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Rasht is the capital city of Gilan Province, Iran. Also known as the "City of Rain", it had a population of 956,971 as of the 2016 census and is the most populated city of northern Iran. Rasht is the largest city on Iran's Caspian Sea coast.

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1 - Gilan Province

Gilan Province, is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It lies along the Caspian Sea, in Iran's Region 3, west of the province of Mazandaran, east of the province of Ardabil, and north of the provinces of Zanjan and Qazvin.

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2 - Anzali Lagoon

   24 km away

Anzali Lagoon is a coastal liman, or lagoon, in the Caspian Sea near Bandar-e Anzali, in the northern Iranian province of Gilan. The lagoon divides Bandar-e Anzali into two parts, and is home to both the Selke Wildlife Refuge and the Siahkesheem Marsh.

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3 - Bandar-e Anzali

   24 km away

Bandar-e Anzali County is a county in Gilan Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Bandar-e Anzali. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 130,851, in 38,810 families. The county has one district: the Central District. The county has one city: Bandar-e Anzali.

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4 - Fuman

   25 km away

Fuman is the capital of Fuman County in Gilan Province, Iran. At to the 2006 census, its population was 27,763 in 7,728 families. Rice has been cultivated in this region for many years, where some indigenous cultivars were conventionally bred by farmers. Fuman also produces popular cookies known as koluche. Fuman's koluche is thinner and larger than its brethren in Lahijan.

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5 - Siahkal

   29 km away

Siahkal is a city and capital of Siahkal County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 15,274, in 4,343 families. Siahkal was the scene of the 1971 Siahkal uprising.

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6 - Lahijan

   37 km away

Lahijan is a city near the Caspian sea and the capital of Lahijan County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2016 census, its population was 167,544 in 58,378 families. Lahijan has both traditional and modern architecture.

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7 - Masal

   42 km away

Masal is a city and capital of Masal County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 10,992, in 2,986 families. The population consists of Talysh people. The language of Masal is Talysh

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8 - Rostamabad

   42 km away

Rostamabad, is a city in the Central District of Rudbar County, in Gilan Province, northern Iran. It is located on the Sefīd-Rūd river in the Alborz mountain range. At the 2006 census, its population was 11,987, in 3,234 families.

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9 - Shanderman

   45 km away

Shanderman District is a district in Masal County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 21,585, in 5,442 families. The District has one city: Bazar Jomeh. The District has two rural districts: Shanderman Rural District and Sheykh Neshin Rural District.

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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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