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Meshginshahr (Meshgin Shahr) City

Meshginshahr - Ardebil Province
The city of Meshkin Shahr is located in the northwestern Iran, at the center of the province, and 839 kilometers far from Tehran. Being near the high Sabalan (Savalan) Mountains it enjoys a moderate mountainous climate. Formerly, it was known as "Khiav". The Sabalan summit can be seen in the south of the city with an eye catching scenery. The antiquity of the city dates back to the early centuries of Islam but in the Safavid age it was thriving even more.

The city is well known for its Azerbaijani rugs and its mineral springs. Also, Iran's first geothermal power station, Meshkinshahr Geothermal Power Plant is situated in the outskirts of this city.

The longest Suspended footbridge of the world built in 2015 by Iranian-Canadian engineers, (Emkan Shahr Pasargad Co.) 365 meter long 80 meters above the Khiyav River. One of the highest and longest suspension type bridges in the world.

Historical Monuments:

- Old castle of Meshkin Shahr
- Ancient site of Shahar Yeri located near the village of Pirazmian, 32 Kilometers from Meshkinshahr
- Qahqaheh castle located 80 kilometers to Meshkin Shahr
- Deev castle located in kavij
- Petrograph of Shapour sasani
- Old cemetery in Oonar
- Tomb of Sheykh Haydar in Meshkin Shahr
- Imamzadeh Seyyed Soleyman
- Arshaq castle located 60 kilometers to Meshkin Shahr
- Qishlaq Zaakhor castle located 50 kilometers to Meshkin Shahr
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Meshginshahr - Ardebil Province
Meshginshahr - Ardebil Province
Meshkin Shahr suspension bridge - Ardebil Province
Sabalan Mountain - Meshginshahr
Meshginshahr - Ardebil Province
Meshginshahr - Ardebil Province
Meshkin Shahr suspension bridge - Ardebil Province
Arshogh Castle - Meshginshahr - Ardebil Province
Meshginshahr - Ardebil Province
Meshkin Shahr suspension bridge - Ardebil Province
Meshginshahr - Ardebil Province
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EXPLORE ATTRACTIONS IN Meshginshahr (Meshgin Shahr)
Category: Protected Zones
With an area of 75 square kilometers, this habitat has an altitude of 2,200 meters located 20 kilometers southeast of Meshkin Shahr. This region is the habitat of the wild ... MORE
Category: Mausoleums
This mausoleum is an 18 m. cylindrical structure belonging to the late 7th or 9th century AH. The portal and façade of the building are delicately decorated with tile-work, ... MORE
On the eastern slope of the Baq Nowruz Valley in Meshkin Shahr, there is a castle by the river and there is an inscription with Pahlavi script belonging to the Sassanian ... MORE
This graveyard is located in the Onar Village, 24 km. from Meshkin Shahr. It has a diversity of tombstones including some with the design of a star or other decorations. ... MORE
Category: Protected Zones
Other important habitats and protected areas of the province are: Hajiloo, Tanbaq, Arbab Kandi protected zones as well as the summer and winter residing areas of Meshkin ... MORE
Category: Springs
There are of course many other thermal springs with different therapeutic virtues, which are less equipped with facilities and sometimes unexplored. The most important ones ... MORE
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