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Zanjan The World City for Filigree

Zanjan The World City for Filigree


Zanjan city is the capital of Zanjan provinces of Iran. Zanjan is known for its handicrafts such as knives, traditional sandals and malileh (filigree), a handcraft made with silver wires. The filigree had been popular in Zanjan from thousands years ago. Zanjan is currently reputed as the birthplace of filigree work. In 2019, this city was registered on World Crafts Council (WCC) list as the World City for Filigree. At present, about 230 filigree artists are active in 50 workshops in Zanjan. In addition to the workshops, many other centers are now active in education, supply and sale of filigree works. This has led to a wide employment of different groups of people in Zanjan in this field.

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Zanjan Tourist Attractions

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Zanjan Traditions and Customs

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Zanjan Universities & Collages

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Zanjan Top Manufacturing

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Zanjan Dome of Soltaniyeh| Zanjan Gonbad-e Soltanieh | Zanjan Tourist Attraction

Dome of Soltaniyeh

the 3th Largest dome in the world and Mausoleum of the Mongol ruler Ilkhan Oljeitu. People have described the architecture of it as “anticipating the Taj Mahal”
Zanjan Soltaniyeh Cupola

Architectural Buildings

Zanjan Rakhtshooy Khaneh Edifice| Zanjan Tourist Attraction

Rakhtshooy Khaneh

Laundry has been a place for over a hundred years. This place was built for women in the city to be safe from the cold weather while washing clothes
Zanjan Chehel Sotoun Mosque| Tourist Attractions in Zanjan | Zanjan Tourist Attraction

Chehel Sotoun

The mosque includes courtyard and some vast shabestans which its arches are arranged regularly on 32 columns. Its name is due to the high number of columns
Zanjan Katalekhor Cave| Tourist Attractions in Zanjan Iran

Katalekhor Cave

Geological studies showed that the cave formation dates back to the Jurassic period. It is believed that cave is connected to Ali Sadr Cave in Hamadan
Zanjan Traditional Bazaar | Zanjan Grand Bazaar | Zanjan Tourist Attraction

Traditional Bazaar

The 200 years old Bazaar has nearly 1000 stores, numerous wings, historic inns, bathhouses, and mosques. It is the longest traditional roofed building in Iran
Zanjan Jameh Mosque | Zanjan Seyed Mosque | Zanjan Tourist Attraction

Jameh Mosque

The Jameh Mosque of Zanjan also known as Seyyed Mosque, Friday Mosque and Sultani Mosque, is the grand, congregational mosque of Zanjan. It has four prayer halls
Zanjan Colorful Mountains | Zanjan Ala-Daglar Mountains | Zanjan Tourist Attraction

Colorful Mountains

Ala-Daglar Mountains date back to 15 million years ago. There are a variety of colors in this attractive place containing Red, Brown, Copper. in beauty different spectrum
Zanjan Behestan Castle| Tourist Attractions in Zanjan Iran | Zanjan Tourist Attraction

Behestan Castle

One of the 20 historical castles of Zanjan. The upper floors of this castle were used for defense and the lower floors were used as food storage facilities
Zanjan Hosseiniyeh Mosque | Tourist Attractions in Zanjan Iran

Hosseiniyeh Mosque

This mosque is well known for its famous annual mourning parade in Muharram month for Imam Hossein. Around 1 million people attend the ceremony each year
Zanjan Protected Wildlife Zones| Tourist Attractions in Zanjan Iran

Wildlife Zones

The most important species of wildlife in these areas are: Ram, wild sheep, wild goat, Endemic birds such as Partridge and Immigrant birds such as flamingo
Zanjan Qezel Ozan River | Zanjan Tourist Attraction

Qezel Ozan River

Ghezel Ozan meaning "floating gold" is a river flowing from the Zagros Mountains in Kordestan Province to the Caspian Sea. It is the second longest river in Iran
Zanjan SaltMen Museum| Zanjan Archaeology Museum | Zanjan Tourist Attraction

Saltmen Museum

A very unique salt mummies around the world with all fragments like fabrics, leathers, and mining tools, dates back to 1500-2300 years ago. Archaeology Museum

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