Iran Tourism, Hazelnut Natural Forests Population: 59,640: Center: Namin: Distance to Ardabil: 27 km
-Fandoqlu Forest and Resort Tourism Pilot Zone (25 km north of Ardabil, with grass ski resort)
-Anbaran Tourism Pilot Village
-Miran Woodly Mountain Road (35 km long)
-Shsghla Darq Forest Area
-Baba Roshaneh Tomb (6 km east of Namin)
-Pre Historic Human Beings Residential Place (named Doleman; 1 km north of Namin, between Minabad and Mizanaq villages)
-Naturally Sculptured Human Statue (named Baba Davud, north side of Anbaran village)
-Heyran Mountain Pass (on Astara-Ardabil road)
Tombs: Pir Lang (in Naneh Karan) and Sheikh Badr ad-Din (in Namin city)
-Mineral Spring: Qarah Chanq (in Qarah Chanaq village) and Mesheh Su’I (near Gordeh village, west of Namin)
-Namin Jame’Mosque (the biggest historic mosque of Namin, considered as symbol of the city)
Population: 24,288; Center: Nir; Distance to Ardabil: 39 km
-Bulaghlar Tourism Pilot Zone (with splendid bubbling springs, 1 km north of Nir)
-Sabalan Touristic Village (5 km to Nir-Sarab road) and Abazar Rocky Village (south of Nir)
-Qermez Historical Bridge (Qermizi Korpi, on Aghlaghan river) and Nir Bridge (Safavid period)
-Kura’im Tomb (late Mongolian period)
-Shah Abbasi Caravanserai (10 km Nir-Sarab road)
-Farhad Cave (travelers lodging prior to the construction of Safavid caravanserai)
Ay Qalasi Fort (Borjlu village)
-Boyni Yoghun Fort and Pool (atop Boyni Yoghun mountain)
Standing Stones belonging to Ancient Periods (17 km north of Nir)
-Qal’eh Ye’ri Hill (in Dabanlu village) and Ancient Hills (Humeh village, a few millenniums BC)
-Sarem as-Saltaneh Historic Edifice (built by a Russian architect, Qajar period)
-Qarah Shiran Mineral Spring, Bath and Cemetery
-Mineral Spring: Qeynarjeh ( 6 km west of Nir) and Boshlu (or Borjlu, 5 km west of Nir)
-Golestan Fort and Underground Shelter (12 km northeast of Nir)
-Hamam Darresi Hot Spring (in Ilanjiq, 8 km west of Nir)
-Springs: Dibsiz Gul ( 4 km south of Nir) and Isti Su (in Saqezchi, 4 km to Nir)
-Mountain Heights: Bozghush ( south of Nir, the Yeylaq area of Shah Savan tribe) and Qasr Foothills (northwest of Nir)
-Yamchi Reservoir Dam ( 5 km to Nir)
For centuries, high mountains, green slopes (Yeylaq pastures) and the vast alluvial plain of Moghan (Qeshlaq pastures) have offered tribes (including II Savan with 43 independent sub tribes) an appropriate living condition.
In Chelleh Kuchak ceremony (in mid-winter) people of the province set bushes on fire atop their roofs, making loud noises and shoot in the air by their rifles in order to frighten the pixyish goblin “Mother of the Cold”, referred to as Qari Nana in Azeri dialect, to fly away. On the night of Chaharshanbeh Suri (last Tuesday night of the year), people make a wish while passing through the Holed Stone (or Dalikli Dash) and if their wishes come true, they will distribute cookies among others. Takam is a local name to call a wooden antelope (puppet) covered with colored pieces of cloths. Takamchi (puppeteer) moves the puppet around and enunciate the coming of spring and a new year by singing songs in cheerful tones. In Moharram (the first month in Islamic calendar), people of Ardabil hold a religious ritual called Tasht Gozari in memory of Imam Hussein and his companions’ thirst in Karbala Desert.
Local music in this province is listed among the richest eastern music and divided into two main styles of Maqami (or Radifi, professional music) and Ashiqi (folk music). In Ardabil, female musicians are called Sazanda and the male ones are referred to as Ashiq Motreb.
Jajim Bafi (a kind of Weaving), needling, smith work, Sarraji (making horse saddle), stone carving, Mafrash Bafi (weaving a big carrier to keep nomads’belongings during their seasonal migrations) and felt are main handicrafts in this province.
Local dishes of Ardabil are Ash-e- Shir, Ash-e- Dugh, Qeymaq (milk cream), Torshi Qormeh, Ash-e- Omaj (cooked with dough balls called Omaj in local language), Ash-e Yarma (couscous soup), Qeysava (date, egg and butter cream) and Qeyqanaq (boiled sugar syrup, saffron and egg). Sabalan pure honeh and Halva-ye-Siyah (a sweet made of flour and cream butter) are also among the souvenirs of this province.
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