Ramsar

Sights Of Ramsar; The Bride Of The Cities Of Iran

Ramsar Is One Of The Northern Cities Of The Country, Which Is One Of The Most Famous And Popular Travel Destinations During The Year, Especially In Spring And Summer, Due To Its Natural And Mesmerizing Landscapes, Numerous Sights, And Legendary Nature. 

Located on the edge of the forested mountains of the Alborz and the Caspian Sea, this city has a pristine and exemplary landscape. It is one of the reasons for its popularity among other northern towns of the country and is known as the “bride of Iranian cities.”

“Sakhtsar” is the former name of the westernmost city of Mazandaran province, which the Caspian Sea borders to the north, Alborz mountains to the south, Chabaksar to the west, and Tonekabon to the east.

Existence of beautiful summer areas, cone peaks, citrus orchards, tea fields, rice paddies, numerous waterfalls, forest parks, caves, springs, lakes, beautiful beaches, warm mineral waters, several hotels built in a traditional and modern style, and enjoyment This city has a delightful climate. It is one of the other features of this northern city of the country, which has made it gain a good position in the tourism industry and is also among the top nature tourism regions in the country.

Jewel Village

Foggy forest road to Javaherdeh village

Javaherdeh is one of the most beautiful tourist areas in Ramsar with its pristine, unique nature and spectacular views.

Among the sights of Ramsar, we can name the village of Javaherdeh, which, like its name, is like a jewel and is located in the heart of nature in Mazandaran province and Ramsar city. This village annually hosts many tourists from all over Iran and the world.

Javaherdeh can be considered one of the most attractive tourist areas in the north of the country due to its natural and historical monuments, Seyed Saeed Agha Mosque and Adineh Mosque, with a history of about seven centuries, and graves are among the historical sights in the jewel of Ramsar.

Swan lake

Trees and nature around Swan Lake Ramsar

Swan Lake is one of the sights of Ramsar, located near Javaherdeh. To reach this lake, you have to move from the village of Javaherdeh, from the south to Ramsar, and you will see a side road and dirt road from where you can access this lake.

You have to pay a separate fee to enter this attraction. Around this lake, you will find many natural attractions that, besides enjoying nature, you can have lunch and enjoy the place for a while.

Ramsar Cabin Trap

Ramsar cable car in the foggy forests of the north

Ramsar cable car is the only cable car in the Middle East that connects forest and coastal heights.

Ramsar cable car is the largest cable car in the country, located five kilometers west of Ramsar city and a very short distance from Chabaksar city in Gilan province. It starts from the Caspian Sea coast and continues to forest heights. This two-kilometer cable car has 40 cabins that have been built by the private sector. This cable car is the only one in the Middle East that connects the forest heights and the beach. Among the facilities offered in this tourist place, we can mention catering units, recreational areas, and tourism, which tourists and travelers have welcomed.

Green City Recreational Welfare Complex is the official name of Ramsar Cable Car, which operates in two parts. The first part of the cable car is in the lower part of the mountain and next to the beach, with amenities and entertainment facilities such as play city, paintball, karting track, buggy, sea club, cable car station, water skiing, boating, shopping malls, handicrafts, restaurant, Branches of various banks, etc., receive tourists. The second part, in the form of luxury forest huts and VIP suites, includes different tourist and recreational places, including a forest walkway, a game hall, a restaurant, a Ramsar roof, and so on.

Safarood Forest Park

Safarood Forest Park cottages in Ramsar

At a distance of 9 km from the route of Javaherdeh to Ramsar, there is “Safarood Forest Park.” This tourist area is located in the heart of the valley, near the Safarood River and in the lower part of the road. “Mineral water” is another name for this beautiful forest park, which is an ideal place for local families to gather on the 13th of Farvardin.

Flowering of forest trees in Safarood village of Ramsar

One of the features of this area is the new routes with unique and spectacular views, which have provided beautiful, breathtaking views in this area for travelers and nature lovers. The presence of forest, river, hot and cold mineral water springs, and pleasant climate are the features of this park. Also, pavilions, toilets, usable water, etc., are the facilities provided to travelers and tourists in Safarood Forest Park.

Garsmasar summer area

Sheep grazing in the nature of Garsmasar village of Ramsar

Garsmasar summer area is another natural tourist attraction in Ramsar city with a history of over ten centuries, which is very popular and famous among tourists. Garsmasar is a village with beautiful nature, benefiting from a pleasant climate and various tourist attractions, located 40 km west of Ramsar. The town’s height from the sea is two thousand meters, which is affected by the mountainous climate. It has caused the winter in this village to be freezing and the summer to be mild and calm.

Forest road and lush trees on the way to Sarmasar village

Surrounding the city of Garsmasar from the north and south to the Alborz mountain range, from the east of the town of Bazshi Mahalla, and from the west to the village of Rostamkhiz has brought beautiful views and scenery to this summer region. The foothill village of Garsmasar is on a gentle slope with a scattered residential texture. The town’s winding alleys and old houses with gabled roofs and glazed walls show a beautiful view of the traditional and simple architecture of the village.

The name of this village is derived from the name of “Garzaman Sar Castle,” one of the buildings of the “Hassan Sabah” era, and means “a place above heaven.” give Its name probably to it due to the castle’s location, which changed to Garsmaser over time.

Dalkhani Forest

The dark and dense road of Ramsar Dalkhani forest trees

Dalkhani forest has been called the paradise corridor due to its breathtaking scenery and mesmerizing landscapes.

Dalkhani forest is another place of interest in Ramsar and Mazandaran province, located in a village of the same name. This forest is magnificent and semi-mountainous with an altitude of approximately 800 meters, pristine landscapes, and spectacular natural attractions.

Dalkhani forest is located 30 km southeast of Ramsar, and due to its height, it is a suitable choice for mountaineering and nature tourism. The thick fog in this forest is one of its unique and spectacular features, which has become the most important reason for attracting travelers and tourists to this area.

Dylan Behesht is the nickname tourists give to this legendary forest with towering trees, greenery and dates, and a pleasant climate. The forest is located on the Ramsar-Tonekabon road, and it is better to use the Katalam-Harris road, also known as the Mirza Kuchak-Khan road. The exit of Ramsar city is another route that takes tourists to the Janat Rudbar intersection after seven kilometers of asphalt road from Ramsar to Tonekabon. Then, after walking a distance of about 23 km, they will enter the legendary and dreamy forest of Dalkhali.

Luca Rebel Cave

In an area northwest of Ramsar city, there is a natural and exciting phenomenon called “Luca Rebel Cave.” Rebellion Luca, which means “hole of bandits.” It is a well with a span of about three meters, located on “Ilmili Mountain,” and according to local legends, in the past, it was used as a place for the inhabitants of “Ilmili Fortress” to escape to the beach. However, it seems that this cave has been a haven for thieves and robbers for a long time, as well as people who opposed the local rulers and were called rebels by the rulers of the time. Therefore, this cave can be considered a stronghold.

Janat Rudbar Ramsar village

Rural houses in Janat Rudbar area of ​​Ramsar

Janat Rudbar has located 60 km from Ramsar city and Mazandaran province. The beauty of this region’s natural landscapes and extraordinary sights are famous to every tourist and traveler who has set foot in this region of the country for once. Paradise of Rudbar also called the land of “borage,” is one of the fascinating and highly spectacular areas known as one of the leading and most popular tourist areas of Ramsar.

Cloud ocean in the northern highlands and Ramsar

In this area, there are beautiful summers such as Eraser, Chak, Cherie, Izaki, Namkadreh, and Jirrood summers, which simultaneously have a pleasant and pleasant climate. Also, the presence of roaring waterfalls in Janat Rudbar, such as Azarak waterfall, Hosseinieh waterfall, Charter, Khoshka, Rish Bazar, and Asian, has put this summer and tourist area on the list of the busiest tourist destinations in the northern part of the country.

Edge Ramsar Waterfall

Ramsar Edge Falls and Black Rocks

Ramsar city is in a group of towns full of water and roaring waterfalls due to having snowy mountains and benefiting from abundant seasonal rains. It has led to the creation of beautiful natural landscapes with extraordinary and pristine natural areas in this area. “Edge Waterfall,” also known as “Deh Gholoo Waterfall,” is one of these natural attractions in Ramsar city, located a short distance from Edge village.

Edge waterfall is due to the melting of snow created on the mountain of anger, located in the heights of Eshkor Alia. One of the unique features of this natural phenomenon is its abundant water and spaces under the waterfall’s rocks, which is like a large cave. The area where Edge Falls is located is full of roaring springs, views of the Glacier Permanent Glacier, the spectacular Eshkor Valley, and a cover of fragrant and intoxicating plants that make the area very stunning.

Gregor Luke Cave

Gargar Luca Cave and the steep slope of the Ramsar heights

Another beautiful and unique cave of Ramsar city is Gargar Luca cave which is located in the north of this city. One of the features of this cave is its stunning and unique view. This natural attraction has a steep slope and is on a challenging path.

Ramsar political waterfall

Ramsar political waterfall and its surroundings

The Ramsar political waterfall has been registered in the list of the natural heritage of Iran.

At a distance of 35 km from the south of Ramsar city, next to the communication route to Janat Rudbar summer area, there is another natural tourist attraction of Mazandaran province, known as “Siasart waterfall.” This natural phenomenon dates back to the Quaternary period and can be seen 300 meters below the main road of Janat Rudbar. This surrounding space enjoys a unique and very spectacular nature.

A 40-kilometer-long river originates from the eastern slope of Mount Sarboufalak and flows into the Caspian Sea after a distance in the region’s mountains, valleys, and forests. The presence of the “Chalak Rud” river near this waterfall has had an excellent and constructive effect on the beauty of the area around the waterfall. Siasart waterfall was registered in Iran’s list of natural attractions in 2016 as a national monument.

Mirjana Dam

Mijran Dam and tree-covered mountains in Ramsar

One of the features of tourism in this region is its pristine nature and extraordinary landscapes, which show off as a unique paradise in Mazandaran province and Ramsar city. At a distance of 20 km from Ramsar city and 5 km from the southern part of the beautiful peak of Markus, it is one of the most spectacular places in Mazandaran province. “Mirjana Dam” is the name of this tourist attraction, built between Arbeh Kaleh and Dalkhani and on the river “Nesarood,” which overflows from the plinth.

Megan is a gravel dam with a core of asphalt concrete with a crown approximately 190 meters long and about five and a half meters above the river. The area of ​​Mijran Dam is protected, and travelers and visitors can only see this area and the beautiful dam from specified distances.

Sadat Mahalla hot water

Another natural tourist attraction in Ramsar city is the hot springs, famous all over the country for their mineral salts. Sadat Mahalla is one of the areas located five kilometers away from this city, and due to the use of hot mineral waters with therapeutic and medicinal properties, including the treatment of skin diseases, neuromuscular pain, and rheumatism, always hosts a large number of tourists. Internal and external.

Marco Ramsar Castle

Marco Ramsar Castle among the foliage of the trees

Islam exists. On top of a mountain called “Markus,” also known as the roof of Ramsar, is another historical monument of the country, known as “Markus Castle.” This ancient building was used as a military fortress in different centuries, including the third to the sixth and eighth lunar years. Unfortunately, there is no information about the exact date of this historical monument.

Still, some documents show the life of this castle in the first half of the sixth century, AH, and according to these documents, it may date back to previous centuries, especially in prehistoric times. The area of ​​the castle is about 600 square meters, and the primary materials used in its construction are stone, mortar, and plaster.

Today, only four side fences and supporting towers remain, and the builders built it in a way that could easily accommodate 100 soldiers. It is interesting to know that Ron Qala, a piece of broken pottery, has been discovered; the inhabitants probably supplied the water they needed from distant springs.

Ramsar Marble Palace

Ramsar Marble Palace grounds and pool

Ramsar Marble Palace is an old mansion belonging to the first Pahlavi era, which was built in 1316 AH by order of Reza Shah Pahlavi in ​​a beautiful garden. Ramsar Royal Palace is another letter of this country’s historical heritage, which was used as the residence of the Pahlavi dynasty before the Islamic Revolution. The architect of this valuable mansion is “Evans Onik Gharibian,” who has completed the construction process with the participation and cooperation of Iranian and German architects.

This historical building is built with European-style architecture and is decorated with beautiful beds, stone sculptures, and old and valuable objects. The palace inside the garden has been built with an area of ​​60,000 meters, which can include in the group of the most diverse parks in Iran due to the use of modified citrus seedlings and rare decorative plants. After the revolution, this building became a place for preserving the works of great Iranian and foreign artists, called the “Caspian Spectacle Museum.” The presence of a pine tree with a height of 23 meters, known as the “Four Horns,” which was planted in 1392 AH, attracts visitors.

Ramsar Anthropological Museum or Museum of the North

Carpet weaving at the Ramsar Anthropological Museum

The “Anthropology Museum” of Ramsar city is another tourist attraction in Mazandaran province, which is in the group of private and non-governmental museums, which is located on Sakht Sar Street and in the courtyard of the Ramsar Museum. This museum was inaugurated in late 2010 by coordinating the country’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization. Several pavilions in the museum display more than 700 pieces of various tools, cultural property, anthropological tools, and objects representing the culture, way of life, and customs of local people in the north of the country.

The Ramsar Anthropological Museum displays the culture and customs of the north of the country.

One of the exciting things about the Ramsar Anthropological Museum is the interior, which represents a traditional northern house with an ancient design and layout. In this traditional house, items such as mud or pot, foamer, salt shaker, blacksmith’s oven, and night tent or patchwork machine are displayed for those interested. The furniture of this museum has been collected by a person named “Isa Khatami” for about 30 years, which is admirable and exciting.

Ramsar Museum of Natural History

Taxidermy Animals Ramsar Museum of Natural History

Ramsar Museum of Natural History is another non-governmental museum in Ramsar. Mr. Ismailpour Rasmati established it in 2017. In this museum, various biological species such as oysters, rocks, fossils, insects, birds, animals, and plants are kept, which is a suitable place for those interested, especially children and teenagers, to get acquainted with the environment and nature. To visit the Natural History Museum, you can visit Taleghani Street, Lido Boulevard, at the end of Sahel 9 Street.

Ramsar Ivory Museum

Ramsar Ivory Museum and its ivory collection

In Ramsar, you can see the first ivory museum in Iran and the Middle East and the most specialized type of these museum in the world. This museum, which was established in April 2017, is called Atabai Palace or the Taj al-Muluk building and is under the supervision of the Ramsar Foundation for the Oppressed. Three hundred ivory works in raw and cut form have been exhibited, and results from all elephant habitats have been collected in this museum.

Old Ramsar Hotel

Old Ramsar Hotel and Hotel Stairs

There is an old hotel in Ramsar from Reza Shah Pahlavi, one of Iran’s oldest and most famous hotels. Ramsar’s three-story hotel was built in 1317 and had an area of ​​about five thousand square meters. Its architecture is similar to the European Art Deco style. Iron is not used in the construction of this side building and is made entirely of brick, concrete, and cement. Plant plasters, solar, and peacock gypsum decorations are among the ornaments of this hotel, and a set of German, English, and Italian tastes have been used to set it up.

Common Questions

What is the old name of Ramsar?

In the past, when Reza Shah traveled to this city, the city of Ramsar was called Sakht Sar, and after a while, it became Ramsar.

What is the best time to visit Ramsar?

Ramsar’s climate is hot and humid in summer and mild in winter. The forest and the sea make the city more attractive and attract tourists in all seasons.

Where is Ramsar’s most famous tourist attraction?

Javaherdeh is the most famous tourist attraction of Ramsar, known as the turquoise jewel of the Alborz mountains.

Where is Swan Lake?

Ramsar Jewel Lake is an artificial lake that is a recreational environment developed for tourism purposes and is one of the sights of Ramsar.