Katale Khor is a cave located in, Zanjan Province, Iran. It is situated 120 km south of Zanjan city and is about 410 km from Tehran. The name, Katale Khor, means “mount of the sun” The Cave was discovered about 90 years ago. Geological studies in 1984 showed that the cave formation dates back to the Jurassic period it is believed that the cave is connected to Ali Sadr Cave in Hamadan Province. Of course, the two caves are different from two viewpoints. Firstly, Ali Sadr is full of water, but Katale Khor is almost dry. Another wonder of the cave is the number of its levels, which are very rare among major caves of the world.
The recreational division of the cave is used by the public and includes 2 km of straight path. Experts maintain that the division constitutes one-third of the cave.
The road from Zanjan to Khatale Khor passes Soltaniyeh, an ancient khanate city. Due to penetration of water into lower layers of the cave and shallow lagoons, crystalline stalagmites have created very beautiful vistas. During 120 million years of its life, the cave has changed many times with earthquakes, faults, and collapses being among the most common natural changes which have taken place inside the cave.

It is a traditional Qajar era laundry house and today it is Zanjan’s Anthropology Museum. Historical building of Rakhtshooy Khaneh (which means washhouse) lies at the historical texture of the Zanjan city and was built around 20th century. This place was used for washing clothes by women living in the city. It was constructed by two brothers, Mashad Akbar and Mashadi Esmail. At the present, this historic building is being used as Zanjan’s anthropological museum.

Soltaniye Dome is a UNESCO World Heritage site, the third largest dome in the world after Santa Maria Dome and Hagia Sophia Dome and also the largest brick made dome in the world, which is located in Soltaniyeh city in Zanjan Province, Iran. Soltaniyeh, located 240 kilometres (150 mi) to the north-west of Tehran, was built as the capital of Mongol Ilkhanid rulers of Iran in the 14th century. Its name refers to the Islamic ruler title sultan. UNESCO listed Soltaniyeh as one of the World Heritage Sites in 2005 and people have described the architecture of the building as “anticipating the Taj Mahal.”

Attractive landscaping of this coastal park as well as the beautiful natural surrounding landscape, regardless the market commotions create an opportunity for tourists to visit the sea and have fun. They can enjoy this very clear and lucid coastal area during their stay in Kish Island.

The ruins of the ancient town are situated in the center of the northern coast of the island. The buildings have been built of sandstones and some plaster layers on their walls. The area is about 3 kilometers with remarkable brick and block structures which probably belong to Sasanid period actually the age of Harireh town is estimated to be 800 years old. It portrays a great city as well as rich civilization that were in the past. Some historians believe that the town was most likely destroyed by a powerful earthquake.

Cariz that was named Qanat is more than 2,500 years old. It has provided freshwater for inhabitances in past actually freshwater has been stored undergrad from seasonal rains for people who inhabit in the island. Currently, it has been converted into an underground town at a depth of 16 meters below the surface, with an area of more than 10,000 square meters which consists traditional restaurant, gallery and cafe shop, etc.

This steamship has been beautifully rusting off the coast of an Iranian island since the 1960s. The ship was built in Britain and changed owners constantly before reaching the last owner, who was Greek. Nicknamed the Greek Ship, the rusting husk is actually the remains of a cargo ship formerly known as Khoula F. The ship is one of the most marvelous attractions in Kish Island that attracts a vast number of tourists to visit and take a selfie with the Greek ship when the sunset sky turns orange and purple on the background.

The tourism magnet in Talesh, Gilan Province, north of Iran, clasps nature devotees. Gisum, where forests and sea meet, is an enchanting sight with almost no parallel in the country. Non-touristic destination is undoubtedly an extraordinary target for sightseers who hate crowds. The paved asphalted route presents a peerless driving experience; going through a corridor encircled with lush trees in a car with windows down means a joyous trip which ends up in the beaches of the gorgeous Persian Sea. Driving through a tunnel lined with abundant trees, you will experience a sense of exhilaration and delight. A location for many Iranian films, the atmospheric scene, unimaginably, brings you lots of pleasure and thrill. A charming spot for photographers, Gisum is a worldly paradise. At 80 hectares, the forests boast profuse trees and remarkable plant species from wooden to herbaceous, much similar to species in Anzali Wetlands. Fig trees are also of note here.

In the park facilities are available for travelers: from ample parking lot, kids’ playground, sports club, camping site, to hotels and villas, and hiking sidewalks they all make for a memorable journey. Box tree forest on east side along with flowers and plants museum will be a good cap off for your visit. With out-of-this-world landscapes in different seasons, it is a must-see place all year round.

Among things to do here are: strolling along the tranquil beach filled with smooth sand stones is a favorite thing for some tourists. Jet skiing is an exciting part for youngsters. Other water sports are also practiced here.  There is, furthermore, biking trails for fanatic bikers. Watching the herds of horses in daytime is a sight which shouldn’t be missed. And if none of the above works for you, you can just simply sit or lie down under the shades and watch the mild sea while taking it easy for a while.