(Persia Digest) – The historic monuments and natural landscapes of Mazandaran Province and its springs, villages, bungalows, the sea and the jungle, have all turned this northern area of Iran into a heaven for Nowruz travelers.

Mazandaran has over 2500 historic monuments and natural spots, 700 of which have been registered as Iran’s national heritage. Some of these are as follows:

Kakh Babol Watchtower

The watchtower is situated in Babol city center and dates back to the Pahlavi era.

Miankaleh Cape

The Cape is a 40-kilometer drive from Behshahr. Its pristine nature is home to migrant birds and wildlife particular to the area. It has been registered as one of the largest and most important wildlife reserves in the world.

Behshahr Sefid-Chah Cemetery

The first Muslim cemetery in Iran dates back to 1200 years ago near the Sefid-Chah [White Well] village, where the gravestones bear unusual patterns. The headstones are decorated with Iranian symbols representing complex concepts of life, death, and resurrection.

Bādāb Surt Springs in Sari

At a height of 1841 meters above sea level, this spring is to the southeast of Sari and the sixth natural spring in the world. The colorful, stepped, travertine terraces are a masterpiece of nature known as the world’s most beautiful springs.

Valasht Lake

Valasht Lake is near the mountainous Takht-e Soleiman Alam Kuh area. Its lush, distinctive surrounds put it at the top of the list for holidaymakers.

Kandelous Village

Kandelous Village is in Noshahr, Kajour County. It is one of the very first human settlements in Mazandaran Province.

Ramsar

This is Mazandaran’s most western city nicknamed as the bride of Iranian cities for its outstanding natural beauty and attractions.

Other interesting places to visit in Mazandaran include the Kalbadi Museum showcasing 7000-year old objects, Bagh-e Shah in central Behshahr, Namak Abrud and Ajabit Palace in Chalous, Cheshmeh Kileh spring in Tonekabon, Gohar Tappeh Site Museum, Kangalu Savadkuh Fort, Lajim and Raskat Tower, Babol’s Mohammad-Hassan Khan Bridge, and Amol’s Mir-Heidari Mausoleum among others.

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