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Railway and easy safe visits to four corners of Iran

Tehran, Trains have always been one of the easiest and least expensive means of transportation; Iran, with more than 12,000 kilometers of railways, is one of the countries that can offer the joy of train travel almost to all parts of the country.

Iran is a vast country with 1.6 million square km of land, which, with regards to the climatic variety and different geography it enjoys, it can offer numerous attractions. Land trip can be a good choice for the visitors to enjoy them. From among 31 provinces of Iran, 22 are connected through railways.

Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Bandar Abbas, Mashhad, Rasht, and Sari are among the biggest cities of the country with many tourist attractions and are all connected by railways. These are, of course, a small part of the cities in Iran that are connected through railroads.

What's more, Iranian railway is connected to some of the neighboring countries, including Turkey, which provides a visit to those counties as well.

One of the most important benefits of traveling by train in Iran is that Iranian railways pass through some special regions and paths which are tourist attractions themselves. If you want to make a visit to Sari in the north of Iran, southern coast of the Caspian Sea, have no doubt that the train is the best choice.

Tehran-Sari railway, which was built about a hundred years ago, runs through Alborz Mountain Ranges and many tunnels and over one of the highest and oldest railroad bridges in Iran, i.e. Veresk Bridge. The Train's spiraling in the mountains will give you an unforgettable memory.

Veresk Bridge is a railways masterpiece near Savadkuh Town, Mazadndaran Province, northern Iran, which was made 85 years ago. It is 75 meters long and 110 high.

Iranian Railways Company uses different kinds of trains with various equipment and speeds, and would be the best choice for tourists looking for an enjoyable budget trip.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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