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Gorgan

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Gorgan is a city in the Caspian Region in Iran.It is the center of Golestan province and located about 370 km from Tehran. Located on the north foot of alborz mountain range and west of Caspian see, gives a Mediterranean climate to this beautiful city.

The ancient city of Gorgan was called Ester abad(after the name of Ester princess of khashayar shah of achamaenid era) .but, that city was near Gonbad 80 km farther from its current place.

As the Turkmen Sahra or Turkmenistan desert is in the north of the city. You can see different landscapes around it. From wast desertic areas with many camels in the north to lush forests in the south.

There are some historical houses and areas in and around the city. Turang tape or hill of turang is one of the historical and archaeological places that many artefacts have been discovered from its footsteps. A few museums and old buildings and monuments including an ancient defence wall to protect the city from Berber clans is located around the city.

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Daily flights from Tehran on Iran Air, Iran Aseman.Flights to other Iranian cities are scarce. Ask your favourite Iranian travel agency for schedules.

===By car=== From Tehran there are two main roads to go to Gorgan. Haraz route and Firoozkooh route both pass through Alborz mountains. The premier goes from Tehran to Roodehen and then Amol to Mazandaran province. The second goes to Damavand and then Firoozkooh to Ghaemshahr. Firoozkooh is about sixty kilometers longer but less mountainous and dangerous.

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  • Qajar era underground bathroom Srkhnklath
  • Ismail Shrine Srkhnklath
  • Nahar khoran Forest
  • Ziarat Village
  • Emadyh School
  • Nersoo, FazelAbad.  edit
  • Old houses. Some old traditional houses of famous families of the city are open for visitors.  edit


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Gorgan has a world-famous carpet and rug industry, made by Turkmen. The patterns of these carpets are derived from the ancient Persian city of Bukhara. Jajim carpets are also crafted in this province.

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  • Gramaphon Cafe', Dokhanyat boulvard.  edit


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