Mazandaran Province in Iran
About Mazandaran Province
This province is a Caspian province in the north of Iran and is located on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. The capital and largest city of Mazandaran is Sari. Mazandaran is one of the most densely populated provinces in Iran and has diverse natural resources, especially large reservoirs of oil and natural gas. The province’s four largest counties are Sari, Babol, Behshahr, and Amol. The multiple nature of this province features plains, prairies, forests, and rainforest stretching from the sandy beaches of the Caspian Sea to the rugged and snowcapped Alborz sierra.
Mazandaran is one of the most important producers of farmed fish, and aquaculture provides an important economic in addition to traditional dominance of agriculture. Another important contributor to the economy is the tourism industry, as people from all of Iran enjoy visiting the area. Mazandaran is also a fast-growing center for biotechnology and civil engineering.
According to some data, human habitation in the area dates back at least 75,000 years. Recent excavations in Goher Tippe provide proof that the area has been urbanized approximately 5,000 years, and the area is considered one of the major historical sites of Iran. It has played a significant role in the cultural and urban development of the region.
The Glorious as Heaven
There are large forests, green mountains, and beautiful seas in many parts of the world, but Mazandaran in Iran is something different, at least, so said our ancient poets. In the mountains, plains, and forests of this province, people have still preserved connections with their ancient civilization and culture. This is the land of happiness, a land whose music consists of melodies influenced by forests, seas, and harvesting farm products. Mazandaran is truly a piece of heaven whose rice fields and citrus gardens host all Iranians and its caviar is a precious gift for all people across the world. Migrating birds are also in love with this land and every year in cold months, they settle in lagoons and plains.
Mohammad Hasan Khan Bridge
This bridge which is one of the structures of the Zand dynasty was built on the Babol River in the 17th Century CE by Mohammad Hasan Khan, the region’s ruler at the time. This bridge is 140 meters long, 6 meters wide, and 11 meters above the level of water. It consists of 7 major and 2 minor arches.
The Kandolus Museum is located on top of a hill facing the village of Kandolus near the Kojur region of Mazandaran. This museum holds historical and cultural items including historical documents, coins, manuscripts, clay-works, farming and husbandry equipment, handicrafts, local clothes, wall paintings, etc.
Safiabad Behshahr Palace
This palace is located 1km distance from the southwest of Behshahr. Besides, this palace had been constructed in 1021 L.H. with the order of Shah Abbas the Great and it was extended in the period of other Safavids kings but destroyed by Ashraf Afghan.
This bridge was constructed in 1315 S.H. (1936 AD) in the course of the northern railroad of Iran. This bridge is located at Abbasabad District of Savad Kouh and over a valley with a height equal to 110m. The length of the bridge is 73.20m and it is constructed based on advanced bridge-making style by the German engineers.
House of Nima Youshi
Nima is the father of modern Persian poetry. After his death, his body was carried to his father’s house in one of the villages of Nur country which is called Yoush, and buried there. This house is a beautiful foundation decorated by beautiful doors and plasterworks.
The Huto and Kamarband Caves
The caves are located five kilometers to the southwest of the town of Behshahr. Archeological discoveries have revealed prehistoric human life at the site.
Badab Soort Springs
Badab Soort is the name of a stepping spring at an altitude of 1841 meters above sea level, considered to be a unique phenomenon in Iran and it is rare to be found in the world. A thousand years of spring, with many floors, each with a different color and scent, demonstrate a wonderful perspective.
Iran birds’ paradise, rare birds from all around the world can be seen in this area. One of the 12 international biosphere supplies in Iran. Miankale is a wildlife shelter, considered one of the most important and valuable natural habitats for different kinds of birds.
Namak Abrud Natural Park
This huge park with an area of 200 hectares and wild nature is one of the most interesting and beautiful natural parks of the world and contains different species of plant life.
Sisangan Natural Park
This park is located near the town of Nur and contains natural attractions as well as resort facilities. Being situated near the sea and hosting rare species of trees has given it a remarkable sightseeing value.
Due to its 2,700-meter-high altitudes, entitled to be the land of clouds and the roof of Mazandaran. To escape the hot weather in spring and summer, this is the best place. “Fil” in the Mazandarani dialect means fatigue, and “Band “also means something that cannot be reached, and it is because of the high altitude and the wiggly path of this village.
What is interesting about this lake is the accommodation of ducks which creates a spectacular view especially in the winter. It is possible to find medlar around the lake in the autumn, and in the spring, violets, wild onion springs, and medical herbs grow around it.
Ramsar is one of the dreamiest cities in the northern part of Iran, located in the western part of Mazandaran province which is full of beautiful and unique attractions. You could travel to this city and make sure to visit Javaher village, Markooh castle, Ramsar Cable Car, Ramsar Marble Palace, Safarood Forest Park, Grasmasar Summer Resort, Sadat Mahalleh, Luca Cave, and Mijran Dam.
Miankaleh Wildlife shelter, Nur natural Park, Volesht lake, Larijan Mineral Water spring, Gharasak, Gomshian Cave, Dashte Naz, Mirza Kuchak Khan natural Park, Shur Mast Lake, etc.
Emamzadeh Ghasem holy shrine in Sari, Emamzadeh Ebrahim holy shrine in Amol, Ja’far ibn Musa holy shrine, Abbas holy shrine in Sari, Ghasem holy shrine in Amol, Agha Shah Balu Zahed Mausoleum, and so on.