar Tomb

Small but lavishly tiled, the octagonal tomb tower of Sufi poet Sheikh Attar (1145–1220) sits in a very pretty garden that's a popular destination for horse-and-carriage rides from Omar Khayyam's tomb complex....

Historic Building in Neishabur

Shah Abbas Caravanserai

Directly west of Khayyam Sq, the city centre's most interesting feature is this restored caravanserai, which incorporates into its arched niches a series of interesting mini shops selling turquoise, crafts and...

Picnic Area in Neishabur

Dehkadeh Chubi

If you're visiting Neishabur by car, a gently amusing side trip is the 10km excursion east of Omar Khayyam's tomb to this little fantasy hamlet with its handful of eccentric shingle-roofed, timber and adobe...

Tomb in Neishabur

Omar Khayyam Tomb Complex

In its present 1970s form, Khayyam's mausoleum is like a giant calligraphic vase with diamond-shaped lozenges cut out to leave an airy net of criss-crossed marble. Tickets include entrance to a tiny Khayyam...

Museum in Neishabur

Archaeological Museum

Seeing the large, 3D map-model of how Neishabur looked in the 17th century makes it well worth popping into this elegantly presented new museum, which also displays some intriguing grave sites (skeleton and all)...

Mausoleum in Neishabur

Imamzadeh-ye Mahrugh

Directly south of the Khayyam gardens, this lovely imamzadeh has an intricately tiled portal and a fine 16th-century dome of blue and yellow tilework. The main tomb in the contrastingly plain interior is of...

Iranian in Neishabur


The most attractive of four eateries directly north of the Omar Khayyam mausoleum, Ghaderi serves Iranian standards in a pleasant dining room and also in a 'secret' rear summer yard.

Bazaar in Neishabur

Covered Bazaar

One of the last remnants of medieval Neishabur is its short stretch of covered bazaar.

Museum in Neishabur

Wildlife Museum

Tucked into the western corner of the Shah Abbas Caravanserai is this small museum of stuffed birds, local animals, pinned insects and pickled snakes. There's even a couple of bottled human foetuses.