Mashhad is a city that was the capital of Iran in Afsharid time and nowadays it is the second mega city of Iran and the capital of Razavi Khorasan province. The city is located in north east of the country. Since Mashhad is known as housing the tomb of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam, every year more than 30 millions Iranian pilgrims and about 1 million foreign pilgrims visit the city and Imam Reza Shrine. Geographically, from the north the city leads to Kalat county, from the north west it leads to Dargaz city, from the west it leads to Chenaran and Nishabur cities and from the east it leads to Sarakhs and Torbat-e Jam cities. About the origin of the name of the city it should be said that Mashhad means the place of martyrdom. Imam Reza was killed by Al-Ma mun Abbasi in 202 AH and was burried in Aaron tomb in Sanabad. Since that time Sanabad-e Noghan city has been called Mashhad and it became wide during the time, especially in time of Shah Tahmasp I. People of Tus city also migrated to Mashhad. It should be said that for the first time the city was labeled as Mashhad by Mahmud of Ghazni. Nowadays تور مشهد is one of the most popular tour of Iran and the Middle East in terms of attracting tourists.
Imam Reza Shrine Complex
The Imam Reza Shrine Complex, known as the Haram-e Razavi, dominates the city centre and needs several visits to properly appreciate the scope of its magnificence. With seven massive courtyards, and a total area of nearly 600,000 square metres, by some measures it is the largest mosque in the world. The millions of pilgrims who flock to the shrine all year round from all over the world endow this part of the city with a decidedly multicultural atmosphere, and there is a tangible sense of the spiritual as visitors demonstratively mourn the 8th Imam s martyrdom. Intricate blue tile work and Arabic calligraphy are virtually omnipresent across the numerous iwans and minarets, and an impressive golden dome stands centrally above the shrine itself. Non-Muslims are not permitted into the inner sanctuary, and (confusingly) only camera phones are permitted.many of pilgrims take تور لحظه آخری مشهد to visit the Haram-e Razavi.
Mashhad other Tourist Attraction
Tomb of Nader Shah Afshar
Although Mashhad is mostly known because of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, the tomb of Nader Shah is another great tourist attraction in Mashhad which belongs to the king of Afsharid dynasty.
Ferdowsi is a well-known poet who lived and died in Tus, the city 30 km away from Mashhad. Since it is very close to the city of Mashhad, most people take a daily tour to Tus to visit this poet s tomb.
Natural Attractions in Mashhad
Kuh-e Sangi Park
It is Mashhad s best park and a great spot for an afternoon or early evening picnic and can consider as one of the best tourist attractions in Mashhad. A small stream runs through its centre. Visitor can cross it by either climbing the rock formations or hopping through the stepping-stones.
Vakil Abad Forest Park
Vakil Abad Forest Park is one of the oldest parks in Mashhad which is located in Vakil Abad Boulevard. This park consists of a great number of trees such as pine, cypress, and plantain. There is a zoo here where a variety of mammals, birds, and reptiles are kept.
Spend a Day in the Largest Water Park in Iran
Water Waves Park
There are several great water parks in Mashhad. This one is the largest of them all. This water park is so huge so you can spend an entire day experiencing fascinating activities there. However, there are separate provisions for men and women and they should visit on alternate days as per the park s schedule.
Villages around Mashhad
The historical village of Kang means a strong claw living in the mountains . The village has mud-brick houses along the foothills of the mountains. It provides a wonderful opportunity for the tourist to explore one of the few communities that still practice an authentically traditional way of life.
For ancient architecture enthusiasts, a trip to the village of Radkan is necessary. It occupies the land on the summit of a hill to the west of the village. The cylindrical tower was a site for taking astronomical measurements. A visit to Radkan would also provide an opportunity to witness some breathtaking, unspoiled landscapes, and old mud ruins.
Robat Sefid Village
The small village of RobatSefid is located around 70 kilometres southwest of Mashhad. There is a famous temple in this village which is called Bazehoor Temple . The name of this 2500-year old temple, Bazehoor consists of two words, Baz meaning gate and hoor means the sun.
Where to stay in Mashhad?
Since Mashhad is one of the most crowded cities of Iran and many tourists travel to the city every year, it has a lot of good hotels such as Darvishi hotel, Homa hotel 1, Pardisan hotel, Ghasr international hotel and Ghasr Talaee international hotel that are very expensive. Sinoor, Khaneye Sabz, Soroush and Parmida are also good but less expensive hotels of Mashhad. If you prefer to stay at aparthotels, Espino hotel and Parsian Tourist Toos hotel are good choices for you. But it should be mentioned that their price are as same as three star hotels.for رزرو هتل you can visit our site on deltaban.com
We recommend you to visit Shandiz county near the city that has many beautiful rivers and it is a worth seeing place. You can also buy handicrafts like pottery things, Kilim and traditional Fur clothing from Shandiz s shops. The other place that you should not lose during your trip to Mashhad is Torqabeh which is located in 15 km from the city. It is a spectacular ancient region with pleasant cool weather. You can also go and visit Anbaran village in 1 km from Torqabeh which has a great vegetation that make the whole region fragrant.
How to Travel to Mashhad
Travellers can easily get to Mashhad by airplane. Mashhad has an international airport which is located almost 15 km away from the centre of the city. Since most of the hotels of Mashhad are located in the city centre, around the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza, it will be easy to get to most of them in 25 minutes.for بلیط هواپیما چارتر visit our site .
The railway station is also located 3 km away from the city centre. Therefore, travellers can easily buy train tickets from other cities such as Tehran and experience a cheaper trip to Mashhad.
While visiting Mashhad, take note of the dress code, as the strict Islamic dress code is necessary here. Women have headscarves and men cannot wear shorts.