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MAZANDARAN Province Badab-Surt Springs Lotus Park Hamid-Abad Lagoon Churet Lake (Miyanshe) Mount Damavand Javaher-Deh Village Ramsar Cable Car Moallem Boulevard Farhad-Joy Waterfall Babol-Roud River Lavij Rural District Miankaleh peninsula Abbas-Abad Historical complex Arvah (Ghosts) Lake


Mazandaran is an Iranian province located along the southern coast of the Caspian Sea and adjacent to Central Alborz mountain range, in central-northern Iran. Mazandaran Province is one of the most densely populated provinces in Iran and has diverse natural resources, notably large reservoirs of oil and natural gas. The province’s four largest counties are Sari, Amol, Nour, and Tonekabon. The diverse nature of the province features plains, prairies, forests and rainforest stretching from the sandy beaches of the Caspian Sea to the rugged and snowcapped Alborz sierra, including Mount Damavand, one of the highest peaks and volcanos in Asia. More than 800 registered historical and cultural sites, 338 km of shorelines, mineral springs in jungles and mountains, waterfalls, and caves are among the major tourism attractions in the Mazandaran province.

Badab-Surt Springs

Badab surt is a natural site in Mazandaran Province in northern Iran, 95 km south of the city of Sari, and 7 km west of Orost village. It comprises a range of stepped travertine terrace formations that has been created over thousands of years as flowing water from two mineral hot springs cooled and deposited carbonate minerals on the mountainside.

Lotus Park

Lotus Park is one of the most interesting and stunning tourist attractions in Māzandaran Province with an area of 45 hectares. There are three great natural ponds in it, one of which includes Lotus flowers in an area of two hectares and attract tourist attention. The Lotus Park has decorated different parts of the lagoon like pink gems. The nearest tourist attraction to park is Shahid Zare' Forest Park.

Hamid-Abad Lagoon

Hamid Abad Lagoon in Sari is one of the tourist attractions in Mazandaran province that is located on the road from Sari Sea to Farah-Abad (Khazar-Abad) in green and elegant village of Hamid Abad. The lagoon is covered with water lilies that make the lagoon and the area highly stunning when they open up. If you follow the path ahead, you will find yourself in the historical complex of Farah Abad and the Caspian Sea coast. The nearest tourist attractions to the lagoon are Historical complex of Farah-Abad and the beach of Caspian Sea.

Churet Lake (Miyanshe)

Churel Lake in Mazandaran Province is located in Chahar-Dangeh in Sari County. The lake was created as a result of an earthquake in 1941 and landslide followed by the spring water being closed beside the lake. The lake is about 2.5 hectares. Being close to Churet Village, the lake is called Churet Lake. When water is decreased, appearance of the remaining trees creates a stunning view in the location of the lake. This lake is one of the most beautiful recreational attractions in Mazandaran Province. The nearest tourist attractions to the lake are Soleyman Tangeh Dam, the staircase springs of Badab-e Surt and Abbas-Abad Lake.

Mount Damavand

Mount Damavand, a potentially active volcano, is a stratovolcano which is the highest peak in Iran and the Middle East, and the highest volcano in Asia; the Kunlun Volcanic Group in Tibet is higher than Damavand, but are not considered to be volcanic mountains. Damavand has a special place in Persian mythology and folklore. It is in the middle of the Alborz mountain range. It is near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea, in Amol county, Mazandaran Province, 66 km northeast of the city of Tehran Mount Damavand is the 12th most prominent peak in the word, and the second most prominent in Asia after Mount Everest and part of the Volcanic Seven Summits mountaineering challenge.

Javaher-Deh Village

Javaher Deh village, in Sakht Sar Rural District is located in the hillside of high Samasus Mountains and among pastures and grasses. The most famous mountains of the village include Sorkh-Tale (the eastern side of samamus Summit) and Vazhak Se Barareh Rezheh (Rajeh). The highest mountain among these is Sorkh-Tale Summit. Lapa Sar with its famous and medicinal springs and Samamus and the Tomb of Shah Yahya Kiayi on Chakad Summit of Samamus with its permanent fridges are some of the sights and attractive places in Javaher Deh Village. Outstanding waterfalls, the vast forest park, and Safa-roud River are some of the tourist attractions in the area.

Ramsar Cable Car

The Ramsar Cable Car system is the only one of its kind in the Middle East to connect beach to mountain forest. Which 40 cars in Service, the 2-km system is dubbed the biggest in Iran. Ramsar Cable Car spans an area of 2,000 meters. The cable car offers a unique view of the city and its surrounding mountains. The cable car can reach to 700 meters elevation above sea level.

Moallem Boulevard

The boulevard front of Ramsar hotels, which is related to Pahlavid era, is located in Ramsar city. The boulevard was recorded as one of the national monuments of Iran on 1973. This boulevard was called Casino Boulevard before the revolution in 1978 and after the revolution it was changed to Moallem (teacher) Square. The nearest tourist attractions to the boulevard are the old hotel of Ramsar and Caspian Sea.

Farhad-Joy Waterfall

Farhad-Joy waterfall is one of the tourist attractions of Mazandaran province. A trip to the Farhad-Joy waterfalls takes you to Do-Hezar and Se-Hezar Road. The path to Do-Hezar and Se-Hezar road starts from Tonekabon and after passing 2 km from Khorram-Abad, reaches the Qal`eh Gardan region. This place is 8 km from Tonekabon. Next to the road, you can see the castle of Tonka, which connects Ab and Lomond to the Se-Hezar River and has a cascade with 10 meters height.

Babol-Roud River

One of the beautiful and tourists attractive towns of Mazandaran province is the beach town of Babol-sar which is located between the Caspian Sea and Alborz Mountains. One of the reasons for the attraction of this town among towns of Mazandaran is the river of Babol-Roud which passes through Babol-sar. Babol-Roud is one of the important rivers of the northern Iran which springs from the heights of Alborz in Savad-Kouh and after passing through Babol, it pours into the sea in Babol-sar and divides Babol-sar to two eastern and western parts. The nearest tourist attraction to the Babol-Roud is Shahrak-e Darya-Kenar coastal settlement.

Lavij Rural District

Lavij Rural District is a rural district in Chamestan District, Nour County, Mazandaran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 3,229, in 741 families. The rural district has 11 villages. The lavian spa leaves the mountains on the slopes of the eastern lavish mountains. This hot water has a lot of minerals and hemorrhages that are very useful for skin diseases and backaches, and relaxation. The spa is equipped with shower, a pool and a bathtub. Lavij village is located 18 km from southern Chamestan among beautiful forest valleys of Alborz Mountains. Considering that Chamestan road to Lavij passes from the forest park of Keshpal, a pleasurable space is provided for tourists, therefore each year many travelers are attracted to this district. Lavij village is surrounded by high walls of Alborz Mountains which in springs and summers become covered with massive and green trees and create heart soothing and rare scenes. White Orange Blossoms, all green summer and a thousand color autumn are considered as its natural and interesting attractions.

Miankaleh peninsula

Miankaleh peninsula is a narrow but long peninsula 48 km long and between 1300-3200 meters wide in Mazandaran province in the north of Iran situated in the extreme south-eastern part of the Caspian Sea. It is spread over 68,800 hectares. It sets apart the Gorgan gulf from the Caspian Sea. The elevation of the peninsula from the sea level is 23 meters. There are 4 villages in the peninsula including Ashuradeh, Qezel-e shomali, Qezel-mehdi and Qavasatal. Miankaleh peninsula is one of the richest ecological havens in west Asia and perhaps in the whole world. It is home to many unique Caspian bird and reptile species native to the region. It is also a very important internationally recognized refuge for migratory birds. Over 260 waterfowl species were identified in miankaleh in 1998. The international and national biosphere reserve has a great value as it hosts 250,000 migratory birds including pelican, flamingo, graylag gosse, lesser white fronted goose, swan, red-breasted, merganser and the rare white-headed duck in winters.

Abbas-Abad Historical complex

Due to containing more than 135 registered historical monuments, Behshahr county has been called the Pearl of Māzandarān' while its Abbas-Abad village possesses great importance for its unique heritage and tourism attractions in the heart of the forest. Abbas-Abad historical complex is one of the historical monuments in Māzandarān Province. Abbas Abad Gardens are located 9 km from Behshahr County and in the hillsides of Alborz Mountains and among dense forest and is considered one of the most important and greatest historical gardens in Iran that is registered in UNESCO World Heritage as one of the Iranian gardens. This complex includes Abbas Abad Dam, dam reservoir and lake, flower garden, palace, bathroom, water mill and two brick towers. The complex was built to the order of Shah Abbas I in 1020 and 1021 in a previously called Kharguran Area. It is the most non-desert garden in Iran at the moment and its area is about 500 hectares. The nearest tourist attraction to the complex is Bāgh-e Shah mansion.

Arvah (Ghosts) Lake

Mamraz Lake, also known as arvah (Ghosts) Lake, is located near Vanoush Village in the central District of Now-shahr county, Mazandaran province. The Lake lies in the middle of the broad-leaved dense forest in Molakola District. The lake is 700 meters long and 300 meters wide. There are dried trees in the lake that create as spectacular scenery. Arvah Lake stands in a completely virgin place passing through which the visitors may be faced with wild animals.