Iran’s Alborz Province: Chamran’s Park Flower Garden in Karaj

The park, located in the city of Karaj, is around 8 hectares and features one of the most beautiful tulips. Although tulips last only 10 to 15 days you can see flowerbeds all over the place, since it has perennial and also seasonal flowers. There is also a 2500 square meter artificial pond and a lawn maze. The pictures below are from this year’s Tulip Festival at Chamran Park:

Karaj is the capital of Karaj County, Alborz Province, is situated 20 kilometers west of Tehran, at the foothills of the Alborz mountains. Its population is 1.61 million (2011), making it the fourth-largest city in Iran.

Among its cultural heritage are the stony fire-temple of Takht-e-Rostam (Parthians and Sassanian eras), as well as the Soleimanieh Palace (currently part of the Agriculture Faculty of University of Tehran), Shah Abbasi Caravanserai, a pre-Islamic bridge and the Mausoleum of Shahzadeh Soleiman.

Karaj has traditionally been considered a tourism area particularly for the people from Tehran since the Alborz Mountains provide beautiful landscapes to this region. The city is also the starting point for a drive along the Chalous road that connects through the Alborz mountains to the city of Chalous at the Caspian Sea. It is one of the most beautiful roads of Iran, though slippery during winter.

A video by Press TV during this year’s Tulip Festival:

Sources: Mehr News Agency | Photos | Tulip Festival 1, Mehr News Agency | Photos | Tulip Festival 2, Wikipedia | Karaj, Wikivoyage | Karaj, nbn.ir

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