Shahrdari Square in Rasht

In the heart of Rasht, the capital city of Gilan province is located one of the most beautiful square plazas in Iran, Shahrdari Square. This square plaza is one of the top Rasht attractions. Shahrdari Square and the buildings surrounding it originate back to the early years of the Pahlavi Dynasty (1925 – 1979). There […]

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Gilan Rural Heritage Museum in Rasht, Iran

Museums? History? Culture? Plus fun? Are you a fan? So here we go. Gilan Rural Heritage Museum IS a museum But most probably not like what you’ve seen before. This museum is 2,600 sq. km wide, and it is also an open-air one. Gilan Rural Heritage Museum for sure is one of its kind and […]

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Rasht Grand Bazaar – A World of Dancing Colors and Flavors

Are you a Bazaar lover? Have you visited Iranian traditional bazaars with the ceiling, domes, and lightwells? Like the ones in Isfahan, Shiraz, Kerman, Tabriz, and so on? They are so unique and outstanding in their kind and worth visiting as many times as possible. But today we are getting to know Rasht Grand Bazaar […]

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Along The Caspian Sea, North of Iran

Discover memorable ocean views(North of Iran) and stunning mountains as well. The striking landscapes of the region will stay with you long after you leave. Waterfalls, lakes, dams, thick forests, wildlife, and pure beauty is what you experience in every turn. Vast fertile plains are scattered with farms and lakes teeming with fish. In addition, […]

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Lahijan, The Bride of Gilan

Lahijan is famous for being “the bride of Gilan” and “the city of bitter oranges”. It is the capital of Lahijan county with an estimated 2016 population of 167/000 people distributed over a land area of 1,428 km2. People of Lahijan mostly speak Gilaki, Taleshi, Tati and Kurdish. Duo to their “moderate caspian” climate, Lahijan […]

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Saravan Forest Park

Stick your hands out the car while on the way to Gilan, whether going to the “North” from Haraz Road or Chalus, you have a lot to catch on the way. You can enjoy the scenery, but close your eyes from time to time and feel the northern breeze touching your skin. However, the absorbing […]

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Mohtasham Garden and Kolah Farangi Mansion

Rasht is the capital of Gilan province. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Iran. This city is the largest and the most populous city on the southern shores of the Caspian Sea. The sea is about 25 kilometers away from the city. If you are planning to travel to this vibrant city, […]

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Reshteh Khoshkar

Reshteh Khoshkar is one of the many traditional sweets of Gilan. The cookies are famously used for breaking the fast during the month of Ramadan. So if you travel to Gilan province during this month, there is a good chance that you will see many places offering these sweet cookies. (The month of Ramadan moves […]

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Kolucheh, Iranian Traditional Cookie

If you travel to the North of Iran, you can see many shops selling a special, disk-shaped, Northern stuffed cookie called Kolucheh. The origins of kolucheh extend from the city of Fuman in Gilan province, but it is not the only city famous for its sweets. Lahijan, for example, is another city in Gilan which […]

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Shoore Koli Restaurant

Shoore Koli restaurant, located in Golsar Street, Rasht is a northern villa turned into a traditional restaurant. Shoore Koli means “gypsy’s passion” in Farsi and is also the name of a dish made of a fish called Koli (bleak fish). Its courtyard is designed with pink walls, blue doors and a pond full of fish […]

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Caspian Sea

Holding the record for the largest lake on the planet, the Caspian Sea is the most famous and captivating attraction of not only northern Iran, but all countries bordering it. The sea covers more than 350,000 km2 and runs along the coastline of five separate nations. It is about twenty-five meters deep in the northern […]

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Zeytun Parvardeh

Zeytun Parvardeh is commonly served as an appetizer and is quite nutritious. Seedless olives get marinated inside a mixture of ground walnuts, garlic, pomegranate juice, pomegranate paste, dried mints, dried thyme, eryngos and olive oil. Sometimes locals use pomegranate seeds in the mixture too

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