Esfahan_33 Bridges/33 Arches

This is probably the most famous of Isfahan's bridges. It is made up of a series of 33 arches and was commissioned in 1602 by Shah Abbas I from one of his Generals. The name - Si-o-Seh Pol is derived from the Farsi for 33 (Si-o-Seh). The bridge is built on a series of pontoons of great width See more details

Yazd, A Desert Paradise

Yazd (pronounced /jæzd/) (In Persian: یزد), is the capital of Yazd Province in Iran, and a centre of Zoroastrian culture. The city is located some 175 miles southeast of Isfahan. Yazd has a population of over a half million (533,000 ). Because of generations of adaptations See more details

Jolfa_Arax River

Aras (also known as Araks, Arax, Araxi, Araxes, Araz, or Yeraskh; Armenian: Արաքս or Երասխ, Azerbaijani: Aras or Araz, ارس or آراز, Persian: ارس (Aras), Turkish: Aras, Kurdish: Aras or Erez; Russian: Аракс; Latin: Aboras), is a river located in and along the countrie See more details

Tehran (the Capital)

Tehran(Persian: تهران‎ pronounced Tehrān) is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of 12,223,598 it is Iran's largest urban area and city, one of the largest cities in Western Asia. In the 20th and 21st centuries, Tehran has been the subject to mass migratio See more details

Guilan_Masuleh

Masouleh (Persian: ماسوله, Māsūleh; also known as Masuleh) is a village in the Gilan Province of Iran. Historical names for the village include Māsalar and Khortāb. It was founded in the 10th century AD, and its current population is estimated to be around 800 people. Masouleh is See more details

Urmia Salt Lake

Urmia Lake (Persian: دریاچه ارومیه Daryâcheh-ye Orumiyeh (or Oroumieh); Azerbaijani: ارومیه گولو , ارومیه گولی , or ; ancient name: Lake Matiene) is a salt lake in northwestern Iran, near Iran's border with Turkey. The lake is between the Iranian pro See more details

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Masouleh (Persian: ماسوله, Māsūleh; also known as Masuleh) is a village in the Gilan Province of Iran. Historical names for the village include Māsalar and Khortāb. It was founded in the 10th century AD, and its current population is estimated to be around 800 people.
Masouleh is approximately 60 km southwest of Rasht and 32 km west of Fuman. The village is 1050 meters above sea level in the Alborz  (or Elburz) mountain range, near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. The village itself has a difference in elevation of 100 meters.
The first village of Masouleh is approximately established around 1006 AD, 6 km Northwest of the current village, and it is called Old-Masouleh (Kohneh Masouleh in Persian). People moved from Old-Masouleh to the current village because of Pestilence and neighbor attacks. Some of old families do have a written Ancestral tree as old as one hundred years.
Masouheh-Rood-Khan is the river passing through the village with a water fall 200m away from the village. Many other springs are found around Masouleh.
Masouleh is also surrounded by forest from valley to mount.
Fog is the predominate weather feature of Masouleh. Although it has been written that the community was established around 10 AD, the province of Gilan has a long history.

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