Although many in the world know Iran as a hot, dry, and desert country. But the vast country of Iran has many beautiful forests with towering trees. On the northern slopes of the Alborz Mountains and the coastal cities of the Caspian Sea, there are 3.4 million hectares of forest. The area of forests in other parts of Iran reaches 3 million hectares.
The forests of Iran are very diverse and each has its own unique characteristics. This diversity, along with beauty, tranquility, and clean air, has made the forests of Iran one of the main destinations for tourists and nature lovers. In this article, we will introduce 5 forests of Iran that you should visit in summer.
1- Gisum Forest
Gisum Forest in Talesh in Gilan province is one of the 5 beautiful forests of Iran in the north of the country that should not be missed in summer. The beauty of the Gisum Forest is that it passes through a lush corridor with trees and reaches the sea. 76 plant species have been identified in Gisum, 21 of which are woody and the rest are herbaceous. Most of the trees in this forest are Persian Ironwood. In Gisum Forest you can both walk among the trees and use all the facilities provided for a good time.
2- Dalkhani Forest
Dalkhani Forest, known as Dalan-e Behesht, is located 30 km southeast of Ramsar in northern Iran. In addition to being pristine, this forest has a very beautiful fog. Dalkhani Forest has one of the closest distances to the sea. So that after 10 km, the beach will be in front of you. Dalkhani starts from the beginning of Mirza Kuchak Khan Road. Continue along the forest path to the amazing summers of Jannat Rudbar, Garsmasser, and Gelin.
3- Abr Forest
Many people think that the Semnan province is a desert region. But this idea is completely wrong. Because after passing through the arid region, a stunning forest called an Abr (cloud) appears in front of your eyes. This forest, which is surrounded by clouds, is located 45 km north of Shahroud city. The Abr forest is part of the Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests. It is good to know that the Hyrcanian forests are the second natural monument of Iran after the Shahdad desert, inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This forest is 40 million years old.
4- Naharkhoran Forest
Naharkhoran is the name of a village in Golestan province. Today, Naharkhoran has become a forest park and is located 8 km south of Gorgan. The weather in this area is pleasant and very mild. This forest is connected to the city by the expansion of Gorgan city through a street, which is also one of the main streets of the city. Naharkhoran in the fall is very beautiful and spectacular. The forest dates back to the Jurassic period, about 40 million years ago.
5- Arasbaran Forests
Arasbaran Forests are located in the northeast of East Azerbaijan and at a distance of 221 km from Tabriz. Arasbaran is also known as Qaradagh because of its many mountains. UNESCO has named these forests biospheres. Arasbaran has many tourism opportunities. Arasbaran has the most pleasant weather in spring and summer.