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Sistan And Baluchestan

SISTAN & BALOUCHESTAN Province Chabahar Beautiful Beaches Merrikhi (Mars) Mountains Shahr-e Soukhteh Gwadar Bay Hamoun Lagoon Se-Kouhe Castle CHABAHAR PORT Tis Jame Mosque


Sistan and Balduchestan Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is located in the southeast, bordening Pakistan and Afghanistan and its capital is Zahedan. The province is the second largest province in Iran (after Korman province), with an area of 181,785 km2.

Chabahar Beautiful Beaches

The Chabahar Beaches are of the most scenic coastal areas in Iran. It is worth taking a trip, even if you just go for sightseeing purpose. The view of the sea combined with lush greenery will definitely keep you amazed for a very long time. The Chabahar Beaches are suitable for many water sports and activities including swimming, diving, snorkeling, canoeing, and water skiing among others. The Chabahar Beaches have been formed due to the progression of seawater and erosion of sedimentary stones and cliffs.

Merrikhi (Mars) Mountains

Badland Mountains or Mars Mountains are one of the sights that are dragged along the shore from Kachu Area to Gwadar Gulf and are one of the geomorphological phenomena in the area. Mars Mountains have been under Oman Sea for several million years such that they were a small part of Indian Ocean and had gradually come out of water. According to current investigations, Miniature Mountains tissues whose history goes back to the third period of tertiary geological period, that is, 4-5 million years ago are sandstone and marn. Unlike the Red Planet or Mars that is seen red, they are light grey. Furthermore, there are various fossils of creatures such as shells and fish on the body of the mountains which are indescribable. The nearest tourist attraction to Mars Mounts is Lipar Lagoon.

Shahr-e Soukhteh

Shahr-e Soukhteh (Means “The Burnt City” in Persian), also spelled as Shahr-e sukhteh is an archaeological site of a sizable Bronze Age urban settlement, associated with the Jiroft culture. It is located in Sistan & Baluchistan province, the southeastern part of Iran, on the bank of the Helmand River, near the Zahedan-Zabol road. It was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in June 2014. The reasons for the unexpected rise and fall of the Burnt City are still wrapped in mystery. Artifacts recovered from the city demonstrate a peculiar incongruity with nearby civilizations of the time and it has been speculated that Shahr-e-Soukhteh might ultimately provide concrete evidence of a civilization east of prehistoric Persia that was independent of ancient Mesopotamia.

Gwadar Bay

Gwadar Bay is located in the Gulf of Oman on the maritime border of Pakistan and Iran. The name is from Persian, Khalij-e Gavader or "Gulf of Gwadar" on the Arabian Sea. It is an inlet of Arabian Sea indenting the sandy Makran coast at the Iran-Pakistan border. It is about 30 km long and 16 wide. The Dashtiari River flows from the northwest, and the Dasht River from the northeast. The town of Gwadar, which has no sewerage system or protection from the Bay, lies on the Arabian Sea coast about 50 km to the east of Gwadar Bay.

Hamoun Lagoon

The intentanal Hamoun Lagoon is one of the important lagoons in the world and is considered the greatest fresh water lake throughout Iranian Plateau that with an area of about 5700 square km and deep domain of 1 to 5 in a desert and dry area in the eastern side of the country is located in Sistan Area. The lake is formed of three sections called Hamoun Puzak in north east, Hamoun Saberi in the north and Hamoun Hirmand in the west and south west of Sistan. A vast area of Hamoun Puzak and the main area of hamoun Saberi are in Afghanistan and the rest of Hamoun is located in Iran.

Se-Kouhe Castle

Sekouhe or Se-Kouhe is one of the eldest villages of Sistān and is from Qajar dynasty. It is located in the 30 km southern west of Zabol. Its main building is formed by three consistent parts of Southern Arg, Northen Arg and Middle Arg. Se-Kouhe castle is one of the Sistān's famous castles which was intact since Afsharid until the late eras of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar and it registered as the last enthroned of Sistān. This castle is a part of Sistān's history as several political and social events have occurred in there. The nearest tourist attractions to the castle are Shahr-e Soukhteh, Mount Khajeh and Ancient City of Dahān-e Qolämän.


Chabahar (meaning four springs or spring well; formerly Bandar Beheshti) is a city in and capital of Chabahar County, Sistan & Baluchestan Province, Iran. Chabahar is Iran’s southernmost city. This port is situated on the Malran coast of the Sistan & Baluchestan province of Iran and is officially designated as a Free Trade and Industrial Zone by Iran's government. Due to its free trade zone status, the city has significantly increased in significance the international trade. The overwhelming majority of the city’s inhabitants are ethnic Balouch who speak the Baluchi language. The county of Chabahar has hot, humid weather in the summer and warm weather in the winter, giving it a hot desert climate. The western winds in the winter bring about scattered rainfalls in this region.

Tis Jame Mosque

The early monument of the Mosque of Tiss or Touba dates back to the early days of Islam, dating back to 1250 years, and is the second- largest mosque after Islam. In terms of architecture and interior decorations, the Jame mosque of Tiss is similar to those of Pakistan and India. Like most mosque from Sunnis, the architectural Iranian Islamic mosques have minaret. That is why this old mosque is also known as the Minaret Mosque. The minarets and domes of this mosque are painted in green and red, and the doors are colorful with irregular, glazing, dedicating a magnificent view to the mosque.