Mashad City

Razavi Khorasan is a province located in northeastern Iran. Mashhad is the center and capital of the province. Razavi Khorasan is one of the three provinces that were created after the division of Khorasan in 2004.


Capital
:
• Coordinates:

Mashhad
• 36.2980° N 59.6057° E

Area :

144,681 km²

Population(2005):
• Density :

5,202,770
• 36.0/km²

Sub-provinces
(Shahrestan):

19

Time zone:

UTC+3:30

Main language(s):

Persian
Kurdish
Turkmen


Tourism Attractions:

This province envelopes many historical and natural attractions, such as mineral water springs, small lakes, recreational areas, caves and protected regions and various hiking areas.

Besides these Khorasan encompasses numerous religious buildings and places of pilgrimage, including the shrine of Imam RezaGoharshad mosque and many other mausoleums and Imamzadehs which attract visitors to this province.

The Cultural Heritage of Iran lists 1179 sites of historical and cultural significance in all three provinces of Khorasan.

Some of the popular attractions of Razavi Khorasan are:

  • Tus, where Ferdowsi, Persian languages most important poet is buried.
  • Nishapur, where Farid al-Din AttarOmar Khayyám, and Kamal-ol-molk are buried.
  • Goharshad mosque and the vast shrine-complex of Imam Reza that forms the heart of Mashhad  Neishabour
  • Khaneh Khorshid
  • Shandiz and Torghabeh (famous for their riverside restaurants)
  • Tomb of Nadir Shah Afshar in central Mashhad
  • Akhangan (Akhanjan) tower, north of Tus
  • Haruniyeh dome in Tus, where the famous mystic Imam Mohammad Ghazali is buried.
  • Tus citadel
  • Bazangan lake, in Sarakhs district
  • Kooh Sangi, a notable hill in Mashhad
  • Akhlamad
  • Band-e-Golestan (Golestan dam)
  • Jaghargh
  • Zoshk, a country village west of Mashhad
  • Kang, a scenic stepped village
  • Noghondar
  • Kardeh Dam
  • Vakilabad and Mellat parks in Mashhad
  • Zari, Hendelabad, Mozdooran, Moghan and Kardeh caves.
  • Robat Sharaf (a relatively grand caravanserai ruin in Sarakhs district)
  • Tomb of Khajeh Abasalt, Khajeh Morad, Ravi (famous Iranian Gnostics) and mausoleum of Sultan Mahmood Ghaznavi.
  • Yahya and Khajeh Rabi mausoleum at the northern edge of Mashhad city*Sabz (green) dome in a roundabout in Mashhad.