Razavi Khorasan

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Khorasan Razavi:

As the holiest place in Iran, this province hosts millions of pilgrims every year. Those religious people who visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza; the eighth Imam of Shia Muslims, consider there as a great connection to heaven.

Along with that holy shrine, there are so many other historical and natural places which attract various tourists from all around the world.

Mashhad means the place of Martyrdom which was named after the martyrdom of Imam Reza was a very small village close to the city of Toos became the capital of the region to show the glory of martyrs even after their lives.     

The best places you should visit:

  1. The holy shrine of Imam Reza
  2. The mausoleum of Ferdowsi
  3. The mausoleum of Nader Shah
  4. The mausoleum of Khayam
  5. The mausoleum of Attar
  6. Torghabe
  7. The qanat of Ghasbeh

The best Places you can stay in:

Darvishi 5-star hotel in Mashhad

International Ghasr 5star hotel of Mashhad

Homa international hotel of Mashhad

The best restaurants we recommend:

Pesarane Karim restaurant in Mashhad

Moein Darbari international restaurant in Mashhad

The best places for shopping:

Grand Bazaar

Souvenirs:

Saffron, barberries, spices and nuts.

How can you get there?

The best way to go there from Tehran is taking a direct flight but most of the people prefer train which is much cheaper. We suggest you take the road to Semnan then continue your way towards Mashhad to visit more nice landscapes.

Remember that this journey takes 10 hours if you decide to take the car.

Expenses:

As one the largest cities in Iran, Mashhad seems to be an expensive city but as the main religious city in Iran is one the cheapest places you can enjoy most.

What to wear?

In summer you may experience very hot weather but in other seasons especially in winter the cold dry weather shows you real hard circumstances.  

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