From Qajar to Safavid: Uncovering Historical Marvels
Explore Qajar and Safavid-era sites on Day One of your journey from Zarandieh to Arak. Highlights include Mahdi Abad Refrigerator, Chenaqchi waterfall, Alvir Village, and Arak’s Four Seasons Bathhouse.
Before entering the city of Vardeh, 4 kilometers south of Mamounieh and on the left side of the road, you will see Mahdi Abad Refrigerator. This Refrigerator is a brick masonry semi-underground with a circular plan and a stair-like view. The construction of this building is related to the Qajar period. Upon entering the city, on the main boulevard named after Imam Khomeini and passing Seyyed Mansour, you can visit a monument of the same name related to the Ilkhanate-Safavy period and the historical bath of the city dating back to the Qajar period. In the old part of the city called Zarand Kohane, the tomb of Imamzadeh Panj Tan, with architecture related to the Ilkhani period and other works, can be visited. Leaving the town and traveling about 8 kilometers on the Khoshkroud road, you can see the village of Hossein Abad and Gardi Negin residence.
Relax around Gardi Negin and enjoy its pleasant and traditional atmosphere. Continue along the road and head towards Saveh – Boyin Zahra road. After reaching this axis, about 7 km on the side of the road, visit the historical and beautiful caravanserai of the Safavid period. Continue on your way and enter the Kharghan district from the Razghan junction. Among the tourist target villages of this part, which you can visit by traveling about 70 km from the city center, is the village of Alvir. In this village, you can see the bathhouse of Kabal Ali Khan Khalaj and the architectural works of the Qajar period. He also visited Chenaqchi waterfall and the holy Sarkis church in Chenaqchi, a tourist destination village.
On the way back and exiting from Kharghan, rest in Vardeh village and the beautiful Kohustan eco-tourism residence.
38 A kilometer from Saveh city, a sign invites you to Vardeh village. The historic caravanserai of Shah Abbasi is located next to the spring full of water called Aliabad. It has turned this village into one of the target villages for tourism in the city.
After seeing the city’s attractions, return to the town of Arak and see the city’s interests, the Four Seasons Bathhouse and Vakil Castle Museum and walk in the historical market of the city and buy souvenirs from this historical collection.
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