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Travel Guide of Rasht in Iran by Influencers

Rasht is the capital city of Gilan Province, Iran. Also known as the "City of Rain", it had a population of 639,951 as of the 24 October 2011 census and is the most densely populated city of Iran. Rasht is the largest city on Iran's Caspian Sea coast.

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Discover our travel guide of Rasht in Iran made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.

What you will see and do in Rasht:

  🏰 Temple     🗼 Landmark     ⛰️ Hill station     🗼 Ruins     ⛰️ Highland     🌲 Forest  

Travel Tips for visiting Rasht

Rasht is the capital of Gilan province in northwestern Iran. It is located about 18 miles (30 km) from the Caspian Sea. The city is an important commercial crossroads with the Caucasus and Russia. Rasht also serves as a base for tourists who wish to discover the region of mountain villages, forests, tea fields, and seashores. ​​The bazaar of Rasht, known as one of the most interesting and unique in Iran. Gigantic, it spreads over several streets and looks like a market with local specialties to discover. Saqalaksar Dam is a lake near the city, its scenery is very beautiful and relaxing, it is an ideal outing for a family picnic. You can also take a pedal boat ride around the lake, the place offers other activities to discover the lake. The north of the country has many tourist sites, each of which can create memorable memories for travelers, due to the fact that most of these areas are forests and small and large rivers. Saravan Forest Park is one of the oldest military parks in Gilan, which is one of the unique collections of diverse and rare plant species that bring you genetic resources and extraordinary views of nature. This park is located 10 miles (17 km) from Rasht-Tehran road, Saravan Forest Park is one of the most important forest parks and one of the natural park tourist attractions of the city of Rasht, it is an activity not to be missed. If you are interested in Iranian architecture you must visit Gilian Rural Heritage Museum, It is a museum in Sarvan Rasht forest park, In this collection, in addition to rural architecture of different regions of the province, other cultural elements related to living and working tools, food, clothes, etc. are also presented, which makes a very enriching cultural outing about the history of the city. Near the city of Rasht, are the ruins of the castle of the XI-XII century. The landscape in the middle of a forest village attracts attention and given that we are in Iran and this type of monument is not common to the region. The city has many possibilities to have fun, discover its architecture or its lush nature, the choice is yours!

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Rasht

Is there a dress code to respect during my stay in Rasht?

Traveling in Iran requires you to adapt your wardrobe, you must cover your legs and arms, and wear clothes not close to the body. Women's hair must be covered with a headscarf at a minimum, but wearing the hijab is not a requirement.

The political situation of Iran may scare tourists, but traveling to Iran is safe, visiting the tourist sites is safe so do not deprive yourself of such architectural wonders, find out about the situation in the country before you travel to be sure.

The best time to enjoy the mild and pleasant weather of the region is spring and autumn, summer is not recommended as it is a very touristic period.

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