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Ab-anbar

Iranians throughout history have advance civilization. This civilization has been the fountain head of many famous scientist, artist, poet, innovator and craftsmen.

Iran plateau with unique climate and weather conditions – being close or away from lakes or sea has contributed so much to its innovation.

Most of the Iran's region has no permanent or lack of stream or source of water. Thus, acquiring and preserving the existing supply of waters has been very important matter to the people in those times.

In the past there was no water pipe network in many of the cities like now a days. How do you think water made available to people back then in those old days?

To send water to their home, Iranians built water-storage tanks a system to store water inside. This water-storage system called "Ab-anbar".

Ab-anbar is a huge roofted fond used to store huge quantity of water collected from autumn rain, spring rain and other sources such as qanat which means canal or string links to it.

Ab-anbar is usually built underground to keep out from the direct summer heat from the sun. In this case it prevents water from possible evaporation.

Ab-anbar usually have "bad-gir" or "windcatcher" tower built with.  The bad-gir helps cool inside the Ab-anbar as a result it helps clean air get inside Ab-anbar and keeps water from getting bad odor and smells.

Ab-anbar has been built in many areas. Or in every particular place around the city: Provinces lack of stream or running water – in Kervansarai, or along the trade route of that time.

If water remains steady in a place can be contaminated. The reason is the bacteria that grow there.

To keep the water clean and usable inside Ab-anbar they do some works for that matter:

First, before entering water to ab-anbar they let it pass through a small pond full of sand to separate dirt or sort of from it. Then they add some salt or lime to disinfect. Or they hung some baskets full of charcoal around ab-anbar to prevent water from absorbing bad odor.

The oldest ab-anbar were, belong the Elam civilization has been built more than three thousand years ago in the Khuzestan region.

There are many ab-anbar that has been transformed into tourist attraction in many parts of Iran such as Ghazvin, Yazd, Semnan, Fars and Khorasan.

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Iran Tour in April

April 7, 2018

Iran in Spring

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Iran Tour essentials in April

Wow Iran spring rain. Cities like Tehran, Kashan, Isfahan and Shiraz have the most amazing weather in April. Northern cities like Ramsar, Rasht, Lahijan have a great weather in April with low humidity and nice spring rain.

Even southern cities are still suitable destinations with a tolerable humidity. In fact, all the cities have suitable weather conditions that makes April the best and peak season to visit Iran.

Take warm but light clothing and if you are cold-sensitive don’t forget your jacket or coat for cold nights. Bring your camera for capturing Iran’s green landscapes.
 
Recommended Iran tour in April
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Cities are full of fresh flowers and roads are beautiful. Shiraz is known as the city of historical gardens like Eram, Afif-Abad, and Delgosha. Tehran, Kashan and Isfahan are full of nice aroma coming from the scent of sour orange blossoms spread all over the city in old alleys, gardens and even crowded streets. People are so joyful and hospitable, with a unique lifestyle.

Iran must do and see in April

Golabgiri is a thousand of years process of extracting rose water for many purposes in Iran. It is a festival held in some cities like Kashan, Lalehzar (near Kerman) and Meimand (near Shiraz) during April. The finished product fragrant-liquid use in making traditional sweets, like shole zard, ice-creams and syrups to flavor drinks. And Kaaba the holy city among muslim is washed using rose water from Iran. French buy rose water for their cosmetic product such as perfumes.

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Iran Tour in March

March 1, 2018

Iran in Spring

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Spring in Iran

Iran tour essentials in March

The month of March is when winter melts down, it's time to cheer and celebrate in Iran to mark the return of the beautiful spring season. Iranians love this month and everything goes active and alive. People of Iran get ready for the Nowruz on March 20 or 21 and prepare for their long-waited family-trips. The whole natures of Iran become amazingly breathtaking! Some traditional feasts are held on the days before Nowruz that are so interesting to experience. 

Iran what to wear in March

Take a warm jacket for nights in central cities if you are cold-sensitive. You will also need a coat for cold nights of western and northern cities on March.

Don’t forget your camera for capturing green landscapes of Iran during spring.

 Iran tour recommendation in March

Tehran-Hamedan, Shiraz, Isfahan, Mashhad, Chabahar

If you want to experience cold but beautiful cities of west like Tabriz, Hamedan and Kurdistan you need to pack your warm clothes and shoes. In central and southern cities light coats and jackets are sufficient, especially on the last days of March. Visit Shiraz, Isfahan, Mashahd and Tehran and enjoy the vibrant pre-holidays atmosphere. Visit Persian Gulf harbors and enjoy their temperate weather before it gets warm there. Visit Oceanic harbor of Chabahar.

Iran must do and see in March

The most important and famous feast of Iran is Nowruz. It is the Iranian New Year ceremony which has been celebrated for 3000 years in Balkans, black sea basins, central Asia and western Asia. Nowruz, this symbolic ritual, has been celebrated in honor of the spring getting started and revival of the nature in the north hemisphere of the earth, on first day of Farvardin (march20). Nowruz starts with setting up and gathering around a table named “haft sin” which includes seven items starting with “S”, which are the symbols of health, happiness and other things such as:

  • Sabze (lentil sprouts that plant in a dish)
  • Samanu (a kind of sweet, made from wheat)
  • Senjed (a little red and dries fruit)
  • Seer (garlic)
  • Seeb (apple)
  • Somaq (sumac berries)
  • Serke (vinegar)

Although roads and tourism attractions are very crowded and most of hotel rooms are booked during March, but interesting customs related to Nowruz make it worthy to be visited once in your life time.

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