The city of Meshkin Shahr (MeshginShahr) is located in the northwestern Iran, at the center of Ardabil 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, Meshginshahr 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.
- Old castle of Meshgin Shahr
- Ancient site of Shahar Yeri located near the village of Pirazmian, 32 Kilometers from Meshkinshahr
- Qahqaheh castle located 80 kilometers to Meshgin Shahr (Meshkinshahr)
- 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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