Ardabil
Capital: Ardabil
Total Area: 17,800 km2
Population (2016): 1,270 million
Languages: Persian (Farsi), Azerbaijani, Tati, Talysh
Main Cities: Ardabil, Aslan Duz, Bileh Savar, Germi, Khalkhal, Meshginshahr, Parsabad, Sarein (Sareyn)

Pleasant weather and eye-catching nature in the spectacular mountainside of the high Sabalan Mountain are life-giving factors of Ardabil Province.

The natural features of the province of Ardabil are mentioned in the Avesta, according to which Zoroaster was born by the river Aras and wrote his book in the Sabalan Mountains.

Ardabil Province

Ardabil Province is a famous tourist destination in Iran with its attractive historical sites and breathtaking landscapes. Its pleasant and cool climate especially in spring and summer is almost always raved about by most visitors and residents.

The beautiful lakes in this province are: Neor Lake, Shorabil, Shorgol, Noshahr, Aloocheh, Kami Abad, and Molla Ahmad.
The most important rivers of the province are: Aras, Qaresoo, Qarehay, Khiyav Chayi, and Namin Chayi.
 
Nature of Ardabil (Ardebil)
Pleasant weather and eye-catching nature in the spectacular mountainside of the high Sabalan Mountain are life-giving factors of Ardabil Province.

There are also more than 23 renowned hot mineral water springs mostly in the outskirts of the great Sabalan (see below) and some sophisticated water therapy complexes, as well as beautiful meadows and forests.
More than 5,500,000 tourists from different parts of Iran and the world visit the historical monuments and hot springs of Ardabil province every year.
 
tallest suspension bridge in Meshgin shahr
The Mideast's tallest pedestrian suspension bridge in Meshgin shahr.

Attractive Historical Monuments and Places for Tourists:

- The Sheikh Safi-eddin Ardabili Complex (a Mausoleum belonging to Safavid periods) which consists of several historical monuments such as Chinikhaaneh, Jannatsara Mosque, Khanegah (monastery), Chelleh-Khaaneh, Shahidgaah, Cheragh Khaneh, and Haram-Khaneh
- The tomb of Sheikh Jabraeil (the ancestor of Esmaeil Safavid) in Kalkhoran
- The museum of the Mausoleum of Sheikh-Safi –eddin Ardabili
- Jomeh Mosque - from the pre-Islamic period dating back to Saljugis’ reign
- The Bazaar Complex in Ardabil dating back to the Safavid period
- Eleven historical bridges belonging to Safavid period
- Six ancient bathrooms built in the Safavid period
- Five ancient houses constructed in the Safavid period
- A Complex belonging to IIkhanids times which is situated around the mausoleum of Sheik Safi-eddin Ardabili
- Mirzaa-Aliakbar Mosque
- The Ruins of Fire-Temples dating back to the Sasanids periods in Atashgaah
- The Tomb of Imam-Zadeh Saleh (a holy Shrine)
- Sheikh Heidar tomb (Meshkin Shahr)
 
Sarein (Sareyn) in Ardabil Province
Sarein, a city in Ardabil Province of Iran is one of the most beautiful cities with a pristine nature and pure climate that lies at the foot of Sabalan Mountains.

Due to its geological position, Ardabil Province is home to many thermal and mineral springs, which are among the most important and popular ones in Iran and are mostly used for therapeutic purposes. The most important springs are as follows:

- Asad Spring, Sarein, Ardabil
- Bilehdareh Spring, Sarein, Ardabil
- Bushly Spring, Ardabil
- Eilndow Spring, Meshgin Shahr
- Gavmish Goly Thermal Spring, Sarein, Ardabil
- General Thermal Spring, Sarein, Ardabil
- Qaresoo Thermal Spring, Sarein, Ardabil
- Qotursoo Spring, Meshgin Shahr
- Qaynarjeh Spring, Meshgin Shahr
- Sarein Mineral Spring, Ardabil
- Sardabeh Spring, Ardabil
- Sarisoo Thermal Spring, Sarein, Ardabil
 
City of Ardabil (Ardebil)
Ardabil is an ancient city in northwestern Iran, and the capital of Ardabil Province.

History:
The natural features of the province of Ardabil are mentioned in the Avesta, according to which Zoroaster was born by the river Aras and wrote his book in the Sabalan Mountains. During the Islamic conquest of Iran, Ardabil was the largest city in Azarbaijan, and remained so until the Mongol invasion period.
Shah Ismail I started his campaign to nationalize Iran's government and land from here, but consequently announced Tabriz as his capital in 1500 CE. Yet Ardabil remained an important city both politically and economically until modern times.
 
Sadeghi historical house, Ardabil
Sadeghi historical house

Beautiful Nature of Ardabil Province:
Pleasant weather and eye-catching nature in the spectacular mountainside of the high Sabalan Mountain are life-giving factors of Ardabil Province. Extraordinary features of Ardabil's nature are attractively presented in the north of Iran, and everyone who is exposed to the unique nature of this province will unbelievably experience two paradoxical feelings of excitement and tranquility. With its beautiful nature, green plains, and Sabalan hot water springs, Ardabil Province creates pleasant memories, and visiting its historical monuments as well as its villages brings liveliness and happiness along.
 
Beautiful Nature of Ardabil Province
With its beautiful nature, green plains, and Sabalan hot water springs, Ardabil Province creates pleasant memories

Shorabil Lake:
One of the important natural attractions of Ardabil is the beautiful Shorabil Lake. The lake’s water was used to be salty, but the addition of fresh water has reduced its salinity and even pisciculture is practiced in the lake now.
CITIES IN Ardabil
Ardebil
The city of Ardabil, as the capital of the province, is located at a distance of 639 kilometers from Tehran, west to the volcanic mountain of Sabalan. The weather ...
Khalkhal
The city of Khalkhal (Khalkhaal) is located in a mountainous region south of ARDEBIL province, 549 kilometers from Tehran. The climate of the city is very cold ...
Meshgin shahr (MeshkinShahr)
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 ...
Bileh Savar
Bilehsavar (Bileh-Savar) forms a vast area of ARDEBIL province. In local language "Bileh" means "a land between two rivers" as it is situated between two rivers ...
Germi
Germi township in Ardebil Province is located between two low mountain ranges enjoying a warm climate in summers but pleasant and moderate weather in winter. The ...
Parsabad (Pars Abad)
There is a vast plain located between Aras River (south) and the northern parts of the mountain chain of Talesh that is called Moqan. This plain expands from the ...
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