Tamishan Palace (Ashraf Palace in Nur) is located 5km from Noor city in Mazandaran province, and was constructed about 1974 in under the orders of Ashraf Pahlavi (the sibling of Mohammad Reza Shah), during the reign of Pahlavi II.
Tamishan palace today is included in the aggregate of palaces which are under the surveillance of the 'Janbazan' (war veteran) Foundation. The grounds of this palace are extremely large and include a swimming pool, stable and residential quarters for the guards. There is another palatial building opposite the palace, on the coast of the Caspian Sea, this was used as the private beach premises by the royal family.
This Palace and it's garden currently is a part of "Faculty of Natural Resource & Marine Sciences" university in Nur city.
The township of Noor is located in the center of the province, to the north of which is the Caspian Sea, and to its south the province of Tehran. The city of Noor is located in the coastal plains with a humid and temperate climate, and at a distance of 243 km. from Tehran.
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