and Lorestan Province
(central) province is situated at the south of Tehran and west of Isfahan
Provinces and is one of the historical regions of Iran, which its
antiquity dates back to Seleucid Ian era. The historical cities of Saveh,
Mahallat and Nimevar, Tafresh, Ashtian and…. Are amongst historical
regions of this province, which hold a lot of historical monuments.
Amongst the most important worth-seeing places of this province it can be
pointed out to Arak caves, underground city of Dolfabad in Farahan,
thermal springs, remains of Khorkheh Seleucidian tepmle, Dodehak
caravansary, Imamzadeh Yahya in Mahallat, historical regions and
caravansaries of Saveh Township, Delijan cave, birthplace and father-house
of Imam Khomaini in Khomain, and several other Imamzadeh and pilgrimage
places that each of them portrays a part of the history of this region.
province in the west of Iran, is a mountainous land where the main
beautiful heights of Zagross mountain ranges are extended from north-west
southward in a regular and condensed froom. This province is amongst
historical regions of Iran and holds plenty of old monuments. According to
Babylonian, Elamite, and Assyrian inscriptions residents of Zagross
mountains have been the tribes like Loloi, Manai, Kasi, Gooti, Amada and
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and Semnan Province
province, located at northeast of Iran, covering an area of 313,000
square kilometers, is the largest province of the country. Khorasan was a
known name, which in last centuries encompassed a wide cultural realm of
which a great part presently exists in countries of Afghanistan,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Khorasan province is one of the
great historical and cultural centers of Iran, which the cities of Meshed,
Nayshabour, Birjand, Sabzevar, famous city of Tabas on the desert margin,
are located in its boundaries.
2nd century AH (9th century AD), in the present location of Meshed there
was a small village called Sanabad. After the martyrdom of His Holiness
Imam Reza in this place, this city was called Mashad Moghadas (Sacred
Meshed). Since then, His tomb became the place of pilgrimage for Iranian
cities, so it gained an ever-increasing importance. Today, the Shrine of
His Holiness Imam Reza, which has passed many ups and downs along history,
is one of the most important and valuable samples of the Islamic art of
architecture. Imam Reza Museum in Meshed City is one of the largest
cultural and artistic treasuries, especially for its handwritten
manuscripts and paintings.
mosque, Sabz (green) dome, Khajeh Rabii mausoleum, Arsalan Jazeb
mausoleum, Robat (caravansary) sharaf, KalatNaderi, and Kooh Sangi are
amongst other historical places of Meshed City.
Bazaar of Meshed, a magnificent one and the place for supplying different
goods, is another eye-catching place in this city. New Bazaar, which is
named Bazaar Reza, is the place for supplying different handicrafts of
City is located 28 km. Far from Meshed northwest to it on the road to
Shirvan-Gorgan. Toos once was one of the large cities of Khorasan, of
which today does not exist anything except the remains of an old wall of
the city. The tomb of Ferdowsi, the great poet of Iran, is located in this
city, which is annually visited by thousands of Iranians.
City 110km. Southwest of Meshed is on the way of Sabzevar. This city, one
of the important cities of Iran, was capital city of Saljooghis in 5th
century AH for some times. But today from its past magnificence there have
remained only a few vestiges in the old part of the city. The tomb of
Khayam, whose Rubaiats (Quatrains) are recited eagerly all around the
world and also the tombs of some great Iranian men of letters and arts,
like Sheik Attar and Kamal-ol-Molk are located in this city.
City is one of the most famous cities of Kavir (desert) margins, situated
in southeast to Meshed. The wall and old part of the city, which were
badly damaged by earthquake, are more or less remained. Tabas is one of
the worth-seeing cities of Iran’s arid and desert regions. Tabas Guest
House, with suitable accommodation facilities, entertains the tourists in
an acceptable level.
Province is located in the east of Khorasan province having different
deserts and mountain slope nature. In past times, this province has been
passed by Silk Road and many monuments belonging to that time have
remained in this province. The Gnostic poets of this province like Bayazid
pastami, Sheikh A. Kharaghani, and Ebn-Yamin have global fame.
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