Damavand City

Damavand City

:"For Damavand Mountain, see Mount Damavand."Damavand is a city in Tehran Province in Iran. It has a population of 90,000.

Damavand is an ancient and historic city. The name Damavand appears in Sassanid texts (as "Dunbawand"), and Parthian remains have been found there. The city fell to Arab Muslim invaders in 651 CE. It is close to Iran's tallest peak Mount Damavand, which Ferdowsi mentions abundantly in the Shahnameh.The city has relatively cool weather year round.

Heritage

Damavand is rich in historical heritage. It contains 37 historical tombs (Imamzadeh), 27 castle ruins, 23 traditional houses of architectural significance, 18 traditional bath houses, 6 caves, 5 historical bridges, 3 historical mosques, and 3 caravanserais.

Damavand country side includes: [http://www.kilan.blogfa.com Kilan] , Oureh, Dashtehmazar, Ahmadabad, Cheshmeh Aalla, Mosha, Dashta, Rouhafza, Mahaleh-Darvish, Tizab, Tar Lake, Abesard, Gilavand.

ights and entertainment

Damavand's sights and entertainment: Ab-Ali Skiing slope is located in North-East of Mosha. From North of Mosha and Amamzadeh Hasham, there is the possibility of paragliding too.Oureh Dashtemazar, Cheshmeh Aalla and Mosha speak a kind of dialect of Mazandaran (Mazandarani).

Damavand is the tallest mountain in Iran. The other name is "Danbavand". Its height is 5671 meters. It's located in Mazandaran province (and the nearest city to it is Larijan), Iran, Middle east, West Asia. It's 66 km far from Tehran (the capital) and it's a calm volcano.

Access Roads: There two ways to get to Damavand from Firouzkooh Road via Gilavand located in South of Damavand and from Haraz road via Mosha located in North of Damavand.

References

* http://www.experiencefestival.com/a/Damavand/id/2040631
* http://www.spiritus-temporis.com/damavand/

ee also

*Shebeli Tower

External links

* [http://www1.airliners.net/open.file/0202496/M/ Photo from Saha Air 707] at Airliners.net


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