Summer resort village of Golestan
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Country > Iran

province > Golestan

Time Zone> IRDT.

Population > 1,868,819

Area >92 km²

Summer resort village of Golestan

Narenjestan-E Ghavam (Ghavam House)

Qavam House (also widely called “Narenjestan e Ghavam”) is a traditional and historical house in Shiraz, Iran. It is at walking distance from the Khan Madrassa.It was built between 1879 and 1886[1] by Mirza Ibrahim Khan. The Qavam family were merchants originally from Qazvin. But they soon became active in the government during the Zand dynasty, followed by the Qajar, and Pahlavi dynasty as well.The Qavam “Naranjestan” preserves the elegance and refinement enjoyed by the upper-class families during the 19th century. The paintings on the lowceilings of the house are inspired by Victorian era Europe.The mirrored porch was a focal point of the house, overlooking a small garden that was designed with fountains, date palms, and flowering plants.During the second Pahlavi era, the House became the headquarters of Pahlavi University’s Asia Institute, directed by Arthur Upham Pope and Richard Nelson Frye. Frye and his family also lived in the house for a while.The house today is a museum and is open to the public.

Alangdareh Forest park

Alangdarreh forest park is chosen and announced as one of the 7 exemplary touristic districts of the country and the outstanding forest park of the north of Iran.
In springs and summers, this forest is full of people who come to this district from the sultry and hot weather of town. The weather of Alangdarreh is at least 10 degrees cooler than urban areas.
There is an asphalt road inside this forest. In the hillside of this forest, there is a special plant coverage and also very scenic rivers and springs which give it a spectacular view.

Alangdareh Forest park
Gol e Ramian Spring

Gol e Ramian Spring

Gol-e Ramian spring is located in the south of Ramian town, one of the environs of Gulistan province. Gol-e Ramian spring is in the form of a natural pool with a 90 meter length, an 80 meter width and a depth variable between 44 to 80 meters, and it is located in the 320 meter height of the sea level. This spring is located in the 5 kilometer distance of south of Ramian town and in the 85 kilometer distance of Gorgan. This district is connected in three sides to forests and in one side to farm lands.

Gonbad-e Qabus (tower)

Tower of Gonbad-e Kabus is a historical and glorious construction and it is one of the attractions of Gonbad-e Kabus town in Gulistan province and it is located in a vast and beautiful park and attracts the eye of any observer from kilometers long. The Tower of Gonbad-e Kabus is a valuable relic left from the fourth Hijri century and is a remnant of Ziyarid dynasty in this land of Iran. This tower used to be the guide and landmark of travelers who used to pass this land. Tower of Gonbad-e Kabus is the largest brick tower of Iran and is one of the longest towers of the world.
Tower of Gonbad-e Kabus was registered in the 36th UNESCO conference as a world heritage.

Gonbad-e Qabus (tower)
Iran's The largest natural park

Iran’s The largest natural park

Golestan National Park or Golestan Forest is a protected area in the east of Golestan Province and west of Northern Khorasan. This area is the oldest registered national park in Iran and a rare wildlife shelter that has included 1350 plant species and 302 animal species, about half the mammal species in Iran in about 900 square kilometers and that is why it has been registered in UNESCO list as the biosphere reserve of the world heritage. One eighth of the plant species, one third of bird species and more than 50 percent of mammal species live in this park.

The largest Iranian island in the Caspian Sea

Golestan National Park or Golestan Forest is a protected area in the east of Golestan Province and west of Northern Khorasan. This area is the oldest registered national park in Iran and a rare wildlife shelter that has included 1350 plant species and 302 animal species, about half the mammal species in Iran in about 900 square kilometers and that is why it has been registered in UNESCO list as the biosphere reserve of the world heritage. One eighth of the plant species, one third of bird species and more than 50 percent of mammal species live in this park.

The largest Iranian island in the Caspian Sea
The moss waterfall of Iran

The moss waterfall of Iran

Kabud-val waterfall is an all moss waterfall located in the south of Ali Abad Katul town and in the depth of a valley of massive forests. The water of this waterfall is provided by the southern springs of heights and it is clear, fresh and drinkable. Kabud-val waterfall is the only moss waterfall of Iran.
The walking path is very beautiful and there are several small and large waterfalls in the way to the main Kabud-val waterfall, which each has their own spectacular beauty. It is interesting that the source of all this greatness of rivers and waterfalls is a very small spring from which fresh and cold water emerges.

Triple Lagoons of Golestan Province

In the plain meadow of Turkman Sahra and in the northern border of Iran with Turkmenistan and approximately in the west of “Dashli Borun” village toward the Caspian Sea, in tectonics terms and for existence of branches of Atrak river in this region, a set of incredible ponds have been formed. These lagoons include: Almagol, Alagol, Ajigol, Incheh, Daneshmand, Bibi Shirvan, Shour, etc. which their whole area change according to high water and draught years. Although sometimes these ponds are mentioned as lakes in geographical maps, but as they all have a depth lower than 6 meters, they are all considered as ponds according to the definition of Ramsar convention.

Triple Lagoons of Golestan Province
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Archaeological Museum of Gorgan

The background of opening the first museum in Gorgan goes back to 1964 in where some of the historical relics were exhibited in the Royal castle of Gorgan. Although, the origin of Archeology Museum of Gorgan goes back to 1976 which was stablished under the title of Grave Stone Museum, and it was turned into the “Archeology Museum” in February of 1988 by adding archeology objects to this museum. In this museum, the history and civilization of the people of Gorgan plain since thousands years ago until now is represented for the enthusiasts.

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