IRANINFO.DK - Iranian news site based in Denmark

Wednesday
Jun 20th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Travel

Travel

Bajgiran Border Town; The Land of Poppies

Bajgiran Border Town; The Land of Poppies

Bajgiran, the capital of Bajgiran District in Quchan County, serves as a zero point border crossing between Iran and Turkmenistan.

The distance between Bajgiran and the city of Mashhad is about 200 km, or about a two-hour drive. The border town is about 55 km away from Ashgabat, the capital city of Turkmenistan.

Bajrian is highly significant in historical term. Due to its proximity to one of the oldest customs in the region, the border town is home to some historic storehouses belonging to the Bajgiran customs office. The storehouses are registered as national heritage.

Even the name of the city is tied with the region’s customs office. Under Qajar dynasty, the privilege of the region’s customs was given to the Belgian government. To strengthen their grip on the customs, the Belgians had hired a number of armed bullies (in Persian, Bajgiran) to gather the customs duties.

In addition to the customs storehouses, there are other historical sites in the region including a historic crypt in the Rahvard village about 500m away from the town and the Shrine of Crown Prince Sultan Mahmoud in Dowlatkhaneh rural district near the same village.

The region of Bajgiran is also well-known for its natural attractions. It is home to a large number of plant species which are used in alternative medicine.

On the other hand, there is a no-hunt zone, about two kilometres northeast of Bajgiran. Among other natural attractions of the city, one can refer to Aq Kamar, Qater Darvish, Aslemeh and Darbam Valley.

Anemone Plain is also located in the region which is widely known as one of the greatest natural attractions of Iran.

...
Read more...
 

Golestan Palace: A Historical Complex at the Heart of Iranian Capital

Golestan Palace: A Historical Complex at the Heart of Iranian CapitalTEHRAN (Tasnim) - As one of the UNESCO heritage sites, Golestan Palace is an intangible cultural heritage of Iran located in Tehran. It is considered the best manifestati...
Read more...

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Ancient Seb Castle

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Ancient Seb Castle

The Seb castle, which lies in a village with the same name located 25 kilometres southwest of the city of Saravan, is a work of human hands and is considered as a sign of...

Read more...

Falak-ol-Aflak Castle: An Impressive Ancient Castle West of Iran

Falak-ol-Aflak Castle: An Impressive Ancient Castle West of IranTEHRAN (Tasnim) - Falak-ol-Aflak Castle is located atop an ancient hill at the heart of Khorramabad and once overlooked the historical Khorramabad Valley in Iran's wester...
Read more...

Aura of Old Times in Iran’s Ecotourism Destinations

Aura of Old Times in Iran’s Ecotourism Destinations

Spending holidays in a cob hut with a sloping roof and a view of the mountain, plain, forest or even desert … Does the idea appeal to you? At first glance, many would lik...

Read more...

Persepolis: The Most Impressive of All The Archaeological Sites in Iran

Persepolis: The Most Impressive of All The Archaeological Sites in IranTEHRAN (Tasnim) - Persepolis or Takht-e Jamshid is one of the most beautiful architectural masterpieces of the second half of the first millennium B. C and was created by...
Read more...

Varian; A Virgin Village with No Landline, Electricity

Varian; A Virgin Village with No Landline, Electricity

The village is divided into two historical periods; the period before the Karaj Dam construction and the era after the emergence of the dam.

The old Varian, which is now l...

Read more...

Takht-E Soleyman: Harmonious Sanctuary Inspired by Natural Context

Takht-E Soleyman: Harmonious Sanctuary Inspired by Natural ContextTEHRAN (Tasnim) - Overlooking a lake with a backdrop of a snowcapped mountain range in northwest Iran, lies the UNESCO-registered Takht-e Soleyman (“Solomon’s Throne”), a...
Read more...

Eram Gardens: One of the Most Famous Historical Gardens in Iran

Eram Gardens: One of the Most Famous Historical Gardens in IranTEHRAN (Tasnim) - Bagh-e Eram (Eram Garden), one of the oldest and the most beautiful gardens of Shiraz, is located along the northern shore of Khoshk River....
Read more...

Palace of Ardashir Shiraz, Iran

Palace of Ardashir Shiraz, IranTEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Castle of Ardeshir’e Babakan, also known as the Atash-kadeh, built in 224 AD by Ardashir I, is a castle located on the slopes of a mountain which Gh...
Read more...

A Traditional Haft Sin Table Celebrating Nowruz

A Traditional Haft Sin Table Celebrating NowruzTEHRAN (Tasnim) - Haft Sin (Haft Seen) is a traditional custom in the New Year holiday of Iranian known as Nowruz. Actually it is a table setting with 7 different items w...
Read more...
Page 9 of 10

Photography

Mount Damavand is the highest peak in Iran and the highest volcano in Asia.

Travel tips

Things to Know Before Trip
One of the most important things to remember is that Iranians aren’t Arabs, they’re Persian. They speak Farsi (and other dialects), not Arabic, and some people might feel offended if you great them with Arabic words.
  • What’s the best time to travel to Iran?
  • Iranian don’t hate Americans
  • Iran is a great place for backpacking

Join our Social Sites :

Video - Tour



Facebook Page