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Hyrcanian Forests

Hyrcanian Forests

Iran has a large number of national parks and protected areas, including two natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites, one of which is the Caspian Hyrcanian Forest. Located in the northern Iran by the Caspian Sea, the forest covers the area of 850km and from the historical perspectives dates back to 25 to 50 million years. Hyrcanian forest is home to 180 species of birds, 58 species of mammals, including Panthera pardus tulliana (Persian leopard). One of the habitats of this rare species is Jahan Nama protected area, that Adventure Iran’s “The Red Snake Wall” and the “Turkoman Plain” tours lie through.

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Gonbad-e Qabus

Gonbad-e Qabus

A small agricultural town of Gonbad-e Qabus (also pronounced Gonbad-e Kavoos) lies approx. 500km east of Mashhad and is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site under the same name – spectacular Gonbad-e Qabus brick tower. Built in 1006 as a burial chamber for a Ziyarid prince, it is 72m-high and is one of the tallest brick towers in the world. The tower walls are 3 metres thick and the tower itself is 17 metres in diameter. It is part of the world’s second largest defence wall, the 155km-long Qizil Alan.

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The Historic City Of Yazd

The Historic City of Yazd

Yazd is one of the most beautiful earthen cities in the world and because of its unique attractions, it draws many tourists and travelers every year from all around the world. Yazd is the first earthen city and the second historic city in the world after Venice, Italy. It is located in the southeast of Iran close to the historic Silk Road. The city is situated between the Shirkuh and Kharang mountain ranges, in a wide valley. Yazd is well-known as ‘The City of Wind-catchers’, ‘City of Sweets’, and ‘City of Bicycle’. In 2017, the historical city of Yazd was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Yazd monuments are very diverse. In this article, we will introduce some of the most important sights of Yazd city.   Jameh Mosque of Yazd Jame Mosque of Yazd is one of the most beautiful, unique, and important tourist attractions of Iran which was built in the 6th century AH (12 century AD) and its restoration has continued until the last decade. According to ancient documents, the construction and completion of the Yazd Mosque took close to a century and in different historical periods. The most important of these are the Ilkhanate,…

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