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Behshahr City

The township of Behshahr is to the east of the province and to the north of which is the Caspian Sea. This region experiences a temperate and humid climate with the city of Behshahr as its center, located 326 km. from Tehran. This city nestles in the northern skirts of the Alborz Mountains. This territory was formerly known as Kharguran, and was erected under the orders of Shah Abbas. Thence known as Ashraf-ol-Belad. Shah Abbas was responsible for bringing a large number of Georgians to this territory in order to create a settlement. Thereby in this city, various tribes or clans such as , the Georgians, Talesh, Lankaran and Taat live. This region today besides the natural landscape has historical relics too.
EXPLORE ATTRACTIONS IN Behshahr
Category: Lakes
Located in the southeast of Behshahr in the midst of the forest, is a lake with an area of about 10 hectares. Due to the fact that in past, Shah Abbas Safavid was responsible ... MORE
The municipality grounds of Behshahr city is the former Baq-e-Shah, reputedly known as Ashraf-ol-Belad of the Safavid period, which is full of fir trees and beautiful flowers. ... MORE
Category: Caves
These caves are located in the village of Tarujen, 5 km. south west of Behshahr. The same were discovered in 1949. Discoveries made here have revealed the life style of primitive ... MORE
Category: Palace
This palace is situated on a mount overlooking the city of Behshahr. The palace is a relic of the Safavid period and has been repaired during the Pahlavi era. The said is ... MORE
Category: Wetlands
This wetland is located to the southwest of Miankaleh Gulf, and extends over an area of more than 50 hectares. The same being a habitat for both endemic and immigrant birds, ... MORE
Category: Mountains
The same are in the eastern portion of the Alborz mountains, and its famous peaks are Qadamgah, Nizva, Shah Kooh, Gavkoshan, Vichmanu, Shahvar, Khoshyeylaq, Amiri and Maran, ... MORE
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