Iran has a really amazing nature. One of the most memorable experiences you can have for yourself is to spend a few weeks touring Iran. Travel from the north of Iran, see all the cities on your way one by one and record the incredible Iranian landscapes in your mind and soul. Then head west, south and east of Iran and finally return to the beautiful north. But if you are planning to visit Iran, it is really difficult to know where to look and which cities to visit.
That’s why a complete and comprehensive roadmap can help you identify priority cities. Also, a proper planning can help you choose the right equipment and clothes for each city in the country. Follow this article from Alibaba Tourism Magazine to get the roadmap and all the necessary information for your amazing trip.
What are the most beautiful sights of Gilan?
Rasht, Lahijan, Astara and Talesh are among the most spectacular places in Gilan, where forests, lush nature, small and large springs and waterfalls, clean climate and… are some of their attractions.
What are the tourist attractions of Hormozgan province?
This province has beautiful cities such as Kish, Qeshm and Bandar Abbas. Hormozgan has the South Sea, cozy beaches, pure nature, various water recreations, historical rocks and. Different.
What are the sights of Shiraz?
Different gardens of Shiraz such as Jahannama Garden, Delgosha Garden and…, various historical buildings, the tomb of famous Iranian poets, walking in the streets and… are some of the best sights of Shiraz.
What are the sights of East Azerbaijan?
This province is a good choice for historical and cultural attractions. Shahriar Tomb, Constitutional House, Tabriz Bazaar and… are some of the sights of this province.
The beginning of Iran tourism from the northern cities of Iran, rain, forest, sea and delicious food
Northern Iran is the best place to start your memorable trip. In the northern cities you can expect to eat the most delicious food of your life. Experience the best weather in Iran and drive on the most beautiful roads in the country. You can start your Iran tour from Gilan. Look from the west to the east of Gilan and from there reach the east of Iran. This is where your unique journey begins.
Beautiful Gilan ends on the one hand in Astara and the Iran-Azerbaijan border and on the other hand in Qazvin province. The province is famous for its delicious food and excellent restaurants, the sea and of course the forest. The location of this province is spectacular, but the most remarkable thing about Gilan is its roads, which seem to pass through dreams and reach small towns and colorful gables.
Without exaggeration, we can say that Astara is one of the most beautiful border cities in Iran. Of course, at the end of our trip, we will return to Astara and see one of the most beautiful roads in Iran, so do not rush to see Heyran Pass. Let’s start with Astara first and see the sights of this beautiful city.
در Astara You can go to the beach, sit on the cliffs by the beach or visit the beach market of Astara. Exit the city and cross the road by the beach and reach the beautiful Steel Lake. Relax by the lake and watch the trees floating on the water. Then follow the same path to reach the effort.
To learn more about the various tourist attractions of this city, you can read Astara sights .
Talesh has the most beautiful intersection of forest and sea. Everywhere you look in the city, there is a forest on one side and you can feel the cool sea breeze on your face from the other side. That is why this city belongs to one of the most beautiful and coolest climates in the country.
In Talesh city, the most beautiful place you can see is Siahdaran Forest Park. You do not need to leave the city for more than a few minutes to reach this forest park. When you reach the top, you will see the whole city under your feet. One of the attractions of Siahdaran Forest Park is the railway sledge that moves you through the intertwined trees of the forest at high speed.
Of course, Talesh has other sights that familiarity with Talesh sights before traveling can be a great help. To you. Remember that on the way to Rasht, be sure to visit the beautiful beach of Gisum. To reach this beach, you have to drive on a forest road for about 20 minutes. The road itself is beautiful enough to take your breath away, but its true beauty begins when the forest is finished and you suddenly see the boundless sea in front of you. You probably won’t forget this scene anytime soon.
Now you have reached the center of Gilan province and it is time to go for the food that was promised to you. The city of Rasht is registered as a creative food science city in UNESCO. That is why the first place you go to Rasht must be one of the good restaurants in the city. After mourning, go to Rasht Municipality Square and walk on the city’s cultural sidewalk. If you are lucky and you have arrived in Rasht this weekend, you will see a variety of handicraft stalls in this square. If not, it is not a case, because the square itself is so attractive that you can sit there for hours and watch the happy and passionate people of Rasht shopping and playing. If you want to skip other Rasht attractions and resume your Iran tourism program, you can head to Tehran Road.
But on your way to Lahijan, it ‘s a shame to miss the Rural Heritage Museum. This museum is located at 18 km of Tehran-Rasht road and at the beginning of Saravan road and is only a few minutes away on your way to Lahijan; But it is really worth it. The Rural Heritage Museum is located in the heart of Saravan forests and is the guest of several real rural houses from different parts of Gilan. These houses were donated to the museum by the benevolent people of Gilan and later transferred to this museum. There is also food, tea and a variety of delicious local pastries at the Basat Museum, and you can be sure that you will not go hungry.
Well, now you have reached Lahijan, the city of tea, cookies, mountains and the sea. The first thing you will see after entering Lahijan is the view of the mountain devil from afar. You will see that all the foothills are covered with tea gardens and the aroma of tea will intoxicate you. Of course, do not worry because you are going to see this mountain much closer.
To see all of Lahijan at a glance, it is better to go to the roof of Lahijan. Park the car up there and get off. The surrounding scenery and good mountain weather will surely double your energy. Now, if you want to go higher, Lahijan cable car is waiting for you. This cable car will take you to the heart of the most beautiful tea gardens in the highest parts of Gilan. In addition to the beauty of the destination, the route is so beautiful that your heart does not want to end at all. When you come down, you have two options, go to Lahijan Gerdi , or go back to the heart of the road and leave Gilan Say goodbye.
Iran tourism in Mazandaran province
The road between Lahijan and Ramsar is one of the most relaxing roads in Iran. Most parts of this road pass through a very short distance from the sea, so that when you look to the left, you see a calm and beautiful blue sea. To the right of the road are tree-covered mountains and small and large cities.
The first city of Mazandaran that you enter is Ramsar. The beautiful and lovely Ramsar is located right by the sea. So choose one of the city’s beach parks and relax a bit. You can go to one of Ramsar’s restaurants and cafes and eat. Then you can reach the most beautiful summer in Iran.
To reach the beautiful village of Javaherdeh, you have to be 28 km away from Ramsar. But the whole route is worth it. Along the way, you will pass through heavenly roads and climb higher until you finally see the clouds under your feet. Due to the high altitude, the temperature of the jewel is usually very different from the city. So prepare for the cold and bring warm clothes. Ramsar has many rivers, waterfalls, and lakes, each with its own beauty. To get acquainted with all these sights, you should take a look at the list of Ramsar attractions .
After Ramsar, take the beautiful northern road again and enjoy the incredible views of the cities and the forests between the cities. The distance between cities in this part of the country is so small that it is difficult to understand where a city ends and the next city begins. What is certain is that shifting your eyes to the beauty of the sea and you have the opportunity to enjoy a little driving by the sea.
Do not miss the pleasure of another cable car before you reach Chalous. After passing Tonekabon, you will not reach Chalous, you will reach Namak Abroud recreation complex, of which the cable car is one of its attractions. When you go to the top of the mountain by cable car, you can also try the zip line of the collection. In addition, you can take unique photos of the mountain top view. Of course, Chalous sights do not end here, but the opportunity is short and you have to hit the road again. Sari
One of the biggest troubles of tourism in Iran is that in every city and province you step into, you want to stay there and not go any further. The iron will really wants you to leave Chalous, travel from Mahmudabad, Amol, Babil, and Ghaemshahr and reach Sari. There are many historical and natural sights in Sari . In addition, all the surrounding cities are waiting for you with fascinating sights.
But one of the must-see places is Badab springs 121 km south It is Sari. It is true that you have to drive about two hours to reach these springs, but both the surrounding scenery and what awaits you at the destination are worth it. If you go to Badab springs in summer, be sure to bring water. The water of these springs is very salty and the minerals in it make you see the water of the lake in yellow, red and orange colors.
Well, what you saw from Mazandaran province is enough and now it is time to experience heaven with another meaning. The cities, forests, and beaches of Golestan Province are so beautiful and pristine that you can not believe you have stepped on the earth.
It is 133 km from Sari to Gorgan. But do not worry at all that the road is long and hard. On the way you have to pass the cities of Neka, Kordkoy, and Nodijeh. In addition, the beach, sea and Gorgan Bay are your guide. Where do you see Gorgan now? Of course, Gorgan’s natural attractions are as numerous as in other northern cities, but the dining forest should not be overlooked at all. Shake hands.
Pilgrimage is waiting for you in the heart of the forest, river and waterfall. After seeing them, you can visit the beautiful village of Ziarat. Near the dining area, Cheshmeh and Lake Al-Nagdere are also worth a visit, and its beautiful scenery can make your day even more memorable. By this lake you can set up a tea and supper and stay and rest for a few hours.
You are only 40 km north of Gorgan to the Turkmen port. For this reason, after visiting Gorgan, you must also see the Turkmen port attractions . The first place you should see in the Turkmen port is the Turkmen pier.
After this pier, you can take a boat and reach the only island in the Caspian Sea, Ashuradeh. The island was inhabited until a few years ago, but has now become home to thousands of migratory birds. If you are interested in wildlife, this island will be your paradise.
Iran tourism in the cities of eastern Iran
We are slowly reaching the eastern cities of Iran and we have to say goodbye to the green and beautiful north. Of course, eastern cities also have their own beauties. High mountains and beautiful cities are waiting for you, the people of which are the warmest in all of Iran.
North Khorasan Province
After Golestan, the first province you will encounter on your tour of Iran is North Khorasan. North Khorasan is famous for its resorts and sights. After all the forests and greenery of northern Iran, we have now reached landscapes that are mostly mountainous and dry. That is, they have colder winters and warmer summers. That’s why you should probably change your clothes and wear clothes suitable for the new climate.
The capital of North Khorasan province is the city of Bojnourd. The city has two famous promenades called Baba Aman and Bash Qardash. Bash Qardash means five brothers, which also has an interesting historical story. Apparently, these five brothers stood against the tyranny of the king of that time and then took refuge in the mountains. This mountain, which is the current location of Bojnourd city, was a waterless and grassy place. But after the arrival of these brothers, five boiling springs rose from the mountain and the water of that land made the land green and fertile. You can drink the water of these five springs. Even traditional healers believe that this water is suitable for treating gastrointestinal diseases.
But now that you have passed through North Khorasan, you have reached Razavi Khorasan. On the way to Khorasan Razavi, it is better to go through Gonbad Kavous, Shirvan and Quchan. This route is slightly shorter than Shahroud, Sabzevar, and Neishabour. In addition, the northern route is greener.
Most Iranians go to Mashhad to visit the shrine of the Eighth Imam, but you should know that the sights of Mashhad are more than these professions. If you arrive in Mashhad in one of the warm months of the year, be sure to visit Kuhsangi Park in Mashhad. Due to its high altitude, this park is spectacular both during the day and at night.
In addition to the wedge, there are many places of pilgrimage and recreation that you should not miss. For example, you must see Torqabeh and Shandiz near the city of Mashhad. Torqabeh is one of the summers in Mashhad that has a beautiful climate and view, and Shandiz is famous for its beautiful and quality restaurants.
Your tour of Iran will not be complete unless you go to Neishabour, the city of poets and Firoozeh. The distance between Mashhad and Neishabour is 139 km, which takes about one hour and forty minutes. If you are tired in the middle of the road, you can relax in the summer city of Khor. This lush and beautiful city is in the middle of a desert road like paradise for people who have been on the road for hours.
As for Neishabour itself, the tombs of Attar and Khayyam are among the most important attractions of Neishabour. In addition, visit the tombs of Kamal-ol-Molk and Parviz Meshkatian, the great musicians of our country, and greet these great people. After that, if you are interested in observing and staring at the stars, Khayyam Skyline is the best place for you. In this planetarium you can see a 180 degree view of the sky and the stars.
South Khorasan province
We are slowly approaching the south of the country and the climate of the country is getting warmer and more deserted. The distance between cities and provinces in the southern half of the country is much longer than in the northern half. Therefore, you must make changes in your Iran tourism routine. For example, have enough water and food with you and use a strong sunscreen. Most importantly, service your car and ensure the health of its cooling system. South Khorasan province is famous for saffron fields. Therefore, in this province, you will have the opportunity to see the stages of planting and harvesting saffron closely.
If you arrive in Birjand in summer, a delicious trip is waiting for you. Because all over Birjand is covered with barberry, apricot, grape and almond orchards. All these delicious fresh fruits can be bought in the city gardens, fruits that have just been picked from the tree. If you want a cool place under the trees and by the water, you can go to Gyuk waterfall. This waterfall is 5 km away from Birjand and going there can make your picnic clear and pleasant.
Sistan and Baluchestan province
We will continue our tourism to the south of the country. The next place you should visit is Sistan and Baluchestan province. You have probably heard the name Sistan from Shahnameh, where Rostam was born. And of course you probably know this province because of its desert climate and lack of water. But the sights of Sistan and Baluchestan are more amazing than other parts of Iran because of this hot and dry climate.
From Birjand to Zahedan, you have to drive about 460 km of desert road. Along the way you will probably see camels moving in herds in the desert. Every time you reach the village, you will see palm trees reaching to the sky. When you arrive in Zahedan, drive around the city first and be sure to buy Baluch handmade clothes from local markets. After that, if you get tired of the heat, you can go 100 km away from the city and go to Ladies.
Ladiz village is one of the most amazing places in Zahedan. This watery village in the heart of the mountain is like a paradise in the heart of the desert. In the mountains around the village you can find caves with water dripping from their roofs. The sound of water dripping on the floor of the cave and its reflection on its walls is truly amazing. In addition, due to the height of the village and the existence of numerous springs, the air of this village is cooler than other areas of the province.
The next destination in this amazing Iran tourism is Chabahar. Chabahar attractions are really more than you want to see them all in a few days. In addition, the weather in this part of the country is so beautiful and pleasant that you do not want to leave Chabahar. Go to Lipar Lagoon as your first destination in Chabahar.
This wetland is completely unique in Iran and there are only five similar ones in the whole world. The reason why Lipar Hall is different is the pink and red colors that you see in it. Thanks to the presence of special bacteria, the colors of this lagoon are more beautiful than any painting. Of course, Lipar Lagoon is also home to beautiful birds such as flamingos, plains eagles, and peacocks. Nature lovers must have a camera with them so that they can capture the infinite beauties of this lagoon.
Iran tourism in the cities of southern Iran
We have reached the south of Iran, the region of dates and fish. The climate in this region is warm and tropical. This means that in addition to the high heat in the summer months, you also have to endure a lot of humidity. So it’s time to change your clothes again and wear loose, cool clothes. Alibaba’s suggestion is to get the southern local clothes and wear them. In this way, you both help the economy of the southern cities and stay cool.
Welcome to Hormozgan province. Now it is time to replace the views of the Caspian Sea and the north of the country with the Persian Gulf and the southern views in your mind. It is really enjoyable to drive along the beach when the sea is here and there. If you think you once had this experience in the north of the country and no longer need it, you are wrong.
After driving 678 km, you finally reached Bandar Abbas. The city that is the destination of most cargo ships heading to Iran. It makes sense to go to the port first and before seeing the other attractions of Bandar Abbas, see the small and large ships that are in search in the port.
Maybe before you go to the mosques, reservoirs and other places of interest in Bandar Abbas, it is better to immerse yourself a little in the natural hot tub and get rid of the tiredness of traveling. Gno Spa is located 34 km north of Bandar Abbas and in addition to the spa, it has other entertainment for you in your bag. After you get tired, you can ride on the GNU Equestrian Track or, if you do not have the equestrian skills, enjoy the carriage.
After a lot of fun, return to the beach of Bandar Abbas and order one of the delicious southern seafood in one of the pavilions on the beach. You can spend the night in one of the city’s eco-lodges and leave early tomorrow morning for the next destination, Qeshm.
Qeshm Island is about 10 times larger than Kish Island. For this reason, it can be said that the nature of this island has remained more untouched and pristine. Qeshm Island includes several valleys and beaches and seeing each of them is not without grace. Visiting all the sights of Qeshm Island and the surrounding islands requires a good pair of sneakers. So lift your heels and get ready to go.
The first place you can see in Qeshm is Star Valley. It is just like the Martian mountain in Chabahar. When you step inside it, you feel like you are no longer on Earth and you have stepped on an unknown planet. The strange shapes of this valley have been created by the erosion of sedimentary rocks in two million years. Of course, it should be noted that this valley is registered as a natural monument in UNESCO.
From Qeshm Island you can go to Hormoz by boat. In Hormoz, first look for the earthen carpet of the island. If the weather is good and there is no rain, this carpet is very spectacular. A group of fifty people use the colored sands of the island and design the earthen carpet. This carpet is 1200 square meters and the color variety of the sand on the island is the best.
Now that we are talking about island tourism, we must say that Iran tourism is incomplete without seeing Kish Island. To travel from Qeshm to Kish I, you have to go by boat to Bandar Pol. After Bandar Pol, drive to Bandar Chark and then go to Kish Island by boat. Of course, this route also has a sea route. If Sani ferry is active, you can go directly to Kish from Qeshm with this ferry.
From shopping to scuba diving, cycling on the beach and watching the sunset across the Greek ship are not included in a day trip. But if you want to see only one sight on the island, choose the Dolphin Park or Dolphinarium. The aquarium is home to dolphins and several other marine mammals. But what makes the park spectacular are the dolphins’ stunts and their daily performances.
Iran tourism in Bushehr province
After returning to Chark Island, drive along the beach for another six hours. Pass through the cities of Parsian, Assaluyeh and the port of Kangan and reach the port of Bushehr. Bushehr province is one of the most maritime cities in Iran and even in the world. It can be claimed for two reasons, first, that Bushehr is much lower than sea level. So if you look at the beach ship from the deck, it looks like half the city is under water. Another reason is that Bushehr province generally has about 900 km of coastline. This means that you can access the beach from anywhere in the province.
One of the main sights of Bushehr is its groves. The city has about 39,000 hectares of groves. So be sure to go to one of these groves and enjoy the view of the palm trees and the streams at their feet. The people of Bushehr are so hospitable that you probably would not return empty-handed. Bushehr dates are really the best dates in the country and if you are a souvenir shop, this is the best option for you.
Other things that you must experience in Bushehr are the audible music of Bushehr and the delicious food of this city. Of course, the sights of Bushehr are not limited to these cases and are very many.
Genaveh port is about 160 km away from Bushehr and our next destination in Iran tourism. This old port has many attractions, including the sandy beach and the sand dune. One of the places where you can spend happy hours is Hilleh Lagoon. This lagoon annually hosts thousands of migratory birds that come here from cold regions. If you are in Genaveh port at the right time, you will also get a chance to see these beautiful birds.
Iran tourism in Fars province
It is time to say goodbye to the south sea and go to the north and center of the country. To Fars province. The southern parts of Fars province are not far from Genaveh port. Our next destination is Shiraz. To reach this beautiful city, you have to drive 323 km. On the way, you have to pass through the cities of Borazjan and Kazerun and finally reach Shiraz.
In Shiraz, the air is drier and cooler than the southern parts of the country. Shiraz is a tourist paradise, both historically, culturally and naturally. You can do a lot of things in this city and you can see many places, but one of the sights of Shiraz that you should not miss in any way are the beautiful gardens and mansions of Shiraz.
The city of Shiraz generally has eight main gardens and each of them has its own mansions and museums. Visiting each of these gardens will acquaint you with a part of the beautiful history and culture of Shiraz. In addition, the beautiful design of these gardens has a clear atmosphere in which walking takes all the tiredness out of your soul.
Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Provinces
You have to get out of Shiraz as well. This time we move to the northwest. Little by little we find our way to the starting point of the journey. But before that, you should see a few other provinces. Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provinces are located in the heart of the Zagros Mountains and the highest mountain in Iran, Dena, is located in this province. In this province, the further south we go, the warmer the air becomes, and the further north we move, the colder and more mountainous the air becomes.
Yasuj is a city of flowery plains and roaring waterfalls in the first half of the year. This city is located in the mountainous and cold part of the province. If you go to Yasuj in winter and spring, be sure to go to Kakan ski slope. This is one of the best ski slopes in Iran and even if you do not have the necessary equipment, you can easily rent them on the slope.
There are not all the sights of Yasuj, but if you want to choose one, it must be Tamradi Strait. This strait has both historical and natural value. Why? Because throughout history, there have been wars in this strait, the effects of which can still be seen in the strait. In addition, there are beautiful springs and waterfalls, each of which can be a good place to set up a memorable picnic area.
Iran tourism in the cities of western Iran
So far, we have explored three main directions in Iran, and the only one left is the West. Of course, western Iran has so many historical and scenic places that several books are needed to describe them. However, in the continuation of this article, we will get acquainted with the cities that are on our way from west to north.
There is a long way between Yasuj city and Ilam province. You have to travel 818 km in about eleven and a half hours to reach the next destination of Iran tourism. But do not worry because this route passes through the most beautiful and fertile plains of Iran and the beauty of the route does not allow you to feel tired or bored. In this route, you must pass the cities of Behbahan, Ramhormoz, Shush and Dezful. Parts of Khuzestan plain whose loneliness and beauty will suffocate the soul. You drive on roads that can be seen for miles except green fields and lush trees.
Ilam is known as the bride of Zagros. The city has a temperate and mountainous climate and its natural scenery is truly breathtaking. If you want to spend a day in Ilam and see one of the sights of Ilam, there must be the purple valley in May. This valley is three kilometers away from Ilam city and without exaggeration is one of the most beautiful places in the country.
Imagine walking in the middle of a plain covered with purple blossoms. The fresh and intoxicating scent of purple is in the air and butterflies and bees fly around you. Do you not want to stay in this space for a few hours and have a picnic?
Iran tourism in Kermanshah province
Kermanshah is the closest neighbor of Ilam and it takes only about two hours to reach it. The province has a hot and dry climate in the western parts and cold and mountainous in the eastern parts. The most remarkable thing about Kermanshah province is the rich history of this province. The whole province has 3,000 antiquities, 716 of which are registered as national monuments.
Paveh is one of the western cities of the province and is 112 km away from Kermanshah. The surrounding road is lined with wheat and barley fields and towering mountains. At the foot of one of these mountains is the largest blue cave in Asia and the longest cave in Iran in the heart of the mountain.
Qoryeh Qaleh Cave is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the whole province. A large part of the cave is open to the public. So take off your warm clothes (even if it is summer), get your entrance ticket and head to the cave. Seeing this cave is a part of your Iran tourism experience that you will not forget soon. The location of the cave is the sound of complex water drips and the rocks created by these drips, with excellent lighting. In addition, there is a local bazaar outside the cave where you can buy a variety of local handicrafts as souvenirs.
The capital of Kermanshah province with its mosques and historical neighborhoods is waiting for you; But as the first place you see, go to Taghestan. To reach Taghbestan, you must first pass one of the most beautiful boulevards in Iran, Taghbestan Boulevard. Then you can visit the lithograph of Taghbestan, which dates back to the Sassanid period. After visiting this place, go to one of the restaurants in Taq Bostan and treat yourself to the famous Kermanshahi kebab ribs.
Lorestan province in the foothills of the Zagros Mountains is one of the rainiest cities in the country. That is why the number of lakes, springs, and waterfalls in this province is very large. The place of this province is covered with green plains and rivers that can not be crossed by any of them. For this reason, this city is a good destination for Iran tourism.
From Kermanshah to Khorramabad, Masidi is about two and a half hours long and passes through beautiful mountains and plains. After reaching Khorramabad, go directly to the most important symbol of the city, namely the castle of Falak al-Falak. This fort was built on one of the largest hills in the city and until this Qajar period was the residence of the kings and governors of Lorestan. The castle is now a museum and the objects kept in it date back to the Achaemenid period. These are not all the sights of Lorestan, but take heart from this city and go to Hamedan.
Hamedan province is a kind of western gate to the center of Iran. That is, if you want to travel from the west of Iran to the center of Iran, you must pass through Hamedan. This province has very cold weather and its cold winds are famous. So make sure you have the right clothes with you.
It takes three and a half hours from Khorramabad to Hamedan. Of course, the city of Malayer is on your way, which you can also visit. But the sights of Hamedan will be so many that they will satisfy you culturally, historically, and naturally. When visiting Hamedan, first visit the tombs of Babataher and Abu Ali Sina. The good thing about Hamedan is that most of its sights are located in the heart of the city and most of them can be seen in a one-day tour.
Another place of interest in Hamedan that you should not miss in this Iran tour is the city of Lalehjin. The city is officially registered as a pottery center in UNESCO and its pottery shops are famous all over the country. But the fact is that until you see one of these shops and workshops, you will not understand the greatness and beauty of this city.
Without exaggeration, we can say that Kurdistan province is one of the most beautiful provinces in the country and its people are among the most patient and kind people in Iran. This province is not very popular with tourists and officials because of its border with Iraq, but it is actually the lost paradise of Iran, Oraman.
One of the cities of Kurdistan that you must visit is the city of Marivan. The city can be attractive to you in two ways, first, the natural attractions of Marivan, which are incredible, and second, the border market of this city, where everything can be found at a cheaper price.
If you want, you can go directly to Oraman from Hamedan before entering Marivan. Or move 62 km southeast of Marivan. Anyway, Hezar Masouleh region with its stepped villages, roaring river, and Palangan recreation area are all sights that you should not miss in any way on your tour of Iran.
West Azerbaijan Province
We are slowly approaching the end of our exciting tourism. For this reason, move north and reach the province of West Azerbaijan. This province has one of the coldest climates in the country, and for this reason, its springs are the clearest and its rivers are the roaring rivers of the country.
On your way from Marivan to Urmia are the cities of Saqqez and Bukan, where sightseeing is not without grace. Especially the city of Saqqez, where you can find all kinds of colored and embroidered fabrics of Kurdish clothes and prepare Kurdish clothes for souvenirs.
But finally on the way to Iran, we reach Paris, Iran, the city of waters. The first place you should see in Urmia is Lake Urmia. The largest saltwater lake in Iran, these days the situation is a little better and a little faded. You can go boating on the lake and watch the migratory birds if it is the migration season. Of course, the historical sights of Urmia are also beautiful, which you can patiently visit one of them.
East Azerbaijan Province
After Urmia, you can say goodbye to West Azerbaijan province and go to its eastern neighbor. If you want to list all the sights of East Azerbaijan, you will have a very long list. From cultural and historical centers to protected natural areas and even ski slopes.
The sights of Tabriz are basically cultural and historical. From the tombs of great poets such as Shahriar to the Constitutional House and other historical houses of the city. But the place that gives you the most understanding of the city and urban culture of Tabriz is Tabriz Bazaar. As the largest roofed market in Iran, you can find anything you want in this market. Of course, Tabriz leather and carpets have a special place in this market and seeing the carpet corridors of the market has a special beauty.
Ardabil province is the coldest province in the country, but the hot springs of this province can heat you in any weather. In addition, the natural scenery and rich history of this city has the ability to keep you entertained for days. When you walk in Ardabil, you have many choices ahead of you, you can choose the excitement of skiing or the tranquility of immersing yourself in the springs of Sarein.
The city of Ardabil is the last destination you see in your long and distant Iran tourism. After that is the return to Astara, where we started the journey. One of the must-see places in Ardabil is the Hazelnut Forest in Ardabil. This forest is covered with hazelnut and wild apple trees and chamomile flowers. In this forest you can see deer enclosed in the protected area. In addition, lawn skiing and other types of entertainment are available to you.
The last word
After Ardabil, there is only one place left to go. Home! Or where you started this journey, Astara. But this does not mean that the beauties and wonders of Iran tourism are over. The route from Ardabil to Astara has one of the most beautiful roads in Iran, Heyran Pass. It’s really worth it to end your trip with fond memories of cable cars and zip lines on the beautiful Heyran Valley.
The end of this trip shows you what beautiful places in beautiful Iran are worth seeing. Iran tourism can be one of the most beautiful experiences of your life. The adventure you give yourself. So do not procrastinate and close the trip at the first opportunity and separate yourself from the hustle and bustle of life for a few weeks and get lost in the maze of roads.