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Take a trip to The Northern Provinces of Iran

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Azadi Grand hotel(Hyatt Hotel)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hyatt Hotel
Hyatt Hotel
Hyatt Hotel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sheikh Zahed Gilani
 
Sheikh Zahed Gilani
Sheikh Zahed Gilani
Sheikh Zahed Gilani
 
 
 
kashef ol saltaneh's Tomb
Lahijan a City in Gilan Province
 
 
Telecabin of lahijan
 
 
lahijan
lahijan
 
lahijan
lahijan
Ramsar
 
 
Ramsar
Ramsar
 
Ramsar
 
This Photo is not mine(Ramsar Hotels)
Mazandaran (Persian: مازندران) is a province in northern Iran, bordering the Caspian Sea in the north. Mazandaran was part of the Persian province of Hyrcania.
Sari is the provincial capital. Gorgan also used to be a part of Mazandaran until recently, but is now the capital city of the new Iranian province of Golestan (since 1997).
The province covers an area of 23,833 sq. km. Counties of the province are: Amol, Babol, Babolsar, Behshahr, Tonekabon, Chaloos, Ramsar, Savad Kooh, Qaem Shahr, Mahmood Abad, Neka, Noor and Noshahr.
The Caspian Sea is to the north, the provinces of Tehran and Semnan lie to the south. To the west it has common borders with Gilan province, and to the east stands the province of Golestan.
In 1996, the province had a population of about 2.6 million

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazandaran

Gilan (Persian: گیلان, locally known as Guilan) is one of the 30 provinces of Iran, known during ancient times as part of Hyrcania, with a population of approximately 2 million and an area of 14,700 sq. km. It lies just west of the province of Mazandaran, along the Caspian Sea. The center of the province is the city of Rasht. Other towns in the province include Astara, Astaneh-e Ashrafiyyeh, Rudsar, Langrud, Souma'eh Sara, Talesh, Fuman, Masouleh, and Lahijan.
The main harbor port of the province is Bandar-e Anzali (previously Bandar-e Pahlavi).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilan
Sheikh Zahed Gilani
The mystic Taj Al-Din Ebrahim Al-Kordi Al-Sanjani* (1216 - 1301), titled Sheikh Zahed Gilani, was Grandmaster of the famed Zahediyeh Sufi Order at Lahijan.
Since the mid 13th century, Sheikh Zahed is revered as a spiritual authority and his tomb near Lahijan in Iran's Gilan Province, on the shores of the Caspian Sea, draws numerous pilgrims to the picturesque village of Sheikhanvar. His ancestors hailed from the ancient city of Sanjan in Greater Khorasan in northeastern Iran. Fleeing the Seljuq invasion that would eventually conquer large parts of Persia, his ancestors settled in Gilan in the late 11th century. Sheikh Zahed Gilani was able to attain cultural and religious influence on the Ilkhanid rulers (1256-1353), descendants of Genghis Khan, who followed Seljuq rule.
The Sheikh's most notable disciple was Sheikh Safi Al-Din Ardebili (1252-1334), the Eponym of the Safavid Dynasty (1501-1722). He wed Sheikh Zahed's daughter Bibi Fatemeh and, overgoing the interest of Shaikh Zahed's firstborn son, was entrusted with the Grand Master's Zahediyeh Sufi Order, which he transformed into his own, the Safaviyeh (Safavid) Order. Some 170 years after Sheikh Safi Al-Din's death, the Safaviyeh had gained sufficient political and military power to claim the Throne of (Northern) Iran for the Safavid Heir, Shah Ismail I Safavi. The Sheikh's second-born son wed Sheikh Safi Al-Din's daughter from a previous marriage. The two families were to be intertwined for many centuries to come, by blood as well as mutual spiritual causes.
The Sil-silat-al-nasab-e Safaviyeh or Genealogy of the Safavids, was written by Sheikh Pir Hossein Abdul Zahedi, a 17th century descendant of Sheikh Zahed Gilani. This hagiography in praise of the Safavid forebearers, was devoted to the genealogy of the Safavid Sufi masters.

And more about caspian sea
http://www.parstimes.com/spaceimages/caspian/
About Ramsar look at this Link
http://www.irantour.org/Iran/city/RAMSAR.html


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