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Masuleh one of the most beautiful Stair villages

 

Masuleh one of the most beautiful Stair villages

situated in a mountainous area covered with lush vegetation and luxuriant forests, Masuleh is a village enjoying the splendid natural beauty. Being a village of great antiquity, it is like a living architectural and anthropological museum, attracting a great number of tourists each year.

Masuleh is 36 kms south -west of Fuman, in the province of Gilan. It is bounded on the north by the village of Alyan, on the east by Shaft, on the south by Poshtkuh-e Khamesh, and on the west by Zanjan province. It is surrounded by the Talesh mountains, some of which , located in the west, are more than 3000 meters

high. Although Masuleh is near the Caspian Sea i is 1050 meters   above sea level. This creates a pleasant climate. Lying between the sea and the high Alborz Mountains, wich trap humidity from the air, it enjoys a pleasant climate with high annual precipitation and lush vegetation. The fluctuation of temperature varies from a high of 20 ° in to a low of -2° in winter. The annual average precipitation is 713 millimeters , wich occurs mainly in autumn and winter.

The most important mountains, affording spectacular landscapes, are as follows: Kuh -e Rash, Kuh -e Makuf , Kuh-e Dasht-e Gileh Sar and Kuh-e Gur. Many rivers originate in យ៉ា , the largest of which is the Masuleh Rud. This river wich is formed by the merging of the Zangol and Gilvan rivers, runs as a mountain stream but flows into the plain and then to the swamp of Siyah Kashim. There are some other rivers, like Andareh and Nilikhali , merging into the Masuleh Rud .

 In this area are found broad-leafed deciduous trees – maple , hornbeam, beech, walnut, taxus and fagus. Grass and vetch grow on the highlands.

Masuleh dates back to great antiquity and was on the road connecting Azerbaijan to Gilan .

The ancient village of Masuleh was located 4 kms north-west of the present one Masalar and Khortab Khani are old names of the village. In winter, it is thinly populated, since most people leave the village. The people living in Masuleh are the Talesh ethnice group , speaking the Taleshi language.

Because of the topographical features, agriculture is not an active industry and most people are engaged in animal husbandry and producing handicrafts. The articles such as gelims (rugs made of goats’ hair), jajims (fine carpets made of wool or cotton), socks. traditional dress, knives, spades, axes, scissors, and scythes are produced in Masuleh . Making a certain type of shoes called chamush is another occupation. The leather used for making chamushes are produced in the tanneries of the village itself. The shops selling traditional goods are scattered throughout Masuleh .

Some people earn their livings by selling goods to the shepherds and buying dairy products from them. Apart from natural beauty, the unique architecture of the buildings is of high attraction for tourists. Most houses are two or three storeys high . Set on the slope of the mountain, the houses are arranged in a stair-step, so that the roofs of some houses are the yards of the others. The roofs also form the public passages.

Masuleh consists of four neighborhoods : Khanehbar , Masjedbar , Asad and Kash-e sar-e-Olya. It covers an area of 150000 square meters, and the difference between its highest and lowest point is 100 meters. The configuration of the village indicates that in the past the people showed much consideration for security . The houses and the decorations  the rooms represent the oriental character of life . The lattice windows and closets with exquisite decoration  are exponents of  the original Iranian craftsmanship. Most  houses  include a certain hall in which the family lives in winter  , a small veranda  extending from the  front of the house , and a guest – room . The houses of the rich include curtain small rooms in which precious articles are kept .

The materials used for building the houses are mud-bricks stones, timbers, clay and wild ferns (which abound there and are used in the roofs). Two kinds of soils, called yellow soil and dark soil. found on the river, are used for covering the outer walls and the roofs respectively.

The configuration of the village’s buildings makes the entering of the automobiles impossible . This has helped the original atmosphere to survive. The oldest buildings date back to 300 year ago, but their architecture is similar to that of the Sassanian period  . There are eighteen mosques and five shrines in Masuleh , the mostirnportant of which are Jame mosque and the mausoleum  , the Imam Zadeh Own obn-e Mohammad-e Hanafiyyeh located in the neighbourhood of Masjedbar the door of the mausoleum  , on  which there are highly impressive carved designs, is made of ebony.

The bazaar from which a spectacular landscape can be seen, is roofless and multi-storeyed . It is in the bazaar that many of handicrafts are produced and sold.

The library of Mausleh, dating back to thirty years ago, includes over 5000 volumes . The hotel of Masuleh is an impressive building .

The people living in Masuleh have the greatest respect for their own traditions. A religious ceremony called Touqbandi, being of high importance, is taken place in the seventh night of each lunar Islamic year, in front of Jame’ mosque. The wedding ceremonies are also of high importance . In the wedding night, the bride

followed by her relatives and friends who are singing songs praising Ali (peace be upon him ), the first Imam of the shi’it branch of Islam , walks to the groom’s home , entering it just at dawn. Spelendid natural beauty, a pleasant climate, luxuriant forests, lush vegetation , the unique architecture of the buildings and hospitable people make Masuleh a point of great attraction, regarded and registered as a national asset.

 

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Travel to the most beautiful and greenest countryside in northern Iran

 

Travel to the most beautiful and greenest countryside in northern Iran

The smell of local bread, Voices of Swallows, spring blossoms, Roaring waterfalls, Massive forests, Mountains covered with flowers and plants Along with hospitable people, has created a paradise in northern Iran that attracts everyone.
A trip to northern Iran in the spring is inconspicuous.In springtime walking in the rain, among the blooms and colorful flowers, and staying under the gable roof is a beautiful and fascinating experience.Needless to explain that each season of Iran northern province has its own property.countrysides in North of Iran in addition to the greenery, with some exquisite landscapes, meadows and gorgeous forests are a beautiful collection of hundreds of small paradise and spectacular views.
To access these tiny heavens, you should cross the mountainous and green roads.
The attractions of traveling to northern provinces of Iran can be described in several sections:

Natural features
Most parts of northern Iran are covered with forest and there are about 3,400, 000 hectares of forest in the northern slopes of the Alborz Mountains and Caspian Sea Provinces.These forests with 40 million years old and 80 tree species, are one of the most valuable forests in the world and is considered as a natural museum.
Alborz mountain range along west to east in the north of Iran, Continuing the Himalayas and Andes Mountains, has created very specific geographic features for this area.The Alborz mountain range and Damavand Peak are prominent in Iranian historical texts and legends.This mountain range is the longest in the Middle East and protect the northern parts of Iran from other parts like a huge historical wall.

Historical & Cultural features
Historical evidence in the northern regions of Iran confirms a history of more than 10,000 years in these areas.Evidence of residency in these areas, such as castles, towers, bridges, Historic hills, as well as the objects available in the museums, themselves testify to this historical record.Most of the historical monuments in the area have been damaged over the years due to persistent humidity.But you can still see some that are still healthy.
For example:
– The Hyrcanian Golden Cup, dating from the early 1st millennium AD (800s BC). It was excavated at Kalardasht in Mazandaran.
– Marlik hill in Guilan province with 3500 years history.
– Rudkhan Castle is a military complex which had been constructed during the Sasanian era (224-651),
– Ancient hill of Gerdkooh Ghaemshahr, with 5000 years history.
– Lajim Castle, Savadkooh, with 1000 years history.
– The Great Wall of Alexander or the Red Wall also called the Red Snake.
– The Tallest Brick Tower in the World, Gonbad-e Qabus Tower was built in 996 AD.
– The World’s Highest Natural Arch, Espahbod -e- Khorshid Cave.

People
It has been a host of historical tribal peoples from all over the world since the past, and many migrations have been made to this area.From immigration the historic tribes until the arrival of the Poles and Russians in World War, all have caused Gilan hosts many people.These people created a special sense of security in their guests, that’s why the people of this land were famous for hospitality.
They treat their friends well, but they fought hard against the enemy.The obvious example of this feature can be found in the Gilani encounter with the Arabs and for over a century of resistance to their entry into their land.
If in the architecture of Iran’s desert areas there are narrow streets and tall walls, there are still houses with short walls in Gilan.Because the desert areas have always been exposed to the invasion of the aliens and they paid a lot of attention to security.
The most important feature of Guilan peoples that attract the tourist is
the efforts of women and men side by side to the cultivation of rice and various products.A Strong social relationships and sincere cooperation are among them.

Architecture
The vernacular architecture of Mazandaran is full of
properties that are useful for new architecture.Studies in this area show that the past architecture of there is rooted in religious culture and attitude.Also   it’s beauty depend on it’s simplicity and avoiding   from extra elements.Familiarizing architectural  spaces with religious approach is a nessecity  that  can  solve  many  problems  of  new
lifestyles.The architectural style of the traditional living spaces in the houses of this region is in harmony with human dimensions.House components like stairs, Ivan, the kitchen and etc are formed by the minimum necessary in proportion to their function and avoid additional extras.

Food
Iran is all about originality.There are local and delicious dishes throughout this land.The taste of the Iranian food in northern region of Iran always remains in the minds of tourists.Nowadays Iran Northern food is so famous that it is considered as a Foodi Tour in the tour programs.The most delicious tourist attraction of Gilan is a local cuisine that has intruded the taste of nature within it.The most delicious food with the taste of nature that will keep you on the table.Gilan is the first Iranian province for local dishes. There are more than 170 local food is Gilan.According to experts Favorable weather, good soil in Gilan, is the main reason of various local foods in Guilan.

 

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The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south
The Green Charm of Iran’s Forests!

Just take a few days out of our daily routine and let’s go to the dreamy regions of Iran.Cool air, green landscape and tranquil silence, and the clear waters of the springs, along with the whisper of the birds, are ahead of you.The beauties of the forest are not limited to the northern fringes of the country.Although traveling to the north and logging in one of the beautiful forests of this region will never be repetitive and tedious.But the journey to the Zagros forests and the ever-spring Mangrove forests on the south coast will also be an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Most of Iran’s forests are located in the northern regions of the country and south of the Caspian Sea.
These temperate climatic zones are drawn from the east of Ardebil province to North Khorasan province, and along with them, there are three provinces of Gilan, Mazandaran, and Golestan.

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Header

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Header

 

 

A few essential things:
“Jungle Trekking” is one of the most entertaining and exciting branches of “nature”, whose potential risks aren’t less than climbing.But with caution and a little familiarity with the route, there can be no possible risks.
The most important principle in “forestry” and sightseeing in the depths of the woods is to have a local guide.
But some other principles are essential:
1- Try to have a few bottles of water.
2- Wear cotton clothes, and to walk, use Walking boots, not flat.
3- It can always rain.So have a cover for your backpack.
4- If you go away from the countryside, be careful not to get close to the house, because it may be damaged by domestic dogs.
5- Take equipment like a rope, a sharp knife, a compass, and a map.
6- If you unconsciously separated from the group, inform them with making the loud noise.
7- Remember, this is you who have entered the nature and environment of the animal life, vazSo respect the privacy of the homeowners.Animals do not basically attack humans until they are noticed.So always keep your distance with every living thing.Remember, the quietest animals in the forest can also be dangerous to humans.

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Vaz forest

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Vaz forest

 

The songs of the “Waz” forest in a dream way

The forests of this area are related to millions of years ago and also the third period of geology.The paths of the “Vaz” forest pass through the old trees of this region.The highlands of the foresVaz” are part of the ancient Hyrcanian forest.The unique beauty of this area is for those who are going to visit the area on foot.You can see the beauty of this area in an 80 km way.

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Gisom Beach

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Gisom Beach

Camping in the beautiful Gilan Forest Tunnel

We take you to one of the Plain area and semi-mountainous regions of Gilan.This area has many beauties that attract every visitor.There is less tourist who comes to Gilan Province and does not go to Gisum forest.Gisum is one of the most beautiful and spectacular areas of the city of Talesh, located 18 km from Talesh Route in Rasht.The characteristic of the Gisom forest, which has made it attractive to tourists, is the existence of thick and tall forest trees that have risen to the sky on either side of the coastal road of Gisom.
These trees have created a beautiful and spectacular tunnel road with their green walls.

 

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Alimestan

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Alimestan

Jack and the Beanstalk, Alimestan forests!

When you walk on the roads of this forest, you enter the green heaven among the forests.When we run the roads of this forest path, Jack and the Beanstalk dream looks more believable!The beautiful forests of Alimistan are located 140 km from Tehran and you have to cross the road to Haraz.The people who roam the forest will be amazed by the beauty of this beautiful and pristine jungle.For climbers, the Alimistan Peak with a height of 2510 meters is the best choice.

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Hara

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Hara

 

The wonders of the ever-spring forest “Hara”

Just have a tidal journey to see one of the strangest planets in Qeshm Island and enjoy its beauty.Hara forest on the southern coast of Iran is the center of various types of aquatic animals, birds, and amphibians.Hares Forest, Qeshm Island, is the world’s largest hara forests, and UNESCO has recorded this forest on the world’s environmental inventory.Hara forests are located on the southern coast of Iran with an area of 9200 hectares in different parts of southern Iran.Most parts of the forests are located in the central part of the Persian Gulf.One of the most attractive parts of this forest is the fishing experience, go  toyougo to the dense forests of Hara in the evening and, while watching the dreamy sunset of the Persian Gulf, enjoy it.

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Gorgan Forest

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Gorgan Forest

Life Song in Golestan Fossil Forest

National Park of Golestan Iran is one of the fossil forests.Golestan forests are very wide and each section has a special type of climate.it is connected to the arid and semi-arid regions of the east of the country and northern Khorasan and Semnan provinces, and on the other hand, it is linked to the Caspian forests or Hyrcanian forests.A collection of broad-leaved trees that have covered all the north of Iran.In this forest, you can have wild and domestic animals like the bear, Boar, wolf,
Jackal, deer, And other kinds of animals.

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Shahrood

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Shahrood

 

Walk in the clouds, between the earth and the sky!

Let this life be upside down!No reason, walk on the clouds, sleep, experience another season of life.
The city of Shahrud is located i the desert and has a warm climate, but the “Cloud” forest is 50 kilometers far from it, it is cold.And always foggy.Cloud Forest, behind Bastam, facing Aliabad Katoul and Gorgan plain is the final destination for a memorable jungle.

 

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Dalkhani Forest

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Dalkhani Forest

Crossing the “Paradise Hall” in the Dalkhani forests!

Everything can be found in this area Mountain, Grass, Jungle, south-eastSea and whatever you expect to see in a forest area.The beautiful Dalkhani forests which is known as “Paradise Hall”, with massive trees and pleasant weather, can provide one of the finest naturalist experiences.
Dalkhani is a village in the central part of Ramssoutheast of Ramsar.Dalkani is a semi-mountainous forest with a height of about 800 meters and is a good option for climbers.

The miracle of nature in the heart of Iran’s Lute Desert

In the central desert of Iran.In the dry desert of Reagan.
The largest reserve of forests by the name Kahoor and one of the wonders of nature in Iran is located in this area.
While Kavir Lut(desert) is in the eastern part of Kerman,
there are some natural species in the heart of this desert, it remains as an incredible miracle that has endangered the lives of many animals exposed to desert extinction.
This unique Iranian jungle saves 120 villages from the flood of sand.The spectacular jungle with 12 meters high and a safe place for animals and wildlife.

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Tonekabon

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Tonekabon

A Resorts In the heart of the forest over the cloud!

Nice sound, calm and quiet, full of rain, fog, waterfall and trees, place for being at a forest hut.The Aghoozhal forests, due to their location in the protected natural resources and environment area, have no habitat and are intact up to a distance of 30 kilometers.The forests are located in the Tonekabon area of Mazandaran province.

 

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Fandogh Loo 1

The most beautiful trails of forestry from north to south Fandogh

 

Together with birds, Beside the hazel trees!

Fandoglu Forest is located in Ardebil province, 10 km from Namin city.Fandoglu area due to unique forest attractions, Rangelands and Heyran Road with a variety of natural charm, has an excellent feature of development in the ecotourism industry.The Fandoglu forest area is part of the forests of the eastern province of Ardebil, which is a continuum of the subtropical forests of Gilan province.

 

 

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Kashan a spectacular city, For all seasons | cheap and beautiful

 

Kashan a spectacular city, For all seasons, cheap and beautiful
Kashan is the city of Golab (Rose water) and the birthplace of famous Iranian artists.

Kashan is one of the oldest cities in Iran.This city is located close to Tehran, so access to this historic city is very easy and fast.Tourism Capacity, Natural, Historical, Different weather in parts, Flowers and Vegetables, Different mountainous geography, FinalyCool and green space to the desert and hot areas … attracts every visitor and finally you can understand a variety of climatic features in a small range.

By one day tour in Kashan, you can visit all historical sites of this city and also some beautiful countryside around Kashan.
So join us on this one-day tour:

How we go:
You can use the passenger terminals in the north ( Beyhaghi ) and south ( South Terminal ) of Tehran for going to Kashan.Several highways between Tehran and Kashan and Isfahan have made it easy to get to the city.

Places to visit:
This historic city with more than 8,000 years history, also with dozens of monuments can be a perfect tourist day for you.

Sialk hills:
Silak hills are the name of the first urban civilization in central plateau of Iran with over 8,000 years of history.Sialk is one of the historical places after the Jiroft civilization of Kerman on the Iranian plateau.

FIn Garden:
One of the most beautiful Persian gardens and the coronation place of a number of Persian kings.This garden with over 23,000 square meters is one of the oldest gardens in Iran, which dates back to the Safavid period(1502–1736).

 

 

 

Old Houses:

Kashan is very famous for its beautiful houses in the cities of Iran.The most beautiful houses in Iran with, beautiful architecture, nice decorations, mirror-works, as well as other architectural features in these houses can be viewed.These houses are the Jem of Kashan architectural.Some of these houses have changed to House/Hotel like Amery Hotel, Manouchehri House, Irani house or Noghli house that you can have a dreamy night in these homes.

Mosques:
This city is one of the religious cities of Iran and has a variety of beautiful mosques which With its beautiful architecture, attracts the attention of every tourist.

Bazaar of Kashan:
Bazaar of Kashan is an old bazaar in the center of the city of Kashan, Iran. It is thought to have been built in the Seljuk era with renovations during the Safavid period.The bazaar has a famous architecture, especially at its Timche-ye Amin od-Dowleh section, where a grand light well was built in the 19th century.

Getting around Kashan:

Abyaneh village: .This village is located 40 km from Kashan.
This historical village is very famous for its architectural style and traditional folk culture.Every year, thousands of tourists visit this historic village.

Nyasar village: This village is one of the mountainous regions of Kashan.This mountain village has a cool climate
Which in summer is one of Kashan’s bungalow?Also in this area, you can find historical monuments like Sassanid fire temple ,Reis cave, and Niasar Waterfall.

Qamsar: The capital of Iran flower and rose water.
This lush valley is located 60 km from Kashan
Every year in a special event in April, thousands of liters of rose water are obtained from the flowers of this city.
Salt Lake Aran and Bidgol: karvanseraiIt is located 35 km northeast of Aran and Bidgol city and is about 647 square kilometers.The depth of this lake varies from 5 to 54 meters.The beauties of Maranjab desert are vast Aran & Bidgol Salt Lake with its wonderful Floating Island (its call floating because it is as if there is a lost ship in the vast horizon of the desert), huge sand dunes and tamarisk trees forest. caravanserai with a pool of water in front of it in this area which is a camping point of Maranjab desert. To enjoy the touch of the sands on your fingers while walking bare foot on the sand hills and watching the dawn of the sun among the Tamarisk trees and sunset far far away, behind the horizon of the salt lake and unforgettable desert night ski where you can pick stars, stay in this desert one n.ight.

What to buy: Rose water and herbs, Pottery, Baghlava (Sweet) and the most important of them Kashani carpet are the souvenirs of Kashan.

 

Iran’s Abbasi: The Middle East’s most beautiful hotel

 

Iran’s Abbasi: The Middle East’s most beautiful hotel
By: CNN Travel

(CNN) — Flick through almost any travel magazine these days and you’re bound to come across an article hailing Iran as the next big destination.
Prompting the spike in interest in the Islamic Republic is recent geopolitical wrangling in the shape of a nuclear deal with world powers that has ended some longstanding sanctions.
But while the country is trying to modernize its tourism industry in the face of increasing visitor numbers — 5.2 million came in 2016 and more are expected in 2017 — its more traditional offerings still have the potential to charm.
None more so than the Abbasi Hotel, an opulent if careworn establishment located in the ancient city of Esfahan.
It’s a place like no other.
Esfahan has its fair share of historical wonders (some which are UNESCO World Heritage sites), but in many ways the Abbasi has become a tourist attraction in its own right.
Built around 300 years ago, under the Safavid dynasty reign of Shah Sultan Husayn, it was originally used as a pit stop for merchants traveling the ancient Silk Road.