Everyone knows Shahrekord is known for its loving and kind people with imaginative landscapes with its captivating springs and waterfalls.
Shahrekord, AKA “the Roof of Iran”, is one of the central cities of the country, a city with a temperate and cold climate. This summer city with beautiful and cool nature is the best place for tourists in the warm seasons.
Shahrekord, which is located 97 km southwest of Isfahan, was previously known as Dehkord and was renamed Shahrekord in 1935 during the reign of Reza Shah. This city is the capital of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province and is famous for its high altitude.
Tourists can visit the Chelgard ski slope, which is eighty kilometers from the center of Shahrekord. This 4,000-seat track is one of the most beautiful tracks in Iran.
Shahrekord has a beautiful and lush nature in the spring due to the high and snow-capped mountains of the Zagros, and due to its location in the highlands and pristine nature, it has clean and oxygen-rich air.
The city attracts many tourists due to the cool weather in summer. Saman Gardens are an example of the beauties of Shahrekord in spring.
The name of Shahrekord used to be Dehkord. Dehkord has not been mentioned in any of the historical sources before Safavid.
Many historians have commented on the naming of Dehkord and why it is so named, but in fact, none of the comments are documented and one cannot be preferred over the other.
Abbas Iqbal Ashtiani, for example, points out that the people of this region were Kurdish immigrants who migrated and settled in Dehkord.
According to archaeological findings, coins related to the Parthian and Sassanid periods have been found in the plains of Shahrekord. Some writers and researchers have even identified the presence of ancient hills from BC.
The identified hills are located a few kilometers from Shahrekord. For example, 14 kilometers from Shahrekord, pottery has been found that dates back to about 9,000 years ago. These hills are located in Hafshjan.
In Shahrekord, three dialects of Persian, Turkish, and Lori Bakhtiari are common. In most areas of Shahrekord, such as Hafshejan and Farrokhshahr, people speak accented Persian.
In some areas, such as the cities of Kian, Taqanak, and Harchegan, people speak Qashqai Turkish, and in other areas, such as Sureshjan, people speak the Bakhtiari dialect mixed with local Persian. People know such areas as the Fars-Lur ethnic group.
The Bakhtiari-inhabited parts of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province have an economy based on agriculture, animal husbandry, and carpet weaving.
Weaving is a spectacular handicraft of Shahrekord from ancient times until now, the beauty of this type of footwear has caused it to be bought as a handicraft of the city for souvenirs and gifts.
The most common food in this region is meat kababs, a special type of which is known as Bakhtiari kabab and is very popular among tourists.
Bakhtiari kabab is cooked from the mutton fillet, chicken breast, bell pepper, medium onion, olive oil, garlic powder, and saffron on the fire and is very delicious.
Mellat Park, the most beautiful park in the city, has a green space in the eastern part of Shahrekord, which attracts the attention of every traveler due to its mountainous and forested nature and the existence of welfare and recreational facilities.
Due to the beautiful view of Shahrekord city, this park can create happy times for travelers and tourists.
Shahrekord has the longest zip line in Iran, which, while releasing high adrenaline, flies you over Shahrekord with a great view.
Shahrekord does not have a traditional market. But the quilt market is related to the Qajar period. Quilt Market is a cultural trade route from Imamzadeh Do Masoom in Shahrekord to Saqakhaneh Arbab Mirza and is 140 years old.
This bazaar dates back to the Qajar dynasty. There were professions such as confectionery, Sarajji (saddle making), weaving, bookbinding, Chalangari, coppersmithing, Sabaghi (Dyeing), caravanserai, and four distillery factories.
In line with urban development, a large part of the bazaar was destroyed and now a small part of the rooms, from the Imamiyeh school to the Imamzadeh Do Masoom in Shahrekord, remains.
In the past, this market was known as the “coppersmiths” market, which became known as the “quilt makers” with the presence of the quiltmakers.
Shahrekord is the city of springs, rivers, and nature tourism. Other attractions around Shahrekord include Zaman Khan Bridge. This beautiful attraction is not in the city but is located 30 km from Shahrekord, but due to its special beauties in terms of history and nature, tourists visit it when traveling to Shahrekord. Rafting on the roaring river that passes under this bridge will be very memorable. Especially if you be one of its rowers.
Koohrang is one of the functions of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province and near the Kurdish city, the city of overturned tulips and rainbow springs has been created in the province.
This charming city with its pristine natural attractions and variety of landscapes at different distances has created an interesting atmosphere that should not be missed. As the name implies, the mountain and the color are combined to display extraordinary images.
Koohrang is a popular nomadic city in the fall when they set up their tents in the heart of the plains and black pastures and are engaged in animal husbandry.
The importance of Koohrang is that if you follow a winding road in the middle of a wide plain, you will reach the source of Karun River and Zayanderud River, two large rivers in Iran.
The water temperature of this spring, which comes out from under the rock very quickly, is very low even on the hottest days of summer.
One of the famous figures of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province is Bibi Maryam Bakhtiari, who was one of the intellectual women and supporters of women’s rights and territorial integrity of Iran at the time of the Constitutional Revolution. During the conquest of Tehran by popular forces, she stood up with all her courage to support the people’s forces and had a huge share in their success.