Languishing by the shore of the Caspian Sea, tourists visiting this part of Northern Iran will find a great view of the mountains and the sea. One can also look at the seafront Ramsar Grand Hotel with its grand avenue of palmyra trees. Those interested to visit this part of Iran can fly to Ramsar Airport, lying about 14 miles away from the town of Tonekabon.
A variety of attractions can be found here, starting from the museums and other cultural landmarks in the area. There are also a number of other structures to view here, which can let one learn more about the communities in the area. One particular example is the Caspian Museum, an informative landmark in the region, as well as a number of other areas that allow one to create a picture or impression about this part of the country.
What to see & do
Ramsar, a pipular sea resort for tourists, will find a variety of nature attractions to keep one busy for at least a week. Tourists will not only find here beaches, but also hot springs, the green forests of the Alborz Mountains, and the vacation palace of the last Shah, which is now the Ramsar Hotel. The Caspian Museum, locally known as the Tamashagah Khazar, is located next to the hotel. Those going here will find out that the museum within a palace where former monarchs Reza and Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi lived. The place is also decked out with works by famous Iranian sculptors and painters, making Caspian Museum an important addition to the itinerary. After checking out the exteriors, tourists can then browse among the furniture, carpets, and the wall carpets in the remaining displays, which were left over from various instances of thievery.
Driving around will also let one reach other destinations such as the Javaher Deh, or the village of Jewel. One will find here, a famous waterfall at the uppermost part of the village. It serves as a summer resort, with the mountains on three sides and a valley on the other. It also has a splendid landscape, as it is situated at an altitude of 6,500 ft above sea level. Tourists will enjoy visiting the Swan Lake, the Fazl and Fazel Shrine, the Stone Cradle Mountain and the Stone Lion Mountain. There are also a number of natural springs in the area, which are among the city's main attractions.
Travellers looking for a bit history can check out the Adineh Mosque, also called the Friday Mosque. It was built with wood and clay about 700 years ago, making it one of the oldest and most venerated structures in the region. Those intent to explore more sights, on the other hand, can use the Ramsar cable car system. It connects the beach to the mountain forest, allowing for a more convenient climb.
Adventures can also be had in Ramsar, where one can set forth for a hard-to reach caves of Gor-Gor-Luka, Yaghi-Luka, Bam Bame, and the Shabpare Chal. These ancient caves are popular among mountaineers, but Shabpare Chal is known for harbouring bats. After spending a day or two at the caves, tourists can have a lie-in at the beaches and enjoy a laidback stay there. A number of rocky and sandy beaches await here, as well as some traditional Iranian tea houses that serve traditional local dishes and even hookah, the Iranian water pipe or cigarette.
How to get around within Ramsar
Limited information can be found about the public transportation in Ramsar. Buses are probably available here, but one must make sure to bring the passport while on the commute for a possible inspection or two. Other than that, looking for a car rental might be better for those with a detailed itinerary. Doing so allows more freedom for one to explore the countryside. Those who want to visit other parts of the country, on the other hand, will have to board a plane for a faster mode of travel.
How to get there
Tourists aiming to visit Ramsar can visit through Ramsar Airport, which is served by Iran Aseman Airlines. This commercial flight company brings over passengers from Tehran-Mehrabad International Airport and back, letting visitors from other countries to arrange for connecting flights to the region.
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