The smaragdine landscape of Iranian forests
Although Iran has a temperate climate and is often characterized by arid and semi-arid climates, its forests are one of the main destinations for tourists on eco tours. The forests of Iran can be found in five areas. The
Hircanyan mixed forests
, which forms the northern green belt, the central area that is mainly scattered in central Iran, the Zagros Mountains forest that comprise the oak forests of the western Iran, and the
forests are also found in the southern coast. Also, Arasbaran forests in northwestern Iran are composed of rare and unique species.
One of the destinations of ecotourists in Iran forests which is very popular among Iranians is cloud forest of Shahrud. According to many people, Semnan province is located in the desert area. But the forest in this province is mostly submerged in a sea of clouds.
which is considered as one of the oldest forests of the world, dates back to 40 million years ago.
Another fascinating and spectacular Iranian forest is the Dalkhani forest, which has a village of the same name. It is located about 30 kilometers southeast of
. The altitude of this forest is about 800 meters above sea level and its most important feature is the density of fog present among trees. This fog alongside the pristine and unspoiled forest has made it one of the most attractive forests in the world. This forest is known as the “corridor of heaven” for its beautiful forest.
Needless to say, forest parks are one of the ecotourism destinations in Iran. Sisangan forest park is one of the largest and most beautiful forest parks of northern Iran. The beautiful beach, various plant species, existence of welfare facilities and forest paths have turned this park into one of the important centers of tourist attractions in the north of the Iran. especially in Mazandaran province.
I also believe ecotourism is one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world, and it is actively developing in Iran. Iran’s territory is so varied and rich in resources, and no doubt that ecotourism will gain the attention it deserves.