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  • North of Iran (Shomal) is a favorite place of many Iranians.
  • The two provinces of Mazandaran and Gilan in North have forests, mountains, and a coastal plain. They are between the Alborz Mountain and the southernmost shores of Caspian Sea so can go to the beach and skiing on the same day.

Forests in Northern Iran

  • The Caspian Sea is the biggest lake in the world and contains 44% of all the world's lake water. It is 170m (561 feet) deep, nearly twice as deep as the Persian Gulf.

Caspian Sea in Mazandaran
Caspian Sea in Mazandaran

  • Due to rain, main crops are rice, tea, and cotton. Delicious juicy oranges and other citrus fruits are from Mazandaran. Caviar, salmon, pike and perch are also found here.

Rice field

  • In southern Mazandaran, wide range of wildlife exist including leopards, tigers, wild boar, and jackal.

  • If you would like to enjoy the beaches of Caspian Sea, view of beautiful forests , go hiking, skiing, and take advantage of cold and hot mineral springs, make a trip to Northern Iran.

  • Some of highlights in north are Rasht, Anzali Lagoon, historical and traditional village of Masouleh, tea farms of Lahijan, and Ramsar.

Anzali Port and Lagoon Lahijan
Masouleh Ramsar
Rasht Sisangan National Park
Prehistoric Caves More Northern Iran Pictures