Zanjan has many historical and natural attractions, including the Soltanieh Dome, one of the tallest brick domes in the world, which you can visit this UNESCO world heritage site, just travel to Zanjan. The name Zanjan is Arabic for Zangan and the people of the region still use the pronunciation of Zangan. Zanjan province is one of the historical areas of Iran and archaeological excavations and historical artifacts show its longevity and antiquity.
History and culture of Zanjan
The historical background of this province can be studied in four historical periods: prehistoric, historical, modern, and Islamic. The history of Zanjan was considered at the same time as the reign of Ardeshir Babakan and it was called Shahin meaning attributed to the Shah. It is said that this name has been changed to Zangan and then to Zanjan over the centuries. In terms of human and racial typology, due to the historical background of this region, the political transfers of the province, and the invasions and wars to this region, it is concluded that the people of Zanjan are not homogeneous in terms of ethnicity, but a mixture of Aryan tribes in Late in the second millennium BC settled in the region and various types of Turks, who lived in the region in the seventh century AH, as well as Georgians who migrated from Azerbaijan during the Safavid period, a special type of race that lived in the plains and River rivers have created a living area.
The best time to travel to Zanjan
The climatic diversity of this region has led to different types of animal life. The existence of different species of wild animals, migratory birds, and aquatic animals attracts many tourists to this area when hunting is allowed. Due to the mountainous climate and the existence of very cold and snowy winters in this province, the summer season is very pleasant and the spring and summer seasons are the best time to travel to Zanjan. The vegetation of the province varies in different regions, but in general, it is composed of forests and pastures with beautiful landscapes. The province also has a special place due to agricultural products. Agricultural products such as beans, walnuts, grapes, almonds, raisins, and many others have made this province one of the agricultural hubs.
Foods and antiquities
Among the traditional foods of Zanjan, we can mention Jaghor Baghur, Ash-e-Torsh, Reshtehpolo, Sheshandaz, and Kaleh Joush. Handicrafts such as Warsaw, silversmithing, tapestry, embroidery, coppersmithing, knife-making, and carpet-weaving are among the most well-known in this province.
This city has many historical and recreational monuments that you must visit when traveling to Zanjan:
- The longest indoor market in Iran
- Katale Khor Cave
- Soltanieh Dome
- The underground city of Khoein
- Rakhtshooy Khaneh Edifice
- Salt Men Museum
- Dash Kassan Temple
- Gavazang Entertainment Complex
- Angoran Wildlife Sanctuary
- Hot springs