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Mashhad Travel Guide

About Mashhad

Mashhad, often referred to as "Holy Mashhad" is home to one of the holiest pilgrim sites for Shia Muslims. The city, which draws millions of tourists every year, is a shopper's paradise. Blessed with a rich heritage and old world charm, Mashhad holds the promise of a unique travel experience.

Apart from Imam Reza shrine there is a number of large parks, the tombs of historical celebrities in nearby Tus and Nishapur, the tomb of Nadir Shah and Kooh Sangi park and Mellat Park that have modern attractions for children such as the tallest Ferris wheel or fanfar in Iran and Koohestan Park-e-Shadi Complex that includes a zoo, where many wild animals are kept and which attracts many visitors to Mashhad. It is also home to the Mashhad Airbase (formerly Imam Reza airbase), jointly a military installation housing Mirage aircraft, and a civilian international airport. Some points of interest lie outside the city: the tomb of Khajeh Morad, along the road to Tehran; the tomb of Khajeh Rabi' located 6 kilometers north of the city where there are some inscriptions by the renowned Safavid calligrapher Reza Abbasi; and the tomb of Khajeh Abasalt, a distance of 20 kilometers from Mashhad along the road to Neishabur. (The three were all disciples of Imam Reza). Among the other sights are the tomb of the poet Ferdowsi in Tus, 24 kilometers distance, and the summer resorts at Torghabeh, Torogh, Akhlamad, Zoshk, and Shandiz. The Shah Public Bath, built during the Safavid era in 1648, is an outstanding example of the architecture of that period. It was recently restored, and is to be turned into a museum.

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Mashhad and Qom Tour
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Mashhad and Qom Tour


Mashhad and Qom tour in seven nights. a special Muslim tour for 2 great Muslim cities of Iran Day 1

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Almas 2 Hotel Mashhad
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Darvishi Hotel Mashhad 10% Discount
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Madinah Al-Reza Hotel Mashhad 20% Discount
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Pardisan Hotel Mashhad 8% Discount
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Ghasr International Hotel Mashhad 20% Discount
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Kosar Naab Hotel Mashhad 50% Discount
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Homa Hotel Mashhad 21% Discount

Homa Hotel Mashhad
Mashhad Iran

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Homa Hotel 2 Mashhad
Mashhad Iran

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Pars Hotel Mashhad 23% Discount

Pars Hotel Mashhad
Mashhad Iran

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Ferdous Hotel Mashhad
Mashhad Iran

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Mashhad and Qom Tour

Mashhad and Qom Tour 14/12/2018 - 30/12/2022

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Mashhad and Qom tour in seven nights. a special Muslim tour for 2 great Muslim cities of Iran Day 1