Mashhad Attractions

Mashhad Attractions

The first image that runs through the mind when the name of Mashhad comes up is Imam Reza’s Shrine. But Mashhad’s tourist attractions go beyond religious monuments. Gohar Shad Mosque, Nadir Shah’s Mausoleum and Tomb of Sheikh Baha’i and Astan Qods Razavi museum are four instances of the historical sites in Mashhad.

If you like to have some fun outdoor, you may try recreational suburbs such as Torqabe and Shandiz, Happy Land Amusement Park, and Health Land Club.

In case you and your companion have extra time, you could also plan some excursions to neighboring cities such Tous (to visit Ferdowsi Tomb, Iran’s greatest epic writer), Neyshabour (to visit tombs of Khayyam, an Iranian philosopher, and Kamal al-Mulk, the greatest Iranian painter).

Imam Reza Shrine Complex

The Imam Reza Shrine Complex dominates the city center. It requires several visits to appreciate its magnificence. It is the largest mosque in the world with seven massive courtyards and a total area of six hundred thousand square meters. Intricate blue tile work and Arabic calligraphy on iwans and minarets hypnotize travelers and a stunning golden dome stands proudly above the shrine itself.

Kuh-E Sangi Park

It is Mashhad’s best park and a great spot for an afternoon or early evening picnic and can consider as one of the best Mashhad Tourist Attractions. A small stream runs through its center. A visitor can cross it by either climbing the rock formations or hopping through the stepping-stones.

Mashhad Bazaar

Mashhad is the saffron center of the world and the best place to get hold of it is the bazaars around the FakalehAb Square. Mashhadi carpets display intricate artistic skills and you can fetch them at a good price here.

Boq’eh-Ye Khajeh Rabi 

It is an ornate mausoleum for one of the apostles of Prophet Mohammad. A visitor can visit it in the northeast part of Mashhad, just off the Khajerab Street.

Water Waves Park 

There are several great water parks in Mashhad. This one is the largest of them all. Many visitors from neighboring countries frequent it. It is one place where you can spend an entire day experiencing fascinating activities. However, there are separate provisions for men and women. However, men and women should visit on alternate days as per the park’s schedule.

Garden complex of Naderi Museum 

The construction of this museum had begun in the year 1956 AH and finalized in the year 1961. (i t t o) This was erected on grounds having an area of 1448 sq. undefined m. (copyright i t t o . org) and was inaugurated in the year 1963. (copied from itto.org) This structure comprises of the Central Library, main hall, sections used for official purposes which are in the surrounding area of the tomb. undefined Samples of implements used in warfare during the period of Nadershah and a collection of objects relative to millenniums before the birth of Christ are displayed here. This museum is affiliated and attached to the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran

Radkan Tower

There are several great water parks in Mashhad. This one is the largest of them all. Many visitors from neighboring countries frequent it. It is one place where you can spend an entire day experiencing fascinating activities. However, there are separate provisions for men and women. However, men and women should visit on alternate days as per the park’s schedule.

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