& west Azerbaijan, Ardabil, Zanjan and Qazvin
historical and ancient land of Azerbaijan is birthplace of one of the
oldest civilizations of Iran plateau. Azerbaijan, has several tourist
attractions, not only for its natural, geographical and mountainous
features (Sahand and Sabalan mountains), but for having famous valuable
thermal springs and rich mineral water springs like Sar'ain, Bostan-abad,
Ghotursoo, and especially shores of Orumyeh lake. Sar'ain thermal spring,
one of the most important water therapy centers of Iran, is located 20km .far
from Ardebil, the capital city of Ardebil province. The water of these
thermal springs, with sulfuric and other mineral compounds, is amongst the
first treatments have been discovered by mankind for his illnesses.
lake, with its wonderful and famous islands like Ghoyoon-Baghi (Kaboodan),
Arezoo, Ashk-daghi and Espier, having beautiful natural views as well as
its water and sludge therapy virtues, is amongst the tourism attractions
of Azerbaijan. The cities like
Golmankhaneh, Sefid-Gonbad, and Rahmanloo, lcated on The coasts of Orumyeh Lake, are equipped with anchorage and
accommodation as facilities well.
cities of Azerbaijan including Tabriz, Orumyeh, Ardebil, Maragheh, Khoy,
Marand, and Mahabad hold several worth-seeing historical sites. The most
important historical sites of Azerbaijan are: kabood mosque, Jame’mosque
, Citadel , Bazaar , and Ilgholi promenade in Tabriz; Sheik Safimausoleum
and Azam mosque in Ardebil; Babak castle in kalibar (Ahar township);
Maragheh observatory and rotating tower; Pol-Dokhtar and Ghaleh Dokhtar
(old bridge and castle) in Myaneh; Tatavoon church (black church) in
Makoo; Shams Tabriz tower in Khoy; ancient hill and village of Hasanloo
close to Naghadeh; and Takht-e-Solayman 45km .
to Takab , all together are unique and very interesting from architectural
point of view . The handicrafts of Azerbaijan, especially carpets, are
Zanjan province there are also several historical monuments like Soltanieh
Washhouse building , Sang Ezhdeha (dragon stone) , and bazaar which
have considerable artistic and architectural importance.
city, which was the capital city of Safavid in last centuries, holds
interesting historical buildings and vestiges. Alamoot castle the refuge
and base of Hasan Sabah the leader of Ismailieh movement, is located in the mountains
of Qazvin province.
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Kermanshah, Kurdistan, and Ilam Province
city, the foundation of which dates back to Medes time 700BC. holds several
worth-seeing places. The most important of these sites are inscriptions of
Gangenameh, Shir Sangi, Tomb of Ester and Mardkhay , Alavian dome , Bu-Ali
Sina (Avicenna)and Babataher Tombs. There are in the suburb of Hamedan
many natural eye-catching places including famous caves of Ali-Sadr,
Ghaleh Joogh, and Hizadj.
of the interesting-to-see places in Hamedan is Lalejin village. This
village is the center of pottery and ceramics industry. Many pottery workshops are
active in this village producing diverse earthenware vessels in different
design and colors.
province, holding its own old cities like Kermanshah, Ghasr-e-Shirin,
Paveh, Songhor, Islamabad, and Crend, is one of the most ancient centers
of Iranian civilization. The historical monuments of Tagh-Bostan, Bisotoon,
and Moaven-Ol-Molk mourning place in Kermanshah; the famous Anahita temple
in Kangavar; and remained historical vestiges in Ghasr-e-Shirin and Sare’Pole’Zahab are very worth seeing. In the regions of
Bistoon, Tagh-e-Bostan, and Dalahoo (Rijab), there exist large calcareous springs.
In Rijab (Dalahoo), the calcareous thermal spring has created some
calcareous ponds on its bed, which totally have a very spectacular
mountainous land, with its cities of Sanandadj, Saghez, Bijar, Marivan,
Ghorveh, and many worth-seeing and memorable sites. Among these places, it
can be pointed out to jame’mosque, Sanandadj museum, zivieh, and kaftoo
cave close to Saghez. Kurdistan is one of the important centers of
handicrafts in Iran. Its products are coarse carpet, wooden and turnery
products, needlework, crocheting, and spangling clothes, which are of a
ancient land of Ilam (Elam), is a very old territory. Ilam city, with
other cities of Ilam province like Mehran and Dehloran, due to historical
link with the ancient land of Mesopotamia (between two rivers), hold
interesting monuments, including the remains of the old cities in the
valley of Dehloran city and Sarab Galan Shiran, which relate to Sassanide
Choobin bridge Shirin and Farhad arch, Choobin Mountain passes, and four
arches belonging to Sassanide time are amongst important monuments of this
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City, with a relatively short history, holds interesting monuments and
worth-seeing places. Tehran once was a village in suburbs of the city of
Ray, after ruining by The Mongols, developed gradually and was selected as
capital city of Iran in the reign of Agha Mohammed Khan Ghajar in the late
18th century AD. Most of historical buildings in Tehran are constructed in
Ghajar time. The most important worth seeing places of Tehran are:
of Royal Jewels in National (Melli) Bank which the famous diamond Daryaye
Noor (the sea of light) along with jewels and crowns of Iranian kings are
of Tehran as the largest commercial center of the country with several
caravansaries, old buildings, Imam mosque, Motahari
Palace with its internal and external quarters aggregates.
of His Holiness Abdol-Azim in Shahr Ray.
of Iran Bastan (archeology), carpet, Reza Abbasi (art), Abgineh,
Decorative Arts, palaces of Niavaran, Saad-Abad and Golestan that hold a
treasury of invaluable art works.
hold a treasury of invaluable art works.
the face of Tehran City, as the largest metropolitan area of the country,
with its physical expansion and diversity of roles, is completely changed.
The most important centers of higher education, administration, military,
politicy, economy, communication, and commerce are in Tehran. The summer
countryside around Tehran, especially those around Lar, Karaj, and Latian
dams with the valley of Jajrood and Karaj as well as winter amusement
places of Dizin, Shamshak and Ab-Ali, suitable for winter sports, compose
recreational areas of Tehran. The accommodation facilities of Tehran, with
different classifications respond to all needs of tourists with different
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