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Lahijan is a city in Iran's Gilan province, on the shores of Caspian Sea. It is the first town in iran in which tea was planted and today has the biggest area of tea cultivation in Iran. "Lahijan Spring Tea" is the best quality tea produced in the country.
Prince Mohammad Mirza known as "Kashef-ol-Saltaneh" who was born in Lahijan was the first mayor of Tehran. While being the Iranian ambassador to india under British rule, he knew the British would not allow him to learn about tea production secrets as it was their biggest business in India that time. So being fluent in French, the prince pretended to be a French laborer and started to work in tea plantations and factories to learn how to produce tea and later secretly took it to Iran. His tomb in Lahijan is now "Iran Tea Museum".
Lahijan rice,tea , silk and cookies are also wellknown and sold all over the country. The nearest Caspian beach to Lahijan is "Chamkhaleh Beach".
Places of interest:
- Lahijan Pool (Estakhr)
- Four King Tomb (Char Padshah)
- Golshan Bath
- Sheykh Zahed Guilani Tomb
- Lahijan Fresh Produce Market No.1 and No.2
- Brick Bridge of Langrood
- Chamkhaleh Beach
Lahijan is one of the most beautifull cities in Iran and Guilan,its Estakhr is verry pretty and attracts many tourist to Lahijan. Lahijahijanian people are very kind and friendly,their hospitality is very famous between the people. I invite you to come to Lahijan and enjoy it.
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