South-Khorasan Tourist Attractions
20 Top Places to Visit in South-Khorasan Iran
South Khorasan is located at southeast of Iran and its center is Birjand city. This province performs the role of the international borderline between Iran and Afghanistan. It is the third largest province in Iran and the second desert province of Iran. It is considered to be one of the biggest center of producing saffron, barberry, jujube, cotton and pomegranate. South Khorasan province has a higher potential compared to other provinces in terms of mineral resources. It has some historical tourist attractions such as Akbarieh Garden a historical garden in Birjand, Birjand Castle, Kolah Farangi Citadel in Birjand, Rahim Abad Garden, Baharestan Citadel, Furg Citadel, etc. In addition to historical attractions, South-Khorasan province enjoys natural attractions including: Tabas Morteza Ali Fountain, Seh Qaleh Desert, Farsan Stone Bridge, etc.
Travel to Iran | Birjand Akbarieh Garden
A Persian Garden
Akbarieh House and Garden one of the historical buildings in Birjand, dates back to Qajar era. It is a great examples of Persian gardens with 3 characteristics: The presence of water element in the form of stream in the center of the garden, a mansion in the middle and high walls around the garden. This monument includes a mirror hall, pergola dome, honeycomb mogharnas decorations and official scheme that were merely for catering domestic and foreign political agents. It includes several museums, art galleries, and gift shops. The garden was registered as a world heritage monument in the thirty fifth UNESCO Conference in 2011.
Visit Iran | Birjand Castle
Great Historical Castle, Beautiful at Night
Birjand Castle one of the tourist attractions in Birjand is the largest and oldest historical monument in Birjand. It covers an area of 3000 square meters and was built in Safavid era. It is a very beautiful castle specially at night with amazing view of the city. You can go upstairs for watching city lights. In the main court you can shop from the stores or order from the restaurant.
Iran Attractions | Tabas Morteza Ali Fountain
a Different Experience in the Heart of a Desert
Imagine putting your feet in a small river, and while they are in a stream of water, cool water will hit your right foot and warm water your left foot! Here is Morteza Ali Fountain, one of the tourist attractions in Tabas; a miracle in the heart of the strangest desert in Iran. The most important feature of Morteza Ali Fountain is that both hot and cold water are flowing here in the same stream. So that in one side hot water is flowing and on the other side cold water. The density-difference between hot and cold water causes these two streams to be flowing in parallel in a long route without mixing. If you travel to Iran don’t forget to try it!
Tabas Shah Abbasi Dam
the Oldest and Greatest Arched Dam in the World
A 550-years old dam which is the highest and the thinnest dam in the world. and also the oldest and greatest arched dam in the world. Shah Abbasi dam which is also known as Shah Abbasi Taq, has the highest record among the historical buildings in Iran. A dam with 60-meters height that dates back to Safavid era and is one of the tourist attractions in South-Khorasan.
Khorasan Furg Citadel
a citadel with a good situation to watch the around
The Citadel of Furg, or Arg-e-Furg, one of the tourist attractions in South-Khorasan, is an 18th century citadel located in Furg Village in Darmian County, South Khorasan, Iran. It has a good strategic situation, because it has a commanding view of the entire village, farms and roads around its eastern region. in the architecture of the castle from the east to the west, three major parts are recognizable.
The first part on the east includes a barn, living place of crew, place of keeping cattle and dock warehouse. The second part of the castle, which is in the center of the castle, is located at a higher altitude, at a distance of 50 meters from the place of food and military supplies and place of residing soldiers. The third part which has the centrality state of the castle has been built in the highest part of the castle on two floors overlooking the entire village and the roads the area.
An Adaptation to Windy Climate
Nehbandan is a city of South Khorasan. South Khorasan district is where 120-day winds of Sistan blow, so it is one of the best places to use the energy of wind. Windmill is a good example of human's adaptation to its environmental conditions and taking advantages of it. The Nehbandan Windmill is one of the tourist attractions in South-Khorasan. The 120-day wind or wind of 120 days is a strong summer wind occurring from late May to late September in the east and southeast of the Iranian Plateau, particularly the Sistan Basin. It is so called because it lasts for four months.
Khorasan Seh Qaleh Desert
The Best Night Sky in the Desert
Seh Qaleh is a city in Sarayan County, South Khorasan Province, Iran. This Town is located about 200 kilometers away from city of Birjand. Seh Qaleh Desert is one of the most unique deserts due to its construction which looks like beach resorts. One of the best night sky is here! This desert is known as the heaven for astronomers. Due to its dark sky, it has a special characteristic for observing the stars. It includes the vast sandy hills, a great place to hike and camp for the nature enthusiasts. You can lift your spirit by walking on the hot sand dunes of this desert.
Farsan Stone Bridge
Farsan stone bridge one of the tourist attractions in South-Khorasan is located twelve kilometers northwest of Ghaenat city in South Khorasan. This natural bridge with 30-meter of length and 20-meter height alongside several other small and large caves is the shelter of birds of prey, especially wild dove. Farsan cave is a cave from the Mesolithic age. This cave has ancient layers that broken potteries are scattered around it. These earthenware date back to the Seljuk era and before Islam era. It shows that people from the stone age inhabited the cave.
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