The National Festival of Chamomile Flowers will be held in late June in Fandoqlu Forest tourism hub, Ardabil Province.
Head of Namin Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department M. Norouz-Zadeh said that the cultural-tourism event will be held in the province in cooperation with executive organizations with the aim of identifying and introducing capabilities and unique talents in the field of tourism and attraction of investment, booming tourism capacities in Namin city, familiarity with the traditions, handicrafts and local customs and rituals of the region and also promoting empathy, unity and amity among people.
Pointing to the cultural and tourism capabilities in Namin, Norouz-Zadeh added, “Fandoqlu Forest has been known as a tourism gem in this city and holding “Chamomile Flowers Festival” in this city creates a golden opportunity for more introduction of tourism capacities of this forest area.”
Identifying and introducing tourism capacities of the region, especially Fandoqlu Forest tourism hub, developing tourism facilities in Namin resort areas, showcasing high capability of this province in the field of medicinal-pharmaceutical herbs are among other aims of the festival, he emphasized.
Fandoqlu is located 10 kilometers from the town of Namin. A large part of the forest in situated in Ardabil Province and a small part of it in Gilan Province which attracts many domestic and foreign visitors every year. Adjacent to the forest are expansive mayweed fields, which host a mayweed festival every spring.