Alvand peak is 3450 m in height and has a cat-shaped cliff. Unlike what others might think, Alvand peak is not the tallest peak in this mountain range; Yakhchal peak with an altitude of 3580 m is the highest peak in Alvand mountain range. The area of Alvand Mountain is like a natural wall that protects the city of Hamedan. Geologists consider Alvand to be the largest granitic effect left from the fourth geological period, which was created by the infiltration of igneous masses. This mountain was included in the natural heritage list by the Heritage Organization of Iran and is also one of the protected environmental areas.
unlike other zoos that put up animals for exhibition only to make money, this one is famous for its unique way of treatment toward animals. Nader Noori, an environmentalist, along with his American wife are in charge of this peculiar “nature village” which is a rehabilitation center and was opened to the public in 2011. These exceptional human beings created shelter and healthcare for injured and orphaned animals some of which are endangered or rescued from smugglers and cannot return to their homelands again.
Abbas Abad Hill is a great tourist spot in Hamedan Province, especially in summer; where you have access to lots of facilities to enjoy your time. Outdoor cinema, skating rink, restaurant, coffee shop, mosque, and public parking are beautifully designed in this area.
Imamzade Hossein was Imam Reza’s (8th Imam) two-year-old son who passed away in 201 AH, as a result of disease while the two of them were traveling to Merv and was buried in the southern cemetery of Qazvin City. Since then, many pilgrims have visited there and became the eternal house of many martyrs, lecturers, and scientists of old times.
Central Square in Hamedan is one of the oldest and biggest squares in Iran. Since this square intersects with six main Streets of the city, you can access the whole city from this point. Despite being a century old, the square has still kept its connection to the other streets. In 2017 during the reorganization, reconstruction, and restoration program approved by the Islamic Council of the city, the square has been turned into a sidewalk, along with Bu Ali and Ekbatan streets. The traditional bazaars in this area are among the covered bazaars from the Islamic and Qajar periods.
This building is located 10 km from the south of Takestan county in the center of the Khorramabad Village right next to a mosque. Khorramabad is a Rural District in Esfarvarin District, Takestan County, Qazvin Province in Iran. You're going to find a rare tilted tower here, that will amaze you.
Salehiyeh School-Mosque of Qazvin, based on an inscription on its portal, was built in 1248 AH by Haj Mohammad Saleh Baraghani Qazvini who was one of the pious scholars of Qazvin.
This tower is located in the north of Qazvin near Barajin park, and has a wonderful panorama as well as a pleasant climate.Enjoying the good weather in the Barajin area of Qazvin and having a good day in thisbeautiful nature, spending lunch or dinner with the family is not without grace.
Ovan Waterfall is one of the popular places in Qazvin where can attract lots of tourists. This waterfall located at the northern half of the Alamut Village, the southwest of the Ovan Lake, and 75 km outside of the Qazvin.
Haj Reza Saray was registered on August 11, 2005 with registration number 12614 as one of Iran's national monuments. The Hajj Reza House, which was traditionally owned by Tabrizi and Caucasian merchants in the old days, has now been destroyed.
Fadak Forest Park is 1500 hectares pleasure mountainous area and located at the northern part of the Qazvin Province. This amazing Park is among Qazvin's national and spectacular sights which attracts lots of tourists. The area starts from Qazvin-Zanjan Autobahn to the western foot of the Alborz Mountain.
Many people believe that the juice leaking out of the tree is human blood, but according to early researches and experiments, chemically this fluid has nothing in common with blood. Just sap flowing through a part of the outer tree truck that unlike other saps it will turn red when getting dry. Some people say that it’s all superstition and there must be a scientific explanation for it while others say it does what it does because of god will and cries over Imam Hossein’s unfair murder.
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Southern Iran has many delicious foods in addition to natural and cultural attractions. Traveling south can be a wonderful experience when you have the most hospitable people as your hosts. Due to its proximity to the sea, its cuisine is mostly based on seafood. Living in the scorching weather and humidity of the south requires eating food that can compensate for the weather’s destructive effects, and fish has many benefits in this regard. One of the exceptional features of southern cuisine is strong flavors and spices. The taste of hot and spicy food always reminds every Iranian of the mouth-watering southern dishes.
Shirin polo (literally sweet rice) is a desirable food that is cooked and served variously all over Iran; but originally it comes from Qazvin, north of Iran, and is considered as a delicacy. As a result, the dish is served mostly on special occasions; especially at weddings. It is a sweet rice pilaf, sometimes very sweet; nevertheless locals serve this sweet rice with "Kuku Shirin". more sweetness!
In Iran, food is believed to be a blessing from God, and disrespecting the food is equivalent to disrespecting the Creator. The dining table is revered as a place where family members spend three times a day interacting with each other. Food and tablecloths (in the old times people used to sit around tablecloth placed on the ground. Some still do) are highly valued in Iranian food culture, and eating alone is a form of disrespect to family members and a sign of poor family relationships.
Everything in the north of Iran is made of rice, even Traditional Sweets. For food, rice is cooked in the form of “Polo (pilaf)”, “Chelo”, and “Kateh”. In the not-so-distant past, bread was a sign of wealth on the table of the northerners. it was only served at official ceremonies and gatherings while in other parts of Iran, bread was more common; and it’s been only a few decades since rice has found its way into the daily table of the people. One of the main ingredients of northerners’ meals is garlic. The good news is, in the north garlic loses its bad smell quickly after eating due to high humidity and is not annoying at all. In other regions, on the other hand, you have to chew gum or cinnamon to fight its odor.
This province is located in the fertile lands of Iran, so it’s been the best place to grow all kinds of fruit and nuts for years. As a result, you can find a trace of fruit and nuts on every traditional food and confection. The variety, color, and aroma of every single one of them make the city a paradise for sweet lovers. If you are planning to travel to Qazvin, or you are looking to buy souvenirs, these special and delicious sweets is a perfect choice.
Qazvin is a city located in the north of Iran. Duo to its perfect location in the center of fertile lands of Iran, it can support the growth of a large number of strong healthy plants. So from the old times, locals offer both vegetarian and non-vegetarian travelers special dishes that meet the nutritional needs of both. The fertile soil of this province has allowed the locals to harvest all kinds of nuts and fruits. As a result, there is a trace of pistachio, almond, different kinds of fruit peels, and so on, on every luxurious food and confectionary of the region.
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