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Gilan (گیلان)

Enjoying a splendid natural beauty, a pleasant climate, lofty mountains covered with lush vegetation and luxuriant forests the province of Gilan attracts large number of visitors each year. Situated to the south of Caspian Sea, Gilan covers an area of 14709 sq kms. It is also bounded to Talesh Mountains westward and Alborz mountain range southward.

The history of Gilan is not so clear till the 6th century B.C. But archeological excavation show that the antiquity of the lands in southern parts of the Caspian Sea dates back to the last Freezing Period estimated to 50-150 millennia B.C. The most important towns of this province are: Rasht, Astara, Astaneh-Ashrafiyyeh, Anzali, Rudbar, Rudsar, Souma’eh Sara, Talesh, Fuman, and one of the most villages, Masouleh. In the following, we will introduce them.

Rasht: Located in the center of the plateau of Gilan, Rasht is 323 kms distant from Tehran. It has a mild humid weather. Dating back to the pre-Islamic period, this city has been an important center for trade and agricultural activities.

The Park of Qods, Saafi Mosque, Haj Mohammad khan Mosque, the town hall, and the Mausoleum of Mirza Koochak Khan are among places worthwhile seeing.

Anzali: Situated 40 kms northwest of Rasht, this town is the most important northern seaport of Iran. It is a peninsula, 33 kms long separating Anzali swamp from the Caspian Sea. Fishing, exporting Caviar and tourism are among the main sources of income in Anzali. Pol-e Ghazian, the palace of Miyan posht are among interesting places to see. Anzali swamp, having fascinating landscapes, attract many visitors. The seaport links Iran with Black Sea via Volga-Don channel.

Fouman: The beautiful village of Masooleh is an impressive place situated 35 kms west of Fuman in the mountains of Talesh. Lush vegetation and beautiful nature on the one hand, and low humidity on the other, afford this village a distinctive position. Apart from natural beauty, the unique architecture of the buildings with lattice windows and exquisite decorations attracts many tourists each year. Due to its original architecture this village was registered by the UNESCO.

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