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Razavi khorasan Province

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Razavi Khorasan is one of the provinces of Khorasan located in northeast of Iran. In 2004, according to the approval of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, Khorasan Province was divided into three separate provinces and thus Khorasan Razavi Province was established with Mashhad as its center. The cities of Mashhad, Neishabour, Sabzevar, Torbat Heydariyeh, Quchan and Kashmar are important cities of the province. In general, Khorasan Razavi includes 28 cities, 70 districts and 164 villages. Binalood peak with a height of 3615 meters is the highest point of the province while Sarakhs plain with a height of 299 meters is the lowest point of the province. yoghurt soup, Shole Mashhadi, shishlik kebab, changali, Reshte polo (Persian noodle rice), etc. are among the famous dishes of this province.

Geography

This province shares border with Turkmenistan in the north, Afghanistan in the east, North Khorasan, Semnan and Yazd in the west and northwest, South Khorasan and Yazd in south and southwest. With an area of 118,854 square kilometers, this province covers 7% of the total area of Iran. Mountainous areas cover 49.2% of the province and plains cover 50.8%.

Customs 

Traditional music and dances are among the rituals of Khorasan. The people of Mashhad hold various religious mourning ceremonies with special customs. On the 28th and last days of Safar (the death of the Prophet and the martyrdom of Imam Reza), the mourners of Mashhad mourn in the streets around the shrine and finally go to Imam Reza Holy Shrine.There are different tribes in Razavi Khorasan, which is why Khorasani clothing is varied. In general, the clothing of this region can be divided into the following sections:
• Clothing of Kurds living in Khorasan
• Clothing in border areas such as Torbat-e Jam, Taybad, Bakhrez and Khaf
• Clothing of immigrants living in the province, such as Turkmen, Baluchis and Arabs
• Clothing of those living in desert and southern regions of the province, such as Neishabour, Torbat Heydariyeh, Sabzevar, Kashmar, Gonabad and Ghaen

Handicrafts

SSaffron and barberry are among the important souvenirs of Razavi Khorasan province. Turquoise and agate rings and ornaments are also produced in Razavi Khorasan province; turquoise cutting and in general cutting precious and semi-precious stones is one of the old professions in this province. Sweets, candies, perfumes and dried fruits are among other souvenirs of Razavi Khorasan province; Kilim, felt products and carpets are among the handicrafts of Razavi Khorasan province. Fur embroidery is also done in Razavi Khorasan province and is one of the important handicrafts of the province's nomads.

Tourist Attractions

Since the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (AS), the eighth Imam of the Shiites, is located in this province, Razavi Khorasan has been very important in terms of tourism. The religious city of Mashhad, which is the largest religious capital of Iran, is one of the most important tourist attractions in Khorasan Razavi and thus has been able to attract many tourists. In addition, Razavi Khorasan includes various natural and historical attractions such as Garineh Waterfall, Sheikh Ahmad Jami tomb, Noor khaneh Mosque, Malek Zuzan Mosque, Arghoon Gate, Gonabad Jameh Mosque, Zeinoddin Abu Bakr Taybadi ShrineTaybad Karat Minaret, Shahef khaneh Ardakani, Salami pavilion, Torqabeh, Bimarab Cave, Azar Barzin Mehr Fire Temple, Ferdowsi Mausoleum, Kuh Sangi Complex, Goharshad Mosque, Haj Molla Hadi Sabzevari Tomb, Ghiasieh SchoolGonabad Qasbeh Qanat (Aqueduct), Khayyam Tomb, Attar Tomb, Kamal-ol-Molk Tomb, Nashtifan Windmills, Aliabad Tower, Naderi Tower, Shandiz city.

Tags: Razavi khorasan Province, Razavi khorasan Attractions, Imam Reza Shrine, Naderi Tower, Khayyam Tomb, Attar Tomb, Kamal-ol-Molk Tomb

Kashmar Aliabad Tower

Kashmar Aliabad Tower, which is made of brick, has a double-shell dome that is eighteen meters high; the facade of the circular body of the tower consists of 48 vertical curved corners, and facade decorations are performed on the middle part, between the base and the dome.

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