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Khorasan : Nishapur
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Khayyam thomb

Nishapur (also Neyshābūr, Persian: نیشابور) is an ancient city in Khorasan near Mashad. It was one of the largest cities of old Persian Empire before the Mongolian attack.

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There are train routes from Tehran and Mashad.

By minibuses[edit]

Several minibuses leave from Mashad to Nishapur every day.

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  • Tomb of Farid ad-Din Attar
  • Tomb of Omar Khayyám
  • Shadiyakh excavations
  • Imamzade Mahruq
  • Mazare Shahmir
  • Caravanserai



Neyshabur Turquoise has been used for more than 2000 years and for this turquoise it is sometimes called "the turquoise land". Neyshabur turquoise and jewellery made from it are sold as souvenirs in Neyshabur and Mashhad resorts.

Rhubarb (Persian rivaas or rivand), a sour vegetable, grows at the foot of the eponymous Rivand Mountains . Soft drinks made from the stems of the plant, such as "Sharbate rivaas" and "Khoshaabe rivaas" , are sold at some Nishapur resorts as souvenirs.





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