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Along Caspian Sea, The North of Iran

Discover memorable ocean views and stunning mountains. 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, small towns offer their [...]
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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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Gilan Commodities (Olives, Tea & Rice)

Northern Iran is home to some of the finest agricultural productions in the country. Located in a green and water-rich region, Gilan benefits from several premium agricultural products, some of which are solely grown in this region due to its wet and humid climate. The finest examples of these productions are olives, tea, and rice. [...]
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Saravan Forest Park

The enchanting forest of Saravan is only 17 km outside of Rasht city. It is one of the oldest, and thus, grandest forests in Gilan province. At about 1,500 hectares, this park stands up to 250 meters above sea level and acts as a major tourist magnet. The forest is packed with trees and unique [...]
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Mohtasham Garden and Kolah Farangi Mansion

Mohtasham garden, also known as the City Park, is the oldest park of Rasht. It is located in Hafez Street, next to the beautiful Gohar river, and dates back to Qajar era (1794-1925). In 1960, the government repossessed the garden from its owner due to unpaid taxes, and transformed it into a public park. The [...]
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Shahrdari Square at Night

Central parts of Rasht are famous for being full of crowds all day long. However, things change a bit when the sky starts to get dark. When the shops near Shahrdari Square close in the evening, numerous carts pop up in the neighborhood. This is the hour when people come to hang out in the [...]
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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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Hasir Bafi, Iranian Straw Handicrafts

Hasir Bafi is the art of handweaving textiles using local plant fibers. Having easy access to plants suitable for weaving has made Hasir Bafi one of the main handicrafts and souvenirs of Northern Iran. Rice and Wheat stems are among the most used materials in Hasir Bafi. In the past, Hasir Bafi used to be […]

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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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Guilan (Gilan) Grand Restaurant

Guilan Grand Restaurant located in Golsar, Rasht is a modern restaurant in the heart of Rasht. Its internal design consists of dark brown wooden floors, light brown brick walls, wooden tongue-and-groove, cedar ceilings and is furnished with black leather sofas, wooden chairs and black lamps. Grand restaurant’s menu is quite considerable. They serve all kinds [...]
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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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