Caspian Sea - Iran Tourist Attractions
The largest lake in the world with a surface area of around 371,000 square kilometers. It lies in the north of Iran in Mazandaran, Golestan, and Gilan provinces and has a maximum depth of about 1025 meters. The water of this lake is of two kinds, i.e. it is a fresh-water lake in northern portions whereas on Iran shore is saline. It is the settlement of more than five hundred plants and 850 animal species some of them which are salmon, perch, pike, sturgeon, Algae, and herring. Also, one of the very few seal species living in the Caspian Sea. The wet Caspian littoral is ideal for growing rice and tea. Cotton and citrus fruits are also grown. The beautiful island of Ashuradeh is situated on the northeast of Gorgan Bay.
Astara, Babol, Bandar Anzali, Chalous, Gorgan, Rasht, and Sari are the major cities by this lake. From the point of tourism, the Caspian coast is a favorite vacation spot for Iranians and offers lush vegetation and sandy beaches.
A city in Mazandaran province that was founded in the 16th century.it is located in 20Km south of the Caspian Sea. Food, textiles, and Fruits such as oranges, and lemons, are goods that are produced and grown in Babol. Also, the many rice farms around it provided a beautiful and charming view. The most famous historical attractions of Babol are the Mohammad Hassan Khan Bridge, Ganjineh-ye-Babol, and the Royal Palace Tower.
This city with its beautiful lagoon is located in Gilan province and very close to Rasht city. It is the second largest city of Gilan and one of the most important seaports in the north of Iran.
There are many tourist attractions in this port some of them whichClock Tower, Anzali Lagoon, and “Dehkadeh Saheli”.
Bandar-e Anzali is known as the World Capital of Precious Caviar. There is a caviar processing factory in Anzali plus there are old ruins from the 19th century. “Tourbebar” is a beautiful village 40 kilometers from Anzali.
The capital of Golestan province is 400 Km Tehran. Golestan National Park is located 150 km east of Gorgan. There is a great wall in this city that after the “Great Wall of China” is the greatest defensive wall. It is known as “the red snake” among archaeologists due to the color of its bricks. Gorgan is the center of cotton, wheat, and salt trading. Also, it has been the last outpost of traders and travelers to central Asia.
Some attractions of Gorgan are Gorgan Gulf, Gomishan Wetland, Jame mosque, and Golshan mosque.
Since the mountains stop only a few hundred meters short of the coast at this point, it’s squeezed into little more than a couple of main streets, which has helped to make this one of Iran’s more attractive seaside resorts with rich vegetation including palm and orange trees among the flower beds.
Ramsar is amongst the old cities of Mazandaran province and according to some valid historical documents, its antiquity is estimated more than 10 centuries.
It stretches for many kilometers along the coast and a few blocks on either side of the coast road. It is unique in terms of scenery including forest, forested hills, and proximity to the Caspian beach. Wooded hills roll down nearly to the beach itself while the powerful outlines of the Alborz Mountains range from an impressive background.
The worth-seeing places of this city are Ramsar thermal spring; Azarak, Rishboraz, and Chardar waterfalls; Ramsar luxuriant forests and mountainous valleys.
The capital of Gilan province and the largest city along the Caspian Sea coast. It is situated in 30Km from the Caspian Sea and in the slopes of the northern Alborz mountain range.
In the past Rasht was entitled as the “Gate of Europe” because it has been a major transportation field that connected Iran to the abroad.
Even today Rasht is the most important trade center between Russia, Caucasia, and Iran.
Also an important industrial center for the processing of agricultural products and is very famous for wood carving.