Photos by Sina Shiri, ISNA
The photos by Sina Shiri presented here are from the beautiful nature in the heights of Manjil, a historical town in Iran's northern province of Gilan. Manjil is known as the windy city of Iran; a reputation caused by its geographical position in the Alborz mountains i.e., at a small cleft in Alborz that funnels the wind through Manjil to the Qazvin plateau. Throughout the history Manjil has been a gate to the Southern Caspian area.
Gilan is one
of the provinces of Iran. It lies along the Caspian Sea, just west of
the province of Mazandaran, east of the province of Ardabil, north of
the provinces of Zanjan and Qazvin. Northern part of province is part of
territory of South (Iranian) Talysh. The center of the province is the
city of Rasht. Other towns in the province include Astara, Astaneh-e
Ashrafiyyeh, Fuman, Lahijan, Langrud, Masouleh, Manjil, Rudbar, Roudsar,
Shaft, Talesh, and Soumahe Sara.
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