Travel to the home of dazzling clusts of domes, blue and gold minarets, and exquisite arched arcades: here is Iran’s holiest and second- largest city; where Tamerlane’s son, Shah Rokh, enlarged its famous holy shrine and Shah Abbas I rebuilt it to become the top attraction for Shiite pilgrims.
Close to the borders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan, in the valley of the Kashafrud River, where once was along the silk road, lies a city the most famous attraction of which is a shrine complex commemorating Shiite Islam’s eighth Imam, Imam Reza. The holy shrine is a vast series of sacred environ areas known as Haram-e Razavi. Nevertheless, Mashhad has lot more to offer to tourists. Take your time to visit museums of the shrine complex. And yet there is more! Here you can also visit a monumental dedicated to Ferdowsi, the famous poet and author of the Shah-nameh. The mausoleum is located in Tus, a significant town until 1389.
*Please note that optional activities, including Ferdowsi mausoleum, are available at an extra cost.
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