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A look at natural landscapes of Iran's Chahar-Mahal province

Chahar-Mahal Bakhtiari province enjoying the priviledge of being located on the slopes of the Zagros mountain ranges in central Iran hosts a great number of holiday makers in the New Iranian Year (started March 21), IRNA reported.

The province is marked by its wonderful nature including far-flung mountains, glorious valleys, green plains and lime caves, which manifest a world of beauties.

Cheshmeh-Sarab cave at Baba-Heidar is one of the most appealing original natural phenomena in the province.

The cave, the most significant one ever identified in Chahar-Mahal and Bakhtiari province, annually hosts thousands of New Year's holiday makers.

It is located 56 kms from the provincial capital city of Shahr-e Kord.

The most important provincial historical bridges include Zaman-Khan and Houreh.

Several ancient castles and an archaic bathhouse in Shahr-e Kord as well as Mosalla bridge and Mamoureh church in the city of Borujen are among the monuments appealing to the visitors touring the province.

Moreover, the New Year's holiday makers are drawn to a number of provincial Imamzadehs (mausoleums of Imams) to pray to God and make their wishes.

According to the Head of Chahar-Mahal and Bakhtiari province Travel and Tourism Department Mokhtar Baqeri, this year all the required facilities have been provided for the holiday makers.

"The province, with a population of 840,000 and consisting of six cities, was visited by 150,000 tourists," he concluded.

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