Amol

amolAmol town is located in the north of the country, in the Mazandaran Province, in the foothills snowy mountain ranges of Elbrus at a distance of 15 km from the Caspian Sea, on the fertile lands. Amol is divided into two parts by the river Kharaz.

Amol belongs to the ancient Iranian towns. Its territories were inhabited far back in the pre-Aryan times, however, the settlement appeared during the reign of the Sassanids (III-VII centuries). In the VIII century, Amol became the capital of the Alid state.

In this ancient town, there are several historical monuments that are worth to visit. First of all, it is the mausoleum of Nasir-ul-Hakka of the XVI century. The historical monument is included in the list of cultural heritage of Iran.

18 km away from the town, there is a forest park Mirza Kuchek-Khan. It is a dense forest with all modern amenities for hiking. The forest has trails with benches, pavilions, playgrounds, cafes and restaurants, bicycle paths and horse trails. The forest is considered one of the largest parks in the Middle East.

Finally, Amol is worth visiting as a coastal city, where the weather is ideal for recreation, and nature is very generous. The dense forests hide so many wonders like waterfalls and springs with mineral water.

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